Spotlight on Redondo Beach

As you search through MLS listings in Los Angeles, consider buying a home in the beautiful seaside community of Redondo Beach. Located approximately 24 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles, Redondo Beach is a city within Los Angeles County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the total land area of the city is 6.2 square miles and in 2011 the population was approximately 67,233. The homeownership rate from 2006 to 2010 was 50.8 percent and the median value of owner-occupied housing during the same period was $762,800. Furthermore, 33.6 percent of the population is single and the median family income is $118,525.

Redondo Beach has been a preferred resort destination for more than a century as it is perfectly situated close enough to the downtown area to enjoy all of the amenities the big city has to offer, but far enough away to enjoy the peaceful breezes off the Pacific Ocean. It's seven miles south of Los Angeles International Airport and just off the Pacific Coast Highway, so traveling to and from Redondo is simple.

However, what really attracts residents and visitors alike to Redondo is the wide array of recreational activities in the community. King Harbor, a large recreational and commercial harbor includes a 1,500-slip private port, the Redondo Beach Pier and Seaside Lagoon and a beach perfect for sunbathing, swimming and surfing. In addition to the many outdoor activities Redondo Beach offers, the Galleria at South Bay mall offers all of your favorite shopping destinations and the Riviera Village area in the south end of the city has many restaurants and services for your enjoyment.

Walking along palm tree-lined streets of Redondo, you will also notice countless specialty boutiques, coffee shops and little places to grab a drink or a bite to eat and catch up with friends. The atmosphere in Redondo Beach is typically casual and relaxed, just as you would expect of any beach community to be in Southern California.

Head over to The Strand, the road that runs along the water, and you will see perhaps the most breathtaking view in all of the South Bay area. To your left the green hills of Palos Verde jet into the water and to your left, if you look far enough into the distance, you will see the outlines of Santa Monica and then Malibu. Down the sandy hill, below the path of joggers and bikers, people will likely be playing a game of beach volleyball or taking a walk along the surf. Life is good in Redondo Beach, and it may be the perfect place for you to call home.