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 August 3, 2021
65
Listed
51
Avg. DOM
$1,587.14
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$3,999,999
Med. List Price
65 Properties
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5
Beds
2F33/411/2
Baths
4,325
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
60
Days on Site
SB21056858
MLS
Modern luxury meets cutting edge architecture and exquisite quality at Manhattan Beach's most coveted Center of the Bullseye Strand location. This three story beachfront oasis was created w/ a...
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,953
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
78
Days on Site
21733794
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...
4
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
4,554
Sq.Ft.
2009
Year Built
49
Days on Site
SB21080239
MLS
2508 The Strand is the entertainer's oceanfront dream home you've been waiting for, just in time for summer. This sleek and stylish contemporary home designed by Giorgio Dazzan & Associates and built...
3
Beds
1F33/411/2
Baths
4,275
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
26
Days on Site
SB21061547
MLS
Have you ever dreamed of owning a home that would provide all the amenities of a world class resort, imagine no more all the efforts have been done, now all you have to do is enjoy. This masterpiece...
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
2,911
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
5
Days on Site
SB21167762
MLS
You've been waiting for this gem situated in one of the most coveted and sought after downtown Manhattan Beach locations. One-of-a-kind privacy along the public beachfront in Manhattan Beach with...
5
Beds
2F33/411/2
Baths
5,526
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
49
Days on Site
SB21131278
MLS
Located in the prestigious Hill Section of Manhattan Beach, this stunning brand new construction estate features the highest caliber of finishes at a grand-scale that distinguish it among the...
5
Beds
5
Baths
5,219
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
79
Days on Site
SB21105910
MLS
A MODERN APPROACH TO BEACH LIVING. Truly a One-of-a-Kind Newly Remodeled Modern Home in the Sand Section with an open floor plan featuring 5203 square feet, ocean views, parking for 6, high end...
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,783
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
63
Days on Site
SB21102347
MLS
Enjoy the Manhattan Beach lifestyle in this fabulous Mediterranean Hill Section Home. This timeless home showcases unblock-able, panoramic, Pacific Ocean views. Located on one of the most coveted...
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
5,700
Sq.Ft.
1985
Year Built
47
Days on Site
SW21130792
MLS
First Time On The Market!
"Villa Del Mar Azul" a dramatic Mediterranean home, located at the top of the Manhattan Beach Hill Section with a 360 degree view from downtown LA to Malibu to Catalina....
4
Beds
2F23/4
Baths
3,966
Sq.Ft.
1946
Year Built
16
Days on Site
SB21142962
MLS
Situated in the heart of downtown Manhattan Beach, this residential anomaly offers outstanding ocean views as it overlooks the MB pier, sand, and white water waves. Upon entering this charming...
7
Beds
4F23/441/2
Baths
7,606
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
78
Days on Site
SB21106887
MLS
This custom home sits on a sprawling 11,999 SF lot and was meant for living on a grand scale! A dramatic entryway opens to soaring ceilings and a gently curving stairway that beckons visitors to the...
5
Beds
9
Baths
7,961
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
36
Days on Site
SB21141778
MLS
Frank Lloyd Wright inspired Masterpiece. This One of a Kind Manhattan Beach Hill Section Showcase Home was Thoughtfully Designed for Entertaining and Perfectly Perched to Capture Panoramic,...