Santa Monica

Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on one side and the city of Los Angeles on the other three, Santa Monica is a bustling city known for it's wide sandy beaches, Third Street Promenade shopping area and pier, which is home to an amusement park, restaurants and live music venues.

Santa Monica, CA

Points of Interest

  • Third Street Promenade
    An outdoor pedestrian mall stretching from Broadway to Wilshire Boulevard that features clothing stores, fine restaurants, live street performers and over a dozen movie screens.

  • Bergamont Station
    A city-owned gallery compound that includes the Santa Monica Museum of Art as well as many galleries that feature local and national artists.

  • The Santa Monica Pier
    Located at the end of Broadway and rising above the bike path and the Santa Monica Hippodrome (a National Historic Landmark Carousel), the Santa Monica Pier offers amusement park rides and games, an aquarium, live music concerts in the summer and fine dining year round.

  • Palisades Park
    Running the length of the bluffs overlooking the Pacific, Palisades Park is an expanse of manicured lawns that is very popular as a gathering place for locals out for a stroll, a run or a dog walk.

Santa Monica, CA


  • The Bayside District
    This "Downtown" district encompasses the Third Street Promenade and is the city's shopping district.

  • Mid-City
    Home to Sony, MTV and Universal as well as Bergamont Station, Mid-City is where you'll find the city's thriving art district.

  • Montana Avenue
    Distinctly upscale, Montana Avenue is where you'll find luxury goods, unique clothing stores, cafes and restaurants. The residential neighborhood surrounding Montana Avenue is known for large lots and beautiful homes.

  • Main Street
    Borrowing the laid back vibe of Venice, Santa Monica's Main Street is home to many restaurants, cafes and clothing stores. On weekends the Main Street farmer's market takes over and the parking area near Ocean Blvd. becomes a pedestrian mall where much more than fruits and vegetables are offered for sale.

  • Ocean Park
    Smaller in scale than most other Santa Monica neighborhoods, the Ocean Park area offers a park, restaurants and salons to local residents. The homes here are more modest than those you'll find near Montana Avenue or closer to the beach.

  • Pico Boulevard
    This is where Santa Moncia College is located, and where many small businesses and restaurants can be found.

  • Santa Monica Airport
    The Santa Monica Airport is more than the city's air transportation hub, it is home to a lively artist community, a monthly antique flea market and several popular restaurants.

Santa Monica, CA



Santa Monica Real Estate - Trulia

Community Statistics


  • Population: 88,050
  • Population Density: 10,672
  • Median Age: 42.3
  • Married: 39.81%
  • Single: 60.19%
  • Average Household Size: 1.82 people
  • Median Household Income: $58,735


  • Median Home Age: 42 Years
  • Median Home Cost: $1,495,500
  • Home Appreciation: -2.14%
  • Homes Owned: 27.54%
  • Property Tax Rate: $8.38


  • Rainfall (in.): 13.2
  • Precipitation Days: 24
  • Sunny Days: 281
  • Elevation: 79 ft.


  • School Expenditure per Student: $5972
  • Pupil/Teacher Ration: 21
  • High School Grads: 90.19%
  • 2 Yr. College Grads: 6.01%
  • 4 Yr. College Grads: 31.41%
  • Graduate Degrees: 23.22%


  • Democrat: 63.102%
  • Republican: 35.598%
  • Independent Other: .282%
  • Independent Liberal: .409%
  • Independent Conservatives: .609%