Many potential buyers come to me in search of an oceanfront home. Who wouldn’t want to live in a place with panoramic views and the sounds of the surf? Unfortunately homes on the beach or ocean front are rare and prices can often be overwhelming. Prices on The Strand in Hermosa or Manhattan Beach can often top $10.0M. The best option for an affordable ocean view or ocean front home is in South Redondo Beach.
Unlike homes on The Strand in Hermosa and Manhattan Beach, the zoning in Redondo allowed for condominium complexes to be built ranging in size from 400 foot ocean view studios to 2 and 3 bedroom penthouse units with over 2000 square feet. Some of the primary locations for these oceanfront units are:
Seascape I, II and III which can also be known as The Village. Units range from ocean view studios priced in the high $200,000s to panoramic ocean view penthouse units priced close to $1.0M. Some of the buildings offer resort like amenities. Views are the real difference maker in terms of price with some buildings and units on lower floors having limited views. The location is great as you can generally walk to the beach, King Harbor, shops, restaurants and more.
Esplanade– The Esplanade is the ocean front street that basically runs the length of South Redondo. There are several large buildings with ocean view and ocean front condos generally ranging from around $500,000 to well over $1.0M for ocean front units with panoramic views. Most buildings are older but many of the units have been beautifully renovated. The buildings themselves are generally oceanfront and some of the condos over stunning views but many of the units that are more often for sale are facing east, or blocked by other units or buildings.
Catalina – Catalina is just back off of the beach and some of the buildings offer some fantastic views but often the buildings overlook busy streets. The location still allows the ability to walk to the beach and certainly take advantage of the ocean breezes.
Keith Kyle is a licensed Realtor, short sale specialist and Top Producing agent with South Bay Brokers in Manhattan Beach. He serves his clients throughout the South Bay and his websites KeithKyleHomes.com, ManhattanBeachLuxuryRealEstate.com and FindYourSouthBayHome.com offer the most comprehensive real estate destinations in the South Bay with free MLS access, current home listings, open houses, recent home sales information and more. Keith can be reached at 310-251-2344 or by email at info@KeithKyleHomes.com. For more information on the South Bay, visit my Beach Cities Real Estate blog.