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 January 19, 2020
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$1,493.18
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$3,499,500
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9
Beds
8
Baths
5,967
Sq.Ft.
1922
Year Built
328
Days on Site
SB19037828
MLS
ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE AN OCEAN FRONT LEGACY ~ A "ONE OF A KIND" SOUTH FACING 1 and 1/2 CORNER LOT PROPERTY, ENSCONCED ON THE PRESTIGIOUS SOUTH MANHATTAN BEACH STRAND. THIS...
8
Beds
9
Baths
6,025
Sq.Ft.
1951
Year Built
49
Days on Site
19533526
MLS
SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEW DOUBLE LOT OPPORTUNITY! PERFECT FOR 1031. The legacy beachfront property is the opportunity you have been looking for! 180-degree ocean and whitewater views - located just ten...
4
Beds
3F13/411/2
Baths
4,226
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
166
Days on Site
SB19187924
MLS
Stunning french mediterranean home aprox 100 feet from The Strand. 4 bedrooms 4.5 baths, plus office. Aprox 4226 sqft with spectacualr white water and sand views. Totally redone with new kitchen,...
5
Beds
4F13/411/2
Baths
5,478
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
160
Days on Site
SB19186467
MLS
The perfect Manhattan Beach home would be - of course - oceanfront on The Strand. It would need to be on an elevated, south-facing corner walkstreet lot for the most spectacular Palos...
5
Beds
4
Baths
5,739
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
131
Days on Site
SB19216401
MLS
Introducing a spectacular new home designed and custom-built by Louie Tomaro. Interior design by Noelle Interiors. Situated in a prime location in Manhattan Beach, steps from the sand, this...
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,620
Sq.Ft.
2014
Year Built
45
Days on Site
SB19276769
MLS
Spectacular from every angle, this home is the epitome of luxury living. This stylish and sleek John Starr designed masterpiece is a modern contemporary haven in the Manhattan Beach sand section....
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,360
Sq.Ft.
1965
Year Built
367
Days on Site
SB19013782
MLS
Conveniently located between Marine Street and Bruce's Beach, the area encourages an active outdoor lifestyle with a park of rolling grass and a popular surf spot. The fireplace and eco-friendly...
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,224
Sq.Ft.
1992
Year Built
156
Days on Site
SB19197330
MLS
This stunning coastal home has incredible 180 degree ocean views from Palos Verdes to Malibu and an unobstructed view of the iconic Manhattan Beach pier! An entertainer's dream home, located on...
5
Beds
2F43/421/2
Baths
6,126
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
139
Days on Site
SR19209502
MLS
Introducing this spectacular new construction designed by Louie Tomaro and perfectly executed by LuAnn Development. The luxurious warm contemporary home embodies the term "curb appeal" on a rare...
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308 20th Pl (Aka 309 20th Street) Place Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
5
Beds
3F13/411/2
Baths
4,200
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
48
Days on Site
SB19274901
MLS
Gorgeous California Coastal new construction designed by Doug Leach, built by Ken Johnson, and appointed by Paul L'Esperance Interiors. Enjoy ocean views and beach living in this lovely walk street...
5
Beds
2F43/411/2
Baths
5,723
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
81
Days on Site
SB19253417
MLS
Come experience the life of luxury in a private retreat tucked away in the tree section of Manhattan Beach and spread across 2 lots. This Santa Barbara inspired 4 bed, 4.5 bath almost 3400 sqft main...
5
Beds
5
Baths
4,154
Sq.Ft.
1947
Year Built
232
Days on Site
SB19128654
MLS
Located on a prime corner lot in North Manhattan Beach, this property was once the original site of the Surf Rite Inn and is a special memory for many Manhattan Beach natives. Currently, the 3,500 sf...