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. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 1,836 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,349 sqft
    Year built: 2000
    Days on market: 0
  2. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,064 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,711 sqft
    Year built: 1958
    Days on market: 1
  3. 5 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 2,693 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,206 sqft
    Year built: 1932
    Days on market: 1
  4. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,824 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,552 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Days on market: 4
  5. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,131 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,330 sqft
    Year built: 1999
    Days on market: 5
  6. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,048 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,250 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Days on market: 5
  7. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,510 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,502 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 5
  8. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 841 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,017 sqft
    Year built: 1969
    Days on market: 5
  9. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,351 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,793 sqft
    Year built: 2007
    Days on market: 5
  10. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,718 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Days on market: 5
  11. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,247 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,760 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Days on market: 5
  12. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,752 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,389 sqft
    Year built: 1984
    Days on market: 6
  13. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,182 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,616 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Days on market: 6
  14. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 600 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,741 sqft
    Year built: 1938
    Days on market: 6
  15. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,310 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,772 sqft
    Year built: 1957
    Days on market: 7
  16. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 2,252 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,705 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Days on market: 8
  17. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,156 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,481 sqft
    Year built: 1982
    Days on market: 12
  18. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,740 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,497 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 12
  19. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,836 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,250 sqft
    Year built: 2002
    Days on market: 12
  20. 3 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,444 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,229 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 12
  21. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,289 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,340 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 13
  22. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,693 sqft
    Year built: 1948
    Days on market: 13
  23. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,617 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,317 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Days on market: 14
  24. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,117 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,698 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Days on market: 14
  25. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,917 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,388 sqft
    Year built: 1987
    Days on market: 14
  26. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,851 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,684 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Days on market: 14
  27. 6 beds, 10 baths
    Home size: 11,917 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,751 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market: 16
  28. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,400 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,499 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market: 17
  29. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,125 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,351 sqft
    Year built: 1935
    Days on market: 19
  30. 0 beds, 0 bath
    Home size: 100 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,511 sqft
    Year built: 1935
    Days on market: 19
  31. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,668 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,400 sqft
    Year built: 1989
    Days on market: 19
  32. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,497 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Days on market: 22
  33. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,880 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,159 sqft
    Year built: 2009
    Days on market: 25
  34. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 950 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,480 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Days on market: 25
  35. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,721 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,483 sqft
    Year built: 1954
    Days on market: 25
  36. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,947 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,636 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 26
  37. 9 beds, 8 baths
    Home size: 5,193 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,511 sqft
    Year built: 1972
    Days on market: 27
  38. 5 beds, 7 baths
    Lot size: 3,333 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market: 28
  39. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,001 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,696 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 33
  40. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,182 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.78 ac
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 33
  41. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,853 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,710 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 33
  42. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,624 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,695 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Days on market: 33
  43. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,182 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,958 sqft
    Year built: 1977
    Days on market: 33
  44. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,154 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Days on market: 39
  45. 5 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 4,762 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,061 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 39
  46. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,515 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,497 sqft
    Year built: 1961
    Days on market: 40
  47. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,406 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,504 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Days on market: 41
  48. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,549 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,176 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Days on market: 47
  49. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,515 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,804 sqft
    Year built: 1961
    Days on market: 65
  50. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 948 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,404 sqft
    Year built: 1948
    Days on market: 70

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(all data current as of 2/20/2018)

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