What’s the Difference Between North and South Redondo Beach?

By Keith Kyle

When most buyers come to me they know that they’re interested in Redondo Beach, but don’t know much about the various parts and the differences in the neighborhoods.  While there are a number of different neighborhoods and real estate “areas” the big distinction is between North Redondo and South Redondo.

So what’s the difference?

The physical dividing line between the two is 190th Street and Anita, but in reality the differences are much more than just the separation of the street.  The “feel” of North Redondo and South Redondo are the most significant difference.  North Redondo sits east of Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach with no beach to call it’s own, while South Redondo has the prototypical “beach” feel and incorporates the areas of King Harbor, Redondo Beach, the Redondo pier and the beachfront street of the Esplanade.

North-South-Redondo-Beach-MapBoth north Redondo and South Redondo have a variety of housing options ranging from condos to mansions and everything in between, but when people often think of “Redondo Beach” they think of oceanfront and oceanview homes and those are only found in South Redondo.

The tradeoff is home prices and values.  In general, homes in South Redondo are more expensive and more valuable than similar homes in North Redondo, and it’s really all about the proximity to the beach, and the “beach” feel. While condos are a bit rarer in North Redondo, home prices generally start in the mid $500,000 for a smaller condo or townhome up to well over $1,500,000 for a larger home on a larger lot.  Home values can start in the mid $300,000 for a condo in Brookside Village and can reach to over $10,000,000 (which is very rare) for one of the few oceanfront estate style homes on the Esplanade.

Redondo Beach Real Estate Explained – 2 on a Lot Townhome

By Keith KyleNorth-Redondo-Townhome

One of the more common types of houses in both north and south Redondo Beach is what we call a two on a lot.  At some point there was either a small home or small duplex on a larger lot.  While the city of Redondo will not allow these lots to be split, they can, depending on zoning, be the sites for multiple unit townhome buildings.  In general the zoning either allows a 3 on a lot townhome or a 2 on a lot townhome.   The appeal to the two on a lot is that it often feels more like a single family than what most think of when they hear townhome or townhouse.  The 2 on a lot can either be attached (usually the shared wall is the garage downstairs and either the master or a patio wall upstairs) or detached with no shared walls and usually a yard separating the two.  Both types of 2 on a lot can be a great alternative to a single family home.  They are usually larger, newer and in better locations than an SFR in the same price range.  In some cases these detached two on a lot have the even better fortune of being on a corner lot giving the two separate townhomes different street addresses and a look and feel of two completely different homes.  Values for 2 on a lot Redondo Beach townhomes have skyrocketed in the past 2 years with new construction detached two on a lots nearing $1.2M.2 on a lot townhomes Redondo Beach

 

  1. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,570 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,499 sqft
  2. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,415 sq ft
    Lot size: 26,541 sqft
  3. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,597 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,988 sqft
  4. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,250 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,589 sqft
  5. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,549 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,951 sqft
  6. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,758 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,017 sqft
  7. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,758 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,017 sqft
  8. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,656 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.43 ac
  9. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,100 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,499 sqft
  10. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,169 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,502 sqft

See all Current homes for sale in city of Redondo Beach.
(all data current as of 4/19/2018)

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Is $1.2M the New Normal for New Construction 2 on a Lot Redondo Townhomes?

By Keith KyleRedondo Beach townhomes

Two new Amir Amiri townhomes hit the market this week in North Redondo Beach at a fairly incredible $1,200,000 price tag.  It wasn’t long ago that we were fairly amazed to see these North Redondo Beach new construction detached townhomes near the $1.0M mark but that sounds like a bargain just 18 months later.  The most recent closed sales priced at $1.050M with the latest listings priced at $1.2M.  These two on a lot townhomes n both North and South Redondo have continually increased in value over the past 2 years and has created high demand from builders for larger lots with smaller or tear down type homes.

  1. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,570 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,499 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 1
  2. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,376 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,424 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Days on market: 4
  3. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,600 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,499 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 4
  4. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,544 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,037 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 6
  5. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,648 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,493 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 9

See all Current homes for sale in city of Redondo Beach.
(all data current as of 4/19/2018)

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Looking for single family home on a large lot….TRW in North Redondo

By Keith KyleTRW-Redondo-House

One of my favorite areas in North Redondo Beach is known as the TRW tract.  It’s named this as it’s nearby the form TRW building that graces the skyline of the South Bay (it actually is the skyline) nearby Manhattan and Redondo Beach.  The building is now Northrup Grumman but the name given to the neighborhood long ago remains the same in local real estate circles.  Many engineers from TRW originally lived in the neighborhood which is the reason for the name.

