Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsA+
- Crime & SafetyNG
- Good for FamiliesA+
- Cost of LivingD+
- Health & FitnessA+
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
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.
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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!
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.