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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
Pico is a neighborhood in Santa Monica, California with a population of 16,469. Pico is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Pico offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Pico there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Pico and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Pico are highly rated.
About Pico...
Population
16,469

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$435,621
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,411
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    85%
  • Own
    15%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$64,453
National
$55,322
Families with Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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I have lived in Santa Monica for nearly 11 years and have seen the area grow beyond realistic capacity. New construction and traffic are terrible and the "beach town" feeling is fading with the rising population and the rising rents.

Santa Monica will likely become too crowded for many of us who moved here to get away from the feeling of living in a busy city and the rent control apartments.

Overall though,Santa Monica is a great place to live. There are great place to eat, good schools, plenty of yoga studios and gyms and decent public transportation.We complain about the growth but it is still one of the most desired places to live in the country.
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I believe that public services in this area are okay. There seems to be good reaction times from police/fire stations and the police routinely drive around neighborhoods. One public service they seem to overdo is parking attendants, they will sit and wait in front of your meter, waiting for it to expire. Seems a little ridiculous in my opinion.

I believe that littering on the beach should be more strictly enforced. However, I am thankful that Santa Monica is progressing towards more green laws.

An issue that needs to be addressed is the increase of homeless persons in the area. This needs to be dealt with on a state level. 12% of LA is now living homeless. This is unacceptable because many are mentally ill and can not afford the medications and help they so desperately need. We need to stop picking up homeless people and dumping them in the ghetto. That is not a solution.
Apartment buildings in my area are average. There are no abandoned homes but are some vacant apartments. In my neighborhood there are no worst reside in the area. The neighborhood is peacefull, calm and quiet.