If you’re searching for the Southern California beach lifestyle but need to be close to LAX, LA and other Greater Los Angeles urban destinations, Manhattan Beach should be added to your home search menu.  Flip flops, shorts, shades and other markers of the casual lifestyle are evident, but so are movie studios, high-priced ocean front homes on The Strand and you may even spot a celebrity or two.


In 2011 eight Manhattan Beach single family homes sold in excess of $5,000,000 with the highest price clocking in at $10,900,000.  Five of the eight homes sold were located on The Strand.


There are currently four homes for sale in Manhattan Beach priced over $5,000,000.  Three of the four homes for sale in this lofty price range (the highest price property’s asking price is $24,900,000) are located on The Strand where the sand and surf are steps away.  The beach lifestyle does not get much better than living on The Strand in Manhattan Beach.