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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Santa Monica

We live very close to lake Michigan. We have a beautiful park nearby. We like to go to coffee shops and ride our bikes.

I like the nearby parks. I like nearby stores and restaurants. There are plenty of fun activities for families.

near the beach, can walk to everything, ocean is beautiful, tourist area so lots of tourists and commerce

The neighborhood is very close to the airport, downtown, local restaurants and bar's, school's, libraries, parks, the lake and so on very near and close to many things

The activities and friendships, all of the neighbors care for one another and the children are simply awesome, fantastic pets who all get along

I live in a beautiful neighborhood with friendly neighbors, and it's easy to get around. I often take my family and friends out to the countryside and occasionally go to a nearby bar with my friends to drink. It's a very pleasant life

Who Lives Here

Santa Monica Demographics

Education

High School

15%

Associate's

20%

Bachelor's

42%

Master's

19%

Doctorate

4%

Family Size

2 people

51%

3 people

25%

4 people

17%

5 people

6%

6+ people

2%

Household Income

0-50k

30%

50-100k

21%

100-150k

17%

150-200k

11%

200k+

20%

Age

0-10

9%

10-20

8%

20-45

40%

45-65

26%

65+

18%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Santa Monica?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
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Feb '24$2795$3538$4649$5874
Jan '24$2899$3592$4624$6129
Dec '23$2840$3651$4579$6129
Nov '23$2975$3489$4791$6166
Oct '23$2995$3486$5187$6024
Sep '23$3202$3580$5230$6354
Aug '23$3439$3549$5272$6262
Jul '23$3225$3610$5197$6099
Jun '23$2759$3567$5084$5831
May '23$2723$3527$5145$5509
Apr '23$2565$3487$5334$5867
Mar '23$3185$3555$5177$5862

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Santa Monica

Santa Monica Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

26%

15-30 Mins

33%

30-40 Mins

18%

40-60 Mins

16%

60+ Mins

6%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 8585

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 20 of 30 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 23 of 30 renters

Percentage: 8787

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 21 of 30 renters

Percentage: 6666

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 16 of 30 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 21 of 30 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Retail, Pet

Things To Do In Santa Monica

Top Score

Grocery Stores

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Solid grocery game.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 50% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Santa Monica's retail scene is in the bag.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 32% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll labra-adore Santa Monica.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. A standard number of pet facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't get sick of medical care here.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 78% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Bumper sticker city. This place is good for filling up.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 53% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 5% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. Significantly more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Santa Monica.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 5% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 29% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Santa Monica.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 87% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. Significantly more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Santa Monica Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 27 of 30 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 26 of 30 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 26 of 30 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 24 of 30 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 23 of 30 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 22 of 30 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 22 of 30 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 22 of 30 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 19 of 30 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 19 of 30 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 17 of 30 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 17 of 30 renters

Busy Streets

Yes

Say 15 of 30 renters

Quiet Area

No

Say 17 of 30 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 18 of 30 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 18 of 30 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 18 of 30 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 18 of 30 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 24 of 30 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 25 of 30 renters

Santa Monica Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Santa Monica

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Santa Monica, CA

Did you know? Santa Monica is a beautiful coastal resort city in southern California incorporated in 1886. It is visited by more than 7 million people annually and once was recognized as having one of the top ten beaches in America by National Geographic.

Overview of Santa Monica

The city of Santa Monica is rich with beautiful beachfront properties and world-class restaurants and shops that are easily accessible by a network of interconnected bike and walking paths. The city of Santa Monica is divided into eight distinct neighborhoods, and each offers a unique personality to residents. From the vibrant and bustling downtown sector to the high-end shopping atmosphere of the Montana Avenue District, there is a place in Santa Monica to suit the needs of every individual or family.

Best of Santa Monica

Check out some of Santa Monica's finest offerings.

  • Best Spot to Rejuvenate Mind and Body: Stroll down Main Street to Alchemie Spa, one of Santa Monica's most relaxing retreats for an organic spa treatment.
  • Best Lounge to Grab a Late Night Drink: Cozy up to the bar at the Basement Tavern, a stylish lounge on the lower level of a historic Victorian house on Main Street.
  • Best Place to Experience California Wine Country: Sonoma Wine Garden, conveniently located on the Santa Monica Pier, is the place to enjoy Mediterranean fare and a broad selection of wines.
  • Best Location for Friendly Competition: For the fitness-minded, the Rustic Canyon Recreation Center is open six days a week, offering a gymnasium and volleyball court.
  • Top 5 Santa Monica Adventures

  1. Peruse a historic three-block shopping center: The Third Street Promenade is located blocks from the ocean on Third Street between Wilshire Boulevard and Broadway. This area is open only to pedestrians and includes a broad range of retailers, dining and entertainment in a beautiful setting. Moviegoers will enjoy the fact that this area has over 20 movie screens.
  2. Ride into the sunset: Enjoy all Santa Monica has to offer via bicycle along the 26-Mile Bike Path, formally known as the Marvin Braude Bike Path. Also popular for runners, joggers, skaters and pedestrians, this paved pathway snakes its way from Will Rogers State Beach to the far end of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
  3. Build a sand castle: Spend a day or two relaxing on Santa Monica Beach, an iconic three-mile stretch of sand with many walking and biking paths as well as mountain views. Locals recommend seeing the whole beach on a rented Segway and stopping by the Santa Monica Pier for lunch.
  4. Exercise your mind: Stop by Santa Monica Public Library for a serene reading experience with beautiful ocean views that is just blocks from the beach on Santa Monica Boulevard. This location plays host to many community events, so be sure to check the monthly event calendar to stay abreast of what's planned.
  5. Immerse yourself in sea life: The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium on Ocean Front Walk is an educational opportunity not to be missed. This marine center has over 100 local species of aquatic life on display with hands-on interactive options for people of all ages.