Santa Monica is one of the most popular tourist destinations and desired residential communities in the Los Angeles area. Made up of 8 districts, Santa Monica has a wealth of things to do and different lifestyle offerings.
3rd St. Promenade: walk several blocks listening the street performers, visit the myriad stores, and dine at the mix of restaurants.
Ocean Avenue: step down onto Santa Monica Pier and enjoy the entertainment, dine at the upscale restaurants with their ocean views.
Main Street/Ocean Park: with its upscale restaurants and boutiques.
Montana Avenue: more upscale restaurants and boutiques.
There is so much to do in Santa Monica the city has published a 100 Free Things to do in Santa Monica guide. This should keep you busy for a few months.
And if you are thinking of buying or selling a Santa Monica home you might what to check out the market: