Living in El Porto is the ultimate experience in beach and surf lifestyle.
Home to many surfers and beach-lovers, El Porto (also called North Manhattan) borders a protected state beach that boasts some of most talked-about waves in the South Bay. The ocean floor features an underwater canyon that generates consistent swells surfers and bodyboarders love. El Porto is also one of the only local beaches with a restaurant on the sand, which serves lunch at shaded picnic tables during the summer. It's tight in El Porto. Parking is tight. Houses are tight. It's part of the charm.
El Porto is located west of Highland and north of Rosecrans and is Manhattan Beach's northernmost neighborhood, which means it is closest to the Los Angeles International Airport. Its numbered streets start at 38th and end 45th, which serves as the border of Manhattan's neighboring city to the north, El Segundo. Children who live in El Porto usually attend Grandview Elementary School, which has won distinction as a California Distinguished school.
There are some great restaurants, taco joints, bars, and shops on Highland Avenue, which is just one block from the beach. Fish Bar and North End Caffé are popular spots with El Porto locals along with The Ripe Choice catering. Recently business owners in this part of town pooled funds to beautify the commercial area. It has sidewalks engraved with creative designs, lending it a bit of charm. ... Read More
But even as El Porto's commercial area begins to grow, El Porto holds tightly to its laid-back beach community feel. The city actually renamed El Porto several years ago and now officially it’s known as North Manhattan, but the change has yet to really take root because people still associate the neighborhood with its former namesake, El Porto state beach.
If you're looking to live in a neighborhood that revolves around beach culture, El Porto is a good fit for you.
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