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Manhattan Beach, California
City
City of Manhattan Beach
Manhattan Beach Pier November 2013
Manhattan Beach Pier November 2013
Motto: "Sun, Sand, Sea"
Location of Manhattan Beach in Los Angeles County, California
Location of Manhattan Beach in Los Angeles County, California
Coordinates: 33°53′20″N 118°24′19″W / 33.88889°N 118.40528°W / 33.88889; -118.40528
Country  United States of America
State  California
County Los Angeles
Incorporated (city) December 12, 1912[1]
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • City Council Mayor Amy Howorth[2]
Mayor Pro Tem Wayne Powell
Mark Burton
Tony D'Errico
David J. Lesser
 • City Treasurer Tim Lilligren, CCMT[3]
 • Police Chief Eve Irvine
 • Fire Chief Bob Espinosa
Area[4]
 • Total 3.941 sq mi (10.208 km2)
 • Land 3.937 sq mi (10.197 km2)
 • Water 0.004 sq mi (0.010 km2)  0.1%
Elevation 67 ft (20 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 35,135
 • Density 8,900/sq mi (3,400/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 90266, 90267[5]
Area code(s) 310/424[6]
FIPS code 06-45400
GNIS feature ID 1660985
Website www.citymb.info

Manhattan Beach is a coastal city located in southwestern Los Angeles County, California, USA. The city is on the Pacific coast, south of El Segundo, and north of Hermosa Beach. Manhattan Beach is a hotspot for beach volleyball and surfing. Every August, the city hosts the Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball Tournament and the International Surf Festival. Residential prices in Manhattan Beach are among the highest in the state of California. In 2013, the Dataquick study reported that more homes exceeding $1 million were sold in Manhattan Beach than any other city in California. Manhattan Beach ranked first, Hillsborough second, La Jolla third, Newport Beach fourth, Laguna Beach fifth, Brentwood sixth, Beverly Hills seventh, and Pacific Palisades eighth. According to mean household income, The Higley 100 Census survey found that The Hill Section of Manhattan Beach ($399,820) ranks as the second most expensive neighborhood in Los Angeles County, with Beverly Park ($502,440) ranking first and Beverly Hills (the 90120 section) ($395,734) ranking third, respectively. [7] The current median residential home price is $1.8 million and property values in Manhattan Beach rank among the highest per square foot in the nation.[8] Recent sales include $12.6 million for an oceanfront home situated on a 4,000 square foot lot. [9] [10] Many high profile individuals in the sports and entertainment industry call Manhattan Beach home due to its oceanfront desirability, top performing school district (ranked third best in the state of California), and commuting distance to Los Angeles.[11] Manhattan Beach is one of the three Beach Cities in the South Bay and has one public high school, Mira Costa High School.

History[edit]

In 1863, a Scottish immigrant, Sir Robert Burnett, purchased Rancho Sausal Redondo and Rancho Aguaje de la Centinela from Avila's heirs for $33,000. Ten years later in 1873, Burnett leased the ranch to a Canadian, Daniel Freeman (not the American Daniel Freeman, who was the first to file a claim under the Homestead Act of 1862). Burnett returned to Scotland. Freeman moved his wife and three children onto the ranch and started growing various crops. On May 4, 1885 Freeman bought the ranch from Burnett for $140,000.

George H. Peck owned a lot of the land that became part of the north section of Manhattan Beach. A coin flip decided the town's name. Around 1902, the beach suburb was named "Manhattan" after developer Stewart Merrill's home town, Manhattan, New York. "Beach" was appended to the city's name in 1927 at the behest of the postmaster.[12]

The Manhattan Beach pier in downtown Manhattan Beach on a typical fall afternoon.

The land in Manhattan Beach was formerly sand dunes. During the 1920s and 1930s, the sand was shipped to Waikiki, Hawaii to convert their reef and rock beach into a sandy beach. The sand was also used to build the Los Angeles Coliseum and portions of the Pacific Coast Highway.

