Do School Systems Make a Big Difference with Real Estate Values – Absolutely

It’s no real secret that good schools help drive real estate values in certain neighborhoods and communities.  Buyers with kids want to be in areas with good schools and that higher demand helps keep values up.  Even those without kids greatly benefit from a strong school system.  The stronger the schools the more insulated a market is from any downturns.  That was very evident in Redondo Beach that saw home prices drop during the recession and housing crisis, but only a very small amount compared with other local areas that do not have as strong a school system.

A recent CAR study showed that 47% of home buyers said good schools were very importan, 23% said that they were somewhat important, 11% said not very important and 19% said that it was not important at all.

The 19% may not realize just how much of an influence schools play on values and demand.  Good elementary schools are often part of a good community and without question most buyers would like to live in a good community.

The Redondo Beach Unified School District is highly ranked and that creates a very high demand, especially for families thinking of living in this coastal community.

The study also conclued that 43% of consumers age 34 or under believe highly rated schools are very important.  58% of consumers earning more than $100,000 a year think that highly rated schools are very important.

Redondo Beach Schools – How they Score

award winning redondo beach schools

By Keith Kyle

Without question one of the many reasons people want to live in Redondo Beach is the highly ranked Redondo Beach Unified School District.  From the elementary schools to Redondo Union High School, the district has a lot to offer and always ranks high in state test scores.  Redondo Union was recently named one of the Top 500 Public High Schools by Newsweek.

Alta Vista School
815 Knob Hill
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Telephone: (310) 798-8650
Fax: (310) 798-8662

Birney School
1600 Green Lane
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Telephone: (310) 798-8626
Fax: (310) 937-6511

Lincoln School
2223 Plant Avenue
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Telephone: (310) 798-8646
Fax: (310) 793-6786

Tulita School
1520 Prospect Avenue
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Telephone: (310) 798-8628
Fax: (310) 798-8698

Adams Middle School
2600 Ripley Avenue
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Telephone: (310) 798-8636
Fax: (310) 318-3064

Redondo Union High School
One Sea Hawk Way
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Telephone: (310) 798-8665
Fax: (310) 798-4685

Beryl Heights School
920 Beryl Street
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Telephone: (310) 798-8611
Fax: (310) 937-6513

Jefferson School
600 Harkness Avenue
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Telephone: (310) 798-8631
Fax: (310) 937-6506

Madison School
2200 Mackay Lane
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Telephone: (310) 798-8623
Fax: (310) 798-3923

Washington School
1100 Lilienthal Lane
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Telephone: (310) 798-8641
Fax: (310) 798-8302

Parras Middle School
200 North Lucia Avenue
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Telephone: (310) 798-8616
Fax: (310) 798-8620

Finally a new Listing In Fusion South Bay

**This condo has sold**  Please visit our current Fusion condos and townhomes for sale for updated MLS listings in Fusion South Bay.

It’s been a while since there was a home for sale in Fusion in the South Bay, the gated townhome community in the Hollyglen area of Hawthorne.  Ideally located just east of Manhattan Beach, it’s is a fantastic alternative to Redondo, Manhattan and El Segundo.  Prices would be exponentially higher if it were located just across the street, but the location still offers residents easy access to the active South Bay lifestyle with the beach, dining, shopping and more close by.

The current unit for sale is a “C” floorplan (see our video walkthrough of a different Fusion C townhome for a sense of the layout) which offers a very open kitchen/dining/living room areas with 2 bedrooms and laundry upstairs. The C floorplan also offers a 2 car attached garage.  The ammenities of the complex include pool and spa, small playground, half basketball court and various exercise stations.

Located at 5406 W 149th Place unit #18, it is priced at $499,000 which, in our opinion, is low and would be a good deal for the buyer that purchases the home.  Square footage is listed as 1,110 by listing agent Young Kim of Landmark, but in our experience the square footage is actually larger when measured.

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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