Manhattan Beach

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Imagine getting to live in a small seaside community with few of the urban problems of big city life that’s just 30 to 45 commuting minutes from Los Angeles. That’s Manhattan Beach, one of the three beach communities of the Los Angeles South Bay (Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo Beach) about fifteen miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles and three miles south of the Los Angeles International Airport. Initially a summer retreat, Manhattan has now grown into a city of over 33,000 residents, with its main attributes-great public schools, low crime rate and the small town community atmosphere, prompting many L.A. residents to change their address.The Manhattan Beach Unified School District is responsible for public education in the city of Manhattan Beach. It oversees 5 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school. The district as a whole received a score of 896 on the 2005 California Academic Performance Index, making it one of California’s best performing districts. Each individual school also ranks at the top of its respective category. The passage of two bond measures resulted in the construction of the state-of-the-art Manhattan Beach Middle School, and the renovation of all elementary school campuses as well as Mira Costa High School. Newsweek has ranked Mira Costa in the nation’s top 100 high schools. The MCHS Symphony Orchestra recently performed at Carnegie Hall. The district benefits from a high level of parental involvement.

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Manhattan Beach Middle School

Manhattan Beach is a blend of “old hometown” charm and big city sophistication. It is rare to go grocery shopping, visit the post office or ice cream parlor and not run into aschoolmate, parent or neighbor. The city is host to many community events, like the Old Hometown Fair, Holiday Fireworks Festival, International Surf Festival, running and bike races, volleyball and tennis tournaments, and many other events. No wonder some call it “Man-happnin’ Beach”.
Manhattan Beach boasts a moderate climate with cool ocean breezes, which keep it cool in the summer and relatively smog free. Manhattan’s beach is consistently rated “A” for its lack of pollution. The focal point of Manhattan Beach is the landmark Manhattan Beach pier, home to an aquarium and marine studies lab. The pier is located in the middle of Manhattan’s quaint downtown area, with its many fine restaurants and small shops.

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Manhattan Beach “Walk Street”

Manhattan Beach real estate is a study of contrasts. Many original beach cottages and small homes remain, although they are rapidly being torn down and recycled into large, expensive homes. The value of land is very high. The focal point in Manhattan Beach is it’s landmark pier and the small downtown shopping and restaurant district that start at the end of the pier. Manhattan’s oceanfront walk, the The Strand, is a unique stretch of oceanfront land that’s home to dog walkers, bike riders, rollerbladers and skateboarders. Manhattan Beach is bisected into east and west sides by Sepulveda, which is also known as the Pacific Coast Highway. Homes within 4 or 5 blocks of the beach are in the Sand Section. Many streets in the Sand Section are “walkstreets”, which are for pedestrians only and highly sought after. Other Westside neighborhoods include the Tre Section and the Hill Section. The Hill Section is known for its ocean views. East side neighborhoods include Manhattan Village, which is a gated community, Liberty Village, Manhattan Heights, and the Mira Costa area. Many east side homes sit on large lots.
Manhattan Beach is home to the newest television and film production facility in Southern California, Raleigh Manhattan Beach Studios. This is the first studio built from the ground up in California in 60 years. The 550,000 square foot project consists of fourteen art deco sound stages, office space, and related facilities. Some of the tenants producing shows in this studio include 20th Century Fox, “The OC”, “The Practice”, “CSI Miami”, “Boston Public”, and “Cold Case”.”Ally McBeal”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”, and “Panic Room” were produced in Manhattan Beach as well. Many people in the entertainment industry call Manhattan Beach home.

  1. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 948 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,404 sqft
    Year built: 1948
    Days on market: 3
  2. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,197 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,561 sqft
    Year built: 1978
    Days on market: 5
  3. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,675 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,328 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 7
  4. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,538 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,002 sqft
    Year built: 1997
    Days on market: 13
  5. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 893 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,250 sqft
    Year built: 1951
    Days on market: 14
  6. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,363 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,647 sqft
    Year built: 2002
    Days on market: 15
  7. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,744 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,995 sqft
    Year built: 1948
    Days on market: 17
  8. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,250 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,646 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 17
  9. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,273 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,483 sqft
    Year built: 1999
    Days on market: 19
  10. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,321 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,992 sqft
    Year built: 1952
    Days on market: 20
  11. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,535 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,650 sqft
    Year built: 2007
    Days on market: 20
  12. 6 beds, 8 baths
    Home size: 4,410 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,700 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Days on market: 23
  13. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,779 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,506 sqft
    Year built: 1999
    Days on market: 24
  14. 8 beds, 9 baths
    Home size: 6,381 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,926 sqft
    Year built: 1951
    Days on market: 35
  15. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,999 sqft
    Year built: 1961
    Days on market: 36
  16. 6 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,108 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,503 sqft
    Year built: 1992
    Days on market: 37
  17. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,676 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,799 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Days on market: 37
  18. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,751 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,767 sqft
    Year built: 1951
    Days on market: 38
  19. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,794 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,991 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Days on market: 43
  20. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,308 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,097 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Days on market: 48
  21. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,052 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,437 sqft
    Year built: 1964
    Days on market: 51
  22. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,259 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,643 sqft
    Year built: 2012
    Days on market: 53
  23. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,182 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,616 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Days on market: 61
  24. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,289 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,340 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 64
  25. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,302 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,698 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 65
  26. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,069 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,268 sqft
    Year built: 1954
    Days on market: 70
  27. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,351 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,709 sqft
    Year built: 1975
    Days on market: 72
  28. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,698 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 74
  29. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,775 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,647 sqft
    Year built: 1997
    Days on market: 75
  30. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,470 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,249 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Days on market: 78
  31. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,006 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,351 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 78
  32. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,018 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,702 sqft
    Year built: 2002
    Days on market: 79
  33. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,819 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,753 sqft
    Year built: 1987
    Days on market: 80
  34. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,193 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,725 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Days on market: 82
  35. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,431 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,504 sqft
    Year built: 1964
    Days on market: 84
  36. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 1,915 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,693 sqft
    Year built: 1987
    Days on market: 88
  37. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,261 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,709 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 90
  38. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,118 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,705 sqft
    Year built: 1992
    Days on market: 92
  39. 5 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 4,637 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,997 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 93
  40. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,876 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,483 sqft
    Year built: 1991
    Days on market: 94
  41. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,077 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,002 sqft
    Year built: 1957
    Days on market: 99
  42. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,136 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,705 sqft
    Year built: 1935
    Days on market: 100
  43. 6 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 5,667 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,449 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market: 101
  44. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,600 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,480 sqft
    Year built: 2007
    Days on market: 105
  45. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,488 sqft
    Year built: 1991
    Days on market: 124
  46. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,550 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,326 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 134
  47. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,714 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,406 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Days on market: 134
  48. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,157 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,049 sqft
    Year built: 1996
    Days on market: 134
  49. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,600 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,480 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 136
  50. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,622 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,700 sqft
    Year built: 1957
    Days on market: 140

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(all data current as of 12/14/2017)

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