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Santa Monica

Santa Monica

About Santa Monica

91,812 in city
17,820,893 in metro
21 km² (8 mi²)
31.9169044495 m
Founded in 1875 on the site of the land grant of Don Francisco Sepulveda, Santa Monica was incorporated in 1886. It is located on the Pacific Ocean due west of downtown Los Angeles at the crossroads of the Pacific Coast Highway and Interstate 10. Today, Santa Monica is a sophisticated beach town with luxury hotels, high-profile corporate headquarters, and some of the finest shopping in southern California. Notable attractions include the famous Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade, and scenic Ocean Avenue.

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No. of Buildings

No. Current status
226 All Buildings
200
existing
2
under construction
5
planned
16
unbuilt
3
demolished

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 100 Wilshire 300 ft 1971
2 Santa Monica Medical Plaza 180 ft 1973
3 Pacific Plaza 180 ft 1963
4 Bay Cities Guaranty Building 173 ft 1931
5 Westminster Towers 170 ft 1969