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Venice is a neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles and in the western region of Los Angeles county that is bordered by the communities of Santa Monica to the north, Marina Del Rey to the south and Mar Vista to the east.

According to census data Venice is home to approximately 40,885 residents within a 3.17 square mile area.

Founded in 1905 as a beach side resort town by a tobacco millionaire named Abbot Kinney, Venice merged with the city of Los Angeles in 1926.

Today the Venice Beach Boardwalk, a 2 1/2 mile pedestrian only promenade, is a major tourist attraction in Los Angeles that features performers, artists and street vendors.

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