El Camino Village a Great Alternative For South Bay Home Buyers

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.

Current El Camino Village and Bodger Park Homes for Sale

 

August Home Sales Show Big Numbers in the South Bay

The South Bay saw big numbers in August 2013 with impressive increases in both median home price and the number of sales in many of the local communities.   Hermosa Beach posted some of the most impressive numbers with 30 closed sales in this small beach community and a median home price of over $1.2M.    “This is a big number but it’s especially impressive as it’s a 40% increase over median home prices in Hermosa Beach in August of 2012″ according to Hermosa Beach realtor Keith Kyle.  Other cities enjoyed significant gains as well. Click on any link below to view the homes sold and home sales prices for August.

Gardena
Hawthorne
Hermosa Beach
Hollyglen
Hollywood Riviera
Lawndale
Manhattan Beach
Palos Verdes Estates
Rancho Palos Verdes
North Redondo Beach
South Redondo Beach
San Pedro
Southwood, West & South Torrance

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June 2013 Home Sales in the South Bay

The June home sales numbers are in and once again it was a very big month for home prices as many areas reached multi year highs once again.  The beach cities saw very high median home prices as many luxury properties sold at prices unseen in the past.  Click on the links below to view the home sales for various South Bay cities.

June 2013 Home Sales
El Segundo
Gardena
Hawthorne
Hermosa Beach
Hollyglen
Hollywood Riviera
Lawndale
Manhattan Beach
Palos Verdes Estates
Rancho Palos Verdes
North Redondo Beach
South Redondo Beach
San Pedro
Southwood, West & South Torrance

El Camino Village Real Estate…Hot But Not

The area of Gardena and Lawndale known as El Camino Village has long been a fantastic option for buyers, especially first time home buyers, feeling priced out of many of the family friendly neighborhoods of Redondo Beach and Torrance. The good news is that although prices are going up, they’re still well below other similar areas….the bad news is that there just are no homes available. At the moment there is one home available with 12 pending home sales.  On first look that is an absolutely stunning ratio but it is a bit misleading.  Of the 12 homes 11 are short sales and the other is a flip meaning some of these homes have shown pending status for a very long time.  What looks to be an ultra hot market isn’t quite as active as it appears with an average days on market of 144.  Bottom line in this great area is that it is a great opportunity with the short sale opportunities, but with almost no active inventory and future home for sale likely won’t last long.  See below for the current El Camino Village homes for sale.

MLS# Status Address City Price Br/Ba Yr Blt Sq ft
SB12131049 Active 15234 Cerise AV GR $ 369,000 3/1,0,0,0 1947/ASR 1206 STD
Y1203732 Pending 3242 154 ST GR $ 339,500 2/1,0,0,0 1943/SEE 1282 SPAY
S12112360 Pending 15612 Florwood AV LAWN $345,000 3/1,0,0,0 1952/ASR 1024 SPAY
P701480 Pending 15532 FAYSMITH AV GR $ 349,000 3/1,0,0,0 1947/ASR 1001 SPAY
SW12126917 Pending 15516 Florwood AV LAWN $425,000 3/2,0,0,0 1952/ASR 1500 SPAY
R1204800 Pending 15609 FALDA AV GR $438,900 3/1,0,1,0 1951/ASR 1446
Y1202217 Pending 15607 CERISE AV GR $345,000 3/1,0,0,0 1947/ASR 1078 SPAY
S12095612 Pending 15527 Lemoli AV GR $299,000 3/1,0,0,0 1946/ASR 1026 SPAY
S694642 Pending 3728 MARINE AV LAWN $300,000 3/1,0,0,0 1951/ASR 1106 SPAY
V11033751 Pending 3163 152nd PL GR $310,000 2/1,0,0,0 1943/ASR 975 SPAY
S12099784 Pending 15533 Patronella AV GR $330,000 4/2,0,0,0 1947/APP 1224 NOD, SPAY
R1104644 Pending 3619 152ND ST LAWN $395,000 4/2,0,0,0 1953/ASR 1435 SPAY
P805852 Pending 3222 152ND PL GR $325,000 3/2,0,0,0 1944/ASR 1462 SPAY
12010128 Pending 3238 152ND PL W GR $ 225,000 2/1,0,0,0 1943/ASR 846 SPAY

Below chart shows the recent statistics for the pending sales in El Camino Village. Keep in mind that these are not closed sales and prices only reflect “list” price and not the actual sales price.

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