Hermosa Beach is a small sunny beach town of 1.43 square miles. It sits at the center of Los Angeles County’s South Bay coastline, just five miles outside of downtown Los Angeles. Hermosa expounds the essence of true Southern California living. The average temperatures are incredibly mild, with an average high of 77 degrees in the summer and 67 degrees in winter, with nighttime temperatures rarely dipping below 50 degrees. Hermosa Beach has an average of 325 days of sunshine a year.
Homes in Hermosa Beach are architecturally varied with everything from beach bungalows to expansive multilevel homes in the hills. The city is well-known for the entertainment scene with regular live music, festivals and special events, with the three-day weekends of Memorial Day and Labor Day bringing in thousands of visitors to the Fiesta Hermosa street fair. This long-standing tradition features hundreds of crafters and artists and live bands.
Life in Hermosa is spent very much outdoors, with activities like volleyball, surfboarding, skateboarding, running, cycling and boogie boarding found throughout the town. The Strand is a popular paved strip alongside the beach that connects Hermosa with several nearby beach cities. Hermosa is one of three sister Beach Cities, with Manhattan Beach to the north and Redondo Beach to the south and east. Beyond the Strand sits the Hermosa Beach pier, which is at the end of Pier Avenue. It is the beach community’s hot spot for shopping, dining, arts and entertainment.
The wide flat beach makes Hermosa one of the most popular places to play beach volleyball, from professional to amateur. The city is home to the AVP Hermosa Beach Open tournament, and several amateur CBVA tournaments throughout the year. Hermosa Beach is just a few minutes’ commute to many of the largest and best-known names in corporate America in such fields as aerospace, tech, industrial, service and financial.
The median housing cost in Hermosa is $1,725,000, with a large number of high-end homes. The median age of homeowners is just 40 years old. Hermosa Beach has its own elementary school and middle school, but high school students attend school in either Manhattan Beach or Redondo Beach, where rankings are in the 80 to 90th percentiles nationwide. In 2005, two local schools were honored as U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Schools. The award was based on academic achievement. Hermosa schools are among the top 10 percent of schools in the state, with students scoring at or above the 90 percent in the highest grade tested in reading and math.
Hermosa Beach is one of the hottest suburban locals in the Los Angeles area. With everything from outdoor activities to arts and culture, there is something for everyone. If you are in the market for one of the available luxury homes in Hermosa Beach or throughout Southern California, please contact one of our experienced real estate professionals. We specialize in luxury homes in the most exclusive communities in Southern California.
$2,050,000 : 963 15th Place Place, Hermosa Beach4 beds, 4 baths
$2,499,000 : 1260 Bonnie Brae Street, Hermosa Beach4 beds, 6 baths
$2,199,000 : 419 24th Street, Hermosa Beach3 beds, 2 baths
$2,149,000 : 1715 Bayview Drive, Hermosa Beach3 beds, 4 baths
$2,499,990 : 1720 Prospect Avenue, Hermosa Beach4 beds, 4 baths
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