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Old 03-04-2009, 06:11 AM
 
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So that seems to be the area below on a map (please correct me if I'm wrong) -- are the areas below Main closer to the beach still considered Oakwood and "bad"?
No.

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One of the places I've seen advertised was at Brooks and Pacific, for example.
A perfectly good location.
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Old 03-07-2009, 06:26 AM
 
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Thanks for the replies, this is really helpful! Anyone else have more thoughts?
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Old 03-07-2009, 06:31 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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I used to live off of Oakwood and Venice Blvd - on one of the walk streets. Down the street, I could literally hear gunshots but where I was...
Sounds like not much has changed. We lived in that area in the early to mid 1980's. Everyone on our block had a pit bull and a chain link fence (but we all put up with it since it was a 7-block walk to the beach). We were robbed during the day of everything we owned and couldn't sell the house so we rented it out. Drove back a few years ago to see the tiny house raised and an enormous, modern 3-story home sitting on the same property. Still love that area--the air, the water, the people--but wouldn't recommend it to a single young woman.
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Old 03-09-2009, 03:50 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
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Thanks for the replies, this is really helpful! Anyone else have more thoughts?
It's a funny area. Many would consider Venice High a rat hole, yet as was said, it has million dollar homes right next to it.

The street behind venice high, zanja, use to be closed during the school day I think...I think because of gang/drive by shooting worries. Although, I dont know if thats the case now. That might be old news by now.

Yet if you go a few blocks over, to the southwest, theres a big Costco center. And you'd never know that you're in Venice or on the border. Nice in n out burgers there too

A few blocks down, the marina market place is very nice. That's like a different world, and its only a few streets to the south. The area around Venice/Marina Del Rey is very nice. Nice cheesecake factory there with views of the marina.
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Old 04-08-2009, 02:50 AM
 
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funny, thats not the same apt. that is known for the venice shoreline crips which is at california and lincoln...
Referring to the Lincoln Place projects? They're vacant and sitting behind a barbed wire fence to keep out the homeless until they're torn down.
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Old 04-08-2009, 03:05 AM
 
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Not sure now but use to have a whole lot of homeless almost like a problem possibly more than any beach in la or even so cal at least 15-20 years ago.
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:33 AM
 
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So that seems to be the area below on a map (please correct me if I'm wrong) -- are the areas below Main closer to the beach still considered Oakwood and "bad"? One of the places I've seen advertised was at Brooks and Pacific, for example.

I know it's only a block or two, but in New York there are some areas where that extra block makes the difference between being able to live there alone as a single girl and not -- I don't know if it's the same in the Venice area.

I appreciate the advice!!
if it's not too late to offer you advice, hopefully others in search of answers to the same question will read this.

i have lived in the Oakwood Pentagon area for more than two years. As others have said, there's a smattering of sketch here and there for sure, but I've never had a bit of trouble. Almost everyone I have encountered in the area have been very cool people.

Venice - even the Oakwood Pentagon aka "Ghost Town" - has dramatically improved over the past 10+ years. I love Venice, and even its "worst parts" - e.g. Oakwood - have become very decent areas.

If you like nice, warm, laid back people (you'll find them all along the LA coastline), funky galleries and boutiques, a variety of cultural influences, good food, neat colorful architecture, good air, and a generally hip place to be, Venice is a real cool spot.
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:35 AM
 
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It's a funny area. Many would consider Venice High a rat hole, yet as was said, it has million dollar homes right next to it.

The street behind venice high, zanja, use to be closed during the school day I think...I think because of gang/drive by shooting worries. Although, I dont know if thats the case now. That might be old news by now.

Yet if you go a few blocks over, to the southwest, theres a big Costco center. And you'd never know that you're in Venice or on the border. Nice in n out burgers there too

A few blocks down, the marina market place is very nice. That's like a different world, and its only a few streets to the south. The area around Venice/Marina Del Rey is very nice. Nice cheesecake factory there with views of the marina.
Anyone who measures "niceness" by the availability of In-N-Out Burgers, Costco, and a Cheesecake Factory is not someone I want to be taking my cultural advice from.
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:39 AM
 
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[quote=majoun;7726457]That's not Oakwood, which ends at California Ave.

I was talking about Oakwood Avenue which runs from Venice Blvd. to California Avenue. The south end of Oakwood Avenue borders the walk streets, which is prime.
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Old 06-20-2009, 12:19 PM
 
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What about Rialto Ave? That seems to be out of the area in the map posted above, although only by a few blocks. Is it nice? (I don't mean to highjack threads, its just I didn't want to create a whole new thread just to a very similar question).
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