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 24, 2021
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Listed
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Avg. DOM
$1,499.22
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$3,774,500
Med. List Price
74 Properties
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4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,953
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
189
Days on Site
20606684
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...
6
Beds
2F33/421/2
Baths
5,475
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
60
Days on Site
SB20237016
MLS
Built in 2016 this stunning Coastal Contemporary home is the newest & finest property available on the precious Manhattan Beach Strand. This chic 5,475 sf abode is designed with a modern floor plan...
5
Beds
4
Baths
5,739
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
502
Days on Site
SB19216401
MLS
Introducing 2016 Ocean Drive in Manhattan Beach, a stunning new home built in collaboration with Louie Tomaro and Noelle Interiors. Executed in four levels of luxurious living space, this residence...
4
Beds
7
Baths
4,772
Sq.Ft.
124
Days on Site
20636324
MLS
This new modern beachfront masterpiece is situated on the famous Manhattan Beach Strand. Enjoy the stunning ocean views and magical sunsets through the bi-folding walls of glass on all levels! The...
4
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
4,554
Sq.Ft.
2009
Year Built
96
Days on Site
SB20214989
MLS
Situated on an elevated oceanfront bluff in midtown Manhattan Beach, this home enjoys panoramic whitewater ocean views from Palos Verdes to Malibu. Highly desirable location within an easy 10 block...
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,307
Sq.Ft.
1940
Year Built
2
Days on Site
IN21015203
MLS
AMAZING OCEAN & WHITE WATER VIEWS ON THE STRAND

3 BDR / 2 BATH TOTAL REMODEL WITH STUNNING VIEWS FROM LIVING ROOM, DINING ROOM & BEDROOMS. PRIVATE DECK WITH OCEAN VIEW
SPACIOUS INNER...
4
Beds
1F23/431/2
Baths
4,747
Sq.Ft.
2014
Year Built
138
Days on Site
SB20176906
MLS
The ultimate in upscale entertaining environments are found within this unique, custom coastal home. Sweeping ocean vistas are captured throughout the majority of the uppermost level. Views carry...
4
Beds
1F33/411/2
Baths
4,181
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
104
Days on Site
SB20214032
MLS
This breathtaking completely furnished TURNKEY Manhattan Beach home, 212 16th Street, is truly a premier walk street location. Built by Silicon Bay Development in 2019 with luxury design,...
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,813
Sq.Ft.
2013
Year Built
67
Days on Site
SB20242456
MLS
Warm modern beach home in as prime of a walkstreet location as you'll ever find in Manhattan Beach. Situated two doors off the
oceanfront on the north (sunny) side of 17th Street, this home...
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,660
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
26
Days on Site
SB20255263
MLS
Beautiful modern penthouse condo, located on a prime north facing Strand corner lot. A 2020 complete remodel with state of the art appliances, fully equipped smart house. The three decks exult...
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,367
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
192
Days on Site
SB20133978
MLS
Just 6 homes from the ocean, this newly remodeled contemporary home was designed with an architectural eye. Open floor plan with light-infused living spaces, high end finishes, featuring an entryway...
5
Beds
6
Baths
3,825
Sq.Ft.
1952
Year Built
102
Days on Site
SB20211856
MLS
This unique Spanish architectural located on the Strand is a classic ocean front estate with dramatic views, tranquil pool, and new luxury renovations. The details reflect a blend of modern luxury &...