What makes this specific part of Redondo Beach unique is a combination of large lot sizes and zoning that generally only allows for single family homes.   This zoning, along with numerous streets with only one way in, gives the area a very family friendly community feel with parks and schools within walking distance (as well as work for some Northrup employees).  In addition most homes are still “reasonable” sizes for the lots with minimum “mansionization” that’s overwhelmed some nearby areas.   The TRW tract has still retained it’s 1940’s type coastal charm.  Contact us to view the current listings or for more information or visit the daily listing update page to have us do the searching for you.

TRW Tract Redondo Beach

Search for Condos for Sale in Redondo Beach

By Keith Kyle

Redondo Beach epitomizes the very best in beach living. Much larger than neighboring Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach, Redondo offers housing of every type and just about every price. One of the most affordable ways of living in Redondo Beach is in one of the many condominium buildings in the city. Condo options can range from the very inexpensive Brookside Village to ocean front luxury of Seascape or the Village and oceanfront homes on the Esplanade.  Due to zoning issues the majority of the condos for sale can be found in South Redondo Beach and many offer great ocean views and proximity to the beach.

Current Redondo Beach Condominiums for Sale

  1. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,570 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,499 sqft
  2. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,415 sq ft
    Lot size: 26,541 sqft
  3. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,597 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,988 sqft
  4. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,250 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,589 sqft
  5. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,549 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,951 sqft
  6. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,758 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,017 sqft
  7. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,758 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,017 sqft
  8. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,656 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.43 ac
  9. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,100 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,499 sqft
  10. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,169 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,502 sqft

See all Current homes for sale in city of Redondo Beach.
(all data current as of 4/19/2018)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

 

Is $1.0M the New Price Point For New Construction Townhomes?

By Keith KyleGates-Townhomes

With prices rising rapidly in North Redondo Beach, the bar has now apparently been set for new construction 2 on a lot townhomes.  With the recent sales of all 4 units at 2016 and 2018 Gates, all priced at $999,000 the pricing for new construction 4 bedroom townhomes appears to be something unheard of in the past for this neighborhood.  The homes are certainly well done with high end finishes, square footage between 2400 and 2500 square feet, and each having small yards but the general consensus is that hitting the $1.0M price is a very big number for North Redondo townhomes.  Known in the area as “2 on a lot” townhomes they feel more like single family homes than townhomes.  They are completely detached, have direct garage access and private yards.   The property is shared among the 2 owners that comprise of the HOA.  In most cases the agreement between owners is pretty informal and often only insurance and landscaping are shared costs.  Contact us for information on these wonderful alternatives to single family homes or fill in our free listing update form to receive new listings daily.  See below for all of the 2013/14 sales of these 2 on a lot new construction townhomes.

Pending 2018 Gates AV #A  $            999,000 4/3,0,1,0 2508
Pending 2016 Gates AV #B  $            999,000 4/3,0,1,0 2400
Pending 2322 Carnegie LN   $            849,000 4/3,0,0,0 2126
Pending 2016 Gates AV #A  $            999,000 4/4,0,1,0 2400
Pending 1702 Phelan LN   $            819,000 4/2,1,1,0 2110
Sold 2018 Gates AV #B  $            999,000 4/3,0,1,0 2508
Sold 2017 Huntington LN #B  $            984,000 4/3,0,1,0 2612
Sold 2017 Huntington LN #A  $            992,000 4/3,0,1,0 2612

  1. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,570 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,499 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 1
  2. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,376 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,424 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Days on market: 4
  3. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,600 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,499 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 4
  4. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,544 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,037 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 6
  5. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,648 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,493 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 9

See all Current homes for sale in 90278 zip code.
(all data current as of 4/19/2018)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Homes and Real Estate in the Golden Hills of Redondo Beach

Golden-Hills

Located just east of Hermosa Beach, the “Golden Hills” section of Redondo Beach offers great home values for the South Bay. The homes in the Golden Hills are affectionately known as the “tall and skinnies” and many offer great square footage for much less than in neighboring Hermosa and Manhattan. Redondo Beach offers great schools, proximity to the beach, and an abundance of activities. Home prices generally range from the low $800,000’s to over $1.6M for new construction and the homes are usually 3-4 bedrooms.

Current Golden Hills Homes for Sale

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Let Your Renter Help Pay the Mortgage – Redondo Beach Duplex

This is an absolutely ideal property for the investor or owner user, with 2 detached homes in a great North Redondo Beach neighborhood. Let your tenants help pay your mortgage! Each home has been lovingly maintained and updated with gleaming hardwood floors, recessed lights, updated kitchens and baths and so much more. The front home enjoys a very large fenced grassy front yard, rear patio, spacious kitchen, private laundry room, 2 bright bedrooms and a very bright and inviting living room. Rear home features 2 bedrooms plus a spacious bonus room that can be used as an office or 3rd bedroom.