Santa Monica Real Estate
Santa Monica is a coastal city in West LA that neighbors Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Mar Vista, and Venice with a diverse population of an estimated 91 thousand residents. It is a lively city by beautiful beaches and endless attractions that entertain tourists and locals alike. There is never a dull moment in this city, no matter what your interests are. Take a walk on the popular 3rd Street Promenade where you’ll be able to watch talented street performers dance, sing, play instruments, do magic; go shopping in the newly built Santa Monica Place mall; take a dip in the ocean at the beach; try a new food whether it be Japanese, Indian, Italian, German, and so on; do yoga; paint; etc. Nightlife is just as exciting. Numerous bars, clubs, and venues “dot the city streets, making leisure, indulgence, live music and eye-catching people easy to find” (www.santamonica.com). There are also over 50 happy hour specials offered at restaurants and bars around town. Everything you’ll need to live i.e. grocery stores and banks are in good walking distance as well. A car is hardly necessary to get to where you want to go here.
Santa Monica is home to executives and Hollywood celebrities and it is a mixture of very affluent, single-family neighborhoods, renters drawn by the high quality of life, lifelong surfers, young professionals and students. The 2011 Santa Monica Resident Satisfaction Survey, which demonstrates the city’s key demographics, found that a near 94% of those surveyed believe that their city is a “pretty good” or “excellent” place to live. 74% are also satisfied with the work the city is doing in providing city services.
While in Santa Monica, you just might run into some of these celebs who live there: Musician/actor-Jack Black, MySpace founder-Tom Anderson, Desperate Housewives actress, Marcia Cross, actor-Charlie Sheen, actor-Sean Penn, actress-Christina Ricci, singer-Nicole Scherzinger, Major League Baseball player-Sean Berry, and dozens more.
Click to view a map of Santa Monica School Boundaries.