Geography[edit]

Manhattan Beach benefits from ocean breezes that provide clean air and summer temperatures that are 10 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than the inland regions of Southern California.

The city has a total area of 4.9 square miles (13 km2). Manhattan Beach features 2.1 miles (3.4 km) of ocean frontage. A majority of the land in Manhattan Beach was once exposed sand dunes which now lie beneath the city's buildings and streets. The underlying dunes afford residents ocean views throughout western portions of the city. The tallest hill is 244 feet high and located in the city's southwest region. The only remaining exposed sand dune is at Sand Dune Park.

The beach is approximately 400 feet wide and 2.1 miles long. In the early part of the last century, the beach was narrow (approximately 150 feet) and sloping. From 1938 to 1989, it more than doubled in width when large quantities of sand were placed on beaches to the north during construction of the Hyperion Treatment Plant, Marina Del Rey, and Scattergood Power Plant. The sand was carried southward by the ocean's natural littoral flow and widened Manhattan Beach.[13]

Neighborhoods[edit]

Manhattan Beach CA Glass home on the "Strand"
A view of the ocean in Manhattan Beach

Residents have divided the city into several distinct neighborhoods, including the "Sand Section", "Hill Section", "Tree Section", "Gas Lamp Section", "The Village", "Manhattan Heights", "East Manhattan Beach", "Liberty Village", "Poet's Section" (Shelley, Tennyson, Longfellow, Keats), and "El Porto" (North Manhattan Beach).

The "Hill Section" is known for its high priced homes where many of the residences are remodeled or newly constructed. The steep hills allow panoramic ocean and city views. The average "Hill Section" home costs approximately $4 million and sales can exceed $6 million when larger lot sizes and expansive ocean views are reflected. The Hill Section of Manhattan Beach ($399,820) currently ranks as the second most expensive neighborhood in Los Angeles County according to mean household income, with Beverly Park ($502,440) ranking first and Beverly Hills (the 90120 section) ($395,734) ranking third, respectively. [14]

The nearby "Sand Section" is notable for its quiet walk-street neighborhoods adjacent to the ocean. Multi-million dollar oceanfront homes stretch along the bike path and walking lane of "The Strand". "The Strand" section of Manhattan Beach includes some of the most expensive real estate per square foot in the United States. Respective to land-area, home prices average $20million per half acre of land.[15]

Since 2010, new property developments in Manhattan Beach cannot exceed two lot parcels. Size and appearance restrictions were enacted by the Manhattan Beach City Council to preserve the appearance of the beachfront community after three lots were joined to create a 16,000 square foot oceanside home in 2008.[16] Recent sales in the "Sand Section" include a 5 bedroom beachfront Strand home for $11 million.[11]

Downtown[edit]

"Downtown" Manhattan Beach is considered the heart of the city. The area runs along Manhattan Beach Boulevard and the streets perpendicular to the Manhattan Beach Pier and Valley Drive. There are many Zagat rated casual-fine dining restaurants, specialty boutiques and retailers that create a pedestrian friendly, mixed-use downtown center. The Metlox site, where the pottery factory once stood for decades, was closed in the early 1990s and redeveloped into a mixed-use center. The new Metlox site includes a luxury boutique hotel, spa, restaurants, shops and underground parking.

The Manhattan Beach Library is located downtown on Highland Avenue two blocks north of Manhattan Beach Boulevard. The library is part of the County of Los Angeles Public Library system, and includes internet accessible computers, WiFi, and access to the six million items in the county library collection. The library is currently closed under renovation.[17] The new $19 million, 20,000 square foot facility is targeting LEED® Gold specifications and is expected to be finished in 2015.[18]

Rosecrans Corridor[edit]

The "Rosecrans corridor" is located on the south side of Rosecrans Avenue, east of Sepulveda, and west of Aviation.

