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.