You may be on your way to moving to our fair city with a desire to live near the ocean. These are some of the areas that border the ocean. However be aware that proximity to the ocean does not guarantee an ocean view.
Playa Del Rey, located just south of Silicon Beach, and close to LAX is the most moderately priced beach community in the Los Angeles area. The median price for condos is $612,000 and for single family $1.603M
Marina Del Rey, located south of Venice, is home to the largest man-made small craft harbor in the U.S. There has been a building boom of new loft-style condo buildings where the median price for condos is $925,000. The median for single family is $1,368M.
Venice, once a neighborhood with not the greatest reputation, is becoming gentrified and is in the heart of Silicon Beach between Marina Del Rey and Santa Monica. The median price of condos is $1.4M and for single family homes $2.018M.
Santa Monica. is a tourist haven north of Venice. Prices in the city vary greatly with homes north of Montana Avenue being amongst the most expensive in the Los Angeles area. The majority of homes near the water are condos where the median price is approximately $1.234M. Overall the median price of single family homes in Santa Monica is $2.725, and for condos $1.084M.
Malibu. If money is not a consideration then Malibu has some of the most spectacular views of the ocean in the Los Angeles area. However, the majority of homes are more suitable for those with a sense of adventure as the drive up the dark, narrow roads at night can be quite intimidating. The median home price in Malibu is $3.263M.
The Western part of Pacific Palisades is another option, more for the spectacular views,.
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