The residential crowd is made up of…a diverse population of singles, families, and couples.
The community vibe is…laid back, comfortable, and unpretentious. It’s a mix of all statuses, with a considerable amount of wealth, but the more fortunate do not show it. Residents wear flip-flops, shorts, jeans, and yoga clothes often. But when it’s time to party, the designer wardrobe comes out!
The lifestyle offered is…enjoying the beach, as well as beach athletics, including volleyball, paddleboarding, bike riding, jogging, walking, skating, surfing, playing tennis, dining out, and shopping. And with convenient freeway access to take you out of what locals lovingly call “the bubble,” residents can work and play in the Greater Los Angeles area.
The most popular building type you’ll find is…a refreshing combination of styles including Mediterranean, craftsman, Cape Cod, California coastal plantation, modern contemporary, and traditional beach bungalow. There has been a significant amount of new development going on around the community, so you will see beautiful new construction homes next to teardowns.
The average home price is…$2,500,000 to $3,000,000.
The area’s greatest highlights are…the beach, beach volleyball, The Strand (our beachfront path where people can walk, bike, jog, skate, etc.), watching the sunset, and marine life.
The area’s best driving-distance getaways are…Terranea Resort, Staples Center, Doger Stadium, Hollywood Bowl, and The Getty Museum.
The best spots to dine fancy are…
We live near the beach, so nothing is ultra-fancy, but if you want to get dressed up and enjoy a nice dinner, try The Strand House, The Arthur J, The Baleen at Portifino, Palmilla Cocina, or Chef Melba’s Bistro. We have a multitude of great restaurants here, so it’s hard to narrow it down.
The best spots to find entertainment are…
Hermosa Beach Comedy & Magic Club is a must for a good night of laughs and to see some major headliners. Pier Plaza is where you will find a variety of night clubs and live entertainment.
The best spots to go shopping are…Downtown Manhattan Beach, or the brand new Nordstrom at Del Amo Mall, or the new shopping center called The Point in El Segundo.
The best place to tee off is…Los Verdes Golf Course, The Lakes at El Segundo, Westchester Golf Course, The Links at Terranea, Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles, and Manhattan Beach Marriott and Golf Club.