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Santa Monica

Urban sophistication and laid-back beach resort charm define the diverse neighborhoods of Santa Monica.




Welcome to Santa Monica


Santa Monica is a metropolitan beach community situated conveniently at the edge of Los Angeles. Santa Monica provides a perfect blend of urban sophistication and the laid-back charm of a beach resort town.
 
Santa Monica’s eight neighborhoods offer a wide range of restaurants, shops, entertainment venues, and outdoor recreation opportunities, from the designer fashion and farmers market of Third Street Promenade to the diverse international restaurants along Wilshire Boulevard. Santa Monica is perfectly self-contained while also being within easy reach of Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Downtown Los Angeles.

SANTA MONICA REAL ESTATE INSIGHTS


Bustling Santa Monica is home to beautifully designed homes and luxury condos and has a very active real estate market. The median sales price over the past year was $1,398,500, with an average price per square foot of $1,005.

PEOPLE & LIFESTYLE


The immense variety of Santa Monica’s eight neighborhoods attracts a diverse mix of residents, with each area adding a unique flavor to the heady mix that makes Santa Monica such a special place to live. The entertainment hub of downtown Santa Monica and Third Street Promenade offers a comedy theater, street performances, and great bars serving craft cocktails, along with plentiful shopping options.
 
Laidback Main Street lines the coast and offers a great range of patio cafes and bars, making it an enticing area from early in the morning until late at night. Centered around Olympic and Wilshire Boulevard, Mid-City offers upscale shops and restaurants, along with 40 art galleries at Bergamot Station and varied live performances across two theaters at The Broad Stage.
 
With more than 150 restaurants, cafes and numerous boutique fashion stores, Montana Avenue is a popular spot for both visitors and residents that often includes A-list celebrities. The hip neighborhoods of Ocean Park and Pico Boulevard add youthful vitality to the Santa Monica mix, with scores of unique boutique shopping options and streets lined with artwork.
 
The iconic Santa Monica Pier and nearby Ocean Avenue feature open-air restaurants serving a wide variety of fantastic food, including freshly-caught ocean fare, all within view of the world’s first and only solar-powered Ferris Wheel.
 
Finally, a little bit of all the above can be found along the quintessentially Californian Wilshire Avenue, a 12-mile stretch of varied shops and restaurants that includes the laidback green spaces of Douglas and Palisades Parks.