Pico District is named for Pico Boulevard, which makes the southern border of the neighborhood.
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Overview for Pico, CA

18,484 people live in Pico, where the median age is 37 and the average individual income is $58,773. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

37 years

Median Age


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Relocating to Pico District in Santa Monica

The Pico District in Santa Monica is diverse, colorful, and clean, a walkable neighborhood with quick access to all the best features of Santa Monica. Just 14 blocks from the beach, Pico is a neighborhood residents describe as walkable, bikeable, and friendly.
Residents enjoy quick access to the beach just minutes west on Pico Boulevard, and Downtown Los Angeles just 20 minutes in the other direction on the same street. If you are looking for an artistic, vibrant, and diverse neighborhood in Santa Monica, we expect you will be drawn to Pico. Driving through the neighborhood you will see unique personal expressions through architecture, art installations, home decor, and personal style.

Things to Do in Pico

Pico District is named for Pico Boulevard, which makes the southern border of the neighborhood. Pico Boulevard connects Santa Monica to Downtown Los Angeles and is lined with buildings adorned with colorful murals. The boulevard attracts a diverse array of people, featuring a mix of small galleries, live music venues, shops, and restaurants. Pico Boulevard ends at the beach and connects the neighborhood to Virginia Avenue Park, where members of the community flock each Saturday for the Santa Monica Farmers Market.
Dining in Pico is fun and delicious, with plenty of choices near enough to walk to in the perfect sunny weather. Gilbert’s El Indio has been a local favorite for over 40 years, serving homemade Mexican dishes like albondigas soup and carne asada platters. Stop by for Margarita Mondays or Taco Tuesdays when you are not in the mood to cook dinner.
Stop by Lunetta any time of day. The restaurant has two personalities: Lunetta All Day presents a neighborhood diner experience, and Lunetta At Night begins at 6:00 PM for a sophisticated place to grab dinner and drinks. Lunetta All Day offers gourmet cuisine in a warm and friendly setting, while Lunetta At Night is an elegant, fine dining experience perfect for when you need reservations for a special occasion. Any time of day Lunetta is a great choice.
Looking to strike up a new hobby? Visit the Sewing Arts Center on Pico Boulevard, offering everything you need for any sewing, quilting, or embroidery project, including the machines and expert advice you need to complete the test. You can even take classes to perfect your skills, no matter your current skill level, or bring your machine to be carefully serviced by professionals.
Living in Pico, you will have convenient access to grocery shopping, with a Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe’s, and Marukai Japanese Grocery store located in the community.

Pico District Schools

All a part of Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, public schools serving families living in Pico are excellent. Students in Pico attend John Muir Elementary School, McKinley Elementary School, Will Rogers Elementary School, Lincoln Middle School, John Adams Middle School, and Santa Monica High School.
There are also many excellent private schools in the area. Families can choose from an extensive list of private education choices in the area, with varying academic programs and levels of special education support.

Pico District Real Estate

The Pico District real estate market includes condos, townhomes, single family homes, and multi-family homes. This is a colorful area, with brightly colored buildings and unique homes in a variety of styles. Condos in the Pico area start at just under $1 million, and single-family homes start at around $1.5 million. You will find some large single-family homes, but most are around 1,500 square feet. You can expect to find beautifully landscaped streets, with petite front yards showcasing palms and colorful decor.
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