I have sold a number of homes in the gated community of Fusion South Bay and often times the home search starts elsewhere. It is just east of Manhattan Beach and just north of Redondo Beach and it is located in an unincorporated part of Hawthorne known as Hollyglen.
Although it doesn’t quite enjoy the status of both Manhattan or Hermosa, it also doesn’t come with the same price tag which is how I often end up showing homes there. The typical buyer is a first time buyer currently living in the Beach Cities and hoping to make their transition into home ownership. The challenge that we often run into is that in the usual sub $500K price range, the options in North Redondo Beach are often fairly old with few upgrades. The price range in Manhattan Beach is virtually non-existent.
The townhomes of Fusion are often a great alternative. The complex offers a comparable location and for the same, or less money, you just get more. Built from 2005-2007, the homes are newer, more upgraded, often larger with landscaped grounds, pool, spa and some nice entertainment areas. The units range from smaller A and B units with 2 bedrooms and a one car garage, to larger 3 bedroom units with over 1700 square feet. In addition the complex is located in a pocket that is within the award winning Wiseburn School District. Visit our Fusion Townhome MLS listings page for the current units for sale. In years past values were almost exclusively $500K+ but with recent events including a now resolved litigation threat, and a number of foreclosures and short sales, some units have sold in the high $300s….for very nice homes.