Explore the Neighborhoods, Cities and Communities Around Redondo Beach

Welcome to Redondo Beach, the Beach Cities and the South Bay. While Redondo Beach has something to offer everyone,
some of the neighboring cities offer a flavor and feel all their own. Click on any city below to be taken to a area specific website or page geared specifically for that community.

It’s a challenge to find single family homes in North Redondo

For buyers looking for single family homes in North Redondo Beach they really have two options.  The Golden Hills area which is primarily made up of long and narrow homes we call “tall and skinnies”, the TRW tract which is a bit further east but offers a charming neighborhood setting with smaller homes on larger lots, and a pocket in the southeast corner called El Nido.  But in between the two neighborhoods sits a pretty large area and single family homes are hard to find.

One of the reasons is that the lots are often large enough for a duplex, triplex or multiple townhomes.  If there’s a smaller single family home on the large lot, it often gets sold to a builder that will knock it down and replace it with multiple townhomes.  It’s not the greatest way to keep things charming, but makes financial sense for the seller and buyer.

If your Redondo Beach home search is focused on north Redondo single family homes, you’re generally limited to the areas in red on the below map.  Contact us for more information or to search the homes for sale in the area.

Can the real estate market in the Golden Hills Support this price?

By Keith Kyle1637 Armour Lane

**Update** The home was recently reduced from $1,050,000 to $999,000 but is still active and for sale.

We recently sold the home at 1637 Armour in the Golden Hills of Redondo Beach for what, at the time, was a very big number of $885,000.  We had 9 offers and the demand was pretty unbelievable.  It was a fairly rare situation in the Golden Hills as it was a smaller house at 1048 sq feet but it was all a single level and had a 4,100 foot lot.  The typical lot in the Golden Hills is 2500 so this is a unique piece of property.  The home sold in May of 2016 and is now back on the market for an unheard of $1,050,000 just months later.  To our knowledge there were no upgrades done since they purchased.

Will the market possibly bear this price?

Only time will tell.

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Sold Off Market in the Golden Hills – 1638 Spreckels Lane

By Keith Kyle1638 Spreckels Lane Redondo Beach

Sitting on a quiet one way street in the Golden Hills of Redondo Beach, this charming single level home on an oversized lot is in the Jefferson School area and only 1 block to Hermosa Beach.  This beautiful home offers original beach bungalow charm but with an expanded floorplan and updated spaces.  From the moment you see the home the curb appeal and pride of ownership is appearant with the extra large lot offering a sense of space rarely seen in the Golden Hills.  The white picket fence and grassy front yard offers real coastal charm.  Enter the home into the living room with great light, hardwood floors and a great layout perfect for entertaining.  The open kitchen offers stainless appliances, tile countertops, pantry and more.  Conveniently located 1/2 bath and laundry room sit just off of the kitchen.  Rare for the neighborhood, 1638 Spreckels offers 3 nice sized bedrooms all on one level and each feature hardwood floors, large mirrored closets and great light.  The rear of the home offers a spacious family room with cozy brick fireplace and sliders that lead directly to the backyard.  The backyard offers fruit trees and mature landscaping allowing for privacy to enjoy summer evenings and beach breezes.  Contact Redondo Beach listing agent Keith Kyle with Vista Sothey’s International for more information.

1638 Spreckels Kitchen 1638 Spreckels Family Room 1638 Spreckels Bathroom 1638 Spreckels - Living Room

  • 3 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath
  • 1408 square feet
  • 4,052 foot lot
  • Built in 1952

No Shortage of $1.0M+ Homes in the Golden Hills of Redondo Beach

By Keith Kyle

The Golden Hills of Redondo Beach was always the most affordable way of owning a good sized single family home.  Prices over $1,000,000 were rare and were saved for really special homes.  That’s all changed and sales of well over $1,000,000 are becoming commonplace.  Since December of 2015 there have been 10 homes that have come on the market above $1.0M.  The demand for the neighborhood remains very high and with most homes offering about 1850 square feet, buyers are still eager to purchase the larger or newer homes in the area.

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Current homes for sale over $1,000,000 in the Golden Hills

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Just Sold – 1637 Armour Lane in the Golden Hills of Redondo Beach

By Keith Kyle1637_Armour_Ln_front5 copy

Located on an oversized 4,100 foot lot, this charming and updated Golden Hills home is far from ordinary. The curb appeal couldn’t be better….from the white picket fence, to the large front yard with environmentally friendly turf, to the updated exterior with a charming porch, smooth stucco to the manicured landscaping. As charming inside as out the home offers gleaming hardwood floors, recessed lights, remodeled kitchen and 3 bright bedrooms. Enter the home to a warm 1637_Armour_Ln_living1nowiresand inviting living room with large windows and an abundance of natural light. Directly off of the living room you’ll enter the remodeled kitchen with stainless appliances, granite countertops, tile floors and an adjacent dining area overlooking the front yard. Featuring 3 bright bedroom and 2 remodeled bathrooms with a coastal inspiration. The largest bedroom also offers direct sliding doors to the huge grassy backyard and flagstone patio. Yards generally don’t exist in the Golden Hills and 1637 Armour offers large front and rear yards. All of this located on a quiet one way street in the Jefferson Elementary district of Redondo and just a short drive to King Harbor, the Redondo 1637_Armour_Ln_yard1 copypier and one mile to the beach.

