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Waking up to sunshine and pristine sandy beaches are a welcomed part of everyday life here in Manhattan Beach, CA. The picturesque scene is revered by all along its two-mile stretch of coastal bliss. This jewel of the South Bay is positioned in a prime location on the ‘Queen’s Necklace’ where stunning vistas are captured from Palos Verdes Peninsula to the Santa Monica Mountains.

Known for its wide meticulously cared for beaches, this active community is home to the famed AVP Volleyball Tournament, and the Manhattan Beach Open. One may also find squads of bikers pacing down the bike path alongside joggers and families enjoying their daily routine along Read More the famous Strand. Meanwhile, surfers dot the coastline from morning to night, as well as paddle-boards, and swimmers.

While the active lifestyle is paramount, many are drawn here because of the lovely downtown area: A charming village that is family friendly, yet lively enough for singles and couples alike. From fish tacos to fine dining, award-winning restaurants to pizzerias, the culinary experience offered is vast and upscale for the typical beach town. Great boutique shopping, surf shops, and salons line the streets where patrons buzz around the festive atmosphere.

Manhattan Beach is an affluent community known for working together to help others. Many charity events are held right in the downtown area like the Tour De Pier or the Sketcher’s Friendship Walk. Droves of residences support these events and it is a great sight to see the community coming together to give back.

Other events that locals enjoy are the much anticipated Holiday Fireworks Show held right off of the Manhattan Beach Pier. Residents host fabulous parties and watch from their rooftop decks, patios and even fill the streets to enjoy the show. Downtown shopping events run throughout the year, like at Halloween and Christmas, where locals can sip-and-shop while enjoying live music, food and lots of activities for the kids.

The community is divided into six sections according to MLS: The Sand Section, The Tree Section, The Hill Section, Manhattan Village, Manhattan Heights/Liberty Village, and Mira Costa. Each section is its own micro-community with unique features and benefits to those areas. Prices ranges, home styles, yards, and ocean views all vary in the different sections. A great consistency throughout each section is the fantastic schools of which Manhattan Beach is home to seventeen of the combined public and private schools here. The public school system draws many residents here due to the excellent education offered at the award-winning schools. Read Less


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