Welcome to Santa Monica
Santa Monica combines the laid-back charm of a beach resort with world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
While Santa Monica State Beach and the shimmering water of the Pacific Ocean stretches along Santa Monica’s south-western edge, the city is bordered on all other sides by Los Angeles. This means Santa Monica has long been the favored beach destination of Hollywood’s entertainment industry elite: a place where the glamor of Los Angeles meets the quintessentially Californian ambiance of a sun-kissed beach town.
Away from the beautiful waterfront, Santa Monica is an exciting and dynamic city in its own right, with its various neighborhoods providing a wide array of attractions and amenities. Third Street Promenade and the Downtown area are the place to go for nighttime entertainment, with lively streets full of street performers, comedy clubs, and chic cocktail lounges. Main Street runs alongside the waterfront and is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy life at any time of day or night, with inviting patio cafes neighboring hip bars.
Santa Monica is a world-class shopping destination, with many Hollywood A-listers known to frequent its fashion boutiques. Mid-City provides an abundance of Santa Monica’s best high-end outlets, alongside The Broad Stage Theater, Bergamot Station art galleries, and many upscale restaurants. Montana Avenue is another outstanding option for food and fashion, with more than 150 cafes and restaurants. Ocean Park Boulevard and Pico Boulevard are perhaps Santa Monica’s trendiest neighborhoods, with a youthful exuberance to its art-lined streets, open-aired restaurants, and one-of-a-kind clothing boutiques.
The restaurants of Ocean Avenue and Santa Monica Pier can’t be beaten for fresh seafood. Santa Monica’s incredible diversity of neighborhoods and amenities is perfectly encapsulated by Wilshire Avenue, which runs for 12 miles between Palisades Park and Douglas Park, containing a wide-ranging selection of outstanding stores and restaurants.
The luxury real estate offered in Santa Monica includes exquisite high-end condos and apartment complexes with stunning ocean views. The most desirable properties include dazzling oceanfront homes, with spacious and impeccably-designed interiors opening out onto the golden sands of the Pacific.