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Manhattan Beach

Welcome to Manhattan Beach

Conveniently located near the beach and downtown LA
 
Sometimes called “The Pearl of the South Bay,” Manhattan Beach spreads across 3.88 square miles, including 2.1 miles of beach, 40 acres of which are for recreational use. Only 19 miles from downtown Los Angeles, the neighborhood sits at the southern edge of Santa Monica Bay to the north of Hermosa Beach and the west of Redondo Beach. One of South Bay’s three beach cities, it has an estimated population of 35,610 as of the 2020 census.
 
Perhaps best known for its beach pier, residents can enjoy skating, biking, year-round fishing, delicious food, and exciting nightlife along the dock. The pier is 928 feet long and begins on one end of Manhattan Beach Boulevard. Manhattan Beach also provides various opportunities for live music, such as Fishbar, El Tarasco, and El Porto. The affluent beach city is one of the country’s most luxurious coastal areas, with fun and excitement for everyone.
 

What to Love

  • Convenient location
  • Access to the beach
  • A pier with many activities

Local Lifestyle

A great place for people looking for a private, relaxing atmosphere, Manhattan Beach boasts a beautiful, attractive beach, hosting various yearly community events, including the pro beach volleyball summer tournament and the Manhattan Beach Open. With an innovative community and a luxury setting, the city is rich in history and culture. It is an area of magnificent views and the wonder of nature. Residents also enjoy many fine dining options.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Manhattan Beach Post takes produce straight from the farm to the table through a creative, artisan menu. Serving American fare, the restaurant provides an urban setting decorated with reclaimed wood. The Strand House designs a sleek, sophisticated space complementing the stunning panoramic views of the ocean. The family-owned restaurant opened in 2011 to highlight the seasonal delights of Californian food.
 
An exciting place to eat, drink, and be social, Esperanza Cocina de la Playa adds a modern twist to classic Sonoran cuisine. In addition to the delicious food, the restaurant is designed to be sophisticated and elegant while paying homage to the local coastal region. Love & Salt brings guests a domed, sky-lit ceiling to form a refined contemporary setting. Since 1977, the restaurant has brought the area a dash of France among the Italian-inspired dishes while still fitting in seamlessly with the vibrant Southern California culture.
 
Blending Mediterranean fare with American cuisine, Ocean View Cafe serves breakfast sandwiches, salads, crabs, pancakes, croissants, and more. It is also known for its delectable juices, smoothies, and lattes. Downtown Manhattan Beach is lined with fashionable shops and award-winning eateries showing off stunning sunsets. The downtown area is a great place to walk or bike. The shopping district has direct access to the beach, the pier, the Roundhouse Aquarium, and the Volleyball Walk of Fame.
 

Things to Do

Tucked away in North Manhattan Beach, El Porto is thought to have the most consistent waves in the area. It is an excellent place for any surfer to ride the waves, especially during the winter and fall. Held annually in Polliwog Park, the Manhattan Beach Concerts in the Park is a fun way to enjoy the summer.
 
For shopping, dining, and holiday music, Pier Lighting and Holiday takes place each year, officially beginning the holiday season. Downtown Manhattan Beach offers live entertainment as the streets glow with a lighted street banner and snowflake lights. Another community activity, Shakespeare by the Sea, has been going on since 1998. The art organization is dedicated to enriching the community through the timeless stories of Shakespeare.
 
Spreading over 18 acres and one of the largest, prettiest parks in the area, Polliwog Park provides play areas, a disc golf course, and an amphitheater. The heart of the park is the large pond and the natural wildlife refuge nearby. The amphitheater overlooks the pond, making it a beautiful spot for any special occasion, from concerts to weddings. Live Oak Park is one of the oldest parks in the city, covering nine acres and featuring a dog run, picnic areas, tennis courts, a lighted basketball court, two lighted fields, and a playground.
 

Schools

The excellent Manhattan Beach Unified School District serves the Manhattan Beach area.

Overview for Manhattan Beach, CA

35,585 people live in Manhattan Beach, where the median age is 43 and the average individual income is $99,695. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

35,585

Total Population

43 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$99,695

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Manhattan Beach, CA

Manhattan Beach has 13,422 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Manhattan Beach do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 35,585 people call Manhattan Beach home. The population density is 11,231.025 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

35,585

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

43

Median Age

49.33 / 50.67%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

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10-17 Years

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18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
13,422

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$99,695

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Manhattan Beach, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Manhattan Beach. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Meadows Avenue Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Journey Of Faith Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
American Martyrs School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Aurelia Pennekamp Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Opal Robinson Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
First Lutheran Circle Of Love
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Beach Cities Learning Center
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Montessori School Of Manhattan Beachh
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Grand View Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
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