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Santa Monica, CA 90402

Santa Monica, CA 90402

Santa Monica Real Estate – California 90401, 90402, 90403, 90404,90405
Santa Monica:

Santa Monica is a coastal city in western Los Angeles County, California. Situated on Santa Monica Bay of the Pacific Ocean, it is completely surrounded by the City of Los Angeles — Pacific Palisades and Brentwood on the north, West Los Angeles and Mar Vista on the east, and Venice on the south.

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. In the skateboard and surfing communities, Santa Monica’s Ocean Park neighborhood and adjacent parts of Venice are sometimes called Dogtown.

Because of its agreeable weather, 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.

Attractions and cultural resources

The Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome (carousel) is a National Historic Landmark. It sits on the Santa Monica Pier, which was built in 1909. The La Monica Ballroom on the pier was once the largest ballroom in the US, and the source for many New Year’s Eve national network broadcasts. The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium was an important music venue for several decades and hosted the Academy Awards in the 1960s. McCabe’s Guitar Shop is still a leading acoustic performance space, as well as retail outlet. Bergamot Station is a city-owned art gallery compound that includes the Santa Monica Museum of Art. The city is also home to the Santa Monica Heritage Museum.

Santa Monica is the home of the Third Street Promenade, a major outdoor pedestrian-oriented shopping district that stretches for three blocks between Wilshire Blvd. and Broadway Blvd. Third Street has been closed for those three blocks and converted to a pedestrians-only stretch to allow people to congregate, shop and enjoy street performers.

Santa Monica hosts the annual Santa Monica Film Festival.

The oldest movie theater in the city is the Majestic. Also known as the Mayfair Theatre, the theater which opened in 1912 has been closed since the 1994 Northridge earthquake. The Aero Theater (now operated by the American Cinematheque) and Criterion Theater were built in the 1930s and still show movies. The Santa Monica Promenade alone supports more than a dozen movie screens.

Palisades Park stretches out along the crumbling bluffs overlooking the Pacific and is a favorite walking area to view the ocean. It features a camera obscura. For 48 years local churches and the Police Association assembled a 12-tableau story of Christmas in Palisades Park. The sheds were open on the street side, protected by chain-link fencing. Inside were dioramas of the Holy Family made from store mannequins; critics argued that many of them did not resemble real people, were damaged, or were otherwise inappropriate. In 2001 the city decided to temporarily end the practice of allowing private groups to place displays in city parks, but in 2004 the Christmas displays returned.

Natives and tourists alike have enjoyed the Santa Monica Rugby Club since 1972. The club has been very successful since its conception, most recently winning back-to-back national championships in 2005 and 2006. Santa Monica defeated the Boston Irish Wolfhounds 57-19 in the Division 1 final, convincingly claiming its second consecutive American title on June 4, 2006, in San Diego. They offer Men’s, Women’s and a thriving children’s programs. The club recently joined the Rugby Super League.

Every fall the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce hosts The Taste of Santa Monica on the Santa Monica Pier. Visitors can sample food and drinks from Santa Monica restaurants.

Santa Monica is an international mecca for skateboarding culture.

Santa Monica has two hospitals: Saint John’s Health Center and Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center. Its cemetery is Woodlawn Memorial.

Education

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District provides public education at the elementary and secondary levels. Private schools in the city include the Crossroads School, New Roads School, Concord High School, Pacifica Christian High, St. Anne Catholic School, Lighthouse Christian Academy and Saint Monica Catholic High School. Notable primary schools include the Carlthorp School and Santa Monica Montessori School.

Post-secondary

Santa Monica College is a community college founded in 1929. Many SMC graduates transfer to the University of California system. It occupies 35 acres and enrolls 30,000 students annually. The Frederick S. Pardee RAND Graduate School, associated with the RAND Corporation, is the U.S.’s largest producer of public policy Ph.D.s. The Art Institute of California — Los Angeles is also located in Santa Monica near the Santa Monica Airport, though many are misled to believe the institute is in the City of Los Angeles because of its name.

Universities and colleges within a 15-mile radius from Santa Monica include Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles Southwest College, Los Angeles Valley College, Loyola Marymount University, Mount St. Mary’s College, Pepperdine University, California State University, Northridge, California State University, Los Angeles, UCLA, USC, West Los Angeles College and West Valley Occupational Center.

