Santa Monica CA Homes & Real Estate
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Moving to Santa Monica?
Santa Monica is a beautiful beachfront city in western Los Angeles County and home to about 92,000 residents. Nestled along the shore of the Pacific Ocean bordered by Pacific Palisades, Venice Beach, and Brentwood, Santa Monica is known for its developing environmental and sustainability strategies, oceanfront estates and condominiums and is coveted as one of the best places to live in Los Angeles County. If you love a relaxed, laid-back lifestyle, want to be close to the beach, enjoy waterfront restaurants and one of the 10 most sustainable cities in the country, Santa Monica is it. Together with nearby Venice Beach and Alsace, Santa Monica has been given the nickname Silicon Beach. Many tech firms have moved to Santa Monica from startups to larger Internet tech companies. It's home to several businesses, high-rise office complexes, and eco-friendly transportation systems. The famous Metro line travels between downtown Santa Monica and downtown Los Angeles connecting several cities together.
5 Unique Reasons to Move to Santa Monica?
While Santa Monica might not be for everyone, there are some major reasons to consider this beautiful seaside town as opposed to other Los Angeles neighborhoods. For one, it has the most powerful rent-controlled laws in the country. There are several rent-controlled spaces and buildings in Santa Monica. You can find the right location and the right property so that by choosing a rent-controlled unit, no landowners can apply more rent than what is prescribed by the government and you only pay the market rent.
A variety of living options. We already know that you're going to get the same sunshine as you would anywhere in Los Angeles County but the living options are really endless. One a single-family home? You got it! Luxury apartment or complex? Yes! High-rise oceanview apartment? We can do that! But of course, you get what you pay for. Whether it's the secluded life, beachfront bungalow, high-rise penthouse overlooking the beach, or a beautiful single-family home tucked away surrounded by landscaping and lush foliage, you can find it in Santa Monica.
Great opportunities. Tired of the LA cliché? You don't have to be a celebrity or a beach bum to live in Santa Monica. You'll have just about every opportunity in the book from artistic flair, to surfing, business-minded, college student, professional, young family, retiree, the list is endless. There are great opportunities and diversity in Santa Monica, and probably some of the most diverse of anywhere in Los Angeles.
A great school system. Now, while this doesn't apply to everyone, if you have school-age children, Santa Monica is the place to be. It's a school system stands out and is known for his excellence. It's a separate incorporate city from Los Angeles and has a separate school system. It makes its own rules and hires its own teachers. It has a higher ranking of schools than other Los Angeles areas and is one of the major reasons parents and families with children or at least school-age children decide to make a move to Santa Monica.
You don't really have to go anywhere else. You can get to the beach, the parks, great schools, the grocery store, your favorite coffee shop, fabulous bistros, nightly entertainment, and on, and on, and on. Everything can be biked to, walked to, or is a short drive from most homes and properties in Santa Monica. Because living here is convenient to the downtown area, you're just a short distance on public transportation or by car to the LA scene, but you don't have as much noise. Many of the neighborhoods are quieter, tree-lined, and a little more laid-back.
Santa Monica Real Estate
So what do homes cost in Santa Monica? The median home price is about $1.3 million and while that might seem like a lot, you'll find a lot of studio apartments, lofts, and condos for less than $500,000 as well as multimillion-dollar luxury estates and bungalows over two or $3 million. The median rent is quite affordable at about $1800 and 71% of residents in Santa Monica rent their homes. For a luxury lease in Santa Monica, Santa Monica rentals, or all homes for sale in Santa Monica, contact my office below. I'd love to personally introduce you to this beautiful oceanfront community and help you find the right home for your needs and your budget.