Dining, Drinking and Recreation
To give you some sense of the neighborhood, we should mention a couple of its busiest thoroughfares. Main St. has over a dozen of establishments where it's worth grabbing a bite to eat or simply hanging out. Another busy street to keep in mind when doing research about the area and apartments nearby is Lincoln Blvd. Also, be sure to use our apartment finder tool to hone in on that perfect place.
Have dinner and drinks out at Misofishy located on Lincoln Blvd. For post-dinner refreshments, try a nearby watering hole, like O'brien's Irish Pub & Main. To mention just a few of the dining cuisines in the Ocean Park, the list includes pizza, deli snacks and yogurt. Drink up at Nocturnal Bar or Circle Bar and spend the night sipping on delicious drinks. Not to be overlooked when you're hungry, there are several chain restaurant options in the neighborhood, additionally. Hometown Buffet and McDonald's are both located in the neighborhood.
For health and wellness enthusiasts, Ocean Park has it covered. On Main St. is 220 Fitness Concepts, and Main Street Spa Co is also in the neighborhood. As for other forms of recreation, explore and evoke a sense of wonderment and culture at Ocean Park's Sacred Energy Arts Ctr.
For a more extensive list of places in Ocean Park to chow down, chill and enjoy entertainment, glance over the Yelp page.
Santa Monica Farms Jr and Pagliari's Market & Deli, both located on Main St., are just a couple of the many grocery stores in the Ocean Park area. For your sweet-tooth, head to Albertsons Bakery on Lincoln Blvd., or enjoy some baked goods at nearby Donut King, which is also on Lincoln Blvd. The neighborhood is home to the familiar grocery chain store Albertsons as well.
Clouds and Lenour are two of the convenient retail options in Ocean Park. Or, if you want to add a touch of color and an artistic flair to your apartment, Paintings & Design Gallery is on Main St.
Neighborhood Demographics and Costs of Living
Ocean Park has much to offer, and potential renters should know that the cost of living is higher than surrounding Santa Monica metros when it comes time to make important financial decisions. With an average expenditure of $85.3K/year, Ocean Park locals spend more than people living in Downtown Santa Monica, where reported household spending amounts to $53.7K/year.
The neighborhoods of Ocean Park and Downtown Santa Monica are identical in terms of households that have children. In both neighborhoods, the percentage of households with children is 13%.
Is Ocean Park the right neighborhood for you? A look at how much your future neighbors are bringing in might shed some light. While those who live in nearby Downtown Santa Monica make an average of $67.6K, Ocean Park residents are raking in an average of $133.3K.