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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D
  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
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    NG

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$780,758
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,651
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    82%
  • Own
    18%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$71,792
National
$55,322
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    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.