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Santa Monica is a beachfront city in western Los Angeles County, California, US. Situated on Santa Monica Bay, it is surrounded on three sides by the city of Los Angeles — Pacific Palisades on the northwest, Brentwood on the north, West Los Angeles on the northeast, Mar Vista on the east, and Venice on the southeast.

Santa Monica is home to executives and Hollywood celebrities amongst others and it is a mixture of affluent, single-family neighborhoods, renters, surfers, young professionals, and students. The Census Bureau 2010 population for Santa Monica is 89,736. Santa Monica is named for Saint Monica of Hippo because the area on which the city is now located was first visited by Spaniards on her feast day.

Partly because of its agreeable climate, Santa Monica had become a famed resort town by the early 20th century. The city has experienced a boom since the late 1980s through the revitalization of its downtown core with significant job growth and increased tourism.

Santa Monica has three shopping districts, Montana Avenue on the north side of the city, the Downtown District in the city’s core, and Main Street on the south end of the city. Each of these districts has its own unique feel and personality. Montana Avenue is a stretch of boutique stores, restaurants, and small offices that generally features more upscale shopping. The Main Street district offers an eclectic mix of clothing, restaurants, and other specialty retail.

The Downtown District is the home of the Third Street Promenade, a major outdoor pedestrian-only shopping district that stretches for three blocks between Wilshire Blvd. and Broadway (not the same Broadway in downtown and south Los Angeles). Third Street is closed to vehicles for those three blocks to allow people to stroll, congregate, shop and enjoy street performers. Santa Monica Place, the indoor mall designed by Frank Gehry, is located at the south end of the Promenade. After a period of redevelopment, the mall reopened in the fall of 2010 as a modern shopping-entertainment complex with more outdoor space.

The Santa Monica Steps, a long, steep staircase that leads from north of San Vicente down into Santa Monica Canyon, is a popular spot for all-natural outdoor workouts. Some area residents have complained that the stairs have become too popular, and attract too many exercisers to the wealthy neighborhood of multimillion-dollar properties.

  1. 8 beds, 10 baths
    Home size: 9,422 sq ft
    Lot size: 40,303 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 119
  2. 5 beds, 10 baths
    Home size: 10,114 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,430 sqft
    Year built: 2009
    Days on market: 99
  3. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,697 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,166 sqft
    Year built: 1972
    Days on market: 123
  4. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,701 sq ft
    Lot size: 22,192 sqft
    Year built: 1913
    Days on market: 78
  5. 6 beds, 10 baths
    Home size: 7,385 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,938 sqft
    Year built: 2010
    Days on market: 2
  6. 6 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,431 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,698 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 64
  7. 5 beds, 8 baths
    Home size: 8,180 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
    Year built: 1994
    Days on market: 310
  8. 5 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 4,932 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,708 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 51
  9. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 6,263 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,542 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Days on market: 109
  10. 6 beds, 9 baths
    Home size: 7,082 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,519 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Days on market: 134
  11. 5 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 4,911 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,728 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 8
  12. 5 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 7,500 sq ft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 50
  13. 5 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 7,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,805 sqft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 175
  14. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,393 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,501 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Days on market: 63
  15. 6 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,265 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,339 sqft
    Year built: 1915
    Days on market: 51
  16. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 5,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,249 sqft
    Year built: 1988
    Days on market: 16
  17. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,197 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,621 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Days on market: 77
  18. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Lot size: 10,071 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Days on market: 8
  19. 5 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 5,074 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,003 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 1
  20. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,374 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,559 sqft
    Year built: 1989
    Days on market: 2
  21. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,765 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,594 sqft
    Year built: 1912
    Days on market: 84
  22. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,487 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,927 sqft
    Year built: 0
    Days on market: 7
  23. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,298 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,178 sqft
    Year built: 1930
    Days on market: 162
  24. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 6,671 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,499 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 21
  25. 6 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,618 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,378 sqft
    Year built: 1913
    Days on market: 45

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(all data current as of 1/18/2018)

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