Santa Monica

 

Santa Monica, widely known for its iconic pier with the colorful Ferris wheel and twisting roller coaster, this whimsical beachfront, environmentally friendly city is unlike any other and offers high-end living arrangements with a soothing ambiance. 

Santa Monica is filled with beautiful people, populated beaches, upscale shopping, and lots of fine dining. Its bustling pier, complete with iconic Ferris wheel and amusement park attractions, paired with clean streets, great weather, outdoor malls, and accessible oceanfront makes it a destination is known throughout the world.

Reak Estate Insights:

According to top Santa Monica realtors, the average price for a single-family home in Santa Monica is $1,195,000. The average price per square foot in Santa Monica is $926. However, the average listing price is $2,600,000.

 

The Santa Monica luxury real estate market offers a variety of home designs. From rustic architectural marvels to more modern environmentally conscious designs, Santa Monica has it all.

Parks & Nature:

  • Santa Monica Beach 

  • The Santa Monica Mountains --- equipped with over 500 trails mountain biking and hiking is very popular, as is horseback riding, however, a majority of locals enjoy hiking through the mountains and exploring a new section each time.

Hotels & Resorts:

  • The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows holds the esteemed AAA Four Diamond Award,  has a variety of fine dining options, an all-star spa, and a fitness center.

  • The Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica has grand ocean-view suites with ample space. The inground Cast Restaurant’s handcrafted cocktails and exquisite menus allow for a relaxing and enjoyable rendezvous. 

After Dark:

Santa Monica’s notable lively night scene is composed of a myriad of rooftop and oceanfront lounges and bars, including:

  • Shangri La -- equipped with an indoor and outdoor seating area and warm fireplaces

  • 41 Ocean -- a lively bar equipped with a smooth dance floor 

  • The Bungalow at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel is a lively option during the weekdays and even daytime on the weekends as well.

  • Brick+Mortar is also a very popular spot for weekend brunches. It essentially transforms from enjoyable and delicious restaurants on the weekdays to a lively day party on the weekends.

Shopping:

With the newly remodeled and expanded Santa Monica Place, a large open mall that offers luxurious shopping options, including large retailers like Bloomingdales, Barney’s New York, and Nordstroms to name a few. Santa Monica Place is also home to Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss, DVF, All Saints and a variety of shops of the same caliber.
 

Cruising through Third Street Promenade, four blocks that expand on 3rd Street, where only pedestrians are allowed, houses a myriad of shops and restaurants. 

Schools:

Public:

  • Franklin Elementary School, grades K-5

  • McKinley Elementary School, grades K-5

  • Roosevelt Elementary School,  grades K-5

  • John Muir Elementary School,  grades K-5

  • Lincoln Middle School, grades 6-8

  • John Adams Middle School, grades 6-8

  • Santa Monica High School, grades 9-12


Private:

  • New Roads School, grades K-12

  • Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences, grades K-12