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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Wilshire/Montana is a neighborhood in Santa Monica, California with a population of 15,728. Wilshire/Montana is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Wilshire/Montana offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Wilshire/Montana there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Wilshire/Montana and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Wilshire/Montana are highly rated.
About Wilshire/Montana...
Population
15,728

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$987,103
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,941
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    82%
  • Own
    18%
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Wilshire/Montana Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$105,514
National
$55,322
Families with Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    47%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Wilshire/Montana Reviews

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Fortunate to live here because of amazing city services (fantastic libraries, city beach club, best community college, superb public schools, thoughtful about transportation with light rail arriving soon), perfect climate, "Los Angeles at the beach", thoughtful about the environment--with the exception of over-building, and too many tourists!
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Santa Monica is an amazing place to live. The people are incredibly smart and diverse. It's not nearly as expensive as other world-class areas like Manhattan and San Francisco. Overall I would live here for the foreseeable future. I wish there were even more businesses based here but LA is not a financial center like SF or NYC so I get it.
The crime in Santa Monica is almost nonexistent. I rarely see anyone doing anything wrong. No needles on the street or public drug users. The worst thing I saw someone do was steal a pie from Whole Foods. I definitely hate the parking enforcement though they suck horribly. Other than that SM is awesome.