A diverse crowd of students, families, surfers, and entertainment industry pros
Santa Monica’s unique brand of California cool—complete with beach, boardwalk, and culture—appeals to residents of every sort.
What to Expect
Sunsets on the boardwalk, outdoor dining, and weekend mornings at the beach
Popularized on the big screen, Santa Monica represents Southern California living around the world and the reality does not disappoint. Oceanside activities, stunning panoramas, candy-hued building abound in this dreamy beach neighborhood.
Vibrant, cultured, and low-key luxe
Occupying a pristine stretch of the Pacific, Santa Monica emanates a casual coolness. The boardwalk welcomes joggers, bikers, and bladers, with much of local life revolving around the water. Yogis flock, attracted by some of the city’s best and most plentiful studios.
World-renowned designers and endless retail
Despite Santa Monica’s laid-back vibe, it takes its shopping seriously. Between the contemporary chains lining the Third Street Promenade and an upscale, open-air mall that houses Barney’s, Tiffany & Co., and Louis Vuitton, there is no shortage of options.
Expansive single-family homes and contemporary apartment complexes
Santa Monica presents a diverse range of housing style, all centrally located and boasting spectacular ocean access. Its residents occupy single-family homes along quaint, tree-lined streets, modern beachfront houses near the bustling boardwalk, and amenity-rich apartment buildings. Its affluent residents also rent upscale apartments and there are plenty of hotels in the neighborhood for the tourists that flock here.
You'll Fall In Love With
Sunshine, ocean breezes, and idyllic views as far as the eye can see
Los Angeles is generally known for its mild climate, but Santa Monica may well be the jewel in the city’s meteorological crown. It averages 310 days of sunshine per year, with cerulean skies and a pleasant, near-constant ocean breeze. Daytime temperatures are typically in the low 70s and rarely rise above 83 degrees.