Downtown is the heart of Manhattan Beach. Hang out here and you will find the best grub and the coldest drinks in town. On top of excellent shopping and the view of the iconic pier down Manhattan Beach Blvd., the closer you are to Downtown MB the higher the price will be.
The people that live and breathe downtown Manhattan Beach are either the ones that live in it, or aspire to live in it. With high property values surrounding downtown, the local people are well established in their careers and can afford to live in such a beautiful location, but don't mind the hustle and bustle of the area. Being in relative distance to downtown LA and Hollywood a handful of celebrities live in the area too, so act cool when you see people like Mark Cuban at one of the local watering holes.
Expect to find people here 24/7. Whether they just finished up a run on the strand or grabbing a meal to catch up with friends, this is the busiest part of Manhattan Beach.
To live here you are really are paying for the location & the view not the size. We have seen land along The Strand in Downtown MB go for up to $28 million and others coming closely behind that. You'll find a rich blend of home styles in the area as well. A beach cottage could be standing next to a contemporary pad, one of the beauties is that no two homes by downtown are usually the same.
Prime real estate is between 7th Street & 15th street, west of Highland Ave. The most sought after real estate is along The Strand especially South facing corner lots.
To LAX: 15 min
To Downtown: 45 min - 1 hour
To Beach: Your'e there
To The Valley: 50 min without traffic, 1.5 hours with traffic