Manhattan Beach, one of the three Beach cities in the South Bay, is an affluent town located on the Pacific Coast in southwestern Los Angeles County, California. The city is south of El Segundo and north of Hermosa Beach within commuting distance of Los Angeles. Manhattan Beach is one of the most expensive coastal towns in which to live in America, according to the most recent Fortune Magazine rankings.
The city has a total area of 4.9 square miles. Manhattan Beach features 2.1 miles of ocean frontage.
Manhattan Beach is a city of lovely homes on tree-lined streets, year-round sunshine and beautiful beaches. The residents have informally divided the city into several distinct neighborhoods, including “The Village”, “Sand Section”, “Hill Section”, “Tree Section”, “Gas Lamp” section, Manhattan Heights, East Manhattan Beach, Liberty Village, “Poet’s Section”, and El Porto.
The Hill Section includes higher priced homes where many of the residences are remodeled and situated on steep hills allowing panoramic ocean and city views. The nearby Sand Section is notable for its pockets of quiet neighborhoods adjacent to the ocean. Multi-million dollar ocean-front homes line the bike path and walking lane along The Strand.
Take a walk along The Strand, walk the length of the pier and explore the local water life in our mini aquarium, meander the streets of our downtown district and enjoy the pleasant, relaxing atmosphere of our unique beach side community. As home to beach volleyball, each August we host the Manhattan Beach Open, the oldest, most prestigious professional volleyball tournament.
Manhattan Beach has it all. A shopper’s delight with an array of shops, boutiques and major department stores found throughout our downtown and north end business districts, the Manhattan Village Mall, and lining the boulevards of Sepulveda and Rosecrans. Dining choices are nearly endless. Whatever you desire to eat, you’ll find it superbly prepared at one of Manhattan Beach’s fine restaurants.
The City boasts a private tennis club and a 9-hole golf course. The community provides a multitude of activities for its residents, including surfing and beach volleyball along with a variety of sports activities in its seven parks. Polliwog Park is the setting for Sunday afternoon concerts during the summer months and is the site of the Manhattan Beach Historical Society, a manmade lake and most recently the addition of the “Braille Trail”.
Location: 19 miles southwest of Los Angeles on the southerly end of Santa Monica Bay
County: Los Angeles
Airport: 3 miles south of Los Angeles International Airport
City Area: 3.88 square miles
Beach: 2.1 miles of beach front, 40 acres of recreational beach area in total
Pier: Manhattan Beach has a scenic 928-foot-long pier at the end of Manhattan Beach Boulevard. Fishing is permitted all year
Parks: There are 48 acres of major park land in Manhattan Beach, in addition to the 21 acre Manhattan Beach Parkway
Residential Area: 49.1%, or 1224 acres, of Manhattan Beach’s city wide land area is residential
Elevation: 120 feet above sea level
Rainfall: Average annual rainfall of 12.07 inches
Temperature: Average temperature ranges from 70º F in summer to 55º F in winter
Population:35,135 per the 2010 census
Reference sources: City of Manhattan Beach and Wikipedia website