Ready For A Move? Check Out Manhattan Beach Or Hermosa Beach

Why Manhattan Beach or Hermosa Beach?

The South Bay is a wonderful place to lay down your roots and buy a new home. Known for wonderfully sandy beaches, unbeatable weather and close-knit communities, the beach cities of Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach have attracted homebuyers from for decades. However, each has its own distinct personality. Let’s break down what each neighborhood has to offer in terms of community, housing and local attractions and help you find the home that best suits you.

Manhattan Beach

This oceanside community is a quiet neighborhood located just north of Hermosa Beach. Made up mostly of families with the median age skewing just over 40, Manhattan Beach has plenty to offer in terms of culture and local flair.


Home to roughly 35,000 people, Manhattan Beach is a clean and low-key district comprised of two miles of sparkling coastline that’s packed with luxurious hillside homes. It’s the perfect place to settle down or downsize to be closer to friends and family.


Manhattan Beach. Who could resist the beautiful ocean views these modern and Spanish style homes have to offer? Its wonderful waterfront homes along the Strand, a 22-mile bike path that stretches up and down the Pacific coast, are some of the most expensive per square feet in the United States. Manhattan Beach even boasts a median home value of $2,241,400, according to Zillow.

Local Attractions & Activities

Manhattan Beach offers tons of family-friendly attractions and events. Its most popular destination is the Manhattan Beach Pier, which is loaded with chic restaurants, specialty boutiques, and stunning views of the coastline. At its end stands the quaint Roundhouse Aquarium that hosts touch pools and summer camps for kids.

Hermosa Beach

Hermosa Beach is a colorful and invigorating neighborhood popular with vibrant crowds. It’s a great place to settle into and caters to active lifestyles with tons of beach spaces and outdoor activities.


Hermosa Beach is nestled just south of neighboring Manhattan Beach and has a population of about 19,000. The residents sport active lifestyles and typically spend their free time soaking up the sun, surfing, or visiting some of the many parks the beach community has to offer.


The median Hermosa Beach home value is $1,695,100 (according to Zillow) with a healthy mix of condos, townhomes and Spanish style beachfront properties. These beautiful and inviting residences accent the quaint beach town, creating a South Bay retreat you won’t want to leave.

Local Attractions & Activities

If you love to surf or soak up the sun Hermosa Beach is the neighborhood for you with massive waves and miles of stunning beaches. Its shore offers plenty of opportunity for sunkissed activities, like beach volleyball, paddleboarding, roller skating and more.

When the sun sets, Hermosa Beach’s fun and vibrant nightlife shines, especially on Pier Plaza. This pedestrian walkway leads right to the waterfront and is home to inspiring art shows, bountiful farmers markets, and lively bars.

Still Unsure?

Still unsure which beautiful coastal community is right for you? Contact South Bay realtor Mike Rossi for more insider info and property listings. As a longtime local resident with 18 years of experience as a South Bay realtor, Mike understands the market and will use his unquestionable knowledge to find you the perfect beach home.