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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: 1,215 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,966 sqft
  2. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,160 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,580 sqft
  3. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 773 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,207 sqft
  4. 3 beds, 1 full, 2 three-quarter, 2 quarter baths
    Home size: 3,268 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,006 sqft
  5. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,593 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,850 sqft
  6. 4 beds, 2 full, 2 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,200 sqft
  7. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,041 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,782 sqft
  8. 4 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 2,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,007 sqft
  9. $2,999,000 : 1309 PALMS, Venice
    4 beds, 2 full, 2 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 3,736 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,896 sqft
  10. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,272 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,995 sqft
  11. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 804 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,699 sqft
  12. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 828 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,796 sqft
  13. 4 beds, 3 full, 2 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,363 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,063 sqft
  14. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,216 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,698 sqft
  15. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,853 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,223 sqft
  16. 5 beds, 6 full baths
    Home size: 4,004 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,424 sqft
  17. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,977 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,462 sqft
  18. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,596 sqft
  19. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,710 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,500 sqft
  20. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,204 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,016 sqft
  21. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,584 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,809 sqft
  22. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 877 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,266 sqft
  23. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,666 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,121 sqft
  24. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,776 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,550 sqft
  25. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,829 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,095 sqft
  26. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,048 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,707 sqft
  27. 4 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 2,808 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,192 sqft
  28. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,585 sqft
  29. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Lot size: 5,848 sqft
  30. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,302 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,600 sqft

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(all data current as of 6/24/2018)

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