Homes for Sale in Santa Monica
Search all houses for sale in Santa Monica and real estate listings. Santa Monica (SaMo) is an upscale beach town. The city is a longtime stomping ground for professionals, retirees, artists, and well-heeled residents who appreciate its beautiful surroundings, laid-back vibe, and countless amenities.
With multiple beaches, parks, and hiking trails, locals love taking advantage of Southern California’s stunning vistas, access to nature, and perfect weather. If you're living in Santa Monica, you probably spend a lot of time outdoors. Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new Santa Monica homes for sale come on the market.
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Each Santa Monica resdiental neighborhood has a unique vibe based on its history, architecture, terrain, and proximity to the ocean.
- Downtown Santa Monica is compact and has great public transportation options, including a Metro Expo Line stop. Metro will get you from Santa Monica to Culver City, Downtown Los Angeles, and all the way out to Pasadena. Downtown is the main shopping district with a high concentration of retail stores and restaurants. Contemporary luxury condominiums are found here.
- Ocean Park is just north of Venice in the southwest corner of Santa Monica. The district boasts a small town feel and abuts a popular stretch of the shoreline and is know for its beaches. Ocean Park is a good area of town to find bungalows and condominiums. It is a favorite neighborhood with artists and working professionals, including those working in SoCal’s tech hub, known to some as “Silicon Beach.”
- Sunset Park is a peaceful residential neighborhood between Lincoln and South Centinela Boulevard just east of Ocean Park. The community is known for its diversity. Most houses for sale here were built in the 1930s-1940s, but you will find Contemporary architecture, too.
- Northeast is located between Wilshire Boulevard and Montana Avenue, north of 21st Street and adjacent to Brentwood. This is an excellent spot to find Contemporary and Mediterranean homes for sale. Lots sizes here are big and houses are set back from the street. Most Santa Monica homes for sale in this neighborhood have front lawns and many have backyard pools.
- Pico is one the most diverse communities in Santa Monica. It sits between Pico and Olympic Boulevards. Virginia Avenue Park and Bergamot Station (in which you will find several art galleries) sit within its perimeter. The housing stock here is a broad mix of styles and is an excellent place to hunt for Craftsman, Shotgun, and California Bungalow homes.
- Mid-City West incorporates part of Downtown Santa Monica and runs between Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards, including some areas that stretch to Olympic. The 18th Street Arts Center is one of its gems and there are dozens of eateries too. Townhomes, duplexes and luxury condominiums make up the bulk of this neighborhood's real estate listings.
- Wilshire Montana (aka “North of Wilshire”) is an upscale, palm-lined neighborhood made up of Craftsman homes and luxury condominiums. Residents love the proximity to the beach and Downtown Santa Monica while living in a quieter area of town (less traffic, etc.)
- North of Montana is comprised of Ranch and Mediterranean homes along with beautiful English cottages and townhomes. Residents enjoy their go-to spots for food, coffee, and comraderie on Montana Avenue and regularly visit the bi-weekly farmers market nearby.
Santa Monica Real Estate
Home prices in Santa Monica are higher than the Los Angeles County average. If you want to live in this remarkable beach city but find the single family homes here a tad too expensive, check out the extensive inventory of condos and townhomes; they help balance out SaMo's affordability. Regrettably, for bargain hunters with a knack for DIY rehab work, most of the potential fixer uppers have already been remodeled.
Residential architectural styles of homes for sale in Santa Monica run the gamut; no single style dominates the city's housing stock.
Some of the earliest homes built in Santa Monica are Shotgun or Bungalow. Several Ranch homes were built at the turn of the early 20th century. If you like styles from the Postwar era, be sure to house hunt in the Sunset Park or Ocean Park neighborhoods. By the 1950s, Modern homes came on the scene, followed by Contemporary styles from the late 1970s onward.
Luxury condominium towers line Ocean Avenue while Contemporary condos are more evenly spread out across the city.
Mediterranean and Contemporary homes make up much of the real estate for sale north of Montana Street. The lots in this part of town are also big enough for backyard pools. Many recently-built homes include solar panel arrays and tech upgrades like electric vehicle charging stations and smart home capabilities.
Several office buildings and hotels Downtown are Art Deco and Beaux Art-style. The Sears store (built in 1947) is an excellent example of Late Moderne architecture. It sits at the junction of 4th Street and Colorado Avenue and is a registered historic landmark.
Santa Monica REALTORS®
Looking to buy or sell a home in Santa Monica? RubyHome's licensed real estate agents are your SaMo neighborhood experts, and we'd love to help! If you are buying, contact us to schedule private showings of the homes that pique your interest. For sellers, we’ll arrange a convenient time to meet, create a custom market report, and formulate a fair asking price for your home.
We can provide up-to-the-minute Santa Monica real estate statistics: average area home prices; house sales history; and information about the broader L.A. real estate market so that you can make a well-informed decision.
What’s more, our agents work full-time – you’ll be partnering with a dedicated expert whose only aim is to help negotiate the quickest home sale possible at the best price.
Santa Monica Statistics
- Estimated Population: 92,478
- Land Area: 8.57 square miles
- Population Density: 10,790 people per square mile (Average)
- Zip Code(s): 90401, 90402, 90403, 90404, 90405
- Elevation: 105 feet