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Posted by John Hathorn on October 9, 2015
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More interesting information and news about Santa Monica.

Besides living longer (as mentioned in my last blog) Santa Monicans are also the drunkest in all of California.  According to a recent study, Roadsnacks claims (for info-tainment purposes) that Santa Monica is the drunkest because it has the most bars, liquor stores, wineries, and pubs per capita. It also boasts the most hashtags displaying drunk lingo.

Here is the full list:

  1. Santa Monica
  2. Santa Barbara
  3. Napa
  4. Pasadena
  5. Sacramento
  6. Newport Beach
  7. Oakland
  8. Livermore
  9. San Mateo
  10. El Cajon

There may be an unintended consequence of all the drinking that goes on around here. Did you know divorce rates in Santa Monica are also #1? Of course there is no scientific correlation; it’s just interesting to mention.

In other surprising news, Santa Monica was named #97 out of 240 California cities on the “Best and Worst Cities for Families” list. We ranked much higher than most but the top 10 best is dominated by Norcal. According to this survey, Santa Monica is 143 spots better than Huntington Park to raise your kids. How’d they measure? 25 points were given consideration including Education, Health and Safety, Family Life and Fun, Affordability, and Socioeconomic Environment. If home prices were more affordable I am sure we would be in the top 10 but prices are at all-time highs with multiple offers and record breaking sales every quarter this year.


Here is your real-time real estate report:

There are five new and two re-list listings in the north of Montana Avenue neighborhood this week.  The relists are 468 22nd Street and 816 San Vicente. There are 4 land value offerings – listings that are sure to garner multiple offers from builders: 510 16th Street which is listed by us, 414 Euclid Street, a vacant lot at 422 Lincoln Boulevard, and a tear down at 639 16th Street.

Five homes are in escrow this week with two Pence Hathorn Silver listings: 238 19th Street and 248 14th Street. The other escrows are 210 21st Place, 451 16th Street, and 637 Euclid Street.

There are no closed sales this week.

Recent MLS Listings

816 San Vicente Boulevard – 4 bedrooms + 3 baths. $3,595,000. 2nd try on the market for this beautiful 1920’s Spanish. Features archways, vaulted ceilings, hardwood and Saltillo tile floors. Still a bit pricey in my opinion. Subzero fridge and granite countertops. Lush drought tolerant garden, cozy patio. Last sold in April 1997 for $751,000

468 22nd Street – 5 bedrooms + 5 baths. $3,495,000. Originally listed in June 2015 for $3,450,000. Updated Spanish with a pool and spa. 3 bedrooms up and 2 down.

422 Lincoln Boulevard –  $3,000,000. Development opportunity. Last sold in May 1974 for $40,000.

510 16th Street – 3 bedrooms + 1.75 baths. $3,495,000. $2,995,000.   Listed by Pence Hathorn Silver. Charming 1927 Spanish. Remodel or build your dream home. Hardwood floors, archways, original light fixtures. Formal dining, lovely breakfast room. Private backyard with fruit trees.

639 16th Street – 3 bedrooms + 2 baths. $2,880,000. Charming home with a flexible floor plan. Private yard with outdoor kitchen area, veranda style deck. Opportunity to remodel or build new. Last sold in October 1999.

414 Euclid Street – 3 bedrooms + 3 baths. $2,799,000. Great opportunity to remodel or tear down and build a new home. 50×150, 7,505 square feet lot. Last sold in January 2006 for $2,500,000 and will probably sell for over $3 million this time around.

New Sales this Week

210 21st Place – 5 bedrooms + 6 baths. $5,395,000. Relisted new Traditional with solar panels, security cameras, cathedral ceilings in entry, salt water pool, fire pit.

451 16th Street – 3 bedrooms + 2.5 baths. $3,675,000. Stunning Spanish over 2,500 square feet on a 7,496 square feet lot. Extensively remodeled. Open floor plan with great flow from family room, kitchen, dining room and outdoor entertainment areas. Master suite with huge custom closet, separate office, media room and master bath with oversized soaking tub, wall to wall tile, heated floors. Fully wired for sound, security and FIOS. Last sold in April 2007 for $2,259,000.

238 19th Street – 5 bedrooms + 6 baths. $3,570,000 Listed by Pence Hathorn Silver. Great location in Gillette’s Regent Square. Large living or great room with fireplace opens to enormous backyard. Spacious kitchen with formal breakfast room. 4 bedrooms up, office, den with fireplace. Large master suite with walk-in closet and luxurious master bath. Private backyard with brick patio, built-in barbeque grill, room for pool. Franklin School District. Last sold in April 2007 for $2,600,000.

248 14th Street – 4 bedrooms + 4 baths. $3,395,000.   Listed by Pence Hathorn Silver. Gorgeous Mediterranean with an ideal floor plan. 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms up, 1 bedroom and 2 baths down. Entry with 2-story ceilings, step down living room. Lovely brick covered patio, pool and spa. Last sold in April 1997 for $3 million.

637 Euclid Street – 4 bedrooms + 2 baths. $2,975,000.   Trust sale. Nicely maintained 2-story home. Great opportunity to remodel or expand. Beautiful and bright living room with fireplace. Features a studio/guest house/ office, backyard with a serene patio. Last sold in September 1969 for $51,000.

No Closed Deals this Week


Pence Hathorn Silver Active Properties:

Call me for a couple of upcoming attractions, priced from $1.9 million to $6 million – they are not in the MLS.

24142 Malibu Rd. – 3 bedrooms + 3 baths $8,000,000

464 25th St. – 6 bedrooms + 7.5 baths $7,750,000

333 22nd St. – 5 bedrooms + 6 baths $5,495,000

640 17th St. – 5 bedrooms + 5.5 baths $5,250,000

802 San Vicente Blvd. – 3 bedrooms + 2 baths $3,300,000

510 16th Street – 3 bedrooms + 2 baths $2,995,000

Search for more homes, see real time analytics and learn about the North Santa Monica / North of Montana Avenue community on our North of Montana blog . Add your comments (scroll down to the “Add Your Comment” section) and read other blogs. And please call my mobile phone (310) 924-4014 with any questions.


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