Nicknamed Silicon Beach, Santa Monica is a booming destination for digital nomads looking for coliving spaces. Tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Yahoo have all opened up satellite offices here by the beach! Of course, big gaming companies like Playstation and Activision have been in town for ages.
The city has a pleasant climate with cool winters and hot summers. It’s also one of the sunniest places in the United States with over 300 days of sunshine each year!
Now over 100 years old, Santa Monica Pier is the photogenic epicenter of town. Top things to do around town include going to the beach, hanging out at the beach club if you want a treat, or strolling through the farmers market. There are plenty of sporty things to do like parasailing, surfing, and horseback riding. If you’re looking for something a bit more challenging, trapeze school is kind of a big deal here.
If you’re looking to get away for the day or the weekend, Southern California is expansive. Between the national parks, Los Angeles, and Long Beach, a day in the sun is easy to enjoy. A drive south of the border to Tijuana is only 154 miles.
With just under 100,000 residents sharing 26 miles of beach there’s no surprise that coliving spaces are popping up to meet the growing demand.
Santa Monica has been developed like a resort town so it’s easy to get around without a vehicle. Between light rail and bus lines, city navigation is pretty easy. The city’s bike-share program, Breeze is available for quick and easy commutes.
Here are some fun facts about Santa Monica:
- Route 66 begins in Chicago and ends in Santa Monica
- Playing percussion instruments on the beach is illegal
- Some famous people born in Santa Monica include Shirly Temple, Jack Black, and Tobey Maguire