Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsA+
- Crime & SafetyC
- Good for FamiliesA+
- Cost of LivingD+
- Health & FitnessA+
- Outdoor ActivitiesA+
Santa Monica is a town in California with a population of 92,078. Santa Monica is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Santa Monica offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Santa Monica there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Santa Monica and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Santa Monica are highly rated.
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Santa Monica Reviews
Great experience! Unfortunately, too many homeless people. It’s really changed since I grew up there and graduated in 1981. But the weather is perfect! It starts off with an overcast morning leading into beautiful sunshine by noon. Not to be missed!
I absolutely love living in Santa Monica! The beach is beautiful, streets are clean and full with life. People around here are very kind. There’s an abundance of nice restaurants, bars, and stores. It is definitely filled with tourism but other than that, Santa Monica is the perfect spot to settle in!
Santa Monica is marvelous! I was born, raised, and am currently living here, and it just keeps progressing. The eco-friendly transportation is remarkable - and it's right on the beach. The neighborhood is cordial and helpful, full of art and music, and the FOOD IS ASTONISHING. The best bakery is Sweet Lady Jane.