South Bay Lifestyle

South Bay Lifestyle

The Cities of the South Bay are idyllic examples of the beach lifestyle. The beach lifestyle is all about a relaxed attitude. Life is casual at the beach. The pace is unhurried. Nature provides excitement and time is spent outdoors as much as possibe. Living at the beach gives one a chance to make spending time outdoors a priority. One also has ample opportunities for keeping in touch with people because everyone wants to visit you when you live at the beach. Make 'seize the day' your motto for life at the beach. Every day is a precious … [Read more...]

What’s Manhattan Beach About?

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Manhattan Beach is ideally located.  We are close to Santa Monica on the Westside, Century City financial offices and about 20 miles from downtown Los Angeles.  The 405, 105 and 91 Freeways are just minutes from Manhattan Beach. The city is 3.88 miles square with 2.1 miles of coastline.  Approximately half of the city land is devoted to residential use. The 2000 census put the population close to 34,000.  Our population is a diverse mixture.  We have new people moving to our town each day and older residents who have lived here … [Read more...]

Fun for the Whole Family in Redondo Beach

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Kimberley Fisher, a travel writer and blogger, offers readers an exciting look into life and attractions in Redondo Beach.  Although her highlights focus on Redondo Beach as a vacation spot, she also shares insights into local attractions for would-be residents of this fun South Bay beach town! The 70,000 square foot pier was originally built in 1889. It is home to over 50 shops, restaurants and bars, Redondo Fun Factory, Summer Music on the Pier, traveling festivals and art shows. Stop into the Sunshine Kite Factory and say hello to … [Read more...]

Hermosa Beach – The beach lifestyle without the bummers

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In January 2008, the Jennifer Lisle of the Los Angeles Times wrote an article highlighting the lifestyle in Hermosa Beach.  From the stunning views to the peaceful neighborhood, Hermosa Beach offers more to its' residents than just a beach-oriented culture! Known as the "less expensive" section of Hermosa Beach, East Hermosa, the 12-block slice south of Artesia Boulevard and roughly north of Anita Street, offers peaceful streets and stunning views. The beach is a 10-minute walk away, but East Hermosa feels more spacious than crammed … [Read more...]

Cruise the Beach along The Strand

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Cruiser bikes are becoming more popular everywhere, but in the South Bay beaches, they are the way to get around.  In fact, in the Strand - which reaches from Redondo Beach to Hermosa Beach - you'll find cruiser bikes are everywhere! This July 2010 article from HelloLosAngeles.com examines in detail the best way to get around the Strand, and why these bikes are so popular in the South Bay beaches. Sitting upright on your cruiser, with little need to tap the footbrakes, you can cruise the flat path for up to 25 miles one-way from … [Read more...]

Redondo Beach: A Great Place to Live — And Workout!

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If you live in Redondo Beach and can't afford a pricey gym membership or a personal trainer, there's good news - the beach gives you ample ways to get fit on a budget.  Dara Mazzie explains in this article from the Los Angeles Examiner how you can get a full body workout . . . for free! The Stairs & The Ramp First, walk, jog, or sprint up the stairs and then walk backwards down the ramp, which is better for your knees and stretches the calves. Then, walk, jog or sprint back up the ramp and walk down the stairs. Do this as many … [Read more...]