The Pier, the Promenade, the sun, the sea. Santa Monica offers its 84,084 residents the feel of a laid-back beach town, while still maintaining excellent access to exciting sites across Los Angeles. Not too far off the beaten path, Santa Monica locals enjoy arts and culture at the city’s Bergamot Station art complex; nature beckons, as Rustic Canyon and Temescal Canyon are just a stone’s throw away in the neighboring Pacific Palisades. Perched upon the Pacific Ocean with 343 days of annual sunshine and a community committed to eco-conscious lifestyle, Santa Monica is literally a breath of fresh air. A diverse business economy combined with excellent public services make for a great place to live.
The city of Santa Monica is situated on the Santa Monica Bay, and it is bound by the Pacific Palisades on the northwest, Brentwood on the north, West Los Angeles on the northeast, Mar Vista on the east, and Venice on the southeast.