Santa Monica

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Santa Monica is a coastal city in western Los Angeles County. Because of its agreeable weather, Santa Monica had become a famed resort town by the early 20th century. The city has experienced a boom since the late 1980s through the revitalization of its downtown core, significant job growth, and increased tourism.

Billed as the "Media Capital of the World", many media and entertainment companies are headquartered or have significant production facilities in Burbank, including NBC Universal, The Walt Disney Company, and Warner Bros. Entertainment. A predominantly upper-middle class community, Burbank is home to many employees of the motion picture and television studios located in and around the city.

Santa Monica is also the home for the Third Street Promenade, a major outdoor pedestrian oriented shopping district that stretches for three blocks between Wilshire Blvd. and Broadway Blvd.