Hermosa Pier Sunset

Rain in June is not the norm for Southern California, but this morning a light rain was falling when I walked Faye, my spunky little Chihuahua.  The air was filled with the scent of petrichor. That’s the new word I recently added to my vocabulary as it means the smell of rain on the dry earth–and we certainly have plenty of dry earth in the South Bay of Los Angeles due to our relentless drought.  The origin of the word is Greek and is a combo of the words for “stone” and “blood of the gods.”  Very fitting description for those raindrops falling onto our hard as a stone and thirsty soil, and the scent was certainly heavenly as well.

Hermosa Strand 23

One of the positives of living in Hermosa Beach is lot sizes tend to be small, and that means a smaller yard to maintain and water and more time to enjoy the Pacific Ocean and the beach lifestyle so prevalent in the Beach Cities of Los Angeles.  A patio or courtyard may be all the private space needed when there’s a huge “playground” in your back yard!

I recently read Los Angeles is slated to be the next great global city.  In my opinion it already is.  The weather, the light and the coastal location are hard to top. Add the charm and lifestyle of a place like Hermosa Beach and you may think you just landed in paradise.


Here’s what happened in the $2,000,000 and up luxury home real estate market in Hermosa Beach, CA during May 2015:

6 Hermosa Beach luxury homes priced at or above $2,000,000 sold during May 2015.  The top price paid for a Hermosa Beach high-end property was $4,700,000 for a nearly 4000 sq. ft. house built in 2009 and located on a walk-street steps away from The Strand and sand.

4 Hermosa Beach luxury properties are currently in escrow with accepted offers.

There are 19 Hermosa Beach luxury homes for sale.  Seven of the high-end properties are townhouses.

Surf Statue in Hermosa at Sunset

For more information on the Hermosa Beach luxury home market, and the surrounding beach cities luxury home market in Manhattan and Redondo, contact Charlemagne Int’l Properties at 310.493.8333 or email us at ToeringandTeam@gmail.com. We’ve been selling homes in the South Bay of Los Angeles since 1992 and we can help your achieve your real estate goal whether it be a coastal cottage or villa by the sea.

Norma Toering, Broker at Charlemagne Intl Properties


Luxury Homes for Sale in Hermosa Beach:

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