September Home Sales in Redondo Beach and Beyond

By Keith Kyle

Redondo Beach saw an impressive number of homes selling in September of 2015 to end the summer selling season with 97 closed escrows.  In addition the median home price in Redondo was $875,000 which shows significant gains in value over the past year.  The market was hot throughout Redondo Beach with homes in both North and South Redondo often selling quickly and with multiple offers.  Click here to see all of the homes sold in Redondo Beach in September of 2015.

City Homes
Sold
September
2015 Median
September
2014 Median
Year
over Year % Change
Carson 49 $406,000 $366,000 10.8%
El Segundo 9 $1,045,000 $517,000 76%
Gardena 33 $440,000 365,000 20.5%
Harbor City 18 $514,500 $462,500 11.2%
Hawthorne 27 $513,000 $550,000 -6.7%
Hermosa Beach 20 $1,200,000 $1,020,000 17.7%
Lawndale 13 $450,000 $379,000 18.6%
Lomita 15 $580,000 $570,000 1.8%
Long Beach 390 $435,000 $420,000 3.7%
Manhattan Beach 39 $2,050,000 $2,025,000 1.2%
Marina Del Rey 29 $865,000 $817,000 5.9%
Palos Verdes Estates 35 $1550,000 $1575,000 -1.6%
Playa Del Rey 18 $542,000 $534,000 1.6%
Rancho Palos Verdes 49 $1,040,000 $1,058,000 -1.7%
Redondo Beach 97 $875,000 $790,000 10.8%
San Pedro 69 $442,000 $459,000 -3.6%
Torrance 135 $585,000 $527,00 10.9%
Westchester 26 $908,000 $872,000 4.1%

Redondo Beach oceanview Condos – Seascape I, II, III, and The Village

The area of Redondo known as The Village, or Seascapes I, II and III offers the finest in resort living. Located near the Redondo Beach pier andEnjoy ocean and harbor views a short walk to both King Harbor and the beaches of Redondo, these upscale condominiums offer a resort feel, and are the perfect home for those wanting to live close to the ocean. Often offering fantastic views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina, and the beaches of Redondo the Seascape condominiums and townhomes boast pool and exercise facilities, a short walk to beaches, shopping and the pier. This is South Bay living at it’s finest.

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Redondo Beach offers a wider variety of options than neighboring Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach as it’s zoned to allow higher density housing in some areas…..meaning larger condo complexes. Some of the most ideal complexes are located in South Redondo Beach just off of Catalina and are known as the Village or Seascapes I, II and III. All of the Seascape Buildings are also known as the Village (they’re actually all on Catalina but the addresses are on The Village) All of the complexes have Homeowners Associations with HOA dues to cover the various landscaping, pools and some insurance. If you’re looking for an affordable way to have a beach home, they may be ideal for you. All of these complexes offer some fantastic ocean, and harbor views and are centrally located just a short walk or bike ride to the beach, marina, restaurants and shops and parks. Keep in mind that some of my comments are just opinions on what is both good and bad about the buildings based on my observations and feedback from my clients.

The Village Townhomes and Condos (610-688 The Village)

The Village in Redondo Beach Harbor views from The Village Fitness-Center
The Village in South Redondo Beach may just be the most affordable way of living near the water in the South Bay. The Village condominiums and townhomes feature 323 well maintained units including studio, 1 bedroom, and 2 bedroom condos along with a few townhome style homes at the southern end of the property. The Village offers resort style living and includes two beautiful pool and spa areas (one is for owners only, the other is owned by Ocean Club rental units but fully usable by the owners in The Village) a state of the art fitness center (again part of the Ocean Club but free access is provided to owners) several bbq areas, walk paths, access to the Redondo pier area and more. Most units have ocean views, ocean breezes and are a wonderful place to call home…or a second home.

Seascape I (210-250 The Village)

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Seascape One is actually located between Seascapes II and III and consists of 210-250 The Village. It was built in 1978 and is just east of King Harbor and the Redondo Beach pier. Many of the units have fairly unique windows that allow for plenty of light and breezes. The smallest units are 1 bedroom 1 bath with around 577 square feet with the largest units being 2 bedroom 2 bath with just over 1600 feet. Values depend primarily on the location and view as well as the upgrades that the owners have done over time.

