The South Bay is known for its relaxed lifestyle, beautiful beaches, quaint shopping villages, and perfect year-round weather. What was once a sleepy surf village-like suburb of Los Angeles, has blossomed into a haven of luxury homes, upscale restaurants, wealthy business men & women, celebrities & pro-athletes, private clubs, speakeasies, and boutique shops brimming with high-end designer styles for their patrons to dawn.
The population is still dense with young families and generations of families who never want to leave, keeping the refined living in a steady relaxed atmosphere. The gorgeous beaches are enjoyed daily by locals and visitors alike. A constant flow of events, charity races, surf contests, pro & amateur volleyball tournaments, and bike races offer endless entertainment.
Likening to the Beverly Hills crowd, locals here demand upscale eateries and private haunts to satiate their appetites. From Celebrity Chefs at The Strand House, to rumored to equal Michelin-rated quality experiences at Love & Salt and Joey Manhattan Beach, one will not starve for the delightful fair or lively atmosphere in this posh beach town. Recently added to the hit list that always draws a flamboyant crowd are Eddie Vs on the northwest side of town, and Boa and Sushi Roku at the multi-million dollar renovated Manhattan Beach Mall.
Adjacent is the Manhattan Beach Country Club, a private club with tennis courts, an Olympic size pool, a spa, a gym, racquetball, and two restaurants. Members also have access to the neighboring public 9-hole par 3 golf course. Also recently renovated is the exclusive Badminton Club with a private pool, and of course, tennis & badminton courts, a great spot for private parties hidden in plain sight near downtown. Getting a membership can be tough however, only when a member leaves may a new member join.
One of the major draws to the South Bay for families is the excellent public schools. Likewise, the area is chock-full of some of the best private schools in Los Angeles. Within the boundaries of the individual beach cities are top educators and award-winning campuses with Blue, Green, and Gold Ribbon awards. Academic standing and sports programs in the different schools make these campuses feeder schools into some of the nation's top colleges.
This upper-echelon crowd craves the luxury amenities Manhattan Beach has to offer as well as the designer digs in which they live. Luxury homes dot these 4 square miles so inventory is always low, and the only way to make your way into this market is to work with a savvy realtor like Cindy Shearin. Her ear is steady to the ground so she knows the off-market listings, what is coming to market, and the who’s-who for the whole of the South Bay.
Cindy has consistently ranked as one of the top agents in Los Angeles as well as the country. She is also a visionary designer and residential real estate developer that can help you identify a diamond in the rough when an opportunity comes to market that she can transform into the luxurious oasis you’ve always dreamed of. Call Cindy Shearin today, she’ll make your lifestyle dream home a reality.
Cindy Shearin is one of the exclusive agents representing the Manhattan Beach/Redondo Beach, California real estate market as a member of the Haute Residence Real Estate Network. View all of her listings here