See our Golden Hills Real Estate site for more information on this coming soon listing or contact listing agent and Redondo Beach realtor Keith Kyle.

  • 3 Bed/2 bath
  • 4100 Sq Ft Lot
  • 1048 Sq Feet
  • Large Backyard
  • Great Location
  • 1 car garage
  • Remodeled
  • Fenced front yard with turf
  • Hardwood floors

February 2015 Home Sales in North Redondo Beach

By Keith KyleTop-Deck-Umbrella-small

Redondo Beach saw another month of increased home prices and a lower number of home sales in February of 2014.   The lowest price sale was a townhome style condo at 2012 Carnegie Lane that sold for $495,000 while the highest price sale was a townhome at 1800 Pullman that sold for $1,290,000.  The home was built in 2010 and was over 3200 square feet.  To see the homes that sold in February visit our South Bay monthly home sales information page.

ML# Type   Address  Price  Br/Ba Year Sq Feet Days on Mkt
SB15009329 SFR/D 1918 Farrell AV  $ 1,000,000 3/1,2,0,0 1981/ASR 2037/A 42129
SB15017524 SFR/D 1719 Reed ST  $ 1,225,000 4/2,0,1,0 2001/ASR 2067/A 18/18
SB14221719 TWNHS/D 1800 Pullman LN  $ 1,290,000 5/4,0,0,0 2010/BLD 3213/B 49/49
SB15009419 CONDO/A 2012 Carnegie LN #B  $ 495,000 2/2,0,0,0 1979/ASR 1200/A 1/141
SB15006637 TWNHS/A 1911 Rockefeller LN #F  $ 545,000 2/1,0,1,1 1977/ASR 1258/A 24/24
14799525 TWNHS 2405 Inglewood AV  $ 580,000 4/2,1,0,0 1987 1758/A 59/59
14812439 CONDO 519 Meyer LN #49  $ 599,000 2/2,0,1,0 1979 1464 41/41
SB14101711 SFR/D 2321 Vanderbilt LN  $ 605,000 2/1,0,0,0 1948/ASR 1478/A 169/169
PV14241288 TWNHS/A 2603 Vanderbilt LN #2  $ 630,000 3/2,0,0,0 1988/ASR 1589/A 70/83
SB15001794 TWNHS/A 1903 Grant AV #B  $ 702,000 3/2,0,1,0 1989/ASR 1702/A 42320
SB15021777 TWNHS/D 2019 Havemeyer LN #A  $ 725,000 3/2,0,1,0 1980/ASR 1822/A 0/0
SB14249882 SFR/D 2614 Huntington LN  $ 746,500 4/2,0,0,0 1952/ASR 1325/A 49/49
PV15000717 TWNHS/A 1804 Vanderbilt LN #B  $ 750,000 4/3,0,0,0 2010/ASR 1710/A 29/29
SB15004163 TWNHS/A 2210 Huntington LN #B  $ 760,000 3/2,0,1,0 1983/ASR 2219/T 42256
SB14262001 TWNHS/D 2004 Huntington LN #A  $ 814,000 4/2,0,1,0 1991/ASR 2237/S 42319
SB14210660 SFR/D 2640 Beland BL  $ 825,000 3/2,0,1,0 1987/ASR 2986/A 149/149
PV14262804 TWNHS/A 2207 Rockefeller LN #A  $ 844,000 4/3,0,0,0 2015/BLD 1992/B 42005
SB15008765 SFR/D 1520 Stanford AV  $ 850,000 4/1,1,1,0 1964/ASR 1653/A 42161
SB15002791 TWNHS/A 2510 Huntington LN #A  $ 860,000 4/3,0,1,0 1990/ASR 2362/A 21976
PV15003845 TWNHS/A 2120 Clark LN #A  $ 866,000 4/2,0,1,0 1990/ASR 2547 22/22
PW15006305 TWNHS/D 2102 Clark LN #A  $ 880,000 5/3,0,0,0 1986/ASR 2947/A 49/194
PV15017586 SFR/D 2413 Clark LN  $ 890,000 3/1,0,0,0 1952/ASR 995/A 0/0
SB15010259 SFR/D 1607 Steinhart AV  $ 926,500 3/2,0,0,0 1948/ASR 1270/A 42192
SB14237531 TWNHS/D 1919 Ruhland AV #A  $ 990,000 4/3,0,0,0 1998/ASR 3044/B 73/73
SB14260717 TWNHS/A 2211 Mathews AV #C  $ 754,000 3/2,0,1,0 2007/ASR 1850/B 18810

Pros and Cons of the Golden Hills in Redondo Beach

As many of my clients are from out of the area or out of state, they seem to have a notion that the South Bay is simply one big city and there Golden-Hillsaren’t all that many differences between Manhattan BeachHermosa Beach and Redondo Beach.  The reality is that even within these cities the individual neighborhoods vary quite a bit.  Due to the sheer size of the city, Redondo Beach is one of the more varied communities in the South Bay in terms of types of housing, size and age, and price.

