An Area That Has So Much to Offer
Santa Monica is well known for its climate and convenient coastal location. Santa Monica is an upscale incorporated city with its own city council and voted city officials. It has an outstanding police department and fire department with its own city hall and courthouse. The residential areas of Santa Monica include Sunset Park and Ocean Park in the south parts of the city and the exclusive Montana area in north Santa Monica. Much of Santa Monica is dominated by expensive apartments an d condominiums leaving only five or six totally residential areas. Residents of north Santa Monica enjoy strolling along Montana, stopping for a latte or light snack at one of the cafes on the Boulevard.
The 3 rd Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place shopping mall provide great shopping and people watching. Because of the consistent weather, Santa Monica had become a famed resort town by the early 20th Century. The city experienced a boom in the late 1980s through the revitalization of its downtown core.
In addition to the wonderful climate and city services provided, Santa Monica is proud of its education quality, provided by its public school system. Schools such as Franklin, Roosevelt, Grant, and Will Rogers are all well known for providing quality education at the public school level.
San Vicente and Ocean Avenue provide a playground for serious joggers with Ocean Avenue providing views as far as Palos Verdes. Single family homes north of Wilshire start at $2,200,000 with condominiums in the same prestigious ar ea starting at just below $1,100,000. Single family homes located north of Montana start at $2,800,000 and can exceed $9,500,000 averaging at $4,000,000. The average sale price for a single family home in the city of Santa Monica is $2,500,000.