Manhattan Beach CA Neighborhood Guide | Sand Section Homes

For a relatively small city Manhattan Beach CA has a number of very distinct neighborhoods each with their own unique flavor and charm.

Starting furthest west, at the Pacific Ocean we have the "Sand Section". This includes the Strand and all the walk streets. There are both Single Family Residences and Townhomes. Many properties have ocean views. 

The Sand Section is further broken up into "El Porto" which is the northern most tip north of Rosecrans. Actually, once upon a time, El Porto was part of El Segundo but Manhattan Beach annexed it. Then you have the "North End" which is basically north of Marine Ave but south of Rosecrans. And that makes anything South of Manhattan Beach Blvd until you get to Hermosa Beach "South End". There is also the Gas Lamp District. We tend to call the stores around Manhattan Beach Blvd "Downtown". And you will hear lots of people talking about "in town" which covers to all.

Homes in the Manhattan Beach Sand Section are expensive, very expensive. If your budget is less than $1.8M chances are you should look elsewhere. A good alternative is the Hermosa Beach Sand Section which is slightly less expensive and offers a very similar lifestyle.

During 2015 there were 97 sales in the Manhattan Beach Sand Section out of 357 sales in Manhattan Beach. Currently as of this blog post there are 63 homes for Sale in Manhattan Beach CA with 24 of those being in the Sand Section and the least expensive one listed at $1,495,000.

Other Manhattan Beach neighborhoods we will discuss in future posts are:

Manhattan Beach Hill Section
Manhattan Beach Tree Section
Manhattan Village
East Manhattan Beach
Manhattan Beach Liberty Village
Manhattan Beach "Mira Costa"

Unobstructed Ocean View