Hermosa means “beautiful” in Spanish and Hermosa Beach is just that—this city showcases flat, sandy beaches that are ideal for sunbathing, volleyball and surfing. The Travel Channel touts Hermosa Beach as “one of the Top 10 Beaches” in So Cal- and the city’s Pier Avenue is a hub of activity- hosting outdoor activities year round.
Hermosa is only 15 blocks from east to west and 40 blocks from north to south with the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH to the locals) running down the middle West of PCH, single-family homes mix with apartments and condos- many have sunset views. East of PCH, the hills rise into middle class and upper middle class neighborhoods of tract homes with custom touches. Multiple housing units dominate slightly over single-family homes.
Hermosa Beach has its own elementary and middle school and high school students are served by either Manhattan Beach or Redondo Beach district high schools- where rankings are in the 80 to 90th percentiles.
The town brings together all of the elements that are the essence of the California lifestyle. Visit the town center on Pier Avenue where restaurants and specialty shops and an open walk street plaza meet the sea and the fishing pier at the waters’ edge. Hermosa has a bike path, a half-dozen parks, a library, a world famous comedy club, and hosts concerts and professional volleyball tournaments on the beach. It is also home to one of the largest arts and crafts shows in California, held each Memorial and Labor Day weekend.
The commute to downtown Los Angeles is about 21 miles. Many locals work near the LAX corridor, which is only a 10-minute drive.
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