Almost everyone visiting Southern California, at some point dreams of living in Santa Monica, the beachy, upscale city by the sea we keep hearing so much about. Transforming from Estates, bungalows and Craftsman homes to high rises and giant tech companies in a matter of a few years, it is now known as Silicon Beach, home to Google, Snapchat, Youtube and many more.  Yet over time, some things have remained constant here, the ambience of a European village where neighbors know and care for one another, the peacefulness that comes from living in nature with the sand, sea and lush parks, the vibrance that enhances ones quality of life where fitness and exercise are daily mantras, and perhaps above all, the mission to embody good vibes only.  For these reasons, people really, really, really, really, always want to live here.  But, you might ask, is it feasible, is it affordable, is it possible?  Well, just for fun, let’s see what about $1,000,000 buys you today in Santa Monica.

Not a huge surprise that most homes in Santa Monica are over $1,000,000.  There are 167 homes currently for sale altogether, 50 homes priced under $1,000,000 and a mere 6 properties priced right around $1,000,000.  These 6 properties are…

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1017 PEARL Street #A, Santa Monica 90405

West of 11th – East of 10th

Located in the popular Sunset Park neighborhood, this townhome is one of only 5 units and is the least expensive, priced at $917,000.  Built in 1978, with 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath and 1219 square feet, it has been completely remodeled with elegant architectural elements of massive glass windows and skylights, infusing it with light everywhere.  The kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances and quartz counters.  There is a romantic fireplace, laundry in the unit, a small balcony off the master suite that lets in the inspiring ocean breezes and a gated garage.  Conveniently located just 10 blocks from the beach, it is near 3rd Street Promenade, Rose, Main and Abbot Kinney Streets.

1320 PRINCETON Street #104, Santa Monica 90404

South of Wilshire – North of Santa Monica – East of 26th  

This single story Westside condo, in a gated community of 22 units, was built in 1972, and is close to Brentwood and UCLA.  It is being offered for $949,000.  The splendid courtyard entry leads to 3 bedroom, 2 bath and 1670 square feet.  The light and bright interior boasts hardwood floors throughout, granite counters and stainless steel appliances adorning the kitchen, a dining area, inviting fireplace and community garage.  Not far from the beach, there is excellent shopping and great schools in this family oriented neighborhood.

1334 19th Street #4, Santa Monica 90404

Santa Monica and 19th 

A spacious, two story condo in a 6-unit building, this home has 2 bedroom, 3 bath and 1414 square feet.  Recently reduced in price to $968,000, it was built in 1981 and is situated on a beautiful street lined with majestic Palms. The open floorplan features a living room with wood burning fireplace, breakfast nook and a dining area that overlooks the private patio.  The built-in bookcases include a 55” flat screen TV.  An extra storage room and elegant powder room complete the first floor.  The second story features 2 bedroom suites, a full size laundry room and a large, cedar lined walk-in closet.  The junior bedroom suite has a full bath and lush view of the neighborhood.  Parking is in a secure, gated, underground garage, and an extra large storage room is close by.  Move-in condition!

1114 23RD St # 4, Santa Monica 90403

North of Wilshire – California @ 23rd 

A rare, single story condo, built in 1959, this 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home with 1604 square feet, is priced at $1,059,000.  In a gated community with 5 units total, it is highlighted by a remodeled kitchen, hardwood floors, crown moldings and a wood burning fireplace.  The cheerful master suite has 2 closets while the third bedroom is being used as a den and has built-in bookshelves and a walk-in closet.  Entertainers’ dream outdoor patio has built-ins and storage.  Washer and Dryer can be added to this unit.  Conveniently located by the shops and restaurants along Wilshire Boulevard, just minutes to the beach, and in the sought after Franklin School District.

1240 25th Street, Santa Monica 90404

Between Arizona and Wilshire 

This delightful tri-level townhome in the heart of Santa Monica has 1413 square feet with 2 bedroom and 2.5 bath with a large loft.  There are only 4 units in the complex and it is available for $1,075,000.  High vaulted ceilings, lustrous, dark wood flooring and stainless steel appliances add a sense of class.  The master bath and guest bath have been upgraded with chic details including Kohler fixtures.  There are a washer and dryer in the unit.  The bottom patio has play equipment while the second story patio is tranquil, with roof access for a full patio set.  Secure parking is located under the building and the HOA only $200 monthly.  Situated in a neighborhood where everything is at your fingertips, you’ll never want to leave.  Mc Kinley Elementary School is only one block away.  Leave your windows open to feel the cool breezes from the ocean all day!

1014 S 4TH St # 8, Santa Monica 90403

4 Blocks from the Beach – 2 Blocks North of Wilshire – 2 Blocks South of Montana

Just 4 blocks from the beach, this is a rare single story property with 2 bedroom, 2 bath and 1144 square feet.  This 11-unit building was built in 1969 and the condo is listed for $1,099,000.  A front unit with nobody living above you, lots of natural light pours in.  The unit features an updated kitchen, hardwood floors and natural stone bathrooms and the bedrooms are all on one side, affording privacy, perfect for entertaining.  There is gated parking for 2 cars and a large balcony space.  All appliances are included and the furniture and artwork are “available upon request”.  Ready to move in, this is a premier location to basque in the Westside Lifestyle.  Popular Roosevelt Elementary School, Montana Avenue, 3rd Street Promenade and the sparking blue Pacific are all nearby.  Feel those tantalizing ocean breezes day and night.

A map identifying the location of these prestigious homes is found below:

Perhaps one of these premier properties, nestled in the village of Santa Monica, has piqued your curiosity.  Call me, Mark Bolender, RE/MAX at 310.857.4956 or 661.714.0510 to arrange a private tour of these homes or any home in the greater Los Angeles area.