City named after Saint Santa Monica of Hippo. Spaniard explorer first visited the city on Saint Santa Monica’a day of the feast. Saint Monica (mother of Saint Augustine).Three mile stretch of white, sandy beach city 8.3 square miles. Beach city with Mediterranean type weather. The city bordered by Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, CA and Venice Beach. Was a famous resort town in the early 20th century. Historical Santa Monica Pier built 1909 current attraction for tourist and residents. Sitting on the pier is the historic Santa Monica Loof Hippodrome(carousel). The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium once hosted the Academy Awards. Downtown Santa Monica’s renovation in the 1980s created a boom in job growth, tourism and homeownership demand. The Third Street Promenade is a pedestrian-only shopping district. Community with local yacht and fishing clubs. Santa Monica in Los Angeles County is one the westside’s most exclusive neighborhoods. Residential properties from Oceanside to inland. Properties built from the turn of 20th century to current construction. Varied architectural styles from small craftsman, ranch style homes to large impressive luxury mansions on large lots. Seaside and inland condominiums from single level to high rises construction. Views depending on location are the ocean, mountain, and or city lights.
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