Manhattan Beach

Welcome to Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach is one of the three Beach Cities, along with Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach within the South Bay. The community is known for a long beach. A majority of the land in Manhattan Beach was once exposed sand dunes, which now lie beneath the city's buildings and streets. The underlying dunes afford residents ocean views throughout western portions of the city.


The city has several distinct neighborhoods, including the "Strand", "Sand Section", "Hill Section", "Tree Section", "Gas Lamp Section", "Manhattan Village", "Manhattan Heights", "East Manhattan Beach" (Manhattan Village, Manhattan Heights, Liberty Village), The Poet's Section" (Shelley, Tennyson, Longfellow, Keats, and "El Porto" (North Manhattan Beach). The Roth Tract, between Herrin and Peck, is sometimes referred to as the "Bird Section."


The "Hill Section" is known for its high-priced homes; many of the residences are remodeled or newly constructed. The steep hills allow panoramic ocean and city views.


The "Sand Section" has quiet walk-street neighborhoods adjacent to the ocean. Oceanfront homes stretch along the bike path and walking lane of "The Strand". "The Strand" section of Manhattan Beach includes some of the most expensive real estate per square foot in the United States. Since 2010, new property developments in Manhattan Beach cannot exceed two lot parcels.


Manhattan Beach benefits from ocean breezes that provide clean air and summer temperatures that are 10 to 20 °F (5.6 to 11.1 °C) cooler than the inland regions of Southern California.


"Downtown" Manhattan Beach is considered the heart of the city. The area runs along Manhattan Beach Boulevard and the streets perpendicular to the Manhattan Beach Pier and Valley Drive. There are Zagat-rated casual fine-dining restaurants, specialty boutiques and retailers that create a pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use downtown center. 


Manhattan Beach is a prominent area for beach volleyball and surfing.


The Manhattan Beach School District (MBUSD) serves Manhattan Beach.
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Owner Occupied 70% vs. Renter Occupied 30%

Overview for Manhattan Beach, CA

35,585 people live in Manhattan Beach, where the median age is 43 and the average individual income is $99,695. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

35,585

Total Population

43 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$99,695

Average individual Income

Schools in Manhattan Beach, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Manhattan Beach. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Journey Of Faith Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
First Lutheran Circle Of Love
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Beach Cities Learning Center
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Montessori School Of Manhattan Beachh
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Meadows Avenue Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Opal Robinson Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Aurelia Pennekamp Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Grand View Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
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