Santa Monica Ranked Among Top Five Most "Exciting Suburbs" In U.S.

Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014, 9:04:00 AM

Brenton Garen

Movoto Real Estate's most exciting suburbs were determined from ranks in a variety of different categories.
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Movoto Real Estate's most exciting suburbs were determined from ranks in a variety of different categories.

Movoto Real Estate has published a study that analyzed the most exciting suburbs in the United States with Santa Monica placing fifth -- the only Southern California city to make the top 15 list.

Movoto took into account amenities, a city's young population, music and arts and other factors.

"Santa Monica is pretty much the quintessential SoCal beach

community, and its excitement can be felt by anyone who’s ever stepped

foot on the Santa Monica Pier or the Third Street Promenade," according

to Movoto's study. "It placed second overall for active options,

including the pier, its adjoining beach, and thrilling activities like

the Trapeze School New York. For as much fun in the sun as it has to

offer, Santa Monica continues to shine after the sun has set. The city

came in third overall for nightlife and live music, bolstered by places

including The Room and Harvelle’s."

Movoto's Most Exciting Suburbs:

1. Cambridge, MA

2. Quincy, MA

3. Berkeley, CA

4. Miami Beach, FL

5. Santa Monica, CA

6. Lakewood, OH

7. Jacksonville Beach, FL

8. Tempe, AZ

9. Santa Clara, CA

10. Evanston, IL

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