Originally known as,"Venice of America". Founded by Abbot Kinney a wealthy tobacco magnate. He envisioned a community fashioned after Venice, Italy complete with canals, gondolas, amusement piers, hotels and Venetian-styled structures. The Venice’s canal passages still exist today. Lined with residential homes.West of Lincoln Blvd is walk streets. Oceanfront homes with ocean view and close to Venice Beach activities. Single-family homes ranging from turn of 20th century to current construction.Residential properties have undergone a Renaissance of total remodeling or new construction are seen on the canals, walk streets and oceanside properties. Venice is a Westside independent city. Venice is south of Santa Monica and north of Marina del Rey. In Los Angeles Country member Los Angeles Unified School District. Known for its canals, Venice Beach and festive Ocean Front Walk. Ocean Front Walk has bistros, restaurants, coastal biking/skating, street vendors and street performers. Ocean Front Walk has a long-standing for attracting residences and tourists. It retains coastal-artistic characteristics. It is home past and present to poets and artists. The cultural art district is shop alone Abbot Kinney Blvd. Abbot Kinney is the center of Venice’s artistic community. The boulevard is lined with bistros, restaurants, galleries, antique shops, commercial offices, and boutiques. Venice is a free-spirited, artistic and intellectual neighborhood with a fascinating history.
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