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. 6 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,116 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,663 sqft
    Year built: 1953
    Days on market: 1
  2. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,356 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,998 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Days on market: 1
  3. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,354 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,641 sqft
    Year built: 1953
    Days on market: 1
  4. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,774 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,647 sqft
    Year built: 2009
    Days on market: 3
  5. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,714 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,406 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market: 3
  6. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,055 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,012 sqft
    Year built: 1990
    Days on market: 4
  7. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 5,372 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,318 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Days on market: 6
  8. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,256 sq ft
    Year built: 1984
    Days on market: 6
  9. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,513 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,016 sqft
    Year built: 2007
    Days on market: 8
  10. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,581 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,714 sqft
    Year built: 1978
    Days on market: 8
  11. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,557 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,657 sqft
    Year built: 1987
    Days on market: 10
  12. 6 beds, 8 baths
    Home size: 9,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,014 sqft
    Year built: 2009
    Days on market: 10
  13. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,125 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,152 sqft
    Year built: 1951
    Days on market: 10
  14. 6 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 2,925 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,723 sqft
    Year built: 1957
    Days on market: 11
  15. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 922 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,511 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Days on market: 14
  16. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,526 sqft
    Year built: 2012
    Days on market: 14
  17. 6 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,655 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,498 sqft
    Year built: 1986
    Days on market: 14
  18. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,075 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,894 sqft
    Year built: 1966
    Days on market: 15
  19. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 6,342 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,095 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 16
  20. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,535 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,650 sqft
    Year built: 2007
    Days on market: 16
  21. 5 beds, 8 baths
    Home size: 6,164 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,333 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market: 17
  22. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,180 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,483 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 17
  23. 6 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 2,807 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,365 sqft
    Year built: 1956
    Days on market: 22
  24. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,614 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,036 sqft
    Year built: 1997
    Days on market: 22
  25. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,963 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,500 sqft
    Year built: 1986
    Days on market: 22
  26. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,886 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,691 sqft
    Year built: 1948
    Days on market: 22
  27. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,671 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,713 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Days on market: 22
  28. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,480 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,495 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 22
  29. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,730 sqft
    Year built: 2008
    Days on market: 23
  30. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 1,792 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,347 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 23
  31. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,455 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,691 sqft
    Year built: 1938
    Days on market: 25
  32. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,698 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 28
  33. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,105 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,752 sqft
    Year built: 1938
    Days on market: 29
  34. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,424 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,700 sqft
    Year built: 2012
    Days on market: 29
  35. 5 beds, 9 baths
    Home size: 7,961 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,354 sqft
    Year built: 2008
    Days on market: 29
  36. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,237 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,645 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 31
  37. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,407 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,665 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Days on market: 32
  38. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 930 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,918 sqft
    Year built: 1976
    Days on market: 33
  39. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,085 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,696 sqft
    Year built: 1991
    Days on market: 35
  40. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,085 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,696 sqft
    Year built: 1991
    Days on market: 35
  41. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,356 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,639 sqft
    Year built: 1987
    Days on market: 36
  42. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,468 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,502 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 36
  43. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,342 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,393 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Days on market: 36
  44. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,453 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,352 sqft
    Year built: 1999
    Days on market: 36
  45. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,465 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,657 sqft
    Year built: 1984
    Days on market: 36
  46. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,460 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,381 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 37
  47. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,689 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,799 sqft
    Year built: 2008
    Days on market: 37
  48. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,277 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,643 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 37
  49. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,670 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,008 sqft
    Year built: 1980
    Days on market: 37
  50. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,548 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 38

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(all data current as of 8/16/2018)

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