Hermosa Beach is the year-round summer destination in the South Bay area. With 325 days of sunshine, a 1.4-square-mile stretch of gorgeous sand, and scenic views of the Pacific Ocean, Hermosa Beach is arguably the best city to live for beach lovers.
Known for its lively surfing and beach volleyball scene, the city has hosted the AVP Beach Volleyball Hermosa Beach Open since 1983, drawing both fans and players to the area.
By day, you’ll find the beaches full of beautifully tanned people playing volleyball, biking, rollerblading, and jogging up and down The Strand, or leisurely sitting back and fishing on the Hermosa Beach Pier. By night, expect the crowds to flock to Pier Avenue where chic clubs, bars, and restaurants are abuzz with energetic partygoers and groups of friends out for a drink.
Usually in May, June, and July, morning fog and overcast weather can happen spontaneously due to Hermosa Beach’s location along an open bay. Summers tend to be hot with temperatures rising to the mid-80s. Fortunately, sea breezes help keep the heat in check.
Homes for sale in Hermosa Beach, CA
Regular-size single-family homes are the most prevalent housing type in Hermosa Beach, with homes usually having one or two bedrooms. Apartment complexes and high-rises are the next most numerous housing type. There are also a few duplexes and other attached homes.
A notable Hermosa Beach home that Gerard has represented is the house located at 3410 Hermosa Avenue. Designed by Morphosis’ Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne and Michael Rotondi, this three-bedroom home is a unique architectural wonder that sits right across the Hermosa Beach Strand.
Rising four stories, it’s the tallest house in Hermosa Beach and features an eye-catching industrial façade composed of steel coating dipped in zinc to prevent rust. Another unique feature is an attached 60-foot yard, its sprawling frontage a rarity for a beach residence.
Living in Hermosa Beach
- The community is served by the Hermosa Beach City School District, which includes Hermosa Valley Elementary School and Hermosa View Elementary School. Both schools were given California Distinguished School status and named National Blue Ribbon Schools in 2004. High schoolers can attend Manhattan Beach’s Mira Costa High School or Redondo Union High Schools.
The Hermosa Beach Pier Avenue is a walkway leading down to the beach, featuring a wide array of bars, clubs, and restaurants. The historic The Lighthouse Café, one of the centers of West Coast jazz in the 50s to 70s, can be found here. This neighborhood hub boasts several shops where you can get beach gear or rent surf boards. Regular art shows and farmers markets are held here, as well.
- Hermosa Beach is home to The Comedy and Magic Club, where you can catch some of the country’s best-known stand-up comics like Jay Leno, Ray Romano, and Kathleen Madigan.
Make your dream of living in a sunny beach paradise come true today. Get in touch with Gerard Bisignano team today at 310-990-4727 or send an email to gerard(at)vistasir(dotted)com.