Venice Beach is currently gaining notoriety for being the SoCal version of Silicon Valley. As more and more startups have established their headquarters in Venice Beach, techies are moving to the beautiful boho chic neighborhood.

Now as many know, Venice Beach is an amazing place to live, filled with a diverse crowd, interesting fusion restaurants, and a beautiful beach just minutes away. However, Los Angeles has many eclectic and vibrant neighborhoods that should be explored. As the legendary Beverly Hills realtor Jade Mills  says,

Knowledge is King. Go out there and do your research. Specially before a drastic move. Go to all the neighborhoods that might peak your interest before choosing a location to start your search.

If you’re planning on moving to sunny Los Angeles, definitely check out these other neighborhoods before setting your mind on Venice Beach. After all, it can’t hurt to look at these lovely neighborhoods!

Top Trending Neighborhoods

 

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5 Silver lake

This neighborhood has numerously been ranked as one of the best neighborhoods in Los Angeles by big publications like CNNMoney. This is greatly due to its mix of family lifestyle with a blend of hipster lifestyle. Furthermore, it’s on the shore of a river which makes it even more beautiful.

 

4 Mar Vista

This neighborhood has a friendly charm that is unlike most neighborhoods of the city. The sidewalks are well shaded by indigenous trees and flowers which present an allure of beauty and care. Most of the people in this neighborhood grew up together so they are like a family to each other. It is adjacent to Venice Beach, so you have the advantage of being close to the beach and a very happening neighborhood while paying a much more reasonable rent.

 

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In recent years, this neighborhood has become a celebrity hangout zone. This is because of the rich diversity of the neighborhoods and a lot of things to do like drinking local brews to attending live music festivals. The ambiance is very hippie chic. Everyone is very friendly and amicable.

 

2 Koreatown

Unlike most neighborhoods in the city, Pico has for long been known to be crime hot spot. However, community efforts to eradicate crime in the neighborhood have bore fruits which have led to more people moving into the neighborhood. The all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ restaurants are also extremely popular in this area. They come highly recommended!

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1 Santa Monica

Apartments on this side of the city are highly in demand. This is due to the fact that the neighborhood has access to the beach, and has top notch dining and shopping. The bar scene is also always popping. However, don’t be wary, the bars are all mainly located on Main Street, which means you will probably have a quite place to go home to each night.