If your heart is longing for long stretches of beach and endless sunny days, Santa Monica is the perfect city for you. On average, the 90,000 residents of Santa Monica enjoy 310 sun drenched days per year. Bordered by Los Angeles, Brentwood and Venice, the city is situated on the ocean. Downtown revitalization efforts during the 1980s developed the vibrant resort community that exists today.
The Santa Monica Pier, built in 1909, is an icon that has been featured in many movies and television shows through the years. The pier’s carousel is a designated national historic landmark. The pier’s many attractions, events and restaurants draw thousands each day.
Three distinctly unique main shopping areas offer both upscale shopping to eclectic boutiques providing shoppers with the opportunity to discover that truly special item. The Third Street Promenade is a closed street downtown allowing pedestrians to leisurely shop then dine in fine dining or casual restaurants.
Palisades Park is a park high on the sandstone bluffs above the beach. Instantly recognizable from movies and television shows, this 26.4-acre park is perfect for an afternoon stroll to examine various pieces of public art or a morning spent gazing at the Pacific Ocean. The Santa Monica Stairs conveniently connects the park with the beach below.
Adhering to very environmentally focused policies, the city of Santa Monica was one the first in the nation adopt a sustainability plan. The local Office of Sustainability and the Environment maintains high standards for water conservation, waste reduction and green building for new structures.
Conveniently located off of Interstate 10, Santa Monica’s proximity to Los Angeles has made it an ideal shooting location for many television shows and movies. Shows, such as Baywatch, NCIS: Los Angeles and Three’s Company have shot in and around the area. Movies such as It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and Rocky III have also included shots of local architectural elements and sights into their films.
If you are looking for an ideal beach location with cultural activities and great food choices, your new home awaits you in Santa Monica, CA.