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Santa Monica

Located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean and featuring a Mediterranean-like climate, Santa Monica has excellent schools and access to all the cultural opportunities in Los Angeles - while maintaining superior parks, libraries, and other city services. Santa Monica is home to an ethnically and economically diverse population of approximately 90,000.

St. John's and Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center anchor health care. Upscale office complexes include the Water Garden and the Arboretum. There's a sizeable technology cluster, as well: the Yahoo Center and entertainment-oriented services such as digital sound and post-production.

Cultural Opportunities

Santa Monica is home to the Museum of Flying, the Bergamot Station complex of art galleries, Santa Monica College productions and Westside Ballet. The Getty Villa (antiquities) is just up the coast in Malibu, while the larger hilltop Getty Museum is in Brentwood. The Hammer Museum in Westwood features emerging artists, while the Fowler Museum focuses on cultural history. UCLA Live puts world-class drama, music, dance and spoken word on stage, while the UCLA Film & Television Archive screens classic and international films at the new Billy Wilder Theater.

Easy Access

Santa Monica provides easy access to other parts of the Los Angeles metropolitan area: UCLA is just minutes away, LAX (Los Angeles airport) is 20 minutes away, and downtown Los Angeles and the South Bay communities such as Manhattan Beach and Torrance are but half an hour away.

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