Santa Monica Real Estate

Santa Monica is a oceanfront city located within Los Angeles County. Although currently diverse and home to professionals, surfers, and celebrities with a mixture of both homeowners and renters, the city is becoming more gentrified. Santa Monica's numerous parks, outdoor shopping districts, and oceanfront location make the city one of the most desirable communities on the Westside of Los Angeles. Santa Monica real estate includes both multi-unit buildings and single-family homes, the grandest of which can be found North of Montana or on La Mesa Drive. Santa Monica neighborhoods include: La Mesa Drive/North of San Vicente, North of Montana Avenue, Gillette Regent Square, Ocean Avenue, North of Wilshire, Downtown Santa Monica, Midtown Santa Monica, Pico District, Ocean Park Neighborhood, and Sunset Park Neighborhood. For more Santa Monica information and additional Santa Monica real estate info, read below.

Santa Monica Real Estate

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Santa Monica Information

Santa Monica is located within the 90402, 90401, 90403, 90404, and 90405 zip codes and is bordered by Pacific Palisades and Brentwood to the north; the Pacific Ocean to the west; Venice to the south; Palms-Mar Vista to the southeast; and West LA to the east.

Incorporated in 1886, Santa Monica was a famous resort town by the early 20th century due to its oceanfront location and a Mediterranean climate. The Santa Monica motto is "Fortunate people in a fortunate land."

In addition to being used as a backdrop in many movies, television shows, and video games, Santa Monica was depicted as "Bay City" in numerous Raymond Chandler novels.

Third Street Promanade, Palisades Park, Santa Monica Pier, and The Annenberg Community Beach House are among the most popular sites in Santa Monica. Third Street Promanade is an outdoor pedestrian-only shopping district, along Third Street between Broadway and Wilshire Boulevard, with shops, restaurants, and street performers. Palisades Park is a strip of park situated atop the bluffs along Ocean Avenue and among the top locations for sunsets in all of Los Angeles. The Annenberg Community Beach House is a beach-front facility open to the public in what was once the guest house of the Marion Davies mansion.

The area around the Davies mansion became known as the Gold Coast as the area attracted people of both wealth and fame. Stretching along Pacific Coast Highway ("PCH") between Santa Monica Canyon and the Santa Monica Pier it became a fashionable location for discrete celebrities to build beach homes in the 1930s. Following the lead of Will Rogers and Marion Davies, actors with homes along the Gold Coast included Cary Grant, Greta Garbo, Norma Talmadge, Peter Lawford, and Douglas Fairbanks, who spent his last years living along the famed strip of beachfront property.

Santa Monica has a reputation as a progressive community through its environmentally-friendly and sustainable policies and public services, including curbside recycling, community gardens, alternative fuels for public vehicles, renewable energy in public buildings, cleanup of the Santa Monica Bay, farmer's markets, and an extensive city bus system. Santa Monica has also been recognized as a bicycle-friendly community by the League of American Bicyclists on multiple occasions and leads Los Angeles County in terms of bicycle programming and infrastructure.

Aircraft was a big part of the city's industry with The Douglas Company, which later became McDonnell Douglas, located within Santa Monica from 1921 until 1968. The company expanded exponentially during World War II and was vital to the war effort. In fact, set designers from the Warner Bros. Studios prepared elaborate camouflage disguises to defend against possible air attacks on the factory and airfield.

Famous Santa Monica Estates and Homes:

