Why live in Hermosa Beach?

The city of Hermosa Beach acquired its ownership of two miles of ocean front land in 1907, but this always excluded the 210 feet on either side of the Hermosa Beach pier.

The deed stated that this land was “to be held in perpetuity as a beach playground, free from commerce, and for the benefit of not only the residents of Hermosa, but also for the sea lovers of Southern California.” These ideas are still reflected today with ample public space for walking, running, bike riding and beach sports. With twenty parks in only 1.43 square miles of land, Hermosa Beach is a little beach community that values sunshine and time outside. Spend your days surfing on Hermosa Beach’s iconic beaches, or drive less than an hour to reach both the Santa Monica Mountains and San Gabriel Mountains for excellent trails and views of Los Angeles.

Downtown Hermosa Beach boasts a bustling night life. Laugh your head off during comedy nights at the Comedy and Magic Club where Jay Leno makes an appearance every Sunday night. Have a drink at one of Downtown’s various pubs, clubs, or bars, or spend your weekend at one of Hermosa Beach’s popular night clubs. Enjoy Mediterranean food, pizza, seafood, Italian food, Cajun food, and much more, all within walking distance of Hermosa Beach Pier and beach. Downtown Hermosa Beach also hosts fun for all ages, with many restaurants and stores for kids, teens, and families, too.

Great Schools

Housing award-winning sports, robotics, media, music, and various other programs, Hermosa Beach’s Mira Costa High School has earned a gold medal for being one of the top 500 high schools nationwide, according to US News & World Report. The two elementary schools in Hermosa beach also earned perfect 10s across the board from the California Department of Education.

Tons of Fun

Hermosa Beach hosts countless events throughout the year, including free concerts at the Hermosa Beach Pier, the BVCA National Beach Championships, a regular Farmer’s market, and the Fiesta Hermosa. The Hermosa Beach Community Theatre also hosts events, and with 502 available seats, the venue has quickly become the favorite venue for Youth Musical Theatre groups, film premieres, dance productions, and a variety of shows that offer residents of Hermosa Beach an opportunity to experience countless works of art.

Hermosa Beach Events and Attractions

  • Free summer concerts at the Hermosa Beach Pier
  • Fiesta Hermosa
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Comedy & Magic Club
  • Richstone Pier to Pier Walk
  • International Surf Festival

A Great Investment

Investing in real estate in Hermosa Beach is a smart financial choice as real estate values have wildly increased in the past fifteen years.

In 2000, the median home price in Hermosa Beach was $430,000. Now, the median home price in Hermosa Beach is $1.6 million, and that number is only increasing! Look for your new home today.

Hermosa Beach Neighborhoods

All students have access to Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach or Redondo Union High School in Redondo Beach.


Sand/Strand Section (lots range from 2,100 – 3,100 sq ft)

  • Many apartments and condos south of 19th street, but above 19th street, it’s predominantly single family homes
  • Smaller lots due to proximity to ocean
  • All homes within walking distance of the beach and downtown Hermosa Beach
  • Hermosa View Elementary School
  • Surfing, biking, volleyball and more available at the beach

Hermosa Valley (lots range from 2,000 – 6,000 sq ft)

  • Valley Greenbelt Park for running, dog walking, and biking, and Clark Field
  • Hermosa Valley School (elementary – middle)
  • Many beautiful historic buildings and beach bungalows
  • Safe and quiet neighborhood with proximity to the beach as well as shopping centers, local restaurants, and community events
  • Within walking distance of downtown Hermosa Beach and ocean

Hermosa Hills/East Hermosa (lots range from 2,500- 6000 sq ft)

  • Larger lots and ocean views
  • Quiet neighborhood with more street parking
  • Various bars and restaurants with trivia nights, live music, and other community events