Santa Monica

Where the ocean meets opulence and surf meets sophistication.

Welcome to Santa Monica

Santa Monica is a true oasis where the city's lively atmosphere combines effortlessly with beachside tranquility. Meander through pedestrian-friendly streets where boutiques sport the latest fashions and sea-scented breezes make every moment feel like a holiday. From sun-up to sundown and beyond, this vibrant locale is a buzzing tapestry of luxe living and oceanic allure.
 

What to Love

  • Excellent schools
  • Fantastic ocean views
  • Pedestrian paradise: Leave the car; explore by foot
  • A globally sought-after locale
  • Investment nirvana: Your home’s value is always trending up
  • The blissful blend of city thrills and beach chills, all in one
  • Outstanding restaurants

Local Lifestyle

Life in Santa Monica offers a lush mix of urban energy and laid-back beach vibes. Imagine starting your day in a high-rise penthouse, jogging along sun-kissed sands by afternoon, and perhaps launching your next startup by evening. Yes, entrepreneurial spirits will find their muses here. The city’s liveliness is accented with the twang of a pickleball hitting the court — a community favorite that encapsulates the area’s charming yet kinetic lifestyle.
 

Dining and Shopping

For those who find solace in culinary adventures, R+D Kitchen is a sanctuary of savory delights in a posh setting. The atmosphere elevates comfort dining to an art form. Similarly, Spumoni Pizza Restaurant sends your taste buds on an Italian escapade without needing a passport. The ambiance? Bellissimo! If you desire a side of sun, surf, and sport with your meal, Big Dean’s Ocean Front Cafe delivers a laid-back yet luxe experience, underscored by the ceaseless symphony of Pacific waves.
 
Never miss a beat when you stroll along the always-bustling Promenade on 3rd Street. It’s not just shopping; it’s an expedition into the very soul of high-end retail. Plus, the grandeur doesn't end there. Main Street offers a carnival of cuisines, eclectic boutiques, and energetic street festivals that morph the avenue into a lively concourse of local celebration.
 

Things to Do

Clover Park is an outdoor haven where Santa Monica's cosmopolitan flair takes a bow and lets nature shine. Sand volleyball courts, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, wide-open spaces, and even a fitness course create a refreshing escape within city bounds. For those who prefer their green with an ocean view, Palisades Park provides serenity elevated — quite literally. Situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific, this beloved park offers awe-inspiring vistas while you unwind or work out, making your daily routine anything but ordinary.
 
The Open Main Street Festival is an annual celebration that transforms the city's iconic Main Street into a vibrant and lively hub of arts and community. Featuring live music, art exhibits, delicious cuisine from local restaurants, and an array of family-friendly activities, it's a must-attend event that embodies the spirit of Santa Monica's fun and creative community.
 
Santa Monica Pier offers a myriad of exciting activities. You can take a leisurely stroll along the iconic wooden planks, savor delicious treats from the various food vendors, and even enjoy thrilling rides at Pacific Park, an amusement park located right on the pier.
 

Schools

  • Lincoln Middle School
  • Roosevelt Elementary
  • Franklin Elementary
  • CrossRoads School for the Arts
  • Palisades Preschool
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Overview for Santa Monica, CA

92,945 people live in Santa Monica, where the median age is 43 and the average individual income is $82,680. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

92,945

Total Population

43 years

Median Age

High

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

$82,680

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Santa Monica, CA

Santa Monica has 46,719 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Santa Monica do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 92,945 people call Santa Monica home. The population density is 14,587.013 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

92,945

Total Population

High

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

43

Median Age

49.4 / 50.6%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
46,719

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$82,680

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Single
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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Around Santa Monica, CA

There's plenty to do around Santa Monica, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

83
Very Walkable
Walking Score
97
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score
70
Excellent Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Portal Floral Studio, B Fearless Fitness, and Maximum Output.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 1.09 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.01 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.97 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.97 miles 32 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.83 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.04 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars

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