The area includes the Manhattan Village Mall, which is located on the southeast corner of Sepulveda Boulevard and Rosecrans Avenue. The mall, built in the early 1980s, was remodeled in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The mall is anchored by Macy's on both ends and tenets include Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Williams-Sonoma, and the Apple Store. The Manhattan Village Mall is scheduled to begin a new multi-million dollar, open-air redevelopment in 2014. The redevelopment will add 60,000 square feet of outdoor retail space and an additional 142,000 square feet of enclosed retail and restaurant space. The mall will be remodeled in 3 phases and the expected completion date is 2017.[19]

The Manhattan Beach Country Club, the Marriott Hotel and Golf Course, Arclight Cinema theatre, Fry's electronics, retail stores, restaurants, supermarkets, multi-story office buildings, and shopping centers border the Rosecrans strip between Sepulveda and Aviation Boulevards. The Rosecrans strip is adjacent to Plaza El Segundo[20] off Sepulveda Blvd, which features additional retailers including Whole Foods Market.

Sepulveda Corridor[edit]

The "Sepulveda Corridor" occupies the commercial zone, and is the city's main north-south highway. There are several medium-size hotels, large automobile dealerships, automotive repair shops, restaurants, multi-story office buildings, medical buildings, pharmacies, banks, small shopping centers and a Target store along the corridor.

Aviation Corridor[edit]

The "Aviation Corridor" is located along Aviation Boulevard (the city's eastern boundary), south of Rosecrans Avenue, and north of Marine Avenue. Aviation High School was located at the intersection of Manhattan Beach Blvd and Aviation until it closed in the early 1980s.[21] The zone includes several major entertainment and aerospace complexes, including Manhattan Beach Film Studios[22] and the Northrop Grumman Space Park Complex.[23] Manhattan Beach Media Campus is home to the production of many popular releases in movies and entertainment, including the Marvel pictures "Thor" and "Iron Man 2" and both sequels to James Cameron's "Avatar" movie.[24]

Parks and recreation[edit]

Manhattan Beach CA pier and concrete bikepath

Manhattan Beach is known for its clean, wide, sandy beaches and attracts over 3.8 million visitors annually.[25] Along the Strand at the eastern edge of the beach, a concrete bike path is reserved for bicycles. The bikeway extends north to Santa Monica and south to Palos Verdes. A separate 2.1 mile walkway, reserved for pedestrians, runs alongside the bike path. Restrooms and shower facilities are provided adjacent to the Strand paths. Beach volleyball, swimming, body boarding and surfing are popular activities among residents and visitors. Popular surf spots include the Pier and El Porto. Lifeguard stations are located along the entire length of the beach and the beach is cleaned and groomed daily by crews from LA County Beaches and Harbors Department.

There are several public parks in the city. The largest and most popular is Polliwog Park located on Manhattan Beach Boulevard, two blocks west of Aviation Boulevard. Polliwog Park has a small lake, open-air concert amphitheater, playground equipment, picnic tables, restrooms, and a fenced dog exercise area. It is also the site of the Manhattan Beach Historical Society Red Cottage, which is home to the city's collection of historical artifacts. Marine Avenue Park, west of Aviation Boulevard on Marine, has several lighted ball fields, basketball courts, and an indoor racket ball facility. Live Oak Park in the downtown area has ball fields, playground equipment, tennis courts and picnic tables.

An area known as the "Green Belt" or "Veteran's Parkway" is a pedestrian-friendly walkway that runs adjacent to Valley Drive and Ardmore Avenue near downtown Manhattan Beach. Nearly 20 acres total and comprising 3 miles in length, the wood-chip walkway is a popular trail for runners and dog-walkers.

For over 50 years, the City of Manhattan Beach hosts an annual Hometown Fair[26] at Live Oak Park in downtown Manhattan Beach. Popular among community residents, the fair features food and drink, live music, games and booths to raise funds for local causes.

