North of Montana


North of Montana (neighborhood of Santa Monica CA) Community Information

The North of Montana neighborhood is Santa Monica’s premiere upscale residential community.  Nestled between Montana Avenue and San Vicente Avenue and with the Pacific Ocean as the Western boundary, this community boasts a supreme location.  Immaculate homes placed on spacious lots provide the ultimate respite from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles.  Families are drawn to the excellent school district, with Franklin and Roosevelt Elementary Schools and Lincoln Middle School.  The ultra chic Montana Avenue shops and restaurants are a few steps away. 

Large lot sizes provide great distinction for the North of Montana community.  These premiere lots range in size from 7500 square feet to 9,000 square feet, notably larger than most lots on the Westside.  The lots in the area from 7th to 17th Street are typically 50 feet wide by 150 feet deep, making 7,500 square feet total.

“Gillette’s Regent Square” is a premiere area within the North of Montana community.  Gillette’s Regent Square spans from 17th Street to 21st Place. The lots in Gillette’s Regent Square are typically 9,000 square feet (60 feet wide by 150 feet deep).  Gillette’s Regent Square gets its name from the King Camp Gillette, who made his fortune on disposable razors in the early 1900’s.  In 1910, Gillette used some of his razor profit to purchase various lots in what is now the North of Montana community.     

You'll never go hungry for quality food or shopping. Santa Monica offers lots of great restaurants that will please anyone's appetite. You can eat everything from seafood to sushi and do it with a fantastic view. Restaurants serving Italian, French, American, and Seafood can all be found close by. If shopping is what you are looking for you are in luck. Santa Monica has everything from your department store chain to local gift shops and one of the greatest shopping mecas in the world, "Montana Avenue". Shopping here is great for everyday items as well as the special gift items you are looking for. So, while you are here come shopping with the stars! 

Palisades Park - is the most famous and scenic of all Santa Monica's parks. This cliff top 26-acre gathering spot overlooks the Pacific Ocean, offering a spectacular view of the Bay from Palos Verdes Peninsula to Malibu. Enjoy its lush greenery, palm shaded benches and walking/jogging paths. Palisades Park is also the home of the Visitors Center where you find maps, calendars of events, tour and accommodation suggestions and traveler's assistance of all kinds.

Santa Monica State Beach, Municipal Pier, and Amusement Park - Pacific Coast Highway at California Incline, Santa Monica, CA 90402 Wide and sandy, mobbed on weekends; sunning, socializing. Bicycle and roller skating path, volleyball nets, playgrounds. Fishing, dining, and summer evening concerts on the pier. Amusement park with roller coaster, Ferris wheel, antique carousel, and arcade. Paid and street parking, bus stop, handicapped access, year-round lifeguard, rest rooms, showers, bike and skate rentals, food concessions.

Montana Avenue - is north of downtown, on a stretch between 7th and 17th Streets, is an upscale shopping area with a neighborhood touch. Here you'll rub shoulders with movie stars who consider this their neighborhood shopping district. The best in fashion is a Montana mainstay. Ball gowns and casual overalls in sorbet colors are easy to find, as are brightly colored cotton clothes for kids, Asian accented evening wear, European bridal gowns, handmade sweaters, and Italian leathers. Home fashion from around the world lines the Avenue. And when you're too loaded down with bundles to take another step. Relax at a coffee bar or cafe, bakery or lucheon spot that offers just the right pick-me-up.

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