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The Santa Monica Dirt for Dogs

Posted by John Hathorn on October 4, 2016
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Love them or hate them, it’s no secret that Santa Monica is a dog friendly city. Walk along Montana Avenue and you will notice a wide variety of breeds and meet plenty of animal enthusiasts. If you’ve got a canine companion and are looking for places to take man’s best friend, I have a few recommendations for you!

If you don’t have a dog, and you want one, most weekends in front of Citibank @ 15th & Montana Avenue you can adopt a pet without having to leave the convenience of Montana Avenue. My friend and client Betsy is there more often than she would like to admit and would love to help you help her find new homes for these unfortunate furry friends. If Betsy is not there, there are plenty of local shelters to choose from, just check out the Forgotten Dog Foundation. They foster pets before giving them a permanent home to ensure that the animals are healthy, happy and trusting again!

For an “off the chain” experience check out the Airport Park or Jocelyn Park. Each have a separate area for big and small dogs, and plenty of space to enjoy running free.

Treat your pup to a day at the spa at Montana Avenue’s To Wag For, the owner is fantastic and highly recommended throughout the neighborhood. Great for daycare or grooming services including a special boutique for all your dog’s needs.

Dogs are welcome at many Santa Monica restaurants with large patio dining. Arts Table, Blue Plate and Rosti are all very welcoming and located on Montana Avenue.

After a day of pampering there’s no better time to book a private photo shoot. Bark Pet Photography offers reasonable, high quality pictures that are sure to capture your dog’s personality.  Images are perfect for framing or sharing on social media. Be sure and email me your favorite pic and I’ll feature your pooch in the next edition of the Dogs of Montana Avenue calendar!

Here is your real-time 90402 MLS transaction data:

There are 2 new listings for this week’s reporting, 1 home hit escrow and 2 closed sales. 

New listings:

327 18th Street – is 3 bedrooms, 3 baths asking $3,700,000.  Charming one story home on desirable 18th Street  on a large 8,900+ square foot lot.  Bring your architect or developer to build your dream home.   Last sold in June 1982 for $370,000.

702 14th Street – is 4 bedrooms, 4 baths asking $3,250,000.  Remodeled in 2000, beautiful Spanish revival home.  Features beamed ceilings throughout.  Lovely dining adjacent to living room, gorgeous courtyard, rear patio, sparkling pool. Several feet away from Montana Avenue’s boutiques, restaurants, etc.  Last sold in November 2004 for $2,500,000.

Recent Sales into escrow are:

922 San Vicente Boulevard5 bedrooms + 3 baths.  $2,890,000.  Sophisticated Spanish Revival with classic elements and details. Original details include hand-carved wood front door, exposed beams, terra cotta roof tiles, arched ceilings, and more.  Private and quiet with the home set back from San Vicente boulevard on a large lot.  Last sold in July 1973 for $125,000.

Two sales closed:

322 14th Street6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms.  $5,468,000.

443 Lincoln Boulevard 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.  $3,349,000.

Call me for a couple of upcoming attractions that are not yet listed in the MLS, priced from $1.9 million to $8 million.  And….here are a few that we have listed in the MLS:

421 23rd Street – 5 bedrooms and 6 baths $5,995,000

416 18th Street – 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths $4,950,000

215 21st Place – 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths $4,695,000

1012 2nd Street Unit# 2 – 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths $3,488,000

1012 2nd Street Unit# 1 – 3 bedrooms and 2.75 baths $2,895,000

922 16th Street Unit# 3 – 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths $899,000 


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