Santa Monica is comprised of several neighborhoods. The following is a brief description of what Santa Monica real estate is comprised of.
North of San Vicente
San Vicente Boulevard is the northernmost major street in Santa Monica. Homes north of San Vicente Blvd are among the most expensive in Los Angeles County and often contain views of the Pacific Ocean or the Santa Monica Canyon. Lot sizes vary between 15,000 sq feet up to 60,000 sq feet. Home prices range from $5 million to $30 million, many of which are gated estates.
North of Montana
The area south of San Vicente and north of Montana Avenue consists of larger family homes, commonly on 7,500 square foot lots. The Gillette’s Regent Square tract, developed by King Gillette – the razor blade manufacturer, are 9,000 square foot lots. Prices range from roughly $2.5 million up to $10 million.
North of Wilshire
The area north of Wilshire and south of Montana is a primarily residential neighborhood. There are many mid-sized homes and condominiums. The home prices range from roughly $1.5 million to $4.5 million.
Downtown Santa Monica
Downtown Santa Monica is bounded by Wilshire Boulevard to north, Colorado Avenue to the south, 2nd Street to the west and 14th Street to the east. The residences in the downtown area are predominantly condos and apartments, especially in the western portion of this area. Homes in this area commonly sell in the range of $750K to $1.5M.
Midtown Santa Monica
Midtown Santa Monica stretches from 14th street to Centinela on its west and east borders, and from Wilshire Boulevard to Olympic Boulevard at its north and south borders. This part of Santa Monica alternates between wide commercial thoroughfares and quieter residential streets. Homes in this area commonly sell in the range of $750K to $1.5M.
Ocean Avenue a major thoroughfare in Santa Monica that runs along Palisades Park, with a view overlooking the Santa Monica Beach. The real estate along Ocean Avenue is highly sought after. Most residences have a full view of the beach and ocean, some extending from Palos Verdes all the way to Malibu. Home prices are typically found in the range of $2M to $12M.
The Pico district is a corridor that straddles the 10 freeway, Lincoln Boulevard on the west, Centinela Avenue on the east, Olympic Ave to the north and Pico Boulevard to the south. Santa Monica High School and Santa Monica College are both in the Pico district. Homes in this area sell roughly from $750K to $1.5M.
Located in the southwest corner of Santa Monica is the Ocean Park neighborhood. It has a broad mix of older, smaller homes, apartment buildings, large homes near the beach and condos. The area has a beach feel, homegrown, and artsy aesthetic. Home prices range from $750K to $5M.
Sunset Park is a residential neighborhood located between Pico Boulevard and the southern city limits and Lincoln Boulevard and eastern city limits. It is composed primarily of single-family residences. Homes in this areas range in price from $850K to $2M.