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Manhattan Beach

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  • What makes this a good place to live? What are the downsides?

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Plus: Cleaner air, affluent, beach, highly educated, good schools, safe, athletic population, proximity to LAX, proximity to 405. ...Plenty of pretty white men

— Mike
February 1, 2011 at 12:22 a.m.

What makes this a good place to live?

Fairly small (pop. 35K) incorporated city = tangible sense of "community."

Very good schools - a priority among residents

Fairly low crime rate

Better than average air quality compared to LA county and beyond

Family friendly: lots of civic programs for kids / families

Downsides:

Not very diverse, ethnically.

Sense of crowdedness. Single family homes built very close to each other (<20 ft. apart) on small parcels (approx. 4.5K sq. ft.) Often little space for yards.

— Mark O'Brien
June 7, 2010 at 9:03 a.m.

Manhattan Beach

is a city in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County.
The neighboring communities are El Segundo, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach.
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Manhattan Beach is one of the 272 neighborhoods in Mapping L.A., The Times’ resource for crime, neighborhoods, demographics and schools.
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