Santa Monica

This playful beachfront city offers superb year round weather and a luxurious ambiance with close proximity to the beach.

Iconic Beach Community

Bordered by Malibu, the Pacific Palisades, Venice, Brentwood, Westwood and Beverly Hills, Santa Monica is surrounded by affluent neighborhoods and iconic Los Angeles communities. The soothing beach ambiance combined with its luxury real estate offerings make Santa Monica one of the most coveted places to live in Los Angeles.
The city became a famed resort town in the early 20th century and has been progressively building its reputation ever since. 

Real Estate Insights

Offering a mix of single-family homes, condos, and apartments, Santa Monica has a variety of home styles and options depending on residents’ needs. Homes range in price from $600,000 to over $2,500,000 with a median sale price of $1,285,000.

People and Lifestyle

This playful beachfront city offers superb year round weather, a crisp ambiance with close proximity to the beach, and easy access to the 10 freeway and PCH. An active and beach-oriented community, residents find it hard to remain indoors and enjoy spending time outside soaking up the sun.

Santa Monica is also equipped with an abundance of healthy restaurants, fitness studios, hiking trails, and 5-star caliber hotels to accompany its healthy-minded residents’ lifestyles. Stretching over a relatively large area, many small businesses, corporate offices, and restaurants and shops are located in Santa Monica, as well as quiet, private residential areas sufficiently removed from the crowds yet close enough to enjoy all the community’s amenities.

Santa Monica is highly sought after by young professionals as well as families with its fresh atmosphere and eco-friendly encouraged living. With many schools, grocery stores, and parks in the area, Santa Monica is a great place to raise a family. It also offers a variety of fine dining and nightlife options, making it a great place for recent graduates and young adults just starting out. It’s been referred to as the “City of Inspiration” as well as “The Pearl of the Pacific.” 

Insider Tips

Santa Monica’s iconic pier offers an 85-foot-tall, solar powered Ferris wheel, an aquarium underneath, twilight concerts, as well as the ever popular 3rd Street Promenade, which is full of shopping and dining for any individual’s needs. A pedestrian outdoor mall, the 3rd Street Promenade offers a variety of upscale and larger chain stores, from Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, and Tiffany to The Gap, Lululemon, and H&M, as well as a plethora of restaurant options, including Sonoma Wine Garden and True Food Kitchen. 

There are also many fine dining and nightlife options along Ocean Avenue, including BOA Steakhouse, and L.A. icon The Ivy Restaurant. Several of the luxury hotels in the area also offer opportunities to dine, drink, and dance; The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows has a hopping nightlife scene in their Bungalow lounge and the Shangri La hotel’s famous rooftop is  a great place to enjoy a cocktail and watch the sunset.

Santa Monica is an ideal location for residents and tourists to enjoy its prime location and spectacular views along the coastline. 

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Arlene is committed to the highest standards of excellence, integrity, and service to faithfully serve her clients. Arlene Rutenberg is a premier luxury real estate broker in Southern California with vast experience in the Los Angeles Westside real estate market and an extensive international network of clients, real estate agents, and partners.

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