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Santa Monica

Beachfront city with iconic amenities in a convenient locale.

  • Coastal
  • Luxurious
  • Diverse
  • Laidback
  • Walkable
  • Charming

Just 15 miles west of Los Angeles, Santa Monica is a beachfront city with an enviable climate and location. North of Venice Beach and south of Malibu, Santa Monica draws millions of visitors every year. With its laidback vibe and plentiful amenities, it’s easy to see why.

The famous Santa Monica Pier houses an amusement park, an aquarium, an arcade, eateries, and much more. Right next to the pier is the Original Muscle Beach, a gymnastics and fitness site that’s been around since 1934. Nearby Third Street Promenade provides a range of shops, restaurants, and street performances in a pedestrian-only outdoor plaza.

Clover Park is great for picnics, Aero Theatre screens classic films, the Santa Monica Museum of Art inspires curiosity, and Harvelle’s showcases live music of various genres. The Marvin Braude Bike Trail is over 20 miles long, stretching the Pacific Ocean shoreline from Pacific Palisades to Torrance. The Santa Monica Mountains have hiking trails perfect for a quiet reprieve from the bustle of city life.

Convenient to I-10, I-405, and the Pacific Coast Highway as well as LAX, getting around from Santa Monica is simple.

Explore the City

The iconic Santa Monica Pier

Historic Route 66 ends at the Santa Monica Pier, where it could go no farther

Sign for the Santa Monica Pier

The sun setting over the ocean in Santa Monica

A lifeguard station on the beach

The historic City Hall is a Santa Monica landmark

Rent Trends

As of October 2018, the average apartment rent in Santa Monica, CA is $2,345 for a studio, $2,699 for one bedroom, $3,260 for two bedrooms, and $3,462 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Santa Monica has increased by 3.9% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
Studio 419 $2,345
1 BR 562 $2,699
2 BR 776 $3,260
3 BR 903 $3,462


63 Walk Score® Somewhat Walkable
68 Transit Score® Good Transit
85 Bike Score® Very Bikeable


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Apartments for Rent Under $1,500 in Santa Monica, CA

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