Pros: Location, location, location. Seascape I is central to everything and you truly don’t have to get in the car on the weekends. It’s directly adjacent to the marina and the Redondo Beach pier and has a large grassy park just outside your door. Some of the units are very nicely remodeled and some have tremendous ocean views (although those unblocked view units rarely come on the market. This is an affordable way to live by the beach or use a rental unit. See additional pictures of an ocean view unit at 240 The Village.

Cons: The complex is a little maze like and finding your way around isn’t always simple. The complex also has shared laundry with a laundry room near the elevator on every floor. Another negative is that there seems to continually be an assessment in addition to the HOA dues and currently all of the planters and ponds have been undergoing continual work. Unlike Seacapes Two and Three the complex is not gated (although the parking is)  View current oceanview condos for sale

Seascape II (110 – 160 The Village)

Top-Deck-Umbrella-small Livingrom-View-small Seascape 2 Pool

Seascape 2 was built in 1980 and looks a bit more modern than Seascape I. The units are much larger with the smallest one bedrooms just a bit over 900 square feet and the largest condos having 2 bedrooms plus a very good sized loft (with an additional balcony) and just at 1900 square feet. Seascape 2 consists of the buildings with 100-160 The Village addresses and is the furthest north of the oceanfront/oceanview buildings. The complex has a very nice pool area and is walkable to just about everything imaginable. Seascape 2 also has some townhome units with larger square footage and attached garages. Many/most of the units have been extensively remodeled and many have stunning ocean and harbor views.

Pros:Again the location is excellent with shops, restaurants, gyms and the beach just a stroll away. The complex has a very nice vacation like feel to it and is ideal for those looking for a beach home, second home or just wanting a primary residence at the beach….without the price tag of many other oceanview properties.

Cons:There are often assessments and the monthly HOA is fairly high and currently start around the mid $400s as of this article. It’s a fairly large complex and often a bit confusing to find your way around. Although the views can be stunning some of the units are a bit further back with a service road and a few buildings in front of the views of some of the lower units.

Seascape III (510-540 The Village)

  Seascape-3-Pool

Built in 1980 Seascape III feels very similar to Seascape II with a slightly more “vacation” type feel. The condos are fairly large with the smallest 1458 square feet and the largest being the penthouse 2 bedroom with an ocean view loft and separate patio with slightly over 2000 square feet.

This is the furthest south of the Seascape buildings but still walkable to everything.

Pros: Again the location is just ideal and the complex has a great second home or vacation feel. Higher floor units have some tremendous views and many have been very nicely upgraded. As with all of the Esplanade and Village buildings, prices have come down considerably as they have had a very high second home ownership in the past and have suffered quite a bit with some foreclosures and short sales forcing prices down which makes for an ideal environment for buyers

Cons: As with all of the Seascape buildings the HOA is quite high and the age of the buildings, coupled with their environment of sun and salt air, often make for additional assessments. HOA is also fairly restrictive as to what can be done to the units, but this can also be considered a positive for many.  View current oceanview condos for sale

Big Weekend for Redondo Beach Open Houses

By Keith KyleOpen-House-White-DS

During a week in which most other South Bay cities are only offering a very limited number of homes to see, the open house schedule for September 20th and 21st in Redondo Beach has plenty to offer….and plenty to tour.  This weekend sees more than usual with several advertised open houses.  See the list below for Redondo Beach and the South Bay open houses.  If you’re seeing this post after the September dates please visit our South Bay open houses site for updated homes for sale and schedules.

Why Homes are More Expensive in South Redondo than North Redondo Beach

By Keith KyleNorth-Redondo-Townhome

For buyers (and sometimes even sellers) unfamiliar with the differences in local market in the South Bay, Redondo Beach is just one single real estate market.  In reality the differences between neighborhoods can be significant and home values and prices show a clear distinction between similar homes in North Redondo and South Redondo.    The city has a number of distinctive neighborhoods but the main sections are broken into North and South and the dividing line is basically 190th Street.  North Redondo is quite a bit less expensive due to the location as it sits behind Hermosa and Manhattan Beach so there are no homes with ocean views and the feel of the area is different as it’s not along the water.  South Redondo ends at the beach and the ocean to the west and has a unique beach charm and homes often have great views.  The recent listings and sales of very similar homes, both in terms of style, layout, size and new construction, make clear the differences in values.

