Santa Monica History and Community Information

One visit to Santa Monica, California and its easy to understand why its considered one of the BEST neighborhoods for you and your family to live in. 

Santa Monica is a city filled with delightful attractions, beautiful weather, and amazing services – best of all, it has something for everyone.  Only Santa Monica boasts a world renowned Third Street Promenade shopping district that  embodies the best of shopping.  Street performers line the street at night as you peruse the shops of Santa Monica.  Even better, as you stroll along the Promenade to shop, feel free to stop by Santa Monica’s vast and beautiful beaches.  Located on the coast of Southern California in the city of West Los Angeles, Santa Monica is surrounded by three of California’s finest cities: Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, and Venice.  The weather is as perfect as the city: as you walk along the streets of Santa Monica, you’ll feel a nice breeze from the ocean blowing gently against you while some bright and warm sunlight cozily shines on you.  Situated in a very compact and walk – able 8.3 square miles, Santa Monica is one of Southern California’s most relaxing and charming cities; one visit and you’ll see why it’ll become your coastal getaway.

Environmentally Friendly

It has one of the most respected and well-run public transportation systems in the nation.  Thus, the rich culture of the entire city is easily accesible and convenient for everyone who lives in Santa Monica.  Secondly, the city maintains itself thoroughly and Santa Monica is known as one of the most clean and modern cities of Southern California.  Its stellar image combined with its relaxing atmosphere and great weather have drawn in residents ranging from families looking for the perfectly nice neighborhood to celebrities looking for a coastal getaway.   Santa Monica, CA real estate continues to be a hot commodity today for those very reasons.

Like to stay fit and healthy?

Santa Monica has a world famous beach that is known for its beauty as well its vast shores.  The city has bike trails that range from easy to extremely difficult – a must for any serious bike ridier.  Santa Monica’s assortment of outdoor recreational activities are extremely diverse and numerous.  Its Ocean Park neighborhood, for example, is well known for its surfing and skateboarding communities – referred to as “Dogtown”  (A recent movie was named after these communities). With a population of 84,084 friendly and nice people, Santa Monica is one of the premier places to live in Los Angeles!

Film and Entertainment Industries

Santa Monica is currently a hotbed for celebrities as they begin to move away from Beverly Hills into a much calmer area.  Santa Monica, located near the heart of the entertainment industry, is one of the top real estate choices for those that work in the industry of glitz and glamour.  Should you find yourself walking down 3rd St. Promenade, keep an eye out for famous actors and actresses!



If you are an avid shopper, you’ll find everything you want here.  From exotic imported shoes to beautifully futuristic cars, there is nothing you cannot find here in Santa Monica.  This city owns one of the most renowned shopping areas in the world known as 3rd St. Promenade.  There is essentially an endless amount of places you can shop at.  (Just don’t forget your VISA card).  Main Street is well known for its huge amount of quality designer stores and its fine tasting restaurants.



The Santa Monica Pier

Words cannot describe the historic beauty of The Santa Monica Pier.  Built in 1908 it’s long history is a reflection of its ability to remain one of Santa Monica’s best attractions.  At the pier you will find the historic Looff Hippodrome building and carousel and will also find numerous restaurants, shops, entertainment venues, and even a fishing balcony.  For more information feel free to call 310.458.8900.


Hotels in Santa Monica are beautifully built and well made to cater to each individual’s taste.  Whether you are on a business trip or your relatives are visiting you in Santa Monica, there will always be a luxurious and comfortable hotel around the corner.  Apartments are equally amazing as many have been newly constructed or remodeled to accomadate the influx of people moving to Santa Monica.  The same can be said for the Santa Monica houses.  It’s no wonder people love to live in this city!

UCLA Discovery Center

The newest Pier attraction is actually underneath the Pier at 1600 Ocean Front Walk. This high-tech, interactive aquarium includes a wall aquarium, “wet labs,” and tidepool exhibits that focus on the delicate ecology of the Pacific Ocean. Admission is $3. The Center is open to the public Saturdays and Sundays only from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (310) 393-6149.

Muscle Beach

Looking to stay fit?  This is the perfect attraction for you to go to.  Famous body builders have used and still use this site for their daily work out routines.  Currently, it is south of Santa Monica Pier and is in progress of restoration.

International Chess Park

Love the game of chess?  In the beachfront of Ocean Front Walk you can pick up games of Chess with players ranging from the amateur to professional level.  A must for the board game lover.

Palisades Park

A lovely 26 acre park that boasts a cliff overlooking the vast Pacific ocean.  It offers a breathtaking view of Malibu and Palos Verdes.  It’s a great place to visit if you like to go jogging or walking in nature.  It’s abundance of green grass, exotic flowers, and trees makes it a sight to behold.