Redondo Beach & RPV: South Bay’s 2 “Richest Small Cities” in the USA

Isn’t it great to live in California? We have our own songs about our Girls, and a Randy Newman song about our big sprawling So Cal metropolis, LA.

And on this recently compiled list from Movoto Real Estate’s own Randy, California boasts 6 of their top 11 Richest Small Cities, with 2 right here in our own LA South Bay:

Redondo Beach received their best ranking for “Distance to nearest yacht club.” Oh my!

Rancho Palos Verdes came in #9, the “best in class” rankings for Country Clubs and Really Expensive Fine Dining.

But despite Redondo Beach’s overall 4th place ranking, “Redondo Beach actually has the lowest median household income in our top 10: “only” $98,816 annually. The median home value here in 2010 was $720,500. In addition for placing first in terms of yacht club distance, Redondo Beach was fourth overall for both high-end clothing retailers per capita and distance to private jet facilities. We’re guessing, though, that at least one yacht there probably has its own helipad.”

“Rancho Palos Verdes is home to some of the Los Angeles area’s most prime seaside real estate. That explains its median home value of $973,900 in 2010, but its median household income of $119,778 is also sky-high.”

“What the heck?” you ask? This was the critiera:

Population between 30,000 – 80,000 according to the 2010 U.S. Census

Top 25 Average of Median Household Income and Home Value from 2010 U.S. Census

Ranking of these categories:

Really expensive fine dining establishments per capita

Really expensive clothing retailers per capita

Really expensive jewelry stores per capita

Luxury car dealers per capita

Country clubs per capita

Cosmetic surgeons per capita

Distance to nearest polo field

Distance to nearest yacht club

Distance to nearest private airport

What were the rest of the cities?

1. Bethesda, MD
2. Palo Alto, CA
3. McLean, VA
4. Redondo Beach, CA
5. Menlo Park, CA
6. Lexington, MA
7. Brentwood, TN
8. Foster City, CA
9. Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
10. Laguna Niguel, CA
10. Hoboken, NJ

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Great Rancho Palos Verdes Home For Sale

Listing price: $1,075,000

Fantastic Rancho Palos Verdes family home on Elkridge Drive features great floor plan: 5 bedrooms, huge living room with fireplace, formal dining room, kitchen/family room combo that opens to the yard. Newer wood flooring installed in much of the home. Upper floor includes three bedrooms, two baths and a laundry room. Two more bedrooms and another full bathroom are downstairs. Direct access to the over-sized garage is on the lower floor. Conveniently located near the Peninsula center and within district of award-winning schools.

Viewing by appointment only. Call or text Lucy at (310) 293-4866 to set up an appointment.

Beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula Home Just Sold

Wonderful family wanted a home in the Palos Verdes School District for their daughter. Could I make it happen for them? Yes! Their goal of a 5-bedroom Colonial style home with a pool in the right location was achieved and everyone is happy. Life is good!

Live in Romantic Tuscany Right Here in Palos Verdes

Out of the 20 homes I viewed last week, this one blew me away.

I visited Italy in 2006 and this property brought me right back there. The quality and style especially that fantastic kitchen… vacation at home. Let me know if you want to check it out. (310) 293-4866

Listed for $2,799,000

ML# PV13103543 4 Bedroom, 4,700 Sq. Ft. (estimated) Palos Verdes Estimates Home

1 Week Left for dineLA – 15 South Bay Restaurants Participating

Don’t miss out on yummy eats – 1 week left until it ends July 27.

Check out our South Bay participants!


  • American Farmhouse Tavern & Dining Hall
  • BALEENKitchen
  • Bluewater Grill
  • Il Foranio – Manhattan Beach
  • Mucho Ultima
  • Rock’N Fish – Manhattan Beach
  • Second Story at The Belamar Hotel
  • The Strand House
  • Zinc @ Shade


  • bashi
  • Catalina Kitchen at Terranea Resort
  • mar’sel


  • Gaetano’s Restaurant
  • Gyu-Kaku
  • The Melting Pot – Torrance

Learn more. Eat well. Have fun.