The town’s 1.5 miles holds a community consisting of a beachy lifestyle and active residents. Hermosa Beach offers a taste of the surfer lifestyle, with visitors and locals alike enjoying the down-to-earth community, but within striking distance of Downtown LA.
What to Love
- Luxury homes
- Quaint beach town
- Active community
- Vibrant festivals
- Laid-back SoCal attitude
Real Estate Insights
The average cost of a home in Hermosa Beach is around 1.5 million dollars. Many of the modern homes are within a few blocks of the beachfront. Because of the appeal of the neighborhood, home prices are on the rise.
People & Lifestyle
This is a small, beachy, proudly Californian town.
People spend much of their free time on the beach- playing volleyball, surfing, and enjoying the year-round mild temperatures. The location of the town on Santa Monica Bay means winds push away smog and keep temperatures a few degrees below inland Los Angeles norms throughout the summer.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
A paved path called The Strand runs through the town, and residents take full advantage of the beach access.
Locals can be found running, walking, or skateboarding along the path. Getting active is a favorite pastime in the area. Head to the weekly farmer’s market for fresh fruits and local products. If you’re looking for shopping, Pier Avenue is the place to go. You’ll find locally-owned shops and renowned restaurants on this main street. After dinner, walk to the edge of the pier for a view of local fishermen casting their line at sunset. Or head to the Comedy & Magic Club, where Jay Leno has been known to take the stage.
Things to Do
Every year around Labor Day Weekend and Memorial Day Weekend, Fiesta Hermosa, the largest arts and crafts fair in Southern California, comes to Hermosa Beach.
The festival draws visitors and locals for a weekend of music, crafts, and even a petting zoo. In addition to the beach, there are eight other parks in the area, so there are plenty of ways to get outside.
This city is part of the Hermosa Beach City School District and although it has public schools serving up to eighth grade, high schoolers need to attend neighboring Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach high schools.
- Hermosa View Elementary, K-3
- Hermosa Valley Elementary, 4-8
- Fusion Academy, 6-12
- Our Lady of Guadalupe School, PK-8