BEACH CITIES | REDONDO BEACH
Redondo Beach is really a tale of two cities so if you are thinking of buying here, it is important to first decide whether you want to live in North or South Redondo Beach.
They are both great places to call home but there are differences that extend beyond just price. Prices and lifestyle differ between the two.
South Redondo Beach 90277 has a great downtown area, Riviera Village, which sits at the foot of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and a few blocks from the ocean. Many homes have ocean views and the stretch of beach front along the Esplanade, definitely has a different feel than the Strand.
The Redondo Beach Pier, located at the end of Torrance Blvd is most likely going to be improved at some point in the future and that will add to the desirability of homes close by.
North Redondo is actually landlocked so it is “beach” in name only. Most of North Redondo sits east of Manhattan Beach except for the “Golden Triangle” which is the furthest west RB neighborhood. You can actually walk to the beach from some of the homes. You won’t find ocean views in North Redondo but some homes have mountain views.
Because North Redondo has much easier Freeway access - you can be on the 405 in about 10 mins from anywhere in 90278, it has dramatically increased in desirability over the past few years. So while the prices have come up, it is still one of the best values in coastal LA County and that’s even before the Galleria Mall and other redevelopment.