Located in the southwest corner of Santa Monica is the Ocean Park neighborhood. This neighborhood has a mix of older smaller homes and apartment buildings and condos. Several housing towers are located along the beach. The area ha s a funky, artsy feel similar in manner to its neighbor Venice Beach. Many Santa Monica residents come t o shop/browse on Main Street, home of many boutiques and restaurants. Main Street also host s a weekly farmer’s market on Sundays. SMASH (an alternative school) and John Muir elementary schools are located in the neighborhood. Olympic High, an alternative high school, and Santa Monica High School are also located in the area.
Sunset Park is a residential neighborhood located between Pico Boulevard and the southern city limits and Lincoln Boulevard and eastern city limits. It is composed primarily of single-family housing. Most of the homes are small one-story houses built in the 1940s for workers at the Douglas Aircraft Factory . Remodeled or rebuilt homes are upscale. Sunset Park is part of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. Will Rogers and Grant elementary schools and John Adams Middle School are locate d in the neighborhood. Santa Monica College , a two-year community college, is also located in Sunset Park. Santa Monica Airport , one of the busiest single-runway airports in the nation, is located along the southern borders of the neighborhood. Clover Park is a large park in the area with recreation facilities.