By Keith Kyle
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 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 large 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.