Located on the Pacific Coast in southwestern Los Angeles County, Manhattan Beach is among the three Beach Cities of the South Bay. Boasting warm days and azure skies through the year, this city is considered to be among the prime tourist destinations in the United States.
With acreage of 4.9 square miles, Manhattan Beach is stretched along 2.1 miles of coast, which makes it one of the most sought-after places to stay in California. The city is sectioned into distinct neighborhoods, with the Hill Section boasting amazing city views and a splendid ocean panorama. The Strand, with its ocean views, is among the most expensive real estate in the country. Housing here is generally expensive due to its close proximity to Los Angeles, reputable school districts, and its prime ocean-front property.
Some key landmarks of the city include Sand Dune Beach, the Manhattan Beach Pier, the Manhattan Beach Art Center, and the Manhattan Beach Historical House. The city has eleven parks, three community centers, eighteen tennis courts, and five basketball courts. It is also pedestrian and cyclist-friendly with its many walking and biking trails.
Manhattan Beach has an exciting array of exclusive boutiques and places to shop, especially at Manhattan Village Mall. There are also many well-liked restaurants, including the Tin Roof, Chili, Darrens, Fusion Sushi and Olive Garden.
Manhattan Beach hosts spectacular events and festivals every year, some of the most famous being the International Surf Festival and the Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball Tournament. Additionally, the annual Hometown Fair and the Concerts in the Park series run every summer.