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What’s the difference between North and South Redondo Beach?

By Keith Kyle

Redondo Beach is a wonderful city in the South Bay offering housing options forRedondo Beach map 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 190th 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.

 

 

Oceanfront Home at 717 Esplanade Redondo Beach

By Keith Kyle

**Update**This home has sold.  Visit our oceanfront homes page to see the current homes for sale on the Esplanade**

There are limited oceanfront homes in the South Bay and even fewer ocean front single family homes in Redondo Beach.  For the luxury buyer looking for it all the home at 717 Esplanade, with close to 7000 feet of living space on an impressive 11,604 foot bluff top lot, may be the epitome of luxury coastal living.  Endless views, custom high end finishes, Mediterranean stylings and 100 feet of ocean frontage are just a few of the features that make this home so spectacular, and so unique.  Currently priced just under $13,000,000 and reduced from it’s original price of $14,250,000.  Contact us for more information or for a private showing.

Home of the Week – 721 Esplanade – Oceanfront Living in the South Bay

By Keith Kyle

There are many condos along the oceanfront Esplanade in Redondo Beach with great views.  The area has a number of larger complexes on the west side of the street that overlook the beach and ocean, but due to the architecture, location, and proximity to the neighboring buildings, views are sometimes limited.  This latest listing at 721 Esplanade, known as Oceania, is about as good as it gets.

Sitting oceanfront in the northern side of the building, the unit overlooks a single family home (granted a spectacular single family home at 717 Esplanade for sale just south of $13.0M) .  Given the location in the building, even the side bedroom (which would have no view in most buildings) has a pretty spectacular Redondo/King Harbor view.  While the current price of just under $1.2M seems a bit high to us for a non penthouse unit, it’s been nicely updated, has large rooms, and offers one heck of a view.  Given the location of the building, the location of the unit, and the condition, it may appeal to a number of people looking for affordable luxury.   The Oceania building, along with the neighboring 727 Esplanade, sit higher on the bluff than other buildings as well adding to the expansive view.

Rare Oceanview 2 Bedrooms in The Village in South Redondo Beach

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**Update**both of these condos have been sold.**

It’s not often that a 2 bedroom condo comes along in The Village in Redondo Beach.  Located just behind the Redondo Beach pier, the Village condos are located in the 600 – 660 The Village buildings (they are actually on Catalina but we’ll save that explanation for another day.)  The units with big views offer true vacation living with dazzling sunsets, views of the boats coming in and out of King Harbor and the sounds of waves hitting the shore.

The reason that it’s so rare to see two bedroom condos is that they are only located on the fronts of each building.  In addition to the fact that there are just so few of them, they are even more rare on the market as many buyers keep them as rental units once they outgrow the condo or just decided condo living isn’t for them.

Since 2010 there have only been 3 of these rare units available which is what makes it pretty astounding to see two units currently for sale at the same time.   This is even more unbelievable given the lack of home inventory throughout both Redondo Beach and the South Bay.  The first condo is located at 630 The Village #116 and is priced at $579,000.  The second unit with larger views and more updates is located at 610 The Village #116 and priced at $699,000.  Both units were built in 1974 and have 938 square feet, 2 pools, fitness center and direct access to walk to the pier and beach.  Ahh….vacation living is good.

Ahh…The Price of Paradise

I’m often asked just what makes South Bay real estate so expensive?  Well sunsets like this in Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach are certainly part of the reason.  Ahh the price of paradise……

 

Just another typical July night in Hermosa Beach.  This is a view north looking towards Manhattan Beach and the Manhattan Beach pier.  Imagine this being your nightly view which is the reality for the ocean front homes of The Strand and Esplanade in Redondo Beach.

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