Complete MLS Listings for Properties in L.A.'s Beach Towns from Malibu to Palos Verdes. Includes Homes & Condos in
Venice, Santa Monica, Marina del Rey,
Manhattan & Redondo Beaches. Incredible
Deals in San Pedro & Long Beach.
Topanga doesn't have quite the hippie credentials that it once did with prime hill side estates now running into
the millions. Though it's a couple of miles inland and not all the homes have ocean views, Topanga (like Malibu)
is a great way to get away from L.A. and still be close to it all.
From expansive sylvan estates by the the hills and historic homes on the bluffs, to the chic
neighborhoods around Montana Ave. and Main Street by the beach, to more modest post-war suburban homes.
Santa Monica has it all by the sea and plenty of multi-unit properties too.
Venice Beach is actually the second biggest tourist attraction in Southern California after Disneyland. Properties here
range from the cutting edge and sublime, to the antiquated and funky. There's plenty to choose from if you like your
dream homes fully realized, but this is also a neighborhood in transition and there are still some of really
good deals close to the beach.
Marina del Rey was once at the mouth of an estuarial marshland that extended all the way to the Baldwin Hills.
Now it's the largest small boat harbor on the west coast, and home to pristine seaside properties, marina condos and sparkling
towers with views from the Pacific to Downtown.
Playa del Rey's beachfront & hilltop homes enjoy more sweeping views from Downtown to Catalina Island and can
be good values when compared to other listings in L.A. at the same price point. This is true of some of Playa's
less expensive homes as well.
A more modest, suburban complement to surrounding seaside communities, El Segundo is still hanging on to that small,
Southern California beachtown feel that most of the others lost thirty years ago. There's a great beach, but seafront properties
were lost long ago to the airport (LAX) and surrounding oil refineries.
Pacific Ocean coastal communiy listings for single family homes and multi-units at the southern end of Santa
Monica Bay. These towns, from Redondo and Hermosa Beach to Manhattan Beach and El Portal are the birthplace of the
California surf scene in the 1950's. Though things have changed a lot since then, there's still plenty of style.
The hills are usually the last real estate to be developed in Southern California and the Palos Perdes
peninsula is no exception. The older homes tend to cluster around the highway which circles the bluff to San Pedro. Development
from the 60' & 70's goes down to the cliffs and a little further up the hill, and so on. There's no shortage of outrageous
Catalina views and also, no beaches for the most part.
Technically these homes are in the newer part of San Pedro though some of the homes along the bluff are post-war and
older. They are also 'on' the Palos Verdes penninsula. In fact, these are some of the best deals on major and
more importantly, modest sea view homes in the city.
San Pedro is L.A.'s original community on the southern flank of Palos Verdes across L.A. Harbor from Long Beach. There
are great buys here on wonderful old homes from the early 1900's by the water. Much of the town has elevations with
newer homes and harbor views and Point Fermin to the west is in photo above with seaside bluffs & Catalina views.
Anytime I see a lot of nice homes and rental properties close to the beach in L.A. for less than a million
I think to myself, what's wrong with this picture.... Maybe nothing. Long Beach has so many homes for sale right
now that they can't all be listed here. The combination of prices and location make it one of the best areas for investment
in Southern California.