San Vicente Boulevard
(see San Vicente Boulevard
of Los Angeles) is an east-west street in Santa Monica
. It is the northernmost major street in Santa Monica and runs through the heart of downtown Brentwood. It stretches from Ocean Avenue
by the beach in Santa Monica, and turns into Federal Avenue at its intersection with Wilshire Boulevard
near the Veteran Administration and at the entrance of Westwood
San Vicente Blvd is four lanes wide with a large coral tree and grass divider in its middle. This divider is hugely popular among local residents for jogging and exercise. The neighborhoods north of San Vicente in Santa Monica and Brentwood are considered among the most prestigious and expensive in Los Angeles County.
Intersections with 7th and 26th street in Santa Monica lead down to Pacific Coast Highway
and Sunset Boulevard
, respectively. For most of its length, it runs parallel south to Sunset Boulevard and north of Montana Avenue
and Wilshire Boulevard. San Vicente is useful as a thoroughfare due to its lack of traffic lights. Until downtown Brentwood at the intersection with Bundy Drive
, the only lights are at 7th and 26th streets in Santa Monica.
Popular spots include the Brentwood Country Mart
at 26th and San Vicente and the Brentwood Country Club. The portion of San Vicente in Brentwood is often known as a Little Italy
, due to a recent large influx of upscale Italian restaurants. The speed limit is , however, the lack of traffic lights makes it easy to... Read More