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. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,256 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,709 sqft
    Year built: 1938
    Days on market: 4
  2. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,250 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,646 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 4
  3. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,583 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,773 sqft
    Year built: 1987
    Days on market: 5
  4. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,056 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,691 sqft
    Year built: 1938
    Days on market: 5
  5. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,275 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,442 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Days on market: 5
  6. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,187 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,015 sqft
    Year built: 1947
    Days on market: 6
  7. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,710 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Days on market: 6
  8. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,673 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,704 sqft
    Year built: 2010
    Days on market: 8
  9. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,912 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,004 sqft
    Year built: 1959
    Days on market: 10
  10. 3 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 3,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,752 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Days on market: 12
  11. 6 beds, 8 baths
    Home size: 5,870 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,425 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 12
  12. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,241 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,008 sqft
    Year built: 1998
    Days on market: 12
  13. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,798 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,394 sqft
    Year built: 1998
    Days on market: 12
  14. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,934 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,493 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Days on market: 12
  15. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,700 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,711 sqft
    Year built: 1937
    Days on market: 12
  16. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,779 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,695 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Days on market: 12
  17. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 838 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,022 sqft
    Year built: 1948
    Days on market: 12
  18. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,756 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,794 sqft
    Year built: 2008
    Days on market: 13
  19. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,246 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,498 sqft
    Year built: 1986
    Days on market: 13
  20. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,636 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,983 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 13
  21. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,636 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,983 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 13
  22. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 1,992 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,502 sqft
    Year built: 1962
    Days on market: 14
  23. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,861 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,888 sqft
    Year built: 1962
    Days on market: 14
  24. 5 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 4,637 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,997 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 15
  25. 6 beds, 8 baths
    Home size: 6,450 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,499 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Days on market: 17
  26. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,143 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,005 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 18
  27. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,143 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,005 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 18
  28. 6 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,534 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,495 sqft
    Year built: 1972
    Days on market: 18
  29. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,603 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,997 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Days on market: 18
  30. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,023 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,640 sqft
    Year built: 1972
    Days on market: 19
  31. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,553 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,983 sqft
    Year built: 1952
    Days on market: 19
  32. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,553 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,983 sqft
    Year built: 1952
    Days on market: 19
  33. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,088 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,508 sqft
    Year built: 2008
    Days on market: 20
  34. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,819 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,605 sqft
    Year built: 1987
    Days on market: 21
  35. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,600 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,482 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 21
  36. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,410 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,426 sqft
    Year built: 1977
    Days on market: 21
  37. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,876 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,961 sqft
    Year built: 1987
    Days on market: 22
  38. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 3,190 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,495 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Days on market: 26
  39. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 956 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,351 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 29
  40. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,163 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,153 sqft
    Year built: 1952
    Days on market: 32
  41. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,698 sqft
    Year built: 2012
    Days on market: 33
  42. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,336 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,511 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 33
  43. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,409 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,046 sqft
    Year built: 1961
    Days on market: 33
  44. 5 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 5,002 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,218 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 33
  45. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,436 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,691 sqft
    Year built: 1948
    Days on market: 33
  46. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,165 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,276 sqft
    Year built: 1941
    Days on market: 34
  47. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 3,451 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,010 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Days on market: 34
  48. 5 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,249 sqft
    Year built: 2002
    Days on market: 34
  49. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 1,783 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,201 sqft
    Year built: 1985
    Days on market: 37
  50. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,224 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,349 sqft
    Year built: 1964
    Days on market: 39

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(all data current as of 4/23/2018)

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