The current Manager of Parks and Recreation in the city of Manhattan Beach is Idris Jassim Al-Oboudi.[27]

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 United States Census[28] reported that Manhattan Beach had a population of 35,135. The population density was 8,914.7 people per square mile (3,442.0/km²). The racial makeup of Manhattan Beach was 29,686 (84.5%) White (79.3% Non-Hispanic White),[29] 290 (0.8%) Black or African American (U.S. Census), 59 (0.2%) Native American, 3,023 (8.6%) Asian, 49 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 409 (1.2%) from other races, and 1,619 (4.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2,440 persons (6.9%).

The Census reported that 35,107 people (99.9% of the population) lived in households, 28 (0.1%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 14,038 households, out of which 4,735 (33.7%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 7,583 (54.0%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 892 (6.4%) had a female householder with no husband present, 438 (3.1%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 695 (5.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 85 (0.6%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 3,627 households (25.8%) were made up of individuals and 1,078 (7.7%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50. There were 8,913 families (63.5% of all households); the average family size was 3.10.

The population was spread out with 8,725 people (24.8%) under the age of 18, 1,740 people (5.0%) aged 18 to 24, 9,532 people (27.1%) aged 25 to 44, 10,681 people (30.4%) aged 45 to 64, and 4,457 people (12.7%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.9 years. For every 100 females there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males. There were 14,929 housing units at an average density of 3,787.9 per square mile (1,462.5/km²), of which 9,420 (67.1%) were owner-occupied, and 4,618 (32.9%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0.8%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.3%. 25,587 people (72.8% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 9,520 people (27.1%) lived in rental housing units.

According to the 2010 United States Census, Manhattan Beach had a median household income of $134,445, with 2.9% of the population living below the federal poverty line. [30]

2000[edit]

As of the census[31] of 2000, there were 33,854 people, 14,474 households, and 8,394 families residing in the city. The population density was 8,606.7 inhabitants per square mile (3,325.8/km²). There were 15,034 housing units at an average density of 3,822.3 per square mile (1,477.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.99% White, 6.04% Asian, 0.61% Black or African American (U.S. Census), 0.21% Native American, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 1.23% from other races, including 2.81% from two or more races. 5.19% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.[citation needed]

There were 14,474 households, of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18, 49.8% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 42.0% were non-families, 29.3% were individuals living alone, and 6.5% were individuals living alone who were 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34, and the average family size was 2.98.

Other census data showed that the age distribution in the city was 22.3% who were under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 37.5% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.5 males, and for every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $100,750, and the median income for a family was $122,686 (these figures had risen to $124,048 and $149,396 respectively as of a 2007 estimate[32]). Males had a median income of $84,256 versus $54,142 for females. The per capita income for the city was $61,136. About 2.0% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.

In February 2006, the median price of Manhattan Beach home sales was $1,925,000.[33] In its "Best Places to Live" 2005 feature, Money Magazine ranked Manhattan Beach as the fourth most expensive beach town in America.[34]

Economy[edit]

Top employers[edit]

According to the City's 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[35] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Target 405
2 Skechers 362
3 Macy's 271
4 Fry's Electronics 251
5 Marriott 208
6 Ralphs 146
7 Olive Garden 143
8 24 Hour Fitness 133
9 Bristol Farms 130
10 Shade Hotel 113
11 Manhattan Beach Toyota 99
12 Houston's Restaurants 97
13 California Pizza Kitchen 85
14 Chili's 81
15 Belamar Hotel 79
16 Islands 75
17 REI 62

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

The City of Manhattan Beach is governed by a five-member City Council. City Council members are elected every four years. The office of the Mayor of Manhattan Beach rotates every ten months among the members of the City Council, so that each City Council member serves one term as Mayor.[36]

The Beach Cities Health District,[37] provides health and wellness services to the residents of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, and Redondo Beach. The voters of the three beach cities elect the 5-member Board of Directors to 4-year terms. One of 78 California Health Districts,[38] it was created in 1955 as South Bay Hospital and took on its current name in 1993. Beach Cities Health District opened AdventurePlex,[39] a Manhattan Beach fitness center for kids and their families, in 2002. Filled with mazes, tunnels, outdoor rock climbing walls, complex ropes courses, and an indoor gym, AdventurePlex challenges children physically and intellectually in health-focused recreational activities.

