Known simply as “The Canyon” to its residents, the shallow, flat-bottomed Santa Monica Canyon is home to bohemians, artists, families, and other residents who appreciate the unpretentious attitude of the neighborhood. Lying just north of Santa Monica, the Canyon is known for its rustic beauty, Hollywood history, and architectural gems from Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, Craig Ellwood, Ray Kappe, and Moore Ruble Yudell. A huge draw is its schools: Canyon Charter Elementary, Paul Revere Charter Middle School and Magnet Center, and Palisades Charter High School are some of the highest rated in California. Other neighborhood highlights include the ultra-modern Annenberg Community Beach House, open-air Santa Monica stairs for public workouts, and a surprisingly diverse one-block restaurant scene that includes Tex Mex tacos from Marix and high-end Italian at Il Ristorante de Giorgio Baldi, a celebrity favorite.
The Sheats-Goldstein House in the hills of Beverly Crest, designed by John Lautner, has been donated to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Situated on the edge of a canyon, the concrete and glass structure offers visitors panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and downtown L.A. Owned by investor and courtside Lakers stalwart James... Keep reading →
Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen grew from a series of dinners that founder Josh Loeb held inside his family’s beautiful tree house of a home nestled in Rustic Canyon, an intimate neighborhood carved into the mountains of Santa Monica. Every month lovers of quality food and wine gathered around a long, candlelit table... Keep reading →