219 S Juanita AV # A, – South Redondo Beach
Listed at $1,269,000
Built in 2014
2452 square feet 4 bed/4.5 bath
Front unit of a 2 on a lot townhome

2002 Voorhees #A, North Redondo Beach
Sold at $900,000
Built 2014
2500 square feet, 4 bed/3.5 bath
Front unit of a 2 on a lot

2021 Gates #A – North Redondo Beach
Sold at $959,000
Built 2013
2508 square feet, 4 bed/3.5 bath
Front unit of a 2 on a lot

Below is a map showing the general layout, location and dividing lines between north and south Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach Real Estate Map

Areas 151-154 are North Redondo and 155-157 are South Redondo

This Weeks Least Expensive Home in Redondo – 605 Prospect in Brookside Village

As is often the case, the least expensive home in Redondo Beach (not including 55 and older buildings) is located in South Redondo’s

Brookside Village.  Brookside Village is a planned community comprised of 385 condominium units in 32 buildings in a park like setting and located just a short distance to the beach. The complex offers 2 pools, 3 Jacuzzis, 2 saunas, 2 tennis courts, a clubhouse, and a gym.   All of the addresses are on either Prospect or Camino Real.

Currently the least expensive home is located at 605 Prospect #106.  It is a lower level 1 bedroom/1 bath with just about 670 square feet.

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What’s the difference between North and South Redondo Beach?

By Keith KyleThe Village in Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach is a wonderful city in the South Bay offering housing options for just about every buyer.  The city is a rather odd shape and is squeezed in between Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Lawndale, Hawthorne and Torrance.   Unlike some of it’s neighbors the zoning in Redondo Beach has allowed for far more styles and types of homes ranging from large condo complexes, retirement communities, 2 on a lot and 3 on a lot townhomes, and single family homes.

From a real estate standpoint the city of Redondo Beach is broken into two distinct areas…..North Redondo and South Redondo.  Each has a very different feel and a fairly different price range. The general dividing line is generally at 19oth Street.

So what’s the difference?

The primary difference is the location and the “feel” the areas have due to that location.

North Redondo real estate map North Redondo is landlocked between Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Hawthorne, Lawndale and Torrance.  The area , with the zip code of 90278, has some great housing options that are generally priced lower than South Redondo beach but none of the neighborhoods have much of a coastal feel and none of the areas offer any type of ocean views.  One of the most prevalent types of homes in North Redondo are townhomes but may not be what many think of when they think of endless rows of identical homes.  The main types of townhomes in Redondo are known as 2 on a lot and 3 on a lot townhomes.  The entire “complex” consists of 2 or 3 units and many, especially when detached, feel like single family homes. Some of the more notable neighborhoods are the Golden Hills which lies just east of Hermosa and offers primarily single family homes with square footage around 1800 feet. The other area consisting of primarily single family homes in on the eastern border and known as the TRW tract.  Throughout North Redondo there is a mix of types and styles and prices generally range from the low $500Ks to over $1,000,000.   Visit the North Redondo listings page to see the current homes for sale in this part of Redondo Beach.

South Redondo sits on some pristine coastline and has a much “beachier” feel.  Due to zoning this part of town has some very South Redondo Beach Real Estate Maplarge condo complexes, especially along the water.  South Redondo with the zip code of 90277, offers numerous two on a lot townhomes (3 on a lot townhomes are more rare in this part of town), condo complexes and single family homes.  Some of the more well known buildings are the Seascape condos near King Harbor, the various oceanfront buildings of the Esplanade, The Village, and Brookside Village.  Prices range dramatically due to the factors of proximity to the beach and the ocean views but is consistently higher priced than North Redondo.  In addition to the beach, this part of town offers an abundance of activities and sites from King Harbor and the Redondo Pier, to Riviera Village, Seaside Lagoon, Wilderness Park and more.  The schools are great in both areas.

As mentioned, prices range higher than in the North Redondo area.  To see the current homes for sale in South Redondo visit our South Redondo real estate information page.

 

 

Coastal Charm in South Redondo Beach

By Keith KyleKing Harbor and Redondo Beach Pier views from the Esplanade condos

Located along some of Southern California’s finest beaches, South Redondo Beach has something to offer everyone. Redondo is generally comprised of two main areas known as South and North Redondo. Each area has a very different feel with South Redondo having more of a beach atmosphere due to it’s location and the fact that it’s bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean. Bordered by the Palos Verdes Peninsula to the south, North Redondo to the north, and Torrance to the east, South Redondo Beach offers great schools, proximity to the beach, and an abundance of activities.

