Welcome to Manhattan Beach
A quaint, family-oriented beach community
Located just 30 minutes southeast of Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach is a beautiful, seaside community. It’s one of the three Beach Cities (which include Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach) and is known for its wide beaches, volleyball tournaments, and giant pier.
Manhattan Beach is a family-oriented community with several parks, locally-owned restaurants, and shopping areas. Stop and grab an ice cream while you look at the glistening ocean! The seaside sidewalk allows for easy walking, biking, and roller-blading.
Manhattan Beach is also renowned for its competitive beach volleyball tournaments and excellent surfing conditions—a prime beach community for anyone and everyone!
Gorgeous homes line the seaside, as well as the inland neighborhoods. The community’s proximity to the coast makes for a very upscale real estate market, with the average home costing two-to-three million dollars. The gorgeous location and the excellent school system make the prices well worth it.
What to Love
- The wide variety of beach activities!
- The ocean and the gorgeous views
- The walkable shopping and dining options
People & Lifestyle
Manhattan Beach is a quaint town, perfect for people who want to roll from a long day at the beach to a bar or restaurant. It’s an ideal place to feel laid-back while relaxing in a tight-knit community. The beach and downtown provide a variety of activities for people of all ages.
Manhattan Beach is ideal for families. The school system is one of the strongest in the area, and the gorgeous homes are nestled in quiet neighborhoods—perfect for playdates and walks with the family dog. If you’re bored on a Saturday, head down to the beach and soak up some rays! Enroll in a surfing class! Watch a volleyball tournament! There’s never a dull moment.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Manhattan Beach is the place to go for both upscale and casual dining, as well as a variety of quaint, high-quality boutiques.
Not sure you have the right beach attire? Manhattan Beach’s luxurious boutiques offer superb quality with a beach vibe. Wright’s
is a designer boutique where women can buy fashionable pieces by upscale designers and fun accessories. Vuori
sells casual clothes for men and women—just wait until you feel their soft sweatpants!
Craving steak? How about some local Italian food? You can have it all in Manhattan Beach. The Arthur J
is one of Manhattan Beach’s finest dining options, offering a diverse menu of farm-fresh salads and locally sourced steak. Nando’s
is a delicious Italian option where authentic food comes with a casual setting. There’s an exciting dining experience for everyone.
Things to Do
Manhattan Beach takes advantage of its prime location, with a variety of outdoor, community-oriented activities.
One of Manhattan Beach’s best features is Polliwog Park
. A gorgeous park not far from downtown, Polliwog is Manhattan’s premier concert venue. Bands and artists regularly perform for the community, which loves to promote music and the arts. The Hometown Fair
is another major event in Manhattan Beach, offering arts and crafts vendors, music, and other fun activities.
In addition to major events, Manhattan Beach offers a variety of daily activities. Downtown Manhattan is full of boutiques and popular shops. Stop in and buy a new sun hat, or maybe a cute swimsuit for your daughter! Looking for locally grown food? Look no further than Manhattan Beach’s Tuesday sidewalk market
. Fill your basket and your belly.
Manhattan Beach is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Meadows Elementary School
- Manhattan Beach Middle School
- Mira Costa High School