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  1. Public Schools
    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 13,383. 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
13,383

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$874,573
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,585
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    84%
  • Own
    16%
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Pico Rankings

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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

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$67,538
National
$55,322
Families with Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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Pico Reviews

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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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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.
Santa Monica is a cool place to live because of the artistic atmosphere,There is a lot of diversity in ethnicities and beliefs. For a college student, it is hard to find other young people who actually live in Santa Monica because the cost of living is very pricey. When you meet someone at santa monica college they are likely to tell you that they commute to the school from a farther city.