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Santa Monica: America's Best Beach City


If you’ve ever dreamed of living in a beautiful seaside location where everything you could ever need is just a few blocks away, get ready to fall in love with Ocean Park. One of Santa Monica’s best areas, this incredible neighborhood also happens to be one of L.A.’s most walkable, making it next up in our series. Here are just a few reasons you’re going to love living here:


It’s a Contender for L.A.’s Most Walkable Neighborhood Thanks to its excellent walkscore of 91, Ocean Park is tied with Koreatown as the 5th most walkable neighborhood in the Los Angeles area. The neighborhood is great for cyclists as well, thanks to its Bike Score of 88, and the wealth of bike lanes and paths in the area, in addition to the nearby Breeze Bike Share program. Rather take public transportation? No problem. The area is served by more than ten different bus lines, and not far from the Metro Expo Line, allowing you convenient, car-less transportation throughout the area and beyond. And of course – as the name suggests – Ocean Park is adjacent to the Santa Monica beach, making the waves always just a short walk away.


A Vast Assortment Mouthwatering Dining and Nightlife Destinations to Discover In the dense cluster of blocks that make up the Ocean Park neighborhood, there’s always something new to try, with approximately 150 restaurants, cafes, and bars in the immediate area. Get a taste of South America at Cafe Bolivar, known for their arepas, or try the tiki and surf themed, family-owned Shaka Shack Burgers for delightful Hawaiian cuisine in a colorful setting. Other highlights include Society Kitchen, perfect for a fancy brunch that doesn’t break the bank, or the Spitfire Grill, a cafe with historic roots dating back to 1954, which sits beside the Santa Monica Airport, and is filled to the brim with flight-themed memorabilia.


Exciting Events and Beautiful Parks Abound Fans of the performing arts will be thrilled to discover the “L.A. Cafe Plays,” presented every third Sunday by the Ruskin Group Theatre. These short-form plays are brought to life in just ten hours, making each performance a unique and invigorating production. When you’re not spending time at the beach, hop over to one of this Santa Monica neighborhood’s many parks for some fun outdoor activities, like rugby and soccer at Airport Park, or walk your dog and take in the scenery, at Ocean View Park.


Of course, these are just a few of the perks of the area. If you’re looking for a great place to live in Santa Monica, you’ll love our apartments at Pacific Ocean. Learn more about this incredible apartment community and its fantastic amenities here, or schedule a tour and give us a call at (844) 892-1087 – we’d love to show you around!


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