Santa Monica Real Estate
As a long time Santa Monica resident , I’m admittedly biased with my charming beach side city. From beautiful beaches to scenic bike rides to fancy restaurants, this Silicon Beach neighborhood has much to offer.
Santa Monica’s most iconic destination is the pier, which has been a Los Angeles tourist spot since 1909. With a roller coaster, modern Ferris wheel and local aquarium, and a great beach the pier has it all. Nearby Downtown Santa Monica offers the 3 rd Street promenade with high end shopping and dining.
Another one of my favorite spots in the summertime is the Annenberg Community Beach House.
Featuring a large pool and outdoor cafe its a perfect place to hang out and people watch. You will see large number of beach goers biking, rollerblading and nowadays whizzing buy on a electric bike or scooter.
Other attractions include the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market. The fresh flowers and produce at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market, located in the heart of the Santa Monica Promenade, are some of the very best in L.A. It’s open on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.
Ocean Park Neighborhood
Ocean Park, Santa Monica features low-crime rates and peaceful neighborhood feeling. Great schools also abound here. Four Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District elementary campuses have received the prestigious “Distinguished School” designation from the California Department of Education. They are:
Franklin Elementary School, Roosevelt Elementary School, Webster Elementary School and Point Dume Marine Science School
Basically everyone living here is no more than 8 blocks from the beach. If you like to walk and bike to the beach, than Santa Monica is your city, and the Ocean Park neighborhood is right next to where all the action is taking place.
Ocean Park is very popular place to live. And that’s why we see minimal real estate turnover of around 5% yearly, and surprisingly low inventory year to year. My specialty is finding Santa Monica Real Estate OFF market properties, and yes this can be a challenge with low turn over rates. In 2017, the median list price in Ocean Park was $1,700,000. The average price per square foot was $1000.
Sunset Park in Santa Monica shares a zip code with Ocean park (90405). However these 2 neighborhoods have a very different feel. Sunset Park has more of a slower paced residential feel and generally has more single family homes than in Ocean Park.
Sunset Park extends from Centinela Ave. (East) to Lincoln Blvd (West). Pico Blvd. makes up the Northern border and Dewey St. marks the Southern border. The Santa Monica Airport as well as Santa Monica College and John Adams Middle School occupy a large amount of space in the Ocean Park area.
Many of the houses in Sunset Park were originally built in the 1940s for aviation workers at the Douglas Aircraft Factory. many of these original homes remain, although the trend is on expanding or rebuilding these older homes to create more modern living spaces.