Teles Manhattan Beach CA | High End Luxury Homes for Sale




Teles Properties Manhattan Beach CA office is now open at 3701 Highland Ave at the corner of Rosecrans. There is a parking lot directly across the street and some street parking as well in the "North End" of Manhattan Beach, what is often referred to as El Porto.

The office is totally Teles with a contemporary look and feel, state of the art technology and a great environment for agents to work and meet clients.

If you haven't yet experienced Teles Properties, the firm is the fastest growing private company owned Real Estate Brokerage in CA with offices from Carmel to San Diego.

Teles has over 500 Real Estate Agents in 17 offices.
El Porto also has an interesting history.

El Porto was subdivided in 1911 on land owned by George H. Peck_(1856-1940). There were 83 business lots, 225 residential lots, on good soil partly covered with large trees, and ocean view sand lots.

Included were concrete sidewalks, oiled streets and artesian water that was piped in the streets.The 30-by-90 foot lots, laid out by Peck, were each between a street and an alley. At first, no names were given to the streets. Numbers were later assigned to the east-west streets and names to the alleys. The alley between 39th and 40th Streets, for instance, is named El Porto Street.

Although it is thought to mean "The Port" in Portuguese, the name is actually a misspelling and translates "The I Carry." The Spanish word for port should have actually been spelled p-u-e-r-t-o. However, "porto" is the Portuguese word for "port," but its article is "O" instead of "El," which leads one to believe the origin of the name El Porto could have come from both Spanish and Portuguese influences. El Porto is probably the only community in the state that was almost totally developed with two residential units filling each of its tiny lots, with no room for yards.

The commercial section of El Porto is along Highland Avenue, which is its only main thoroughfare. North of 45th Street, Highland becomes Vista Del Mar Boulevard, which runs along the coast past LAX to Playa del Rey.


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