The city of Hermosa Beach is about 1.5 square miles. This small town offers a recently renovated downtown area with a variety of shops and restaurants. Enjoy the farmers market, renowned Comedy & Magic Club, Stand-up paddle boarding, Hermosa Beach Playhouse, Pilates/yoga/core fitness and just good old fashioned out door activities at the pristine beaches and parks. Many celebrations including Fiesta Hermosa, St Patrick’s Day Parade, and Summer Concerts on the beach are cherished by the residents. Two superior elementary/intermediate schools serve the residents with High School students able to choose between Manhattan Beach (Mira Costa) and Redondo Beach High Schools. The small community boasts high walkability scores, a secure environment, diverse shopping and dining as well as some of the most beautiful beaches and ocean views in the world. Incorporated as a city in 1907, Hermosa Beach is located along the sandy SoCal coast just 20 miles south of Santa Monica and 17 miles southwest of downtown LA. Its close proximity to LAX provides travelers with added convenience!
Specific Areas include:
West of Sepulveda
Desired for the opportunity for ocean views and its walkability to downtown shops and restaurants. Generally, the northern area adjacent to Manhattan Beach is more desired as this area is walkable to downtown Hermosa Beach as well as downtown Manhattan Beach. Most of the original 900 sq ft beach cottages have been torn down and replaced by newly constructed homes.
These properties face west over the sandy shores of the Pacific Ocean providing amazing views combined with an exciting and energetic atmosphere from the walk path and the beach activity.
Many families enjoy living on the Walk Streets in Hermosa Beach allowing a car-free environment to meet and socialize within the neighborhood. These properties provide an additional sense of privacy.
Lying west of the Sand Section from Valley Drive continuing east to PCH is the Hermosa Valley. In the area North of Pier Ave, there are mostly single-family homes on lot sizes typically between 2500-5000 sq ft. Though, larger lots exist on the hill sloping up from Valley Ave to PCH where ocean views are also possible. There are also 2 large condominium complexes located on Ardmore Ave at 16th and 17th Streets. These are known as the Commodore and the Apple Tree complexes.
South of the HB Pier is mainly 2 or 3 on-a-lot townhomes providing 1900 to 2800 sq ft of living space. Some ocean views are also possible from this area depending on the location and its surroundings. Large condo complexes are also available at the very south end just before crossing into Redondo Beach.
East of Sepulveda
East of PCH, bordering Manhattan Beach to the north and Redondo Beach to the south, is the Hermosa Hills. This area is predominantly single-family homes on typical lots sizes as small as 2500 sq ft to 6000 sq ft. There are also some 2500 sq ft lots known as “tall & skinny” 2-story homes with reverse living floor plans (2 bedrooms and 1 bath on the entry level with the master bedroom and living space upstairs). Opportunity for ocean or city views is available in this hilly area.