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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. 7 beds, 9 baths
    Home size: 7,024 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.21 ac
    Year built: 1926
    Days on market: 49
  2. 6 beds, 12 baths
    Home size: 8,046 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,785 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Days on market: 116
  3. 6 beds, 8 baths
    Home size: 7,130 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,899 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 34
  4. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 7,836 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,947 sqft
    Year built: 2008
    Days on market: 125
  5. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,547 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,023 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Days on market: 47
  6. 6 beds, 8 baths
    Home size: 8,189 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,473 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 18
  7. 5 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 6,150 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,515 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 33
  8. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,018 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,011 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Days on market: 32
  9. 6 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,441 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,496 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Days on market: 33
  10. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,351 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 102
  11. 6 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 6,277 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,519 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Days on market: 75
  12. 5 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 5,035 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,931 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market: 7
  13. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,643 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,714 sqft
    Year built: 1929
    Days on market: 12
  14. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 5,116 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,018 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 66
  15. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,598 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,625 sqft
    Year built: 1998
    Days on market: 124
  16. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,786 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,567 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Days on market: 19
  17. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Lot size: 8,942 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 133
  18. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,478 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,482 sqft
    Year built: 1989
    Days on market: 126
  19. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,930 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,549 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Days on market: 60
  20. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,958 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,941 sqft
    Year built: 1941
    Days on market: 20
  21. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,466 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,983 sqft
    Year built: 1948
    Days on market: 57
  22. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,081 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,519 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 4
  23. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,550 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,918 sqft
    Year built: 1964
    Days on market: 19
  24. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,600 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,241 sqft
    Year built: 1959
    Days on market: 97
  25. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,683 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,500 sqft
    Year built: 1926
    Days on market: 49

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(all data current as of 9/24/2018)

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