  • Horatio West Court: An early example of attached housing units with access for both pedestrians and vehicles. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and Santa Monica Historic Landmark No. 10. Architect: Irving Gill
  • 1911 La Mesa Drive (aka: Strick House): The only home in the United States designed by renowned Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. Santa Monica Historic Landmark No. 58. Architect: Oscar Niemeyer
  • 2009 La Mesa Drive: 1926. Former Kathryn Grayson Estate
  • 2034 La Mesa Drive (aka: John Byers (Third) Residence): Santa Monica Historic Landmark No. 52. Architect: John Byers
  • 2101 La Mesa Drive (aka: Zimmers House): Santa Monica Historic Landmark No. 85. Architect: John Byers
  • 2121 La Mesa Drive: Architect: Peter Choate
  • 2612 Main Street (aka: First Roy Jones House): Former home of Roy Jones, son of Santa Monica's Founder. Once located on Ocean Avenue. Currently houses the California Heritage Museum. Santa Monica Historic Landmark No. 9. Architect: Sumner P. Hunt
  • 401 Ocean Avenue (aka: Henry Weyse/Charles Morris House): Santa Monica Historic Landmark No. 22. Architect: Robert D. Farquhar
  • 130 Adelaide Drive (aka: Second Roy Jones House): Former home of Roy Jones, son of Santa Monica's Founder, Marion Hargrove, Ramon Novarro, Najeeb Halaby, and Queen Noor of Jordan. Santa Monica Historic Landmark No. 34. Architect: Robert D. Farquhar (attributed)
  • 142 Adelaide Drive (aka: Henry Weaver House): Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and Santa Monica Historic Landmark No. 20. Architects: Milwaukee Building Company
  • 236 Adelaide Drive (aka: Isaac Milbank House): Former home of Isaac Milbank. Santa Monica Historic Landmark No. 42. Architects: Meyer & Holler / Milwaukee Building Company
  • 406 Adelaide Drive (aka: Gillis House): Santa Monica Historic Landmark No. 26. Architect: Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey
  • 710 Adelaide Place (aka: Zuni House, The Mrs. L.K. Worrell House, or The First Grofe House): Santa Monica Historic Landmark No. 50. Architect: Robert Stacey-Judd
  • 147 Georgina Avenue (aka: R.D. Farquhar Residence): Former residence of Robert D. Farquhar. Once located at 628 San Vicente Boulevard. Santa Monica Historic Landmark No. 55. Architect: Robert D. Farquhar
  • 317 Georgina Avenue (aka: A. McFadden Residence): Santa Monica Historic Landmark No. 48. Architects: Weber, Staunton, and Spaulding
  • 404 Georgina Avenue (aka: Byers Adobe Residence and MacBennel House): Santa Monica Historic Landmark No. 61. Architect: John Byers
  • 1602 Georgina Avenue (aka: Carrillo House): 1925 California adobe. Architect: John Byers
  • 331 Palisades Avenue: Santa Monica Historic Landmark No. 65. Architect: Frank Meline
  • 514 Palisades Avenue (aka: F.R. Siebert House): Santa Monica Historic Landmark No. 86. Architect: A.C. Siebert
  • 822 3rd Street (aka: Vanity Fair Apartments): Santa Monica Historic Landmark No. 25. Architect: Carl R. Henderson
  • 2504 3rd Street (aka: Charles Warren Brown House): Santa Monica Historic Landmark No. 35. Architect: Charles Warren Brown
  • 2523 3rd Street (aka: Merle Norman House): Former home of Merle Norman. Santa Monica Historic Landmark No. 32. Architect: Ellis G. Martin
  • 321 Palisades Beach Road (aka: Marion Davies Estate North Guest House): Former guest house of Marion Davies's estate developed by William Randolph Hurst. Once part of the Oceanhouse, a hotel, and the Sand & Sea Club, a limited-membership beach club. Currently houses The Annenberg Community Beach House, a facility open to the public. Santa Monica Historic Landmark No. 16. Architect: Julia Morgan
  • 1002 22nd Street (aka: Gehry House): 1978. A deconstructed and modernized Dutch Colonial. Home of architect Frank Gehry. Architects: Frank O. Gehry and Associates
  • 943 Centinela Avenue: 1992 Contemporary. Architect: John Powell
  • 242 Mabery Road (aka: Casa California): 2000. Architect: Lewin Wertheimer
  • 700 Kingman Avenue: 2008 contemporary architectural home. Architects: Melinda Gray and Rob Hussey
  • 562 Stassi Lane: 2006 contemporary architectural home. Featured in Architectural Digest. Former home of Rob Morrow. Architect: Melinda Gray

Notable and Celebrity Santa Monica Residents (Past and Present):

