Santamonica is city with a population of approx. 101,000 (census 2000) in the Central Province of Simnation in the Endless Mountains Region.
It's you're average urban center with all of the problems of other cities. Smog, traffic, crime, noise, abondonment, and sprawl.
History and Information on the North and West Sections of Santamonica
Originally incorporated as the Village of Santamonica in 1843, The area now known as "The Village" is the original center of the town and most of the buildings in the area are listed on the simnational historic register. A factory town at its start, many of the factories have died out and have been replaced with housing. The village core is made up of wall to wall store fronts with 2 - 5 floors of apartments as is found in the historic areas of most cities.
"Roxboro" is one of two previously incorporated villages that were disolved and annexed to the city by the no longer existent township of Santamonica. The Roxboro area is home to Santamonicas first, and now historic, Memorial Hospital, seen at the right corner of the Roxboro outline.
"Prospect Hill" is the second of the two previously incorporated villages. Prospect Hill was half its size about 100 years ago with recent accellerated growth toward the Pioneer Business and Technology Park (southwest), partly due to the installation of the Endless Mountain Regional Airport, and has also crossed the border into New Dwightsville, a rural suburban village to the north.
The Pioneer Business and Technology Park is relatively new, just in the last 50 years and hosts some of the regions top paying jobs.
Santamonica University has been the root of Santamonica's rapid growth over many recent years and is one of the City's largest employers. Home to the Santamonica Bobcats Football team, well educated professional staff and countless degree programs for its students, the University is known throughout Simnation as one of Simnations top schools to earn a degree and has also earned the "not so proud title" (to the University Administration) as Simnations top party school.
Burnett Zoo is a relatively recent addition to the city, only opening 15 years ago, but is a popular visiting spot for locals as well as visitors. The penguin exhibit is my favorite.