An enchanting coastal resort town in south Santa Monica Bay where the only thing better than the beaches is the relaxed atmosphere
Ever-golden sand and crystalline waters await in the city of Redondo Beach, whose laid-back personality and renowned surfing beaches have helped to establish it as a premier resort town on the West Coast. With beauty that rivals the best of Mediterranean resorts and towns, this coastal gem lies north of the Palos Verdes Peninsula as part of the southern Santa Monica Bay.
The area of Redondo Beach was included in the 1784 Rancho San Pedro Spanish land grant and officially incorporated in 1892. Consequently, the city has been serving as a much-visited vacation and surfing destination for over a century. Its more than 60,000 residents enjoy the luxury of living in a city brimming with community services and a happy-go-lucky attitude.
Some of the most luxurious homes in Redondo Beach can be found in the highly desirable “Avenues of Redondo Beach” region, and magnificent multimillion-dollar homes have unfettered views of the Pacific. The charming red-tiled roofs and stucco walls of many homes enhance the Mediterranean vibe of the city, while others radiate with historic appeal. Bungalows and detached townhomes, mid-century Cape Cods, and stunning modern new-builds are scattered throughout the city, making for limitless options for buyers.
Living in Redondo Beach means that every day can be a vacation. Whether you’re simply sunning on your oceanview patio, grabbing your board and hitting the waves, taking a stroll along the pleasure pier, or browsing the multitude of shops, the residents of Redondo Beach seldom have reason to be bored. The bustle of having many visitors makes the city perfect for anyone looking for a relaxed lifestyle coupled with invigorating activities.
The high influx of vacationers and visitors to Redondo Beach means that its commercial districts are lively areas with an abundance of retail and dining venues to choose from. At the South Bay Galleria, popular stores such as Macy’s, H&M, and Abercrombie & Fitch anchor the facilities, while its 16-screen AMC Theater provides visitors the chance to view the latest in film. Surfers can easily get their gear at the iconic ET Surf Shop, as well as other decades-old locations like Dive N’ Surf, both of which sell premier brands and high-quality apparel. Dive N’ Surf additionally is the place to go to diving excursions and scuba gear for newbies and seasoned divers.
Redondo Beach has a myriad of restaurants as well, including the high-end fine dining location, Chart House. Seafood is the star of the show in this classy restaurant, and the only thing that could contend with the freshness of their dishes is the resplendent ocean view through the large windows. The patio at Bluewater Grill has a much more casual ambiance but still maintains remarkable seaside vistas. The fare here is family-friendly seafood curated from sustainable fishing practices, and the full bar means that diners can choose a craft cocktail or beer to go along with their tasty meal.
Social life and nightlife in Redondo Beach are both incredibly spirited, and the presence of many nightclubs and festivals ensures that party-lovers have a plethora of opportunities to live life to the fullest. The Strand walkway and beach area houses pubs and chic bars, perfect for spending a night on the town. The largest live music festival and beach party in Southern California is also held in Redondo Beach, in the form of the BeachLife Festival.
Residents can also take part in any of the many quirkier, quaint town festivals such as the Lobster Festival, the South Bay Greek Festival, and the annual Festival of the Kite. For day-to-day entertainment, visitors and residents both head to the Redondo Beach Pier. Awash with activities ranging from whale watching and boat cruises to shopping at niche stores and listening to live performances, this pier is never without a flurry of energetic activity.
Redondo Beach is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
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