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surf's up in silicon beachby Tracy Thrower Conyers, Realtor

Silicon Beach is a relatively recent phenomenon, dating back maybe only as far as late 2011, which is the first significant mention I found by the LA Times (Dot-coms want the beach in their address).

There was definitely no Silicon Beach when I was a digital tech entrepreneur in the early 2000’s. I remember how isolated it felt to be a tech company in LA and trekking down to Orange County to talk money because that was where the bio-tech guys hung out.

Needless to say, we didn’t get much traction with that crowd. Silicon Valley seemed a long way away and not particularly relevant to real estate on the web.

Fast forward to today and LA is home to thousands of start-ups, incubators, accelerators and venture capital funds, as can be readily seen on the RepresentLA map. At least one report lists Silicon Beach as the world’s third largest tech hub, behind Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv. As of today, the AngelList startup community reports that LA boasts 4804 startup companies with 13,542 investors, an average valuation of $4.2M and salaries averaging $85K.

Silicon Beach CompaniesSome of the more notable start-ups spawned at the beach include Snapchat, Whisper, ZipRecruiter, BeachMint, The Honest Company, Dogvacay, Realty Mogul and Nimble (a personal fave of mine).

Additionally, some very well-established names in the digital tech space have joined us from other cities, including Google (planting an early flag in Santa Monica/Venice and more recently making a splash in Playa Vista), Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and Hulu, to name a few.

Great weather, surfing, beach sports, lifestyle, “affordable” real estate and proximity to the entertainment industry are major drivers in LA’s – and specifically Silicon Beach’s – growth over Silicon Valley and other tech hubs. And it doesn’t hurt that we have our finger on the pulse of “hip” and “cool.”

Additionally, it’s significant that we have top schools nearby in the form of USC, UCLA and Caltech, which collectively churn out more engineering talent annually than Stanford and Berkeley do for Silicon Valley.

And then there are the money people. Why would the VC’s and angels want to live anyplace else? Any way you look at it, LA and Silicon Beach are a classic example of stars (sometimes literally) lining up.

While it’s true that Santa Monica has been attracting creative tech talent and its supporting players for a number of years (think “Yahoo Center” and “Water Garden”), it’s only been recently that the moniker “Silicon Beach” has really taken off and created a hub and sense of community for Digital LA.

With that focus on a small geo area of LA comes pressure on real estate values. LA is still cheaper than San Francisco and most of Silicon Valley, but we’re trending in the uber expensive direction. Santa Monica led the way, followed by Venice, Marina del Rey, Playa Vista and Westchester. El Segundo is ramping up and bringing lots of less expensive creative space online. Housing pressures in that area will surely follow, as well.

Anyway you look at it, Silicon Beach and its adjacent communities are a pricey proposition by LA standards, but that doesn’t mean there is no hope of finding yourself a piece of sand to call home. Contact us and tap our expertise and laser focus to help you come up with a strategy that makes sense for you. We are ready to help you buy, lease or sell real estate in and around Silicon Beach. We understand the path of progress and can help you get in front of it, if you want property that is more affordable and will appreciate.

We also closely watch and help clients with buying and selling multi-family properties in LA.

Tell us how we can help you!

Meet Silicon Beach Realtor Tracy Thrower Conyers

On the market today in Venice

  1. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 750 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,199 sqft
  2. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,724 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,153 sqft
  3. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 952 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,049 sqft
  4. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,228 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,004 sqft
  5. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 quarter baths
    Home size: 4,422 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,520 sqft
  6. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 845 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,816 sqft
  7. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,005 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,050 sqft
  8. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 954 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,307 sqft
  9. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,072 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,212 sqft
  10. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,179 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,605 sqft
  11. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,820 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,782 sqft
  12. 2 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,888 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,617 sqft
  13. $1,950,000 : 1064 PALMS, Venice
    3 beds, 3 full, 1 quarter baths
    Home size: 2,016 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,062 sqft
  14. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,039 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,598 sqft
  15. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 832 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,600 sqft
  16. 2 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,241 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,459 sqft
  17. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,593 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,850 sqft
  18. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,152 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,205 sqft
  19. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,007 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.45 ac
  20. 6 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,915 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,290 sqft
  21. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 2,446 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,252 sqft
  22. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,844 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,171 sqft
  23. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,041 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,782 sqft
  24. 3 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,961 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,850 sqft
  25. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,010 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,250 sqft
  26. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,559 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,995 sqft
  27. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,914 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,281 sqft
  28. 3 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 2,443 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,752 sqft
  29. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,246 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,601 sqft
  30. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Lot size: 2,855 sqft

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(all data current as of 10/19/2018)

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