Santa Monica is a beachfront city situated on the Santa Monica Bay and bordered on 3 sides by the city of Los Angeles – Pacific Palisades to the north, Venice to the south, Brentwood to the northeast, Sawtelle to the east, and Mar Vista to the southeast. The Santa Monica neighborhood is a mixture of sophistication and a relaxed beach environment, with world-renowned hotels, restaurants, and shops within walking distance of the shore.

The city of Santa Monica has an enviable coastline and an open-air feel. Beach-friendly single-family homes and residential apartments in the area blend classic architectural design with modernism and opulence. Santa Monica is home to many affluent single professionals and families who enjoy luxurious costal living.

A number of historic buildings can be seen in Santa Monica. The Henry Weaver House is an American Craftsman California bungalow built in 1910. Charmont Apartments, designed by architect Max Maltzman and built in 1928, combine elements of Mission Revival-Spanish Colonial Revival and Art Deco styles. The Sovereign Hotel is a five-story, 130-unit apartment building in the Mission Revival-Spanish Colonial Revival styles, designed by architect Kurt Meyer-Randon and built in 1928.

One of the city’s main attractions is the Santa Monica Pier, built in 1909. Its iconic entrance is a Santa Monica landmark more than 100 years old. The pier is a wooden wharf that supports restaurants, pubs, shops, and a family amusement park with a state-of-the-art, one-of-a-kind, solar powered Ferris wheel.

The pier also supports an original 1920s carousel hippodrome – a National Historic Landmark – along with a video arcade, a trapeze school, entertainers, and the Santa Monica Aquarium. The La Monica Ballroom on the pier was once the largest ballroom in the nation and the location of many New Years Eve national network broadcasts.


Top Real Estate Agents Serving Santa Monica

Our team of top realtors at Beverly Hills Estates Realty provides highly-personalized service to clients buying or selling luxury real estate in Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and the greater Los Angeles area. We are a high-end real estate group with a reputation for good work among our clients and colleagues.

Our agency is run by seasoned veterans in the Los Angeles real estate market. Marisa Zanuck, our broker of record, has been in the business for more than 20 years and has sold hundreds of millions of dollars worth of properties. Marisa has appeared on several mass media outlets. Tom Stagen, our commercial director, is a native of Los Angeles, a UCLA graduate, a retired active army officer, and an industry veteran with more 45 years in the business.

All of our real estate agents are star performers with proven track records and unique qualifications. At Beverly Hills Estates Realty, there is a good sense of camaraderie and cooperation within the organization.

We are tough but fair and professional, and we always think of our clients first. In an industry controlled by huge corporations, we are a boutique real estate firm. This means that we provide personalized care for our clients and never get lost in the giant Los Angeles real estate machine.