Big Gains In May 2015 Median Home Prices in the South Bay

By Keith Kyle

May was another huge month in terms of home prices in the South Bay with Hermosa Beach highest on the wow factor with a median price in May of $,1450,00, almost 32% higher than the year before.  Redondo Beach saw major gains as well with 106 homes selling in May with a median home price of over $844,000

City Homes Sold May 2015 Median May 2014 Median Year over Year % Change
Carson 45 $410,000 $376,500 8.9%
El Segundo 14 $803,500 $818,000 -0.8%
Gardena 35 $405,000 $400,000 1.3%
Harbor City 26 $415,000 $382,000 8.6%
Hawthorne 68 $525,00 $487,000 7.9%
Hermosa Beach 23 $1,450,000 $1,102,000 31.6%
Lawndale 12 $431,000 $417,500 3.2%
Lomita 11 $509,000 $575,000 3.5%
Long Beach 362 $433,000 $399,000 8.5%
Manhattan Beach 38 $2,238,750 $2,005,000 11.7%
Marina Del Rey 26 $917,000 $900,000 1.9%
Palos Verdes Estates 37 $1,515,000 $1,430,000 5.9%
Playa Del Rey 24 $615,000 $711,000 -135%
Rancho Palos Verdes 56 $1,100,000 $990,000 11.1%
Redondo Beach 106 $844,500 $722,000 17%
San Pedro 67 $449,250 $425,000 5.7%
Torrance 148 $579,000 $560,000 3.4%
 Westchester 26 $900,000 $797,000 12.9%

Palos Verdes Real Estate Explained

By Keith Kyle

Real estate on the Palos Verdes peninsula isn’t always easy to figure out. When people say Palos Verdes, or PV, it’s not always clear just what they’re talking about. With 4 different cities (really 5 if you include the unincorporated area that is actually called Palos Verdes Peninsula), multiple real estate areas often including more than one city, the entire area serviced by the Palos Verdes Unified School District, various zoning issues including equestrian areas and vastly different areas and neighborhoods (not to mention distinct climates)….how is one able to get a handle on the area?

The map below should help as it’s broken down into both cities and real estate “areas”.
Palos-Verdes-Real-Estate-Map

The pink sections show Palos Verdes Estates and the corresponding real estate numbers used by realtors to break the areas down into similar real estate neighborhoods.  The orange areas show Rancho Palos Verdes which had an abundance of very distinct areas and neighborhoods.  The purple shows Rolling Hills Estates, green represents Rolling Hills (gated community with very large lots) and the yellow is the small pocket of Palos Verdes Peninsula.

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