Small city of roughly 100,000 people that borders Los Angeles on the western side. People seem to think that Santa Monica is this bohemian paradise of a town, but, in fact, it's loaded with yuppies who take all the fun out of it. Many commonly traversed areas smell of urine, and there are homeless people everywhere. Parking is atrocious, the place is crowded as hell, and there isn't much to do except spend money, and go to the beach. Santa Monica is very overrated.
Santa Monica is a town in Los Angeles County by the beach. Santa Monica has a variety of people. It is mostly whites & Hispanics. North part of Santa Monica is full of rich people and celebrities. The rest of the city is middle-class and some parts are ghetto. Gangs in Santa Monica are: Santa Monica 17th Street, 16th Street, Graveyard Crips, and there use to be 21st street. All of these gangs are made up of hispanics exept for the Graveyard crips.
Place on the western side of Los Angeles that tries way too hard to be cool, hip, in, etc. In reality, Santa Monica consists of yuppies and young professionals. Santa Monica's coolness is declining sharply as other areas in and around Los Angeles are becoming more hip.
Good luck trying to get parking in Santa Monica, beware of the urine smell that engulfes popular areas, watch out for trash on the beach, and give money to the droves homeless people.