Hermosa Beach is a beach-front city located in the South Bay of Los Angeles County and known as one of the three Beach Cities. Bordered by Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach, Hermosa has a population of almost 20,000. The city extends about 15 blocks from east to west but 40 blocks from north to south with the Pacific Coast Highwayrunning down the middle.
Hermosa’s average temperature is 70 degrees in the summer and around 55 degrees in the winter. It is most popular among residents and visitors for sunbathing, surfing, beach volleyball, and paddle boarding. There are three popular parks in Hermosa Beach including South Park, Cypress Park, and Valley Park all located on the western side of Valley Drive. There are three distinct neighborhoods of Hermosa Beach: the Sand Section which is located on the strand bordering the Pacific Ocean; the Valley Section-primarily hilly terrain; Hermosa East- flatter terrain and furthest from the beach. Home prices in Hermosa East tend be less expensive than homes for sale in the other two main Hermosa Beach areas.
The Hermosa Beach City School District has its own elementary school and middle school. High school residents of Hermosa Beach may attend school in Manhattan Beach or Redondo Beach.
For entertainment, Hermosa Beach offers many choices. The Hermosa Beach Playhouse, a 502 seat venue, is used for professional theatre productions, community theatre groups, dance recitals, film premieres, conferences, and amateur ventures. Also in Hermosa Beach is The Comedy and Magic Club. Part-owned by Jay Leno, who performs there regularly, the club offers various comedy acts sure to make you laugh. There are several restaurants and bars located on the Hermosa Pier.
Hermosa Beach Real Estate
The average 3-bed 2-bath Hermosa Beach home for sale sells for about $1.5 million. Properties near the beach sell for over $1.5 million and those with direct views of the Pacific Ocean can cost over $2 million. Homes located on The Strand sell between $3-10 million.
West of Pacific Coast Highway are several Condominiums mixed within the single-family homes and in some sections even dominate the number of single family residences. East of PCH the hills rise into upper middle class neighborhoods.