Transportation

The Santa Monica Freeway (Interstate 10) begins in Santa Monica near the Pacific Ocean and heads east. The Santa Monica Freeway between Santa Monica and downtown Los Angeles has the distinction of being one of the busiest highways in all of North America. After traversing Los Angeles County, I-10 crosses seven more states, terminating at Jacksonville, Florida. In Santa Monica, there is a road sign designating this route as the Christopher Columbus Transcontinental Highway. State Route 2 (Santa Monica Boulevard) begins in Santa Monica, barely grazing State Route 1 at Lincoln Boulevard, and continues northeast across Los Angeles County, through the Angeles National Forest, crossing the San Gabriel Mountains as the Angeles Crest Highway, ending in Wrightwood. Santa Monica is also the western (Pacific) terminus of historic U.S. Route 66. Close to the eastern boundary of Santa Monica, Sepulveda Boulevard reaches from Long Beach at the south, to the northern end of the San Fernando Valley. East of Santa Monica is Interstate 405, the San Diego Freeway, a major north-south route in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

The City of Santa Monica runs its own bus service, the Big Blue Bus, which also serves much of West Los Angeles and UCLA. A Big Blue Bus was featured prominently in the motion picture Speed.

The city owns and operates a general aviation airport, Santa Monica Airport, which has been the site of several important aviation achievements. Commercial flights are available for residents at Los Angeles International Airport, a few miles south of Santa Monica.

Like other cities in Los Angeles County, Santa Monica is dependent upon the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles for international ship cargo. In the 1890s, Santa Monica was once in competition with Wilmington, Calif., and San Pedro for recognition as the “Port of Los Angeles”.

Medical Services

Two major hospitals are within the the Santa Monica City limits. UCLA Santa Monica Hospital and St.John’s Hospital. There are five Fire Stations providing Medical and Fire Response- Fire Units 121-125. Santa Monica Fire used to be dispatched from within the city. However, SMFD was recently incorporated into the Operation Command Dispatch(OCD) system for Los Angeles County Fire. Ambulance Transporation is Provided by Gerber Ambulance Services.

Weather

Santa Monica enjoys an average of 325 days of sunshine a year. Because of its location, nestled on the vast and open Santa Monica Bay, morning fog and haze are a common phenomenon in May, June and early July (cause by ocean temperature variations and currents). Locals have a particular terminology for this phenomenon: the “May Gray” and the “June Gloom”. Overcast skies are common for June mornings, but usually the strong sun burns the fog off by noon.[citation needed] Nonetheless, it will sometimes stay cloudy and cool all day during June, even as other parts of the Los Angeles area will enjoy sunny skies and warmer temperatures. At times, the sun shines east of 20th St, while the beach area is overcast.

As a general rule, the beach temperature is from 5 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit (3 to 5.5 degrees Celsius) cooler than it is inland. A typical spring day (Mid-April) is sunny, pleasant and about 68 °F (20 °C). In the summer, which stretches from May to late October, temperatures can reach the mid-80’s Fahrenheit (about 30 °C) at the beach. The average temperature for August is 71 °F (21 °C). September is the warmest month of the year in Santa Monica, with an average of 73.2 °F (22 °C). It is also in September that high temperature records tend to be broken. In early September 2004, 92 °F to 98 °F (33 °C to 37 °C) were recorded.

In early November, it is about 68 °F (20 °C). In late January, temperatures are around 63 °F (17 °C). It is winter, however, when the hot, dry winds of the Santa Anas are most common.

The rainy season is from late October through late March. Winter storms usually approach from the north-west and pass quickly through the Southland. There is very little rain during the rest of the year.

Santa Monica usually enjoys a cool breeze blowing in from the ocean, keeping the air fresh and clean. Therefore, smog is less a problem for Santa Monica than elsewhere around Los Angeles. However, in the autumn months of September through November, the Santa Ana winds will sometimes blow from the east, bringing smoggy inland air to the beaches.

