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ChristineH, Renter in Venice, CA

is the venice, ca area safe to live?

Asked by ChristineH, Venice, CA Tue Feb 26, 2013

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Venice is a Great City. Its a thriving area and is a great community to live in.
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Thank you for your quick and thorough answers! Wasn't expecting such great response & helpful answers! Thanks again!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 26, 2013
Christine-

My 5 y.o. daughter goes to school in Venice, I live in Santa Monica, and I used to work in Marina del Rey. When it comes to these three beach communities I have seen a lot of movement and change. Please contact me if you would like to learn more about the area. FYI, the apartment vacancy you are looking at seems quite nice.

Thank you,
Austin Chen, REALTOR®
Real Estate Investment Specialist
DRE #: 01898306
Office: 323.902.7653
Fax: 323.443.1093
Mobile: 310.948.2629
Email: austinjchen@gmail.com
Website: hrela.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 26, 2013
Venice311.org is also an interesting site to listen to the police radio and get real time updates of what person is currently jumping your neighbor's fence. I kid you not.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 21, 2013
Hi, You can visit http://www.homefair.com and click on the city reports section for in-depth crime stats and area demographics. Other options would be http://www.SpotCrime.com and http://www.CrimeReports.com

Chris
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 21, 2013
Venice is my home and work place, and while I LOVE it, I acknowledge there are safer areas to live in Los Angeles (but I wouldn't take them over Venice). East of Lincoln is safer than west of Lincoln. South of California Ave is safer than north of California Ave. It really varies every few blocks. In Venice it's important to have good relations with your neighbors. It's very community oriented and if you are a good neighbor, we all look out for each other. If you want community and a little spice in life, come to Venice :)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 21, 2013
Venice is a safe place to live. Venice is currently (2013) going through a huge gentrification process and there is an influx of money from investors and from computer corporates that is turning Venice into a greatly sought after area for all types of buyers...an eclectic area if you will :)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 26, 2013
its as safe as most beach communities and a fine place to live if you don't mind homeless people urinating and sleeping on your front lawn and sidewalks
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 8, 2013
Venice is an up and coming area, 10 years ago it was unsafe however it is now one of the trendiest places to live in LA.

Zack King
01882407
Keller Williams Estates Calabasas
(818) 825-7388
Zking1@live.com
http://www.PetPlanetRealty.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 4, 2013
Hi Christine,

According to Trulia's Crime Map, it looks like some areas are safer than others. Take a look at the map here: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Los_Angeles-California/crime/

Hope that helps, please let me know if you have any additional Venice questions!

Best,
Ali, Community Manager
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 4, 2013
Crime Mapper is the best tool you can use:

http://www.crimemapping.com/map.aspx?aid=3db8cf99-a73b-46d2-…
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 27, 2013
Safety is a relative word. How safe. You can look up crime statistics as pointed out below, then again you could get hit by a bus. Venice is a nice place!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 26, 2013
Hi,

Yes Venice is safe to live, but as living anywhere you have to be careful.

Decades ago it was different and Venice was the true picture of the wild wild west by the beach, where anything goes, but that wild spirit has been tamed down quite a bit as the baby boomers head into nursing homes.

I used to live in Venice, as well as Santa Monica, Malibu, Beverly Hills, West & East & North Hollywood.

Call me

Al Goldberg Broker
800-765-3609
ALYourBroker@yahoo.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 26, 2013
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
https://www.crimereports.com/
http://www.homefair.com/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 26, 2013
Hi Christine,

Venice is a great and unique area. If you are unsure if you would feel safe or comfortable there, I would suggest driving around there and checking out the area!

Please feel free to call me at (310) 717-1321 or JamieTian@RodeoRE.com with any questions or concerns. I would be happy to send you a list of available properties or set up an appointment to view any properties you are interested in at no cost.

Best Regards,

Jamie Tian
Rodeo Realty
(310) 717-1321
JamieTian@RodeoRE.com
DRE #01920120
Web Reference: http://www.JamieTian.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 26, 2013
Dear Christine,
Venice has a flavor all it's own and has undergone a dramatic transformation from shabby, to chic in the last ten years. For actual safety information, you would have to contact the local police department and get their statistics.I would say you have to take the same precautions as in any populated city.

If you love unique places and art, Venice is the place for you!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 26, 2013
is booming..is trendy... is as safe as any other major City in the US. Id you can afford it then get in right now because prices will go higher... there is a lot of high tech and entertainment in the area. it is rent controlled since it is part of LA City.

Ron@select-realestate.com
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