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A happening beach town that's perfect for active singles and families.
Studio / 1 BR
34% Complete
3,000
2 Bedrooms
45% Complete
4,000
3 Bedrooms
67% Complete
6,000
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete
8,900

Good For
  • Couples without kids
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Singles

 

What's around
  • 259 Shops
  • 109 Fitness options
  • 129 Restaurants
  • 11 Grocery stores/markets
  • 25 Banks
  • 28 Nightlife options

 


PUBLIC TRANSITGood

WALKABILITYGood
Safety

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  WHAT’S LIVING IN Manhattan Beach LIKE?

Home to volleyball players, surfers, and millionaires, Manhattan Beach is a laid-back beach town with plenty of boutiques, dining, and a respectable nightlife. Manhattan Beach Post, Fishing with Dynamite, and Mama D's are just some of the highly rated restaurants here. And the Manhattan Beach Creamery is a great place to grab an ice cream cone for a walk along the pier.

You'll find a mix of condos, single-family houses, and small apartment buildings. Prices rise the closer you get to the water, and homes along the beach can be insanely expensive. Parking near the beach can be a daily struggle, so you'll want a home that includes parking.

This is the perfect neighborhood for people who like to stay active. The Strand, a walking/running path that runs parallel to the sandy beach, is a great place for an after-work run or a sunset stroll. Sand Dune Park features a 100 foot (30 meter) high dune that attracts fitness buffs who run up its slope. 

For those who want to get into surfing Manhttan Beach is known for its rolling breaks, which makes it easier to learn than at other nearby beaches. And there are plenty of nets on the sand for a game of volleyball.

Another big draw: the neighborhood has excellent elementary, middle, and high schools.

Manhattan Beach is bordered on the north by El Segundo, on the east by Hawthorne and Redondo Beach, on the south by Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.

 

Commute:
Burbank: 31.4 miles / 60-100 minutes by car / 120 minutes by transit
Century City: 14.1 miles / 35-75 minutes by car / 90 minutes by transit
Downtown LA: 20.8 miles / 45-80 minutes by car / 90 minutes by transit
Santa Monica: 16.9 miles / 35-65 minutes by car / 80-90 minutes by transit

Manhattan Beach Los Angeles Neighborhood Photo

 

Local Flavor   Manhattan Beach LOCAL schools

K-2 GRADES
Creative Kids
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.07 mi
K GRADES
Circle Of Love
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.27 mi
K-5 GRADES
Meadows Avenue Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.27 mi
K-5 GRADES
Pacific Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.41 mi
6-12 GRADES
Beach Cities Learning Center
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.42 mi

 

Local Flavor   Manhattan Beach Local Flavor

Manhattan Beach Pier
Manhattan Beach Pier 2 MANHATTAN BEACH BLVD., MANHATTAN BEACH, CA 90266 MAP
http://www.ci.manhattan-beach.ca.us

The 928 feet (283 m) long pier is a favorite place for locals and tourists walking along the beach and attracts fishermen as well.

Uncle Bill’s Pancake House
Uncle Bill’s Pancake House 1305 HIGHLAND AVE, MANHATTAN BEACH, CA 90266 MAP
http://www.unclebills.net

A charming, nostalgic little breakfast spot that fits right in with the relaxed downtown beach atmosphere.

Manhattan Beach Post
Manhattan Beach Post 1142 MANHATTAN AVE, MANHATTAN BEACH, CA 90266 MAP
http://www.eatmbpost.com

Formerly a post office and now one of the best restaurants in Manhattan Beach, this place is headed up by a Michelin–starred chef and offers a rustic menu built to be shared.

The Comic Bug
The Comic Bug 1807 1/2 MANHATTAN BEACH BLVD., MANHATTAN BEACH, CA 90266 MAP
http://www.thecomicbug.com

The local comic book shop carries all the mainstream titles, with a large selection of independents.

The Strand
The Strand 117 MANHATTAN BEACH BLVD, MANHATTAN BEACH, CA 90266 MAP
http://www.thestrandhousemb.com

With a coveted spot right on Manhattan's Strand boardwalk, this restaurant offers great food and drinks and the best spot to watch the sun set over the Pacific.

Manhattan Beach Creamery
Manhattan Beach Creamery 1120 MANHATTAN BEACH AVENUE MANHATTAN BEACH, CA 90266 MAP
http://mbcreamery.com

This cute ice cream shop serves up ice ceam (obviously), but also fresh-baked cookies, French macarons, chocolate dipped treats, candy apples, and amazing ice cream sandwiches.

Photo Credits: Thanks to @_manhattanbeach_, @manhattan.beach, @troyaikman, @luys21, @jojodegroof, @la_barcelona_, @barredondo23, @happyberil, @volleyshots_photogra, @el_kirby775, @ttinglai, @ghider_fj, @xo_lo for your great photos of this neighborhood! 

 

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