Environment

The city is well known as one of the leading sustainable cities in all of the US. Three of every four of the city’s public works vehicles run on alternative fuel, making it among the largest such fleets in the country. All public buildings use renewable energy. In the last 15 years, the city has cut greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 10 per cent, a feat in car-crazy Southern California. City officials and residents have made the ongoing cleanup of the Santa Monica Bay a priority – an urban runoff facility catches 3.5 million gallons of water each week that would otherwise flow into the bay. Other environmental features include miles of beaches, extensive curbside recycling, farmer’s markets, community gardens, and the city’s bus system.

Businesses with their headquarters in Santa Monica include; video game companies and studios: Activision, Hydrogen Whiskey Studios, Naughty Dog SCE Santa Monica, Insomniac Games, Experian subsidiary LowerMyBills.com, investment firm Dimensional Fund Advisors, search engine company Business.com, and film / television production company and record label The Playtone Company, headed by actor Tom Hanks and producer Gary Goetzman. Major companies with branch offices in Santa Monica include Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Universal, MTV and Edmunds.com. The Design Center California for Volkswagen is located at what once was the Museum Of Flying at the Santa Monica Airport. The DCC moved to its present location from Simi Valley in 2006. Volkswagen’s only styling studio in North America has been responsible for many notable automotive designs, including The New Beetle & The Audi Road Jet concept seen at the Detroit Car Show. The offices for the Comedy Central show South Park are located in Santa Monica.

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🏡 March 2024 Luxury Real Estate Market Update & Trends for Santa Monica, CA 🌟

🔼 Avg Sales Price: $4.52 million, 📈 UP 2%

🔻 Avg List Price $5.25 million, 📉 down 6%

🔻 Properties Sold: 8, 📉 down 25%

⚪️ Days on Market: 41 📆, no change 0%

🔻 $/Sq FT: $1,475, 📉 down 5%

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Nestled on the sun-kissed Westside of Los Angeles, Santa Monica represents the quintessential blend of laid-back beach living and upscale urban allure. This March, intriguing movements in the local real estate market continued to draw buyers and investors, with luxurious beachfront properties and chic urban apartments and condos maintaining the area’s appeal as a beacon for those seeking a premium living experience. The average sales price saw a modest increase to approximately $4.52 million, up by 2%, reflecting the enduring appeal of the area, known for its pristine beaches and high-quality lifestyle options, though the average list price decreased to about $5.25 million, down 6%, indicating a more buyer-friendly market. The number of properties sold dipped slightly with 8 homes sold, a 6% decrease, signaling a cooling market. Stability is seen in the market time, with properties averaging 41 days on the market, and the price per square foot decreased by about 5% to $1,475, potentially making premium spaces more accessible. Santa Monica’s allure is undeniable, combining beachfront paradise with the convenience of urban luxury, catering to a diverse range of lifestyles and providing a distinctive coastal alternative to high-end areas like Beverly Hills. With slight adjustments in pricing and stable market time, Santa Monica remains a top choice for luxury and lifestyle, reflecting both the challenges and opportunities of the market. For the latest updates on Santa Monica and other premium neighborhoods in Los Angeles, make sure to follow our blog for insightful analysis and market updates to help you make informed decisions in today’s dynamic real estate environment.

Santa Monica, CA 90402

Santa Monica, CA 90402 Geographical Location

Santa Monica, CA 90402 Mapped Listings for Sale


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Listing # 24387739
1525 San Vicente Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90402
$59,950,000
Beds: 7
Baths: 13
Sq. Ft.: 22,640
Type: #24387739
Listing # 24365826
1707 San Vicente Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90402
$18,450,000
Beds: 8
Baths: 6 | 1
Sq. Ft.: N/A
Type: #24365826
Listing # 23308397
615 23rd Street Santa Monica, CA 90402
$14,995,000
Beds: 7
Baths: 7 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 7,000
Type: #23308397
Listing # 24386133
226 Palisades Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90402
$12,895,000
Beds: 7
Baths: 6
Sq. Ft.: 7,200
Type: #24386133
Listing # 24398229
2020 Georgina Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90402
$11,995,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 5 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 6,008
Type: #24398229
Listing # 23311723
101 Ocean Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90402
$11,950,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 3 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 4,148
Type: #23311723
Listing # 24397193
120 Hart Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90405
$10,750,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 5
Sq. Ft.: 3,879
Type: #24397193
Listing # 24393343
628 10th Street Santa Monica, CA 90402
$9,990,000
Beds: 7
Baths: 9
Sq. Ft.: 6,807
Type: #24393343
Listing # 24396209
415 Mesa Road Santa Monica, CA 90402
$9,495,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 4 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 4,287
Type: #24396209
Listing # SB23080738
413 Ocean Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90402
$8,500,000
Beds: 29
Baths: 24
Sq. Ft.: 13,052
Type: #SB23080738

