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 May 7, 2021
78
Listed
57
Avg. DOM
$1,490.95
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$3,677,500
Med. List Price
78 Properties
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5
Beds
2F33/411/2
Baths
3,963
Sq.Ft.
1992
Year Built
51
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
2
Days on Site
21693730
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
5F21/2
Baths
4,772
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
17
Days on Site
SB21084659
MLS
A truly spectacular modern beach home! Situated on the sought after Manhattan Beach Strand and finished in 2019, the home features dramatic beach, whitewater, ocean and sunset views. Exquisitely...
3
Beds
1F33/411/2
Baths
4,275
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
31
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...
5
Beds
2F33/4
Baths
3,934
Sq.Ft.
1950
Year Built
100
Days on Site
PV21016866
MLS
Experience oceanfront living with breathtaking views of the Pacific spanning from Catalina Island and Palos Verdes Peninsula to the majestic Malibu coastline. This North Manhattan Beach Strand home...
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,195
Sq.Ft.
2017
Year Built
44
Days on Site
SB21045751
MLS
One of the most stunning residences to come to market in years, this exquisite walk street home features four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths in 4195 square feet of beautifully executed seaside...
4
Beds
3F13/411/2
Baths
5,000
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
66
Days on Site
SB21026486
MLS
Completely re-designed in 2020, this flawlessly executed Modern Spanish luxury residence is positioned in one of the best vantage points in the Hill Section, within walking distance of downtown...
4
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
4,800
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
44
Days on Site
SB21062825
MLS
An authentic coastal villa positioned on a premium corner lot on the east side of Bayview Dr. with unblockable ocean views of the pier plus sweeping views of the PV hill and Catalina Island....
4
Beds
1F23/411/2
Baths
2,700
Sq.Ft.
1958
Year Built
43
Days on Site
SB21053005
MLS
Amazing Manhattan Beach real estate opportunity in one of the finest ocean view neighborhoods in the South Bay. Located at the top of one of the best streets in the Hill Section, this designer...
4
Beds
4
Baths
2,550
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
5
Days on Site
EV21093291
MLS
Stunning beachfront home located on highly coveted strand with extraordinary ocean views. Just footsteps away from the sand, this impeccably remodeled property features a 3 story home with an open...
6
Beds
1F33/411/2
Baths
5,700
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
19
Days on Site
SB21072763
MLS
When the owners embarked on building their custom dream home, an authentic East Coast Cape Cod w/ a touch of Southern influences, the first thing to do was find a premier location & lot. Fortunately,...
8
Beds
8F21/2
Baths
6,073
Sq.Ft.
1978
Year Built
3
Days on Site
SB21089611
MLS
An extraordinary opportunity to own one of the most unique and exciting properties to become available in years. Sitting on a near double lot (a rare 60 feet of prime walk street frontage), this...