The area just east of Hermosa and just South of Manhattan (see Golden Hills Map)is a hilly section of Redondo Beach known as the Golden Hills.  Knowing the areas pros and cons is an important step in determining whether the Golden Hills is the right area for you.  The homes in the area have a not entirely flattering nickname and are called “tall and skinnies”.  Drive down any street in the area and you’ll see why.  When the homes were originally built the area was subdivided into 25×100 foot lots.  With no alleys in the rear, this means that the frontage of the home required a 2 car garage and as you’ll notice, the homes look somewhat similar.  So here’s the pros and cons of the area.

Pros:

  1. You get a bigger house for a lower price.  Many of the homes in the area are in the 1700+ square foot range with spacious living rooms, open kitchens and good sized bedrooms.
  2. Prices for these 1700+ square foot houses generally start in the high $600k range and newer, larger homes can sell for over $1,000,000.
  3. Location is excellent.  Being just east of Hermosa Beach, means that the Golden Hills is very close to the beach.  Saying it’s a walk or bike ride is a bit of a reach, but it’s not far off.  Being this close to the beach means cooler summers and warmer winters……and who doesn’t like that.
  4. Upgrades.  Many of the homes in the area have been very nicely upgraded and well taken care of.  Those that haven’t can be purchased for an even greater discount.
  5. Price.  Look just west in Hermosa and the price jumps considerably.  Try to find a home this size in other parts of Redondo and expect to pay $100k more.

Cons:

  1. The biggest complaint that I get to the area is the bedroom configuration.  With a 25 foot wide lot there’s only so many options the original builders had.  The general layout is living room (often with vaulted ceilings), kitchen and master bedroom upstairs, and garage and 2 bedrooms downstairs.  The master on one level with the other bedrooms downstairs is often an obstacle with families with small kids or expectant parents.
  2. Proximity to your neighbors.  Again with lots 25 feet wide, and front doors usually needing to be on the side of the house due to the garage, don’t generally mean much room between you and your neighbor.
  3. Lack of street parking.  With 2 car wide driveways in front of every 25 foot wide lot, it doesn’t leave much room for curbs.  On the other hand a two car garage plus 2 driveway spaces may make that a non factor.
  4. Small yards.  Generally these homes have a small yard in the rear without a front yard to speak of.  Again this can be a positive or a negative, depending on your situation.

Overall the Golden Hills offers a great opportunity to own a good sized home, at a good price and just a short drive to the beach.  See Recent Golden Hills home sales.

For more information on the area of Golden Hills or other neighborhoods in the South Bay, feel free to contact me.

Keith Kyle – Realtor, e-Pro – South Bay Brokers– 2501 N Sepulveda Blvd Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 310-251-2344 – Keith.Kyle@SouthBayBrokers.com

 

For real estate information, open houses, and FREE MLS access visit www.KeithKyleHomes.com

1634 Ford Street in the Golden Hills of Redondo Beach

**Update  Home Just Sold**1643_Ford_Ave_Front1 copy

Welcome home to this wonderfully remodeled  single family home in the Golden Hills of Redondo Beach. This beautiful home boasts a great
split level floorplan that offers a spacious and open layout with all three bedrooms on the same floor and a stylish interior.    Features include a gorgeous kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, pendant light and recessed lighting with great natural light.  Custom paint and dramatic dark hardwood floors extend throughout the home giving the home a true designer feel.   Nice sized master suite offers large customized closets, gleaming hardwood floors, newer doors and windows and a beautifully remodeled bath.  The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms share another stylishly remodeled bathroom with custom tile and frameless shower.   Both bedrooms are west facing and offer great natural light and sit high above the neighboring home to take full advantage of the coastal breezes.   Spacious one car garage has a laundry area, direct access to the home, and a full size access door to the seemingly endless storage space underneath the home.   Just a few blocks from both Hermosa and Manhattan Beach this home is the perfect starter home in a fantastic neighborhood.  

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  • Priced at $769,000
  • 3 bed/2 bath, 1350 square feet
  • Golden Hills location

Contact listing agent Keith Kyle at 310-251-2344 or Keith@KeithKyleHomes.com for more information

February 2014 Home Sales in Redondo Beach and the South Bay

By Keith Kyle

With inventory remaining low throughout most of the South Bay, the volume of sales continued to be lower than normal, but certainly not due to a lack of demand. Prices continued to rise with multiple offers on many appropriately priced homes and days on market remaining very low. Click on any city below to see the homes sales and prices for February 2014

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