Why We Love Manhattan Beach
Manhattan Beach is the quintessential California beach town. It's located in the South Bay of southwestern Los Angeles County, bordered by El Segundo and Hermosa Beach. The land was formerly sand dunes, which was leveled in the 1920s and 1930s. The city is filled with remarkable beauty, inside and out. It boasts one of the highest median prices per square foot for housing, and for good reason. Homes are in an ideal location, with many on the hilly wayside that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The location provides cool ocean breezes, clean air, and temperate summers. The large, sandy beaches are perfect hotspots for beach volleyball and surfing, which residents can be found doing all day long. Every August, the city hosts its Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball Tournament and the International Surf Festival.
Downtown Manhattan Beach is considered the heart of the city, with the Manhattan Beach Pier, Valley Drive, and all that surround them. It's filled with boutiques and small retailers, making the area more pedestrian friendly. In addition, Manhattan has the Rosecrans Corridor, Sepulveda Corridor, and Aviation Corridor, which all consist of their own restaurants, shops, commercial zones, and entertainment. For visitors looking to get outside, there's the Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden, Marine Ave Park, Manhattan Heights Park, Polliwog Park, or simply strolling along The Strand. If getting active is more your thing, worry not: Manhattan has a magnificent 18 ball fields across its many parks and school grounds. Tennis, racquetball, and basketball courts are countless, plus Manhattan has its own 9-hole golf course and batting cages!