Welcome to Santa Monica
Cool, coastal paradise that’s become a world-class destination
Settled right along the Pacific Ocean and west of the bustling downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica is a coastal paradise that bustles with residents and tourists alike. This vibrant community offers everything from surfing the waves to riding a rollercoaster to attending an art gallery, ensuring your life is filled to the fullest.
The homes of Santa Monica are cool, stylish mansions that boast waterfront views and sprawling yards. When searching for your forever home, you’ll be able to choose from a large selection of contemporary and modern homes that are bright and airy, with open floor plans and floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s also some Spanish Revival architecture in the area that sells quickly, due to its gorgeous white stucco walls, red roofs, and rustic appearance.
What to Love
- Home of the world-renowned Santa Monica Pier
- Immediate access to the beach
- Warm, friendly neighbors
Santa Monica offers its residents a beachy vibe, where the people are laid-back, the breezes warm, and the proximity to several world-class amenities immediate. It’s a cool, coastal community that's the ideal spot for young couples wanting adventure and families looking to spend their days outside. And with so many great shops, restaurants, and activities within the community, you’ll seldom have to leave your new haven.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
In Santa Monica, there’s no area that does dining and shopping better than Montana Avenue. Flush with the finest eateries and trendiest boutiques, it’s a great place to spend the afternoon. The Courtyard Kitchen
is a one-of-a-kind spot that offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner in--you guessed it--their elegant courtyard. The vibes are sublime and the food is exceptional, ensuring you come back for seconds. Dine at the cozy Forma Restaurant & Cheese Bar
for rich, authentic Italian fare, where you can dig into all the cheese and wine you could possibly want.
Third Street Promenade is another huge commercial location that people from far and wide gather, with luxury brands lining the streets and chic eateries buzzing with people. On your way down the strip, check out the posh Downtown Santa Monica
shopping mall for the latest fashion, or the high-end outdoor Santa Monica Place
where you’ll find designer brands and a movie theater. There’s also a couple of comedy clubs dotting the street, such as Westside Comedy
that holds open-mics and stand-up shows.
Things to Do
The Santa Monica Pier
is a world-renowned destination for many tourists and residents alike. With gorgeous waters, thrilling adventures, and quaint shops and cafes, there’s no better place to spend the day hanging out in the sun. There’s also the Heal the Bay Aquarium
that gears everything it does towards education, to bring awareness to our oceans and the sea life within them. Right beside the Santa Monica Pier is the Santa Monica State Beach, a world-class beach that’s got sandy shores and plenty of space to lounge, play, and swim.
Santa Monica has plenty of activities that are both near and far from the ocean, such as the Annenberg Community Beach House
. It’s a historic seaside home that’s got access to the beach, a swimming pool, fitness center, cafe, and rentals for ocean activities. If you move a little farther away from the crystal blue waves, you can dig into your artsy side at one of many art galleries in the area. The Tom Binder Fine Arts
and Ten Women Gallery
are some of the highest-rated studios in Santa Monica.
Santa Monica is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: