Hermosa Beach Real Estate

Hermosa Beach may only measure 15 blocks east to west and 40 blocks north to south but its won the hearts of its loyal residences with its massive charm. In its early days the area was covered by rolling hills of grass and was once used as pasture land for herds of sheep. The first pier was built in 1904.The Homeowners in Hermosa Beach band together to create popular community events such as such as "Fiesta Hermosa" encompass all of down Downtown Hermosa, heralded as the "largest arts and crafts" on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend. The "can't miss" event draws the top notch musical acts, as well as the best food and beverage vendors around. The community centers around the beach volleyball and surf culture, hosting numerous events such as the USA Volleyball HP National Championships and the International Surf Festival. The weekly Farmer's Market is within walking distance of most homes as well as Hermosa View and Hermosa Valley schools.

The Strand

You could call it “Billionaires Row”, and although you don’t need a billion dollars to own there, it does attract them. This is front row living at its finest. Many own some of the most beautiful homes ever created and choose this iconic stretch of the beach as their home away from home. They often become second, third or fourth homes; a place to visit and relax in one of the best climates on the entire globe. The Strand is the row of homes that sit directly on the beach. It starts at the northern border of Hermosa Beach and ends at the southern border of El Segundo. As of 2018, prices start at around $7 Million and continue far up the ladder from there.

 

The Sand Section

The Sand Section is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west, Valley Avenue and the Tree Section to the east covering both North and South Manhattan. It really signifies the homes that are near the beach. Additionally, it earned its namesake since most of the homes were built on the original Sand Dunes that existed before it was developed. This area is known for the smallest lot sizes in the beach area, some as small as 1345 square feet or 30 feet by 45 feet which is about one half of what is considered a full size lot. A full sized lot is approximately 30 feet by 90 feet or a total of 2700 square feet.  The side set back on these lots is typically 3 feet which ultimately means you are approximately 6 feet from your neighbors. Homes are usually either 2 or 3 stories depending on the zoning and location. Parts of the area have zoning to allow the development of townhomes/condos, many of which offer beautiful ocean and coastal views. Most of the properties are located walking distance to the central or north end commercial districts known for its great restaurants and quaint shops. You will also find what are called “walk streets”. These streets do not allow automobile traffic increasing their desirability. The flat walk streets have become extremely popular with families as many of the children are able to enjoy and play in the streets that have zero traffic. The sloped “walk streets” often enjoy incredible ocean vistas.  Not including The Strand (oceanfront) properties, prices vary dramatically in the Sand Section anywhere from the high $1 Million range up to $17 Million for a 12,000 square foot home on two and half lots with ocean views.

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