It has its own Municipal Court, Airport, Department of Building and Safety, and shares a school district with Malibu, California (Santa Monica – Malibu Unified School District). Santa Monica is known for its mild year-round climate and casual environment, as well as for being easy to get around on foot or bike. With its steady tempo of energy throughout the day, Santa Monica s a prefect place for home.
At the center of Santa Monica is Third Street Promenade—a quintessentially Southern California experience. This three-block, pedestrian-only stretch boasts a vibrant street scene with outdoor dining, throngs of local and out-of-town visitors, street performers and terrific shopping along both sides of the street. Adjacent to the Promenade is Santa Monica Place, an outdoor shopping center featuring luxury retailers, gourmet restaurants and some of the best ocean views. located just blocks from the beach, Palisades Park and the iconic Santa Monica Pier.
Santa Monica is home of Los Angeles's Internet related startup companies know as "Silicon Beach"
Approximate Price Ranges for Santa Monica:
Homes north of Montana Avenue, 50X149 lot: $2.1 Mil (tear-down) to $10 Million
Homes north of Montana Avenue, 60X149 lot: $2.7 Mil (tear-down) to $30 Million+
South of Pico Blvd. Santa Monica Homes: $1.1Mil to $2 Mil
Santa Monica Condos and Townhomes: 450K to $3.5 Mil