At the South of Pico Blvd., running east of Lincoln Blvd., and around the Santa Monica airport to Centinela Ave. lies Sunset Park in Santa Monica, a residential neighborhood mostly made up of single-family housing. The majority of the homes in Sunset Park are small one-story houses built in the 1940’s for the Douglas Aircraft Factory workers, while modified or renovated homes are more expensive.
Sunset Park in Santa Monica features a diverse combination of homes ranging from craftsman homes built in the 30′s, 40’s, and 50’s, to modern architectural styles, as well as more traditional homes. Prices of single-family homes in Sunset Park, Santa Monica usually start at around $900,000 for a small bungalow, while larger, newly built homes normally start at around $2,000,000.
Some condos and townhomes can also be found in Sunset Park, Santa Monica mainly at the east end of Sunset Park on streets such as 34th and Centinela; 2-bedroom townhouses in Sunset Park generally range from between $750,000 to $800,000.
Sunset Park is part of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. Schools that can be found in the neighborhood include: Will Rogers and Grant elementary schools and John Adams Middle School. Santa Monica College, a two-year community college, is also situated in Sunset Park.
Santa Monica’s Sunset Park is a lively and fun place where retirees live next to young families, and neighbors get together at block parties, the parks and recreation centers such as Clover Park and Marine Park, or on shops along Ocean Park Boulevard. With the ocean a walk away, people take walks and meet and chat with one another while enjoying the ocean breezes in weekends.
Santa Monica Airport, one of the busiest single-runway airports in America, can be found along the southern borders of the neighborhood.