Venice’s Walk Streets are part of Abbot Kinney’s original early 20th century vision for a SoCal take on the Italian city. Kinney, whose name graces a boulevard and other locations in Venice, was a resort owner and tobacco kingpin whose unique vision placed his community in a class of its own.
Venice’s Walk Streets are exactly what they say: pedestrian-only streets dating back to the 1900s. The Walk Streets started out with modest Craftsman homes for the workers at Venice’s Pier. That’s changed: now Venice is tied with Bel-Air for No. 2. price per square foot in real estate, behind only Pacific Palisades.
Marco Place, Amoroso Place, Nowita Place, and Crescent Place comprise the unique neighborhood. These tree-lined shaded streets invite residents and visitors alike to stroll, creating a magical atmosphere. A growing number of A-listers have taken up residence on one of the Walk Streets, starting with Julia Roberts, who developed her property to include a swimming pool and sold it to Tim Robbins in 2010.
The Walk Streets are a short walking distance from Abbot Kinney Blvd. with numerous boutiques, coffee shops, and eateries featuring notable chefs and fascinating new cuisines as well as casual California healthy and natural options.
Coeur d’Alene Ave. School
Westminster Elementary School
Mark Twain Middle School
Venice High School
Oakwood Ave. Park
Westminster Off-Leash Park