Santa Monica is a famed resort town due it its year-round enjoyable climate. The city has been experienced a boom since the late 1980s through the revitalization of its downtown core, significant job growth and increased tourism.
The beachfront city is situated on Santa Monica Bay and bordered on its three sides– Pacific Palisades to the north, Brentwood on the northeast, West Los Angeles on the east, Mar Vista on the southeast, and Venice on the south.
Santa Monica’s real estate replicate the city’s vibrant character, with properties ranging from luxury family homes to stylish modern apartments. Demand for real estate is high in sunny Santa Monica, with the median home sales price over the past 12 months hitting $1,504,750 with an average price per square foot of $974.
Fewer than 16 miles from downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica is a sought-after Southern California destination known for its amusement, the famous Santa Monica Pier, and homes cut into hills overlooking the Pacific.
Downtown Santa Monica is equal parts shopping haven and a foodie’s retreat. Just east of the Pier, the Third Street Promenade consists of three open-air, car-free blocks that are anchored by upscale Santa Monica Place. With everything from fresh farmers-market produce to designer fashions, it’s a shopper’s nirvana. Likewise, foodies rejoice in the numerous restaurants featuring
locally sourced ingredients and craft cocktails. Life pulses around each corner with hotel guests, street performers, shoppers, office workers, diners, barflies, and moviegoers.
Public schools in Santa Monica are in the highly rated Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District.
Santa Monica contains 25 schools. One of the best schools in the neighborhood is the Roosevelt Elementary School, which has a rating of 10.