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Blog Says Santa Monica Is a Suburb of Excitement

Wait, we're a suburb?

The Santa Monica Pier is exciting. We'll grant you that. Patch file photo.
The Santa Monica Pier is exciting. We'll grant you that. Patch file photo.

Is Santa Monica a suburb? One blog says it is, and not only that, it’s one of the best suburbs in all of the U.S.

Movoto, which admits to tracking “quirky real estate trends,” has come out with the top 10 most exciting suburbs.

So how did Movoto define exciting? Looking at this criteria:

These are the 10 criteria we surveyed:

  • Park acreage per person
  • Percent of population between 20 and 34 years old
  • Fast food restaurants per square mile (the fewer the better)
  • Bars per square mile
  • Big box stores per square mile (the fewer the better)
  • Population diversity
  • Movie theaters per square mile
  • Museums per square mile
  • Theater companies per square mile
  • Music venues per square mile

Seeing that, Santa Monica makes perfect sense. We’re surprised it ranked No. 5. Come on, Quincy, Mass. No. 2? It’s nickname is the “City of Presidents.”

Historical? Yes. Important? Yes. Exciting?

YOU BE THE JUDGE. TELL US IN THE COMMENTS.

D K Hatton January 31, 2014 at 09:27 AM
Well, last evening a friend and I ate outside in the unexpected rain at a restaurant in Santa Monica. We had a heater and an awning and the food was good. We stayed outside by choice. We were a block or two from the ocean and lots of people were coming and going. It was a lot of fun What makes a place exciting? The energy of the people. Places to sit and chat. Things to do. Things to see. Manhattan is exciting. London is exciting. Santa Monica is a small, well run town that is blessed with good weather and a spectacular location. Much of the alleged excitement may be thanks to being situated at the edge of the magnificent Pacific Ocean. It is one of the draws for all the tourists that now pour in. Is it the source of the excitement?

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