Santa Monica Blvd.

Santa Monica Blvd. is a major thoroughfare in the West-East of Los Angeles County, breaking off of Sunset Blvd. at the Sunset Junction, and ending when it comes upon Ocean Ave. This is in Santa Monica, close to the Pacific Ocean, passing through West Hollywood and then Beverly Hills.

Route Description

Santa Monica Blvd.’s Western Terminus is located at Ocean Ave. close to the Pacific Ocean. From that point, Santa Monica Blvd. is more of a densely urban street, mostly commercial, until it reaches the San Diego Freeway of Interstate (405). It is assuming the designation of California State Route 2, which is located between Lincoln Blvd. and Hollywood’s Freeway, the U.S. Route (101). Santa Monica Blvd. begins going Northeast from Centinela Ave., and goes through the areas considered to be wealthy, such as West Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, and Beverly Hills. After which, enters the urban West Hollywood. Once Santa Monica Blvd. reaches Beverly Hills and intersects with Wilshire it continues Northeast to West Hollywood, and goes down Beverly Blvd. and Melrose Ave. Holloway Drive is in the middle of West Hollywood, now being a little North of Melrose Ave., Santa Monica will turn and run Eastward.

There are name plaques of bronze embedded into the sidewalks at the West Hollywood Memorial Walk on Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood, between Doheny Drive and Fairfax Ave. The best and well-known spots in the Hollywood area for male prostitution, as well as transgender prostitution is on Santa Monica Blvd., and can be found along the area of Santa Monica Blvd., just East of La Brea Ave. California States Route (170) originally intersected with Highland Ave. Santa Monica Blvd. is merging its Eastern end in the Sunset Junction’s neighborhood with Sunset Blvd., which is Silver Lake.

Santa Monica Blvd. is a major street and the length of it is almost all four lanes wide and wider. Nearly all the Westside vehicle dealerships are located on Santa Monica Blvd. After Santa Monica Blvd. reaches Sepulveda Blvd., it passes by Century City, and all its great shopping centers and then ends up in Beverly Hills where it intersects with Wilshire Blvd.

Santa Monica Blvd.’s South Roadway is also referred to as ‘Little Santa Monica Blvd. which is in Beverly Hills, and it is running parallel of the State Highway (North) roadway ‘Santa Monica Blvd. coming from the West of the city limits all the way to Rexford Drive. Once Little Santa Monica reaches Rexford Drive it then goes to the East and changes into Burton Way. When Burton Way reaches the intersection of La Cienega Blvd. it merges with San Vicente Blvd. Note that Santa Monica Blvd.’s South Roadway is a city street in Beverly Hills, and its North Roadway happens to be one of California’s State Highways, with each of the Roadway’s handling some bi-directional traffic.


The Metro’s Local Line 4, the Metro Rapid Line 704, and the Santa Monica Transit Line 1, All operate up and down Santa Monica Blvd. Where Santa Monica Blvd. intersects with Vermont Ave. there is an underground station and this station is served by the Metro Red Line.