Santa Monica is a town in California with a population of 92,495. 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
Santa Monica is fabulous! I've lived in or around this neighborhood for nearly 7 years and it just keeps getting better. The bike/scoot/walkability is phenomenal - and it's only steps to the beach. The community is warm and friendly, full of art and music, and the FOOD IS AMAZING. Seriously, you've got some of the best food in some of the most beautiful locations to be found anywhere. 10/10 love my home.
I've lived and/or worked in Santa Monica for over 12 years. In addition to it's gorgeous weather and beaches, Santa Monica is both family & pedestrian friendly, as well as a vacation destination and hot spot for evening events. Although Santa Monica has faced years of traffic congestion due to its popularity, however the City continues to strive to be environmentally conscious through offering fantastic public transportation--the new metrorail, (hulu) bike rental kiosks, becoming anti-smoking, and banning plastic bags. From healthy fast casual restaurants offering vegan cuisine, bistros and fresh sushi to high end restaurants...Santa Monica offers it all!
Santa Monica is an amazing place to live and THRIVE. Living here has drastically improved my overall well being which is all too important living in a major city such as Los Angeles. The city cares about their community and if there was anything I would change, it would be more opportunities to engage with my neighbors and events (however there already is a lot)!