Manhattan Beach real estate
Manhattan Beach is a beachfront city located in the South Bay of Los Angeles County. It has a population of 35,135. Located on the Pacific Ocean, Manhattan Beach is south of El Segundo and north of Hermosa Beach. Manhattan Beach consists of 3.88 square miles and 2.1 miles of beachfront. It is located three miles south of Los Angeles International Airport.
Known as an affluent beach town, Manhattan Beach is commuting distance to Los Angeles and one of the most expensive coastal cities in the country.
The city has its own school system, The Manhattan Beach Unified School System consisting of five elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The schools all rank high on state standardized tests. Manhattan Beach also has four private schools- American Martyrs Catholic School, Manhattan Academy, Montessori School of Manhattan Beach, and Journey of Faith Christian School.
Manhattan Beach is home to both beach and indoor volleyball. Along the two-mile walking and jogging path, which runs parallel to the bike path along the beach, are over 150 volleyball courts. The Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball Tournament is Manhattan Beach’s “Wimbledon of Beach Volleyball.” It usually takes place every August and airs on national Television.
Throughout the city there are 11 parks giving the community 80 acres of parkland. A popular designation for exercise buffs, and frequented by players on the Los Angeles Lakers, is Sand Dune Park. Located off of Rosecrans Blvd, the park features a 100-foot high sand dune-a tough but great exercising spot. The three-acre park also includes a small fenced children’s play area, picnic facilities, and an open pavilion.
Manhattan Beach Real Estate
Real Estate in Manhattan Beach is exceptionally expensive when taking into consideration the lot size you receive. A half acre of land in Bel-Air is valued at $20 million where as a half acre of land on the Manhattan Beach Strand is valued at $35 million.
Informally, residents of Manhattan Beach have divided the city into distinct neighborhoods: The Village, Sand Section, Hill Section, Tree Section, Gas Lamp section, Manhattan Heights, East Manhattan Beach, Liberty Village, Poet’s Section, and El Porto. The Hill Section includes higher priced homes where many homeowners remodel the residences which are situated on steep hills with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. The Sand Section is best known for its pockets of quiet neighborhoods adjacent to the ocean. These multi-million dollar homes are located in line with the bike bath along the Strand.