YOUR ENVIRONMENT AND YOUR PLACE IN THAT ENVIRONMENT MATTERS. The physical and social environment affects you, whether natural or manmade conditions.

Mobility

Mobility

Having a choice about how you move around in your community is important. Active and public transit options and infrastructure give residents opportunities for deciding how to get where they want to go.

Source: US Census, ACS, 2012
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Mobility

Mobility

Having a choice about how you move around in your community is important. Active and public transit options and infrastructure give residents opportunities for deciding how to get where they want to go.

Source: US Census, ACS, 2012
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Santa Monica is Beautiful

A sense of pride in one's physical surroundings can have a strong positive influence on a person's personal wellbeing.

Source: Santa Monica Wellbeing Survey, 2014
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Time Outdoors

Outdoor Use

Spending time outdoors, whether exercising or relaxing brings both emotional and physical benefits.

Source: Santa Monica Wellbeing Survey, 2014
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ACCESS TO NEIGHBORHOOD AMENITIES

Access to Neighborhood Amenities

Having access to the goods and services you need in close proximity increases sense of community, outdoor activity, and pride in place.

Source: City of Santa Monica LUCE Report, 2015
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Natural Amenities

0%*

of Santa Monica is parkland or beach. To equal that level nationally, the National Parks Service would have to turn the entire state of New York into parkland.*

Natural Amenities

The natural environment drives a strong sense of place, and is associated with positive health effects among individuals.

Source: City of Santa Monica, GIS Data, 2014
Source: US National Parks Service
Source: US Census Bureau, 2012

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* refers to percentage of land zoned as DP (designated park), or beach. Does not include mixed-use zoning codes.