Top Ten Reasons Buyers are Flocking to the South Bay

The real estate market in the South Bay continues to be robust with home buyers looking for homes in cities like Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach and the Palos Verdes Peninsula from around the country – and even other parts of Los Angeles. Here are a few reasons why:

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1. Our World-Renowned Beaches

The South Bay region of Los Angeles is a special destination sited along the gorgeous, white sand beaches of Santa Monica Bay.  In our corner of L.A., you can find miles of uncrowded sand, open volleyball courts, and a world-famous boardwalk called the Strand, which stretches from the base of the Palos Verdes Peninsula to Manhattan Beach and beyond.  Folks come from all over the world to experience the spirit of the South Bay, which juxtaposes a casual getaway vibe with luxurious living by the sea.

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2. Our Schools

Schools in the South Bay – both public and private – are known for their unwavering commitment to excellence, and they have the recognition to show for it.  Whether selecting one of our award-winning Blue-Ribbon public elementary, middle, or high schools, or choosing the storied Chadwick School, the DaVinci Charter Schools, or a local parochial school for your children’s education, the South Bay has you covered.

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3. Weather

Without question, we have some of the best weather in the country. We are fortunate to get an average of 284 sunny days per year here, which provides the perfect backdrop to taking advantage of the incredible outdoor lifestyle. At times, a gentle fog will roll in along the coast, suggesting it’s time to snuggle up by the fire and listen for the sound of the foghorns guiding boats to port. We think it’s the most beautiful, comfortable place to live on the planet, and you will too!

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4. Community

Each city in the South Bay has a community spirit all its own, with a variety of lovely neighborhoods on offer. Annual events such as the Holiday Fireworks in Manhattan Beach, Fiesta Hermosa in Hermosa Beach, and the BeachLife Festival in Redondo Beach are just a few examples of the types of activities taking place on any given weekend throughout the South Bay. Philanthropic activities, outdoor concerts, fairs, and plenty of beach volleyball tournaments are the norm, providing something for everyone all year round.

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5. Increasing Property Values

Ideally, purchasing a home means putting your money to work for you to ensure a good return on your investment.  Property values in the South Bay recurrently outpace the national average, with suburbs and small cities like ours seeing the most significant increases overall.  Due to location, weather, and a finite amount of space, property values will continue to increase annually in our region.

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6. Active Lifestyle

Gorgeous weather, an expansive coastline, and an endless variety of outdoor activities encourage a year-round active lifestyle savored by residents of the South Bay. Catch a wave in the unending surf, run along the Strand, or play volleyball until the sun sets on our beautiful beaches. A variety of scenic public parks, recreation areas, museums, and aquatic centers are on offer for residents and visitors alike, and community events inspire everyone to participate.

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7. Location

If you’re looking to live in the best part of Los Angeles, there is simply no better location than the South Bay.  Close to Silicon Beach, several major studios, downtown L.A., and just ten minutes from LAX, the South Bay also has easy access to major freeways.  Plus, with soaring mountains surrounding the Los Angeles basin, we’re just a short drive to local ski areas and mountain lakes as well as the restorative climate of Palm Springs, so you can take advantage of all Southern California has to offer.

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8. Entertainment

Here in the South Bay, our entertainment options are boundless: from performances at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center to summer concerts at the beach and in the park, you can find something to do right here in your own backyard at any time of year.  A few favorites include visiting the Roundhouse Aquarium at the end of the Manhattan Beach pier, enjoying the nightlife along Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach, hiking the cliffs along the ocean in Palos Verdes, and watching the best beach volleyball players in the world compete at national tournaments.

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9. Dining Destination

In recent years, the South Bay has become known for its food scene, importing renowned chefs and opening new restaurants to critical acclaim.  Fresh local ingredients, house-made craft cocktails, and picturesque views all add to the ambiance and charm, securing several establishments’ place on many an epicurean’s must-try lists.  No need to go far to get a fantastic meal in one of the Beach Cities’ downtown hubs – but we recommend making a reservation to guarantee a spot!

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10. Quality of Life

The best part of living in the South Bay is the feeling you get when you arrive home.  Each city is unique and offers something different to its residents, from the quaint downtown district in Manhattan Beach to the stunning seaside cliffs and trails of Palos Verdes.  There is something special for everyone here, and a respite from the busyness of everyday life is one of the most desired.   Allow us to guide you to just the right neighborhood, we’d love to show you around!

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