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North of Montana Avenue

North of Montana Avenue

South of San Vicente and north of Montana Avenue consist of larger family homes of varying styles and age on larger lots. The streets in this portion of Santa Monica are San Vicente Boulevard, Georgina Avenue, Marguerita Avenue, Alta Avenue, Carlyle Avenue, Brentwood Terrace, Ocean Avenue, and the “numbered streets” 4th Street, 7th Street, Lincoln Boulevard (where 8th Street would have been), 9th Street, 10th Street, 11th Street, 12th Street, Euclid Street (which is where 13th Street would have been), 14th Street, 15th Street (the dividing line for Franklin versus Roosevelt Elementary schools), 16th Street, 17th Street (Which is where Gillettes’s Regent Square tract begins) 18th Street, 19th Street, 20th Street, 21st Street, 21st Place (this is Gillette’s cleaver extra street created by eliminating five alleys and narrowing streets, where the Gillette Regent Square tract ends and where 21st and a Half Street would have been), 22nd Street, 23rd Street, 24th Street, 25th Street and 26th Street. Most of the lot sizes are 7,500 square feet (700 m2) on 50′ X 150′ lots. The South of San Vicente, North of Montana streets provide an understated conventional walkable play-in-street feel. Among the streets South of San Vicente, the streets West of 7th Street are coveted for their proximity to Palisades Park on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean and wide streets with stately homes on deep 100′ foot wide lots. The Gillette’s Regent Square tract, developed by King Gillette – the razor blade manufacturer, are 9,000 square feet on 60′ x 150′ lots. The Gillette Regent Square section is coveted by potential home buyers for the larger homes allowed under the very restrictive zoning laws, wider lots and mature street trees. In 2012, a large newly built 11,000 square foot (including the basement) house on a 13,047 square foot lot sold for $9 million. In 2013, a 6,200 square foot house sold for $8,600.00.

 

West of 7th and East of Ocean Ave is the neighborhood noted by 100′ x 220′ foot lots, some of which have been subdivided into 50X 220. Many of Santa Monica’s historically significant land marked homes are located here, a few of which are designated as such in National Registry. North of Montana is served by 2 highly regarded public elementary schools – Franklin School for the residents on 15th through the west side of 26th and Roosevelt for the families on 14th Street down to Ocean Ave.

 

News from the Neighborhood

Jeff Kitchen and Hope Mineo

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