Santa Monica brings a unique twist to the greater Los Angeles area. Home to many music moguls and affluent residents, Santa Monica hosts much of Los Angeles' tech industry with companies like Yahoo! and Google creating well paying jobs. With a progressive government, the city has a focused approach to bringing its natural attractions of sunshine and beaches to the forefront of its primary economy in tourism.
Anchored by the pedestrian-friendly Third Street Promenade, Downtown is 30 city blocks of retail stores, entertainment and dining. Within blocks of the Promenade are the beach, Palisades Park and Santa Monica Pier.
With its pristine climate, plethora of recreational activities, superb shopping and fine dining, Santa Monica possesses a high quality of living for its residents.