South Bay/Beach Cities

Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach

The most coveted South Bay location, Manhattan Beach is extremely popular for those looking to experience the ultimate in the So Cal beach lifestyle. It is a laid-back, family-oriented community with fantastic walkability, great restaurants and a tremendous social scene, especially in the summer when the city hosts the Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball tournament and the International Surf festival. The bustling downtown area is filled with boutiques, brunch cafes, pubs and upscale eateries. It is home to a great public school district and you can often find children playing in the quiet streets in the “Hill” and “Tree” sections of the city. It is a popular home base for many professional athletes and coaches. The walkability and active nature of the residents tends to create a stronger neighborly feel than other parts of Los Angeles. The smaller lot sizes you get in Manhattan Beach is made up with several parks, quiet street traffic, world renown beaches and easy access to amenities.
Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach/Hermosa Beach

Manhattan Beach’s neighbor to the south, Redondo and Hermosa are ideal small town beach communities that provide more affordability along with good public schools and a younger vibe. With plenty of local shops, restaurants and easy beach access both cities are great options for true California living.

El Segundo

Sandwiched between LAX and Manhattan Beach, this old school beach town is considered one of the last bastions of affordability near the coast. It has a small town feel – nicknamed “Mayberry by the Sea” with great schools and city services. With a new wave of eateries, breweries and creative office space, El Segundo’s popularity is on the rise.
Palos Verdes

Palos Verdes/Rolling Hills Estates

“PV” is very popular with families and is a true getaway from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, providing a quiet and peaceful setting that is hard to find near a major city. Residents highly value the small town feeling. The hill cities on the peninsula are known for dramatic ocean and city views, distinguished schools, extensive horse trails and high value homes. PV provides a multitude of living options from large estates in gated communities with horse trails to more traditional Southern California homes with expansive city/ocean views. The real estate is more affordable then other coveted Los Angeles locales with more diverse housing choices in terms of land/open space, ocean views, etc. The downside to PV is the distance you have to travel to other popular areas of Los Angeles. Those who live in the area say you get used to the drive and traffic patterns quickly and the benefits of the lifestyle make up for the commute.
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