520 The Village # 109, Redondo Beach 90277



Enjoy a great ocean view from this beautiful 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom home in Redondo Beach. Kitchen was recently remodeled in 2013 with new cabinets, counter tops, Bosch Induction stove top and slate floors. Appliances included with home are the oven, stove, dishwasher, refrigerator and washer/dryer. The living room, hallway and bedrooms all have bamboo hardwood flooring. Master Bedroom includes a bathroom with a walk in closet. All windows are double-pane. New fire sprinkler system has been installed. The tiled patio deck has a view of the ocean and a small area for gardening. Additional features include 2 car parking and pool and spa.

1,458 SQ. FT.
BUILT 1975

MLS# SB15230218

Please call me at (310) 293-4866 to learn more or to see this great home!

What’s In the Bag – Changing South Bay Grocery Landscape

grocerybagThe grocery shopping landscape evolves in the LA South Bay


If you’ve visited the Pacific Northwest, the green Haggen sign will look familiar to you. Now in the South Bay, you’ll start noticing them too as the grocery chain converts 7 Albertson stores in South Bay area, including on Pacific Coast Highway Lomita, and Redondo Beach, and others on 25th and Western in San Pedro, and 210th block of Hawthorne Blvd. in Torrance.

According to a Daily Breeze article, “So far, the changeovers have been quick and thorough, replacing Albertsons with Haggen on everything from aisle signs to displays to shopping center marquees.”


As reported by the Los Angeles Times, German discount grocer Aldi is opening 45 stores in the Southland, “something that analysts say could force some competitors to lower prices.”

“That’s just the start for Aldi… The company is building a regional headquarters and distribution center in Moreno Valley to support further expansion in coming years, said Jason Hart, Aldi’s chief executive for U.S. operations.

“There is no other place with the same density of people that exists in Southern California,” Hart said in an interview. “It’s an important market with really big potential for us.”

“Aldi is coming to a region with a growing bounty of food options.”

365 by Whole Foods Markets – Threat to Trader Joes?

Whole Foods Market took another big step toward launching its downmarket sister chain, naming the new enterprise 365 by Whole Foods Market.

Per Huffington Post, “the new chain, which is slated to begin opening next year, comes as Whole Foods seeks to differentiate itself amid intensifying competition. The company… has seen its sales growth slow as organic and natural products have become more widely available at mainstream supermarket chains and big-box retailers.

“The new chain may also be inspired by the success of competitors which focus on value and store-brand products, said Jon Springer, retail editor for the trade publication Supermarket News.

“They’ve identified millennial shoppers, younger shoppers who are very particular about what they eat, but also tough about what they can spend on food,” he said.

“But Co-CEO Walter Robb said that while 365 is inspired by younger generations, it’s intended to appeal to anyone who wants a quick, convenient way to shop.”

What do you think? Post your input.

Where do you like to shop? Why?

1. Whole Foods
2. Trader Joes
3. Haggen/Albertsons
4. Vons
5. Ralphs
6. Sprouts
7. Fresh & Easy
8. Other

Do you think you’ll shop at 365?

Will you try out Aldi?

Great Home For Sale in Redondo Beach, CA
224 S. Helberta Ave. #D

224 S. Helberta Ave. #D, Redondo Beach 90277

List Price: $819,000

ML#: SB15000280

Within 5 blocks to the beach this Mediterranean style town home is a rare find in premiere South Redondo Beach area. At 2,262 square feet, it features a wonderful open, bright and airy floor plan, soaring ceilings and views of the Palos Verdes hillside. The upper level includes the living room, formal dining room, large eat-in kitchen, family room and wood burning fireplace. The kitchen and family room open out to a deck perfect for entertaining and viewing beautiful sunsets. All bedrooms are on the entry level. The large master suite boasts of high ceilings, romantic fireplace, luxurious private bath with separate shower, spa tub, and dual vanity plus a large walk in closet with organizer. Oversized 3 car garage (one side is tandem). Additional features: designer paint colors, gorgeous new flooring, distinctive plantation shutters and custom touches.


  • 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • 2,262 square feet (accessor’s data)
  • Two level
  • Master bedroom suite with ensuite, walk-in closet
  • New flooring
  • Formal dining room
  • View deck
  • Butler’s pantry
  • Wine fridge
  • Plantation shutters

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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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