By Keith Kyle
For many home buyers searching in Redondo Beach and Torrance, finding a single family home in their price range is often not possible. An alternative to these more expensive areas is a small community locally known as El Camino Village, located near the El Camino City College. The community name is somewhat made up as it actually consists of 2 different cities, Lawndale and Gardena, but has helped create a nice community feel not shared with some other areas of the same cities. El Camino Village is a bordered by Prairie to the west, Marine to the north, Manhattan Beach Blvd to the south and Crenshaw to the east.
What makes the area fairly unique is that zoning only allows for single family homes and with elementary schools located within walking distance, the area has a very nice look and feel. The Lawndale and Gardena neighborhoods do not actually connect and are divided by an aquaduct with the Lawndale side having a bit more of a uniform feel and home values being slightly higher.
Home prices have risen rapidly in 2021 with the smaller 3 bed/1 bath homes starting in the low to mid $700’s and larger or upgraded homes quickly reaching into the mid $900’s.