MANHATTAN BEACH

Manhattan Beach is one of the three main Beach Cities that make up the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. It is a thriving active community of approximately 35,000 residents centered around nationally ranked public schools, the financial district in nearby Downtown Los Angeles, and the booming tech industry in Silicon Beach. Unique features include The Strand bike path, which winds along the Pacific Ocean between modern mansions and wide stretches of sand lined beaches with volleyball courts and the low-key Manhattan Beach Pier with its quaint aquarium and views of surfers and sunbathers. There are several parks and a small downtown area with boutiques, cafes, pubs, and upscale eateries. Considered a classic southern California beach town, you simply can’t find a better place to live if you’re looking for a small town lifestyle with big city accessibility.

The upscale Manhattan Beach real estate market offers several different areas and neighborhoods to choose from. Depending on personal priorities and preferences, there are four distinct areas that are sure to meet the needs of the most discerning home buyer:  

The Sand Section

The Sand Section is located adjacent to the beach and incorporates the main downtown, north end commercial and shopping areas, and El Porto, a small sub-section of Manhattan Beach known for its great surfing and laidback vibe. The Sand Section boasts some of the priciest and most desirable real estate on the market given its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, walkability to the beach and popular dining and shopping options, as well as the opportunity to enjoy incredible ocean views. Lot sizes for homes in this area generally range from a 30’x90’ full lot to a 30’x45’ half lot. To be expected, location drives valuation with accessibility to the beach and ocean views being the primary factor. The somewhat urban feel of this area is largely offset by a relaxed vibe - in other words, shorts and flip flops remain the order of the day!

The Tree Section

Northeast of the Sand Section, the Tree Section is a short step back from the beach, while still maintaining reasonable walkability to downtown MB. This area was designated the Tree Section in large part because of the diverse collection of mature trees that line many of the streets, as well as the street signs named after, you guessed it, trees! - Oak, Elm, Maple, etc. The close knit neighborhood definitely has a more suburban, residential family type atmosphere with many of the streets free form in nature without sidewalks and curbs. Lot sizes in the Trees generally range from 40’x110’ to 40’x135’ with an abundance of traditional and new construction properties as the typical offering for sale.

The Hill Section

The Hill Section is located southeast of the Sand Section and the Tree Section. Situated on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Hill Section offers larger than average lots, which can range from 4,000 square feet to 15,000 square feet, impressive ocean views, wide streets, and easy walkability to downtown and the beach, making for some of the most sought after real estate along the southern California coast.

East Manhattan Beach

Situated east of Sepulveda Blvd, East Manhattan Beach provides those looking for more ‘elbow room’ with bigger lots, 5,000 square feet - 7,500 square feet on average, allowing for more separation and privacy from one’s neighbors. Formal sidewalks, larger front and backyards, and space to have a pool contribute to this area’s enduring appeal. For those whose preferences align with a conforming gated community concept, Manhattan Village, a sub-area within East Manhattan Beach, offers a diverse selection of court homes, townhomes, and single family residences, and is the only gated community in Manhattan Beach. Both privacy and convenience (steps to the Manhattan Village Mall), are big draws to living within the gates of Manhattan Village. 

Why to You Need to Move Here

It’s easy to see why Manhattan Beach real estate is among the most sought after in Los Angeles county. The mild summers and fresh ocean breeze, jaw-dropping ocean views and short walks to the beach, nationally top-ranked schools, and easy accessibility to surrounding Los Angeles communities, make this town a highly desirable place to live. Prefer to stay local? Park your car for the weekend and participate in numerous events such as Sunday Concerts in the Park, the annual Skechers Pier-to-Pier Friendship Walk, the annual fall Hometown Fair, the International Surf Festival and 6-Man Volleyball Tournament, the world famous Pumpkin Race, the annual Holiday Fireworks show each December, and much more! Understandably, Manhattan Beach homes for sale don’t last long!     

Manhattan Beach October 20, 2020
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$1,406.18
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$3,499,000
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4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,953
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
93
Days on Site
20606684
MLS
A rare and unique opportunity to purchase a private custom built home by one of the most successful developers in the South Bay. The homes features almost 5,000 sf of luxury quality & high end...
5
Beds
6F11/2
Baths
5,574
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
152
Days on Site
SB20097704
MLS
This distinctive custom residence is situated on one of the finest beachfront lots in Southern California. Rarely do Strand residences come on the market in prime condition and on a prime corner lot...
5
Beds
4F13/411/2
Baths
5,478
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
225
Days on Site
SB20052930
MLS
For a 3D tour of this home copy and paste this link in your web browser https://bit.ly/3400strandhometour--The perfect Manhattan Beach home would be - of course - oceanfront on The Strand. It would...
5
Beds
4
Baths
5,739
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
406
Days on Site
SB19216401
MLS
Introducing 2016 Ocean Drive in Manhattan Beach, a stunning new home built in collaboration with Louie Tomaro and Noelle Interiors. Executed in four levels of luxurious living space, this residence...
4
Beds
7
Baths
4,772
Sq.Ft.
28
Days on Site
20636324
MLS
This new modern beachfront masterpiece is situated on the famous Manhattan Beach Strand. Enjoy the stunning ocean views and magical sunsets through the bi-folding walls of glass on all levels! The...
4
Beds
3F13/411/2
Baths
4,226
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
172
Days on Site
SB19187924
MLS
Premiere south Manhattan sand section home one house from beach. Unblockable sand and white water views. Pristine condition 4 bedrooms 4.5 baths, plus office. Aprox 4226 sqft. Totally redone with...
4
Beds
1F23/431/2
Baths
4,747
Sq.Ft.
2014
Year Built
42
Days on Site
SB20176906
MLS
The ultimate in upscale entertaining environments are found within this unique, custom coastal home. Sweeping ocean vistas are captured throughout the majority of the uppermost level. Views carry...
5
Beds
6
Baths
5,673
Sq.Ft.
2010
Year Built
29
Days on Site
SB20196913
MLS
Spectacular custom-built British West Indies home situated on one of the most coveted Walk Streets in Manhattan Beach. This extra large Sand Section home features 5,673 SF of indoor living space. The...
4
Beds
1F33/411/2
Baths
4,181
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
8
Days on Site
SB20214032
MLS
This breathtaking Manhattan Beach home, 212 16th Street, is truly a premier walk street location. Built by Silicon Bay Development in 2019 with luxury design, architectural precision, high-quality...
7
Beds
6F21/2
Baths
6,692
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
34
Days on Site
SB20193935
MLS
Sited on an over-sized corner lot lies a brand-new custom home, built with a nod to Frank Lloyd Wright. Earth tones and soft black elements are highlighted by glass, iron and concrete. This...
5
Beds
3F23/411/2
Baths
4,083
Sq.Ft.
2012
Year Built
155
Days on Site
SB20095867
MLS
Huge price improvement & rare chance for custom South MB 100 block home under $8m. A coastal Cape Cod luxury retreat located within one block of The Strand! The main living and entertaining areas...
5
Beds
5
Baths
4,500
Sq.Ft.
2013
Year Built
7
Days on Site
SB20203824
MLS
One of the finest homes on the BEST flat walk street in Manhattan Beach...lovingly nicknamed "Heaventh Street" by the residents who live there. Built by Matt Morris Development and featured in Luxe...