Welcome To

Santa Monica

Sunsets on the boardwalk, outdoor dining, and weekend mornings at the beach.

Welcome to Santa Monica

The coastal city of Santa Monica is a living postcard.

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 make it a destination known throughout the world.

This seaside city is named after Saint Monica, the mother of Saint Augustine, but the reason why remains undetermined. One telling says it was named by explorer Gaspar de Portolà, who camped there in 1769 and named it in honor of the feast day of Saint Monica. Another credits Father Juan Crespi, who claimed a pair of creeks known as the Kuruvunga Springs (technically located outside of Santa Monica’s border), were like the tears of Saint Monica, who, prior to her son’s conversion, wept nightly over his impiety.

What To Expect

Sunsets on the boardwalk, outdoor dining, and weekend mornings at the beach.

Popularized on the big screen, Santa Monica represents Southern California living around the world and the reality does not disappoint. Oceanside activities, stunning panoramas, candy-hued building abound in this dreamy beach neighborhood.

The Lifestyle

Vibrant, cultured, and low-key luxe.

Occupying a pristine stretch of the Pacific, Santa Monica emanates a casual coolness. The boardwalk welcomes joggers, bikers, and bladers, with much of local life revolving around the water. Yogis flock, attracted by some of the city’s best and most plentiful studios.

Unexpected Appeal

World-renowned designers and endless retail.

Despite Santa Monica’s laid-back vibe, it takes its shopping seriously. Between the contemporary chains lining the Third Street Promenade and an upscale, open-air mall that houses Barney’s, Tiffany & Co., and Louis Vuitton, there is no shortage of options.

The Market

Expansive single-family homes and contemporary apartment complexes.

Santa Monica presents a diverse range of housing style, all centrally located and boasting spectacular ocean access. Its residents occupy single-family homes along quaint, tree-lined streets, modern beachfront houses near the bustling boardwalk, and amenity-rich apartment buildings.

You'll Fall In Love With

Sunshine, ocean breezes, and idyllic views as far as the eye can see.

Los Angeles is generally known for its mild climate, but Santa Monica may well be the jewel in the city’s meteorological crown. It averages 310 days of sunshine per year, with cerulean skies and a pleasant, near-constant ocean breeze. Daytime temperatures are typically in the low 70s and rarely rise above 83 degrees.
 
 
 
 
 

Overview for Santa Monica, CA

97,514 people live in Santa Monica, where the median age is 40.2 and the average individual income is $77,549.37. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

97,514

Total Population

40.2 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$77,549.37

Average individual Income

Schools in Santa Monica, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Santa Monica. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
St Monica Catholic Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Garden Of Angels School
PRIVATE
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Roosevelt Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Santa Monica Montessori
PRIVATE
K - 7th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Olympic High (Continuation)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Crossroads School For Arts & Sciences
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Waldorf Early Childhood Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
John Muir Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Santa Monica Alternative (K-8)
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Ps 1 Pluralistic School
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
Waldorf Early Childhood Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Pacifica Christian High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
1st - 9th
No rating available
Acton Academy Venice Beach
PRIVATE
1st - 9th
No rating available
Lighthouse Church School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Will Rogers Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5

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