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Some highlights include ocean activities and dining at King Harbor, great shopping in the Riviera Village, the Redondo Beach pier, and nature walks at Wilderness Park.

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Current South Redondo Beach Homes for Sale

  1. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 850 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,151 sqft
  2. 3 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 2,695 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,960 sqft
  3. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,100 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,889 sqft
  4. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 792 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,852 sqft
  5. 6 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,902 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,938 sqft
  6. 3 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,348 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,660 sqft
  7. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,556 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,202 sqft
  8. 5 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 4,501 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,830 sqft
  9. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,402 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,554 sqft
  10. 5 beds, 8 baths
    Home size: 5,008 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,169 sqft

See all Current homes for sale in 90277 zip code.
(all data current as of 1/18/2018)

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Home of the Week – 721 Esplanade – Oceanfront Living in the South Bay

By Keith KyleEsplanade-Condos

There are many condos along the oceanfront Esplanade in Redondo Beach with great views.  The area has a number of larger complexes on the west side of the street that overlook the beach and ocean, but due to the architecture, location, and proximity to the neighboring buildings, views are sometimes limited.  This latest listing at 721 Esplanade, known as Oceania, is about as good as it gets.

Sitting oceanfront in the northern side of the building, the unit overlooks a single family home (granted a spectacular single family home at 717 Esplanade for sale just south of $13.0M) .  Given the location in the building, even the side bedroom (which would have no view in most buildings) has a pretty spectacular Redondo/King Harbor view.  While the current price of just under $1.2M seems a bit high to us for a non penthouse unit, it’s been nicely updated, has large rooms, and offers one heck of a view.  Given the location of the building, the location of the unit, and the condition, it may appeal to a number of people looking for affordable luxury.   The Oceania building, along with the neighboring 727 Esplanade, sit higher on the bluff than other buildings as well adding to the expansive view.

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565 Esplanade – Oceanfront Living at the Surfrider

By Keith KyleSurfrider-Redondo-Beach-Exterior

Due to zoning allowing some much larger condo complexes than in neighboring Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach, South Redondo has some fantastic ocean front condos at prices more affordable than you might think.  Located along the world famous Esplanade, The Surfrider building is located at 565 Esplanade, not far from the King Harbor/Redondo Pier area, a short distance to the charming Riviera Village and just steps one one of the best beaches in the world.  From the exterior the Surfrider is hard to miss with it’s bright white paint choice and it’s very unique red tile inlay.

565-Esplanade-Surfrider-Oceanfront-CondoThe Surfrider features a variety of one to two bedrooms condos with the majority of the condos being one bedroom units generally around 700-800 square feet.  Two bedroom units are much larger as range between anywhere from 1,050 to 1,427 square feet.  Built in 1971, there are 64 units with the majority having “partial” ocean views.

HOA dues are generally around $320 as of summer 2014 and the complex offers an oceanfront spa but no pool.

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Ahhh…..The Avenues of Redondo Beach

By Keith Kyle

Classic beach town feel in the Avenues of South Redondo Beach

The Avenues In Redondo Beach

If you’re looking for beach charm and proximity to the beach, the Avenues in South Redondo Beach may be just what you’re looking for. The Avenues are the lettered in South Redondo Beach that are basically bordered by Knob Hill to the north, Esplanade to the west, Prospect to the east and PCH to the South. Many of the homes are original beach bungalows built in the later 1940’s and early 1950’s and the streets have that great old school beach feel. The areas west of PCH are flat streets with the ocean sitting at the end while homes east of PCH sit on hills and dunes and often offer some great views.  What make the neighborhoods so great is that they feel like something from the past.  Although many of the original homes have been torn down and replaced by much larger homes, the area still has a beach feel and a very different sense than similar areas in Manhattan and Hermosa Beach.  It doesn’t hurt to see the sparkling ocean at the end of each street.  Rare is the home that is priced below $1,000,000 and depending on views, age, and proximity to the beach, homes generally range from just over $1.0M to the mid $2.0M price point.

Click to see the current homes in the Avenue area of South Redondo

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