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Buffered Bike Lanes Coming To Montana Avenue

Posted by John Hathorn on May 25, 2012
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Santa Monica Dirt by John Hathorn May 24th, 2012

By the time some of you read this, the restriping of Montana Ave. will be complete and include the addition of buffered bike lanes between Ocean Ave. and 17th Street.  The way I understand it, “buffered” bike lanes are designed to buffer the cyclists from car drivers and vice-versa.  Many major cities throughout the US have been creating these lanes as a way to promote cycling, and protect citizens from cars.   

These and other “improvements” have made Montana Avenue a little chaotic lately. Plumbing repairs, fiber optics, new parking meters, bike lock stands, resurfacing, and now re-painting have taken many months to complete.   In addition to the Santa Monica Police Department’s enforcement of cell phone, window tint and cross walk violations make for a very busy street scene.

I have worked in a Montana Avenue office for more than 23 years and have never seen this number of changes in such a short period of time – and I have never experienced such a short period of time take so many months.

Here is your real estate update:    In the past 8 days there were 2 new listings, 4 new sales and 4 closed escrows in the area north of Montana Ave, excluding the SM Canyon.

Active/ Available New Listings

1820 San Vicente–   4bd +  3.5ba.  $2,895,000.   New Listing.  Corner of San Vicente and 19th Street. This lot is 12,906 sq. ft. Currently leased and being used as a sober living home.   

2520 Alta Ave–   3bd +  2.75ba.  $1,995,000.   New to PHS and now under $2M. Charming Spanish on larger corner lot.  Beautiful backyard with pool in the Franklin School Dist. Extended open house hours this Sunday 12:00 – 5:00PM

New Sales (Now In Escrow/ Sale Pending)

859 Woodacres Rd.–    $8,995,000.   Sold in quickly after being re-listed as SFH (It was listed as raw land for many months prior)   Almost an acre with stunning views of the Riviera Country Club.

509 21st Pl.–   6bd + 5.5ba.  $3,995,000.   Sold by Pence Hathorn Silver.  Architectural Modern design with unique elevations, large finished basement with home theater and beautiful pool.

524 15th St.–   3bd +  4.5ba.  $3,550,000.   Gus Duffy elegantly desgined Mediterranean home with fine craftsmanship and attention to detail.

524 14th St.–   4bd + 3ba.  $1,799,000.   Sold with multiple offers in less than two weeks. Land value, 1920’s Spanish, detached guest house. Look for a new home here in 12-18 months.

Sold/ Closed                                                

436 Georgina Ave.-  6bd + 9.5ba.  $8,499,000.    

443 21st St.–  5bd + 5.5ba.  $3,595,000.  

509 17th St.–  5bd + 3ba.  $2,500,000.  

709 10th St.-  4bd + 3.5ba.  $2,495,000.  

Pence Hathorn Silver Active Properties:

101 17th St. – 6bd + 8.5ba – $6,995,000

145 Ocean Avenue Ext. – 5bd + 5.5ba – $5,549,000

635 20th St. – 4bd + 5.5ba – $4,395,000

825 Berkeley St. – 4bd + 5.5ba – $3,995,000

401 18th St. – 4bd + 4.5ba – $3,325,000

307 21st St. – 5bd + 4.75ba – $3,295,000

551 Lincoln Blvd. – 5bd + 4.5ba – $2,998,000

2060 Benedict Canyon Dr – 3bd + 2.5ba – $1,199,000

122 N. Clark Dr. #401 – 2bd + 2.5ba – $969,000

1337 Wellesley Ave. #401 – 2bd + 2.5ba – $799,000

2950 Neilson Way #310 – 2bd + 2ba – $749,500

Search for more homes, see real time analytics and learn about the North Santa Monica / North of Montana Ave community on our North of Montana blog.  

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