Pictured above, 2805 Tennyson Place in Hermosa beach
In recent years, the unruffled cities of Manhattan and Hermosa Beach have become some of the most coveted beach towns in Southern California attracting Hollywood elite and sports stars alike and with good reason. The South Bay’s irresistible mix of elevated yet laid back coastal living, small town feel, and proximity to LA makes it the perfect posh paradise to reside in.
“We now have celebrities such as Jimmy Kimmel, Vince Vaughn, Zoey Deschanel, Kendrick Lamar and quite a few Kings, Lakers, and Clippers,” says The Agency’s Courtney Lingle. “The reason I think they find Manhattan and Hermosa to be an ideal place for them is because no one seems to bother them. There is no paparazzi around and they are really left to live normal, private lives.”
For those interested in calling the South Bay home, one noteworthy property currently on the market in Hermosa is 2805 Tennyson Place situated moments from the beach. Owned by a former Clipper and represented by Courtney Lingle and Mauricio Umansky, the four-bedroom, six-bathroom home’s main level boasts soaring ceilings and an open floor plan perfect for hosting friends and family along with a detached 1,000-bottle wine cellar and a lush outdoor retreat complete with a sparkling pool. Meanwhile, the abode’s second level offers awe-inspiring panoramic ocean views, three spacious bedrooms, an office, a bar, and a 1,500-bottle wine cellar.
Another one of the South Bay’s major selling points is its walkability. Residents can ride their beach cruiser down the strand, play beach volleyball, shop at chic boutiques, and enjoy the South Bay’s high-end dining offerings all without having to drive anywhere, which is a refreshing change from the car-centric nature of Los Angeles.
The seaside community’s dining scene is reason alone to make a move. Residents can enjoy a decadent brunch at The Strand House nestled so close to the ocean you can practically feel the sand between your toes. A two-minute walk takes you to chef David LeFevre’s cozy seafood hotspot Fishing With Dynamite and sister restaurant M.B. Post, which serves the most scrumptious bacon cheddar biscuits you’ve ever tasted.
All in all, Manhattan and Hermosa Beach offer all the perks of the quintessential So Cal beach lifestyle without all the fuss of the big city.