Located at the southwestern Los Angeles County, on the Pacific coast south of El Segundo, and north of Hermosa Beach, his laid-back South Bay community is wildly popular with families and outdoor enthusiasts. The Strand bike path winds along the oceanfront between modern mansions and wide stretches of sand lined with volleyball courts. The low-key Manhattan Beach Pier features a quaint aquarium view of surfers and the area packed with several parks, a small downtown area with boutiques, brunch cafes, pubs & creative, upscale eateries? Really, what more can you ask for?
In Manhattan Beach, 74% of the residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher with 33% of the population earning $200,000 or more annually. Its schools are run independently of Los Angeles Unified School District with a separate school board based in Manhattan Beach.
Manhattan Beach has several distinct neighborhoods, including the “Strand” “Sand Section”, “Hill Section”, “Tree Section”, “Gas Lamp Section”, “Manhattan Village”, “Manhattan Heights”, “East Manhattan Beach” (Manhattan Village, Manhattan Heights, Liberty Village, The Poet’s Section” (Shelley, Tennyson, Longfellow, Keats, and “El Porto”
The Manhattan Beach Strand is home to some of the most valuable real estate in California. There is a mixture of single- family homes, townhomes and residential multi-family properties. Strand residents enjoy big views and easy access to beach volleyball, the bike path, downtown Manhattan Beach and the Pacific Ocean.
The Sand Section
Homes in the Sand Section of Manhattan Beach are some of the most sought-after properties, for their proximity to Downtown Manhattan Beach. The Sand Section is known for its numerous walk streets which date back to the 1930’s. Walk street homes are situated on a concrete walking path with parking and driving in the rear or through side alleys. With pedestrian traffic only the walk streets are perfect for families and community feeling.
The Gaslamp District
The Gaslamp District consists of the streets in close proximity to Marine Avenue that are lined with original, functioning gas burning lamps.
El Porto also known as North Manhattan Beach is a great way to break into the Sand Section real estate market. In El Porto there are more opportunities to own properties with rental income. El Porto residents enjoy shorter commute times to Downtown LA, Silicon Beach and the Westside of Los Angeles.
The Hill Section
The Hill Section of Manhattan Beach distinguishes itself from the other neighborhoods because the homes sit on a hill that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The Hill Section offers larger than average lots perfect for larger custom homes with pools, yards and expansive views. The Hill section is just a quick walk or bike ride to Downtown Manhattan Beach and the Pacific Ocean.
The Tree Section
The Manhattan Beach Tree Section is named so because of the street names: Pine Ave., Oak Ave., Maple Ave., Elm Ave., etc. This neighborhood has tree lined streets and there are city regulations in place to protect the trees. The neighborhood is a mixture of older homes, renovated homes, and new homes with front and back yards.
East Manhattan Beach
East of Sepulveda Blvd. in Manhattan Beach is made up of homes with a more traditional neighborhood layout. The northern border of the area is known as the Poet’s Section because of the street names such as: Tennyson, Longfellow, Keats, and Shelly.
East Manhattan Beach includes the following subsections:
is a small section of East Manhattan Beach where you can find some of the largest lots in the beach cities. It is tucked away and known for privacy and still just a short drive to the beach.
The Mira Costa Section
The Mira Costa Section of East Manhattan Beach are the homes that surround Mira Costa High School.
Liberty Village is a small pocket of homes in East Manhattan Beach that were built in the post-war era. Manhattan Beach’s largest park is located in Liberty Village. Polliwog park is where the popular Summer Concert Series is held. On the other side of Polliwog Park is a subsection known as Manhattan Heights where the lots can be a little smaller and some homes even have peek a boo views of Downtown Los Angeles. Both Liberty Village and Manhattan Heights are made up of original homes that have been updated and remodeled and known for their affordability factor.
Manhattan Village is the only gated community within the City of Manhattan Beach. There are 400 homes within “The Village” operate within an HOA. HOA Amenities include private security guards, greenbelts, pools, spas and open spaces between homes. There is a private gate on the premises where residents can easily access the Manhattan Village Mall and shopping center. Residents enjoy both privacy and convenience.