Based on information from CSMAR, CRMLS, and/or CLAW, and/or CRISNet MLS as of June 17, 2024 1:44 AM PT. The information being provided by CSMAR, CRMLS and/or CLAW and/or CRISNet MLS is for the visitor's personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties the visitor may be interested in purchasing. Any information relating to a property referenced on this website comes from the Internet Data Exchange ('IDX') program of CSMAR, CRMLS and/or CLAW, and/or CRISNet MLS. This website may reference real estate listing(s) held by a brokerage firm other than the broker and/or agent who owns this website. Any information relating to a property, regardless of source, including but not limited to square footage and lot sizes, is deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be personally verified through personal inspection by and/or with the appropriate professionals. The data contained herein is copyrighted by CSMAR, CRMLS and/or CLAW, and/or CRISNet MLS and is protected by all applicable copyright laws. Any dissemination of this information is in violation of copyright laws and is strictly prohibited. IDX powered by iHomefinder, Inc.

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Homes Sold in Santa Monica, CA 90402

Listing # 23306149
2121 La Mesa Drive Santa Monica, CA 90402
SOLD: $22,500,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 6 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 9,288
Type: #23306149
Listing # 22123351
835 SAN VICENTE Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90402
SOLD: $19,500,000
Beds: 7
Baths: 9 | 3
Sq. Ft.: 12,379
Type: #22123351
Listing # 23298455
512 Georgina Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90402
SOLD: $19,150,000
Beds: 7
Baths: 11
Sq. Ft.: 15,788
Type: #23298455
Listing # 23340079
835 San Vicente Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90402
SOLD: $17,500,000
Beds: 7
Baths: 9 | 3
Sq. Ft.: 12,379
Type: #23340079
Listing # 22122475
671 LATIMER Road Santa Monica, CA 90402
SOLD: $17,450,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 7
Sq. Ft.: 5,655
Type: #22122475
Listing # 23246733
924 Palisades Beach Road Santa Monica, CA 90403
SOLD: $17,000,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 1 | 7
Sq. Ft.: 4,176
Type: #23246733
Listing # 23236575
210 Marguerita Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90402
SOLD: $15,434,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 7 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 10,218
Type: #23236575
Listing # 23282721
220 Adelaide Drive Santa Monica, CA 90402
SOLD: $15,000,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 6 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 9,899
Type: #23282721
Listing # 22157255
1923 LA MESA Drive Santa Monica, CA 90402
SOLD: $14,300,000
Beds: 7
Baths: 4 | 4
Sq. Ft.: 5,162
Type: #22157255
Listing # 23264201
1628 Georgina Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90402
SOLD: $13,900,000
Beds: 6
Baths: 7 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 8,617
Type: #23264201

Based on information from CSMAR, CRMLS, and/or CLAW, and/or CRISNet MLS as of June 17, 2024 1:44 AM PT. The information being provided by CSMAR, CRMLS and/or CLAW and/or CRISNet MLS is for the visitor's personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties the visitor may be interested in purchasing. Any information relating to a property referenced on this website comes from the Internet Data Exchange ('IDX') program of CSMAR, CRMLS and/or CLAW, and/or CRISNet MLS. This website may reference real estate listing(s) held by a brokerage firm other than the broker and/or agent who owns this website. Any information relating to a property, regardless of source, including but not limited to square footage and lot sizes, is deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be personally verified through personal inspection by and/or with the appropriate professionals. The data contained herein is copyrighted by CSMAR, CRMLS and/or CLAW, and/or CRISNet MLS and is protected by all applicable copyright laws. Any dissemination of this information is in violation of copyright laws and is strictly prohibited. IDX powered by iHomefinder, Inc.

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