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What Bert Has To Say About Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana Metro Area

In the mid–20th century, the complex Los Angeles–Long Beach area started as a warm-weather paradise with a strong economic base and the attraction of cosmopolitan adventure. The area is huge. Because of earthquake risk and the increasing importance of the automobile, the city built outward—into every nook and cranny of available level land for miles—rather than upward.


Quick Facts About Santa Monica

    The unemployment rate in Santa Monica is 6.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Santa Monica jobs have Increased by 2.50 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Santa Monica's cost of living is 194.60% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Santa Monica's population is 90,008 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 7.06 percent.
    Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Santa Monica is $1,172,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 18.80 percent.
    Santa Monica public schools spend $12,346 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 20.5 students per teacher in Santa Monica.

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It's a good time to buy in Santa Monica. Home Appreciation is up 18.8% in the last 12 months. Browse Santa Monica Real Estate.
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Quality of Life
I've read all of the reviews and they are all true. The bottom line is that this is paradise if you are wealthy. If not, the price of housing and the diffucult... (read more)
Getting worse each year!
Santa Monica used to be a very nice place to live, but as the cost of living continues to up each year, it also seems that the quality of life is going down. The... (read more)
Ocean Park neighborhood south of Pico becoming muc
After selling a huge old home near downtown Portland, Oregon, three years ago and purchasing a small condo in the Ocean Park area of Santa Monica, every day is a... (read more)
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