"a peaceful, ritzy residential neighborhood"
California Ave, just north of Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica goes directly onto the Pacific Coast Highway at it's western end and stretches throughout Santa Monica to the east. It is a well groomed street in a quite rich neighborhood. It houses quite a few parks and also quite a few churches. Mostly apartment buildings line the street itself, but some houses are located on the numbered streets it crosses. It's proximity to Wilshire Blvd, the beach and Montana Ave (a great shopping street) make it a very convenient place to live.