  • Sean Penn: Actor
  • Robert Redford: Actor, Director, and Producer
  • Bob Dylan: Musician
  • Suzanne Vega: Musician
  • Tom Jones: Singer
  • Robert Downey, Jr.: Actor
  • Shirley Temple: Former Child Actress and Diplomat
  • Jane Fonda: Actress, Political Activist, Former Fashion Model and Fitness Guru
  • Marion Davies: Actress, Producer, and Sreenwriter. Mistress of William Randolph Hearst
  • Kenneth Anger: Filmmaker, Actor, and Author of Hollywood Babylon
  • Charlie Sheen: Actor
  • Charlie Chaplin: Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter, and Editor
  • Geraldine Chaplin: Actress. Daughter of Charlie Chaplin
  • Jack Black: Actor, Comedian, and Musician
  • Tobey Maguire: Actor
  • Aaron Paul: Actor
  • Queen Noor of Jordan
  • Najeeb Halaby: Former Pan Am President
  • Ramon Novarro: Actor and Heartthrob
  • Anjelica Huston: Actress
  • Larry David: Comedian, Actor, Writer, and Producer
  • Sean Astin: Actor, Director, and Producer
  • Robert D. Farquhar: Beaux-Arts Architect
  • Frank Gehry: Postmodernist Architect who is often associated with a Post-Structuralist or Deconstructionist style
  • Lawrence Scarpa: Neo-Expressionist Architect and Founder of Pugh + Scarpa, an architecture firm that has since changed its name to Brooks + Scarpa
  • Brian Grazer: Producer
  • Lorenzo Lamas: Actor
  • Christina Ricci: Actress
  • Alyson Hannigan: Actress
  • John Forbes Nash, Jr.: Nobel Prize Winning Mathematician. Subject of A Beautiful Mind
  • Sara Gilbert: Actress
  • James "Whitey" Bulger: Mobster who hid out in Santa Monica while #1 on the FBI's Most Wanted List
  • Lynette Fromme: Member of the Manson Family who attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford
  • Gunnar Nelson: Musician
  • Tracy Nelson: Actress
  • Tony Alva: Influential Skateboarder who was an original member of the Z-Boys skateboarding team
  • Jay Adams: Influential Skateboarder who was an original member of the Z-Boys skateboarding team
  • Nicole Scherzinger: Singer-Songwriter and Television Personality. Former member of the burlesque group The Pussycat Dolls
  • Ashley Roberts: Singer-Songwriter, Dancer, Choreographer and Television Personality. Best known as a former member of the burlesque group The Pussycat Dolls
  • Melody Thornton: Singer-Songwriter and Dancer. Best known as a former member of the burlesque group The Pussycat Dolls
  • Jessica Sutta: Singer-Songwriter and Dancer. Best known as a former member of the burlesque group The Pussycat Dolls
  • Kristal Summers: Porn Actress
  • Jenna Marbles: YouTube Personality
  • Tom Anderson: Founder of MySpace
  • Ciara: Recording Artist, Actress, Dancer, and Model
  • Wolfgang Van Halen: Musician. Bassist for Van Halen. Son of Eddie Van Halen and nephew of Alex Van Halen
  • Robert Trujillo: Musician best known as Metallica bassist
  • Joseph Williams: Singer and Film Score Composer. Best known as a Singer in the band Toto. Son of John Williams
  • Dan Harrington: Hall of Fame and World Champion Poker Player
  • Amy Alcott: Hall of Fame Professional Golfer and Golf Course Designer
  • Mike Scott: Former Major League Baseball Player
  • Kevin Millar: Former Major League Baseball Player
  • Dwight Evans: Former Major League Baseball Player
  • Mark Loretta: Former Major League Baseball Player and one-time Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman
  • June Schofield: Hall of Fame All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Player
  • Rick Monday: Former Major League Baseball Player and Dodger Radio Announcer
  • Scott Davis: Former Top-Ranked Tennis Player
  • Tony Horton: Fitness Guru known for developing P90X
  • Douglas F. O'Neill: Thoroughbred Horse Trainer. Trained I'll Have Another, the 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner
  • John Frusciante: Musician and Guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Randy Rhoads: Musician and Guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot
  • Mariska Hargitay: Actress. Daughter of Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay
  • Lorna Luft: Singer and Actress. Daughter of Judy Garland and half-sister of Liza Minnelli
  • Jennifer Grant: Actress. Daughter of Cary Grant and Dyan Cannon
  • Cole and Dylan Sprouse (aka: Sprouse Bros): Child Actors
  • Isaac Milbank: Industrialist, Co-Founder of the Borden Milk Company, and Oil Industry Investor
  • Gloria Stuart: Actress, Painter, Fine Art Printer and Printmaker, Bonsai Artist, and Activist
  • Amber Valletta: Model and Actress
  • Brittney Rogers: Miss Louisiana USA 2003
  • Leonor Varela: Model and Actress
  • Marion Hargrove: Writer
  • E. C. Segar: Cartoonist and Creator of Popeye
  • Big Sean: Rapper
  • Michael Nozik: Film Producer
  • Barbara Stanwyck: Actress
  • Marcia Cross: Actress
  • Don Bachardy: Portrait Painter
  • Benjamin McKenzie: Actor
  • Bobby Sherman: Singer-Songwriter and Actor
  • Bonnie Franklin: Actress
  • Ferde Grofe: Composer
  • Amber Tamblyn: Actress and Poet
  • Dody Dorn: Film and Sound Editor
  • John Baldessari: Artist
  • Teena Marie: Musician
  • Britt Allcroft: Television Producer, Director, and Writer
  • Alan Pasqua: Musician
  • Shelley Fabares: Actress and Singer
  • David Anspaugh: Director and Producer
  • Tyler Posey: Actor
  • June Lockhart: Actress
  • Martin Starr: Actor
  • Erin Sanders: Actress
  • Alexis Denisof: Actor
  • Helen K. Garber: Photographer
  • Paul Haggis: Producer, Director, and Screenwriter
  • Stephen Malkmus: Musician
  • Troy Donahue: Actor
  • Demi Lovato: Actress and Recording Artist
  • Neil Strauss (aka: Style or Chris Powles): Writer, Journalist, and Pick-Up Artist
  • Russell Peters: Comedian
  • Ryan Braun: Major League Baseball Player

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Last updated on June 27th, 2017 at 6:45am PDT