It was at the beginning of the 20th century when A.E. Pomroy, the landlord of a larger division of the Rancho Sausal Redondo sold the 2.35 sq. miles of land to the development company named Sherman and Clark. Soon after, the development of Hermosa Beach started and gradually turned to be what it is today. Hermosa Beach shares its borders with two other beach cities. Redondo Beach lies across its eastern and southern borders while Manhattan Beach lies on the northern side. To the west is the Pacific Ocean.
Hermosa Beach spans across 1.4 sq. miles and the estimated population is 19,891. The city happens to be one of the densely populated areas in both South Bay and the County of Los Angeles.
Hermosa Beach is blessed with pleasant, moderate climatic conditions. The temperature usually ranges between 78 degrees F. during summers and 45 degrees during winters. The city receives very little rainfall and no snow. It’s sunny in Hermosa Beach most days of the year. The mornings during May, June, and July are usually foggy because of the difference in the temperature of the ocean currents. Nevertheless, the skies become clear by noon.
Hermosa Beach CA is served by the Hermosa Beach City School District. The district has 2 elementary and 2 high schools under its jurisdiction. The Hermosa Beach City School District is one of the best performers in the state of California. Hermosa Beach also has a private Catholic school, Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Hermosa Beach CA is an affluent city given its economic development. The supermarket chains like Vons and Ralphs are the major employers in the city. Other important businesses in the city are:
Hermosa Beach School District, City of Hermosa Beach, The 24 Hour Fitness, Shorewood Realtors, The Comedy & Magic Club, Intensive Behavior Intervention, and Hope Chapel
Being an oceanfront city, Hermosa Beach has a vibrant sporting scenario. The people love to surf the waves, sunbathe and enjoy the drinks at the beachside bars. The Marvin Braude Bike Trail that runs alongside the Pacific Ocean is frequented by scores of joggers, cyclists, and walkers every day. Paddleboarding and Volleyball are yet another popular sports enjoyed by the people. The city also hosts the All Volleyball Professional Hermosa Beach Open tournament and other volleyball tournaments for amateurs. The city has facilities for Tennis, Basket Ball, Baseball, Roller Hockey, Lawn Bowling and Skate Boarding. Besides, there are tastefully landscaped parks like the Edith Rodaway Friendship Park and the Valley Park that have children’s play area, a playground, fire pits and picnic tables as well.
There are a number of personalities from the world of entertainment and sports that have their names associated with Hermosa Beach in some or the other ways. These include actors Dylan O’Brien, John Reardon, Jack Black, Meghan Ory and Christopher Knight and sportspersons Morgan Ensberg, Jim Finn and Eric Fonoimoana. Some of the episodes of the drama TV series Summerland were shot in Hermosa Beach.