Manhattan Beach

This family-friendly community is filled with charming neighborhoods and plenty of activities for outdoor enthusiasts. 

Welcome to Manhattan Beach

Beachfront living with a unique neighborhood to suit any taste 
Manhattan Beach offers a laid-back, oceanfront lifestyle within proximity to downtown LA and LAX. Here, white-crested waves crash along two miles of shoreline, and soft sandy beaches are lined with bike trails and volleyball courts. This family-friendly community is filled with charming neighborhoods and plenty of activities for outdoor enthusiasts. 
Manhattan Beach received its name in 1901 when New York City resident John Merrill purchased the strip of ocean frontage. Today, the area features numerous distinctive architectural styles. Prospective Manhattan Beach residents can take their pick among neighborhoods that include Hill Section, Sand Section, Tree Section, The Strand, and East Manhattan Beach. 
Whether you're looking for a home with a larger lot size and more privacy or something in a lively area close to the beach, you're sure to find the perfect space for your lifestyle here. With architecture styles that range from ultra-modern and sophisticated to welcoming cottages, this area offers an abundance of choices, and you can make your lifestyle whatever you wish. 

What to Love

  • Oceanfront living with plenty of green space for active lifestyles
  • Easy commutes to Westside, DTLA, and LAX 
  • Fantastic schools
  • A large selection of architectural styles and neighborhoods with distinct personalities 
  • A great community for primary residences, vacation homes, and rental properties alike

Local Lifestyle

Manhattan Beach is a vibrant, active community that caters to healthy lifestyles. Here, you'll find numerous gyms, boutique fitness classes, and yoga studios to stay active. The charming downtown area is packed with upscale boutiques, oceanfront dining, and welcoming events, like the weekly farmers market. Since Manhattan Beach is divided into distinctive neighborhoods, residents can take their pick among vastly different lifestyles and home types.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Also known as the pearl of the South Bay, downtown Manhattan Beach has a quaint charm that is enhanced by its numerous upscale boutiques and elegant oceanfront dining options. This area is a foodie's dream come true. Stop by The Arthur J to experience upscale, retro-inspired steakhouse dining. BOA Steakhouse is another great option, featuring a dimly lit, stylish interior embellished with greenery. If you're in the mood for traditional American comfort food, Nick's Manhattan Beach provides an elegant setting.
The downtown area also features a popular farm-to-table restaurant, Manhattan Beach Post, where you'll find classic American favorites prepared with seasonal ingredients. For regional and international favorites served within a contemporary space, head to Joey Manhattan Beach. Afterward, finish your evening with a visit to nearby Handel's Homemade Ice Cream to try one of their many delicious flavors. 

Things to Do

No matter what time of year it is, there is always something exciting going on in Manhattan Beach. In the fall, there is the Hometown Fair and the Pumpkin Race celebrating Halloween. In the winter, the city marks the beginning of the holiday season with its annual Pier Lighting and Holiday Open House. There is also the yearly Manhattan Beach 10k run, which has been a local tradition since 1978. Residents can also enjoy a picnic or some tennis at Live Oak Park or visit The Strand for an oceanfront walk with sunset views.


Manhattan Beach is served by several excellent schools. 


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