Charming streets, big ocean views, a quaint downtown shopping area, and proximity to the beach…..just a few of the many wonderful features of the area known as the Hollywood Riviera. Although technically part of Torrance, the Hollywood Riviera has a Redondo Beach zip code and “beach” certainly belongs in the name with fantastic ocean views and just a short distance to some pristine Southern California beaches. Some of what makes this area unique is that the city has tried to protect the ocean views by making it more difficult to build up or out, due to “hillside overlay” restrictions….the result is a neighborhood in which the homes actually fit on the lot (a rarity in the South Bay) with smaller, often one level, homes with large yards and the feeling of space. The area spreads from the bluff top, ocean front homes of Paseo De La Playa, fairly far inland so prices vary considerably. Smaller beach cottages further from the beach can be occasionally found in the high $600K range while the most recent oceanfront home is in escrow near $4.2M.