The neighborhood of Mid City in Santa Monica is just that, right in the center of the city. The northern boundary runs west along Wilshire Blvd. from Centinela Ave to the ocean. The eastern boundary runs south along Centinela Ave. from Wilshire Blvd. to Colorado Ave. The southern boundary then runs from Colorado Ave. to 20th Street, up north along 20th St. from Colorado Blvd. to Santa Monica Blvd. The southern boundary continues west along Santa Monica Blvd. to Lincoln Blvd. Then south to Pico Blvd. Continued...
North Of Montana
The North East neighborhood of Santa Monica is the area bounded by Montana Ave, Centinela Ave, Wilshire Blvd and 22nd streets. The area is mostly single family homes, with luxury condominiums closer to Wilshire Blvd. This neighborhood also consists of the far northern blocks of what are called the "college streets," Berkley St., Harvard St., Princeton St., Standford St. and Yale St. Here you are close to the business district, the beach, Brentwood, UCLA and all of the fine dining & shopping in the city.
The streets in this area of Santa Monica are S. Bristol Ave., California Ave., Centinela Ave., Franklin St., Idaho Ave.,Washington Ave., and the "numbered streets" 22nd St., 23rd St., 24th St., 25th St., & 26th St. Continued...
The area known as North of Montana consists of larger family homes and lots then the rest of the city of Santa Monica. Homes are very pricy here, among the most expensive in Los Angeles County and the country. Home prices range between 2.5 million up to 10 million, although the most expensive homes are located just north of San Vicente on La Mesa Drive. Continued...
Located in the southwest corner of Santa Monica is the Ocean Park Neighborhood. This neighborhood has a mix of older smaller homes, apartment buildings, large homes near the beach and condos. The area is bounded by Pico Blvd to the north, Lincoln Blvd on the east, Dewey St. on the south and the Pacific Ocean on the west.
The area has a beachy, artsy feel similar in manner to its neighbor Venice Beach, although much cleaner, safer and upscale. Many Santa Monica residents come to shop/browse on Main Street, home of many boutiques and restaurants. Main Street also hosts 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. Continued...
Before the 1960s, the Pico Neighborhood was much larger, but when the Santa Monica Freeway opened in the 1960s, it resulted in the destruction of many residences and the relocation of a large number of families. As Santa Monica’s most affordable neighborhood, It's boundaries are Lincoln Blvd to the west, Centinela Ave to the east, Olympic Ave to the north and Pico Blvd to the south. The Santa Monica Freeway runs through the area with access near both Lincoln Boulevard and Olympic Blvd.
Sunset Park is located south of Pico Blvd., east of Lincoln Blvd., west of the Santa Monica airport at Centinela Ave. and north of Dewey St. Sunset Park boasts a mix of homes ranging from Craftsman homes built in the 1930's to modern architectural styles as well as more traditional homes. Most of the homes of Sunset Park are small one-story houses built in the 1940s for workers at the Douglas Aircraft Factory.
The streets south of Ocean Park Blvd. slope down towards Marine, Navy, and Ozone streets. Homes along these slopes often feature greenbelt, city lights, or even distant ocean views. Many 2-bedroom homes built in the 1940's and 1950's still remain in addition to larger homes. Some condos and townhomes are to be found near the east end of Sunset Park on streets such as 34th and Centinela.
Sunset Park is part of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. Will Rogers and Grant elementary schools and John Adams Middle School are located in the neighborhood. Santa Monica College, a two-year community college, is also located in Sunset Park. Continued...