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Hollywood Heights – Santa Monica

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Protected as a conservation district, few neighborhoods have preserved their original charm as well. The distinctive 1920s Tudor cottages that predominate in this little area just south of White Rock Lake lend Hollywood Heights – Santa Monica a distinct identity. That character, plus access to Lakewood Elementary, have made it a magnet for young families.

What the Locals Say About Hollywood Heights – Santa Monica

Locals Love

The people who seek out this neighborhood really appreciate the architecture and history. The neighborhood is in a conservation district, so there are rules and restrictions about what neighbors can do to their homes. Most of the Tudor homes were built in the ‘20s, so you won’t find the boxy moderns that are cropping up across town. It’s not allowed. Plus, residents love their neighborhood social life.

Locals Complain

The roads and sidewalks can be in bad shape. Some say the area can feel like a pass-through neighborhood because it sits between Abrams and Grand.

Fun Fact

The neighborhood is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2024. The neighborhood association has a historian who is constantly finding interesting information about the homes, which they plan to share at the anniversary festivities. 

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Hollywood Heights – Santa Monica Demographics


The 2023 population of Hollywood Heights - Santa Monica is estimated to be 2,568.

48.9% of residents are male, 51.1% are female. The median age is 39.7.

81.2% of the Hollywood Heights - Santa Monica population are White, 0.8% are Black, 4.7% are Asian, and 1.4% identify as some other race. 13.3% are of Hispanic heritage.

Among adult residents, 12.5% have earned a master's degree, 8.4% have a professional school degree, 1.0% have a doctorate, and 33.7% have a bachelor’s degree.

The number of households is 1064. The average household size is 2.6.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $118,009.

96% of residents are employed and 4% are unemployed. 481 are not in the labor force.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 26 minutes.


77.3% of Hollywood Heights - Santa Monica homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $469,150

70% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 16.5 years. The average renter has been in the same home 10 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 975.


Hollywood Heights - Santa Monica includes portions of these police beats: 112

Throughout those beats from 2017 to 2023, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 5
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 3
Business Burglaries 27
Home Burglaries 31
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 77
Auto Thefts 30
Business Robberies 0
Robberies of Individuals 7
Shoplifting Incidents 0
Murders 0

Hollywood Heights – Santa Monica Real Estate Snapshot

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Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

16.5 years

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Sources: Demographic data pulled from Nielsen SiteReports and represents sampling based on most recent U.S. Census estimates. Crime data provided by local police departments.