Santa Monica is a beachfront city in western Los Angeles County, situated on Santa Monica Bay. It is surrounded by the Pacific Palisades on the northwest, Brentwood on the north, West Los Angeles on the northeast, Mar Vista on the east and Venice on the southeast.
Santa Monica is home to executives and Hollywood celebrities amongst others and it is a mixture of affluent, single-family neighborhoods, renters, surfers, young professionals, and students. Santa Monica is named after Saint Monica of Hippo because the area in which the city is now located was first visited by Spaniards on her feast day. Santa Monica is know for it’s shopping and outdoor experiences. Montana Avenue is a stretch of boutique stores, restaurants, and small offices that generally features more upscale shopping. The Main Street district offers an eclectic mix of clothing, restaurants, and other specialty retail. Defiantly worth visiting if you are in the area.