Redondo Beach Real Estate Information

Redondo Beach is part of Los Angeles’ three “Beach Cities” and is located in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County and is the furthest south of the three. With over 63,000 residents, it is also the largest. Money Magazine ranks communities in the area as some of the most expensive places to live in the U.S., making Redondo Beach one of the priciest communities in Southern California. Originally partitioned as part of the 1764 Rancho San Pedro Spanish, the city is an odd shape, with land both along the shore and inland, east of Manhattan Beach. This unique arrangement has led to the classifications of the shoreline portion being South Redondo Beach and the northern, inland section being North Redondo Beach. The Redondo Beach lifestyle is very much like its northern counterparts and is largely centered around the picturesque shoreline that has become synonymous with the three Beach Cities of South Bay. The shoreline is so breathtaking that Medium, The OC, and The Hot Chick have all featured its sweeping views and bright wide sand beaches.

Redondo Beach’s many residents have come to love the Redondo Beach Municipal Beach and King Harbor. Along with the sandy beaches that Redondo Beach has become known for, the area has become popular with both residents and visitors alike. The sand beach starts below the cliffs and hills of Palos Verdes Peninsula in the south and flows north to the Redondo Pier. A popular paved path, The Strand, runs from Redondo Beach north all the way to Santa Monica and is popular with people on foot, riding bicycles, skateboard, rollerblades, and even those in a wheelchair or with a stroller enjoying the relaxing sun and stunning surf.

Thanks to several storms in the Pacific Ocean, surfing is a major part of the Redondo Beach lifestyle. Although local residents frequent the waves on the weekends, several visitors and enthusiasts can be spotted on the waves throughout the week. Beach volleyball is also a critical element of the Redondo Beach day, with the AVP professional tour often hosting televised tournaments on the wide, flat beaches that have become known around the world. Beyond the beaches, Riviera Village, the city’s revitalized downtown district, is the local’s favorite place to commune, eat, and shop. Featuring several new or recently renovated restaurants and eateries, the downtown area also features a number of independent boutiques and specialty shops.

The Pacific Coast Highway is the most convenient means of transiting to and from Redondo Beach, although Southern California’s highly efficient interstate system can easily be reached a few miles east.