Manhattan Beach CA
Manhattan Beach is one of the most affluent cities in the South Bay. Use this page to easily find Manhattan Beach homes for sale.
Named for the original developer’s Manhattan roots, it lines two miles of Southern California coast. Today, it is home to celebrities, millionaires, and some of the area’s highest property values, but it’s still a beach neighborhood at heart.
In this family-friendly, community-oriented city with many distinct "sections" or neighborhoods, life revolves around the beach – one of the widest in L.A. County. On any given day, people are outside, walking their dogs in the sun, riding their bikes down The Strand, or playing volleyball on the sand. (As an aside, Manhattan Beach sand is so fine that it was, in fact, exported to Hawaii in the 1920s to pad the Waikiki beaches.) In fact, people often search for Manhattan Beach homes for sale because of one word: the beach, but they stay for the many other rewards of owning a home in Manhattan Beach, California.
Why Find a Home for Sale in Manhattan Beach?
With some of the South Bay’s most well-funded schools and most popular parks, Manhattan Beach is an ideal place to raise a family. Kids attend one of five neighborhood elementary schools – Grand View Elementary, Meadows Elementary, Pacific Elementary, Pennekamp Elementary, and Robinson Elementary. Manhattan Beach prides itself on being a safe community. Many kids walk to and from school regularly.
The city's only middle school, Manhattan Beach Middle School, has a reputation for excellence, and only high school, Mira Costa High School, was recently ranked in the top two percent of public high schools in the country.
It’s also an active city, with a thoroughfare for joggers called the Green Belt with parquettes equipped with exercise equipment.
Residents like to take advantage of the beach but also of the city’s 48 acres of park space – the free summer concerts at Polliwog Park, the unique 100-foot excercise hill at Sand Dune Park, and the tennis courts at Live Oak Park.
The Manhattan Beach community is a good fit for people who work inland but want to relax by the ocean on evenings and weekends. With no traffic, downtown L.A. is less than a half-hour drive away; the Los Angeles International Airport just three miles north.
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The city also has a bustling Downtown area, clean and modern and always alive with people walking, shopping, or sharing a meal. In fact, the city is growing in popularity with foodies from all over the Los Angeles Area, as there has been a renaissance of new, chic, and top-notch restaurants. Downtown, there are also plenty of neighborhood cafes, casual bars, boutiques, and high-end shops.
Architecturally, Manhattan Beach is a mixed bag. The city is sub-divided into six sub-neighborhoods, and every one is different. Be sure to check out each of our Manhattan Beach neighborhood videos.