State government[edit]

The residents of the city of Manhattan Beach are represented in state legislature by both a California State Senator and a California State Assemblyman. In the California State Senate, Manhattan Beach is located in the 26th District. The current State Senator is Ted Lieu. In the California State Assembly, Manhattan Beach is located in 66th District. The current State Assemblyman from the District is Democrat Al Muratsuchi.

Federal government[edit]

Manhattan Beach is located with California's 33rd Congressional District, represented by Democrat Henry Waxman.

Education[edit]

Primary and secondary schools[edit]

School 2010 API Score
Grandview Elementary 957
Meadows Elementary 946
Pacific Elementary 960
Pennekamp Elementary 948
Robinson Elementary 962
Manhattan Beach Middle 945
Mira Costa High School 911

Public education in Manhattan Beach is provided by the Manhattan Beach Unified School District, which oversees five elementary schools (Grandview, Meadows, Pacific, Pennekamp, Robinson), one middle school (Manhattan Beach Middle School), and one high school (Mira Costa).

The Manhattan Beach Unified School district is ranked as the 3rd best performing school district in the state of California. The district received a score of 926 on the 2010 California Academic Performance Index.[40] Each individual school also ranks at the top of its respective category.[41]

Private schools[edit]

Private schools located in Manhattan Beach include American Martyrs Catholic School, Manhattan Academy, Montessori School of Manhattan Beach and Journey of Faith Christian School.

Newspapers[edit]

Manhattan Beach is served by Easy Reader-Manhattan Beach, Beach Magazine, the Daily Breeze, the Los Angeles Times, and the Beach Reporter.

In popular culture[edit]

Filming location[edit]

Music[edit]

Sports[edit]

  • The Manhattan Beach Open volleyball tournament in Manhattan Beach is known as "The Championships, Wimbledon of Beach Volleyball." The names of the tournament champions are inscribed in plaques along Manhattan Beach Pier. This event usually takes place in August and is aired on national TV.

Other[edit]

  • CNN Money named Manhattan Beach #1 as the "2011 Best Places For the Rich and Single".[42]
  • The Travel Channel named Manhattan Beach the 9th sexiest beach on earth for its 2008 "21 Sexiest Beaches" show.[43]
  • Manhattan Beach has been nicknamed the "Pearl of the South Bay" for its beauty and desirability.
  • Much of the sand on Waikīkī Beach was purchased from Manhattan Beach by Hawaiʻian developers in the late 1920s. The developers negotiated a deal with the Kuhn Brothers Construction Company to ship the city's sand across the Pacific Ocean from Manhattan Beach to Waikiki Beach over 10 years.[8] The remaining sand that resembles Manhattan Beach's original landscape can be found at Sand Dune Park.

Notable people[edit]

Entertainment[edit]

Journalists and writers[edit]

Athletes[edit]

Basketball

Football

  • Tim Brown: 1987 Heisman winner and Raider player
  • Norm Chow: University of Hawaii Head Football Coach
  • Jeff Garcia: former NFL quarterback
  • Tony Gonzalez: tight end for the Atlanta Falcons
  • Lane Kiffin: former USC head coach
  • Monte Kiffin: Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator
  • Matt Leinart, Heisman Trophy Winner and former USC and NFL Quarterback. Current sports broadcaster. [47]
  • Jim Mora: UCLA head football coach
  • Don Mosebar: played for the Los Angeles Raiders for 13 years
  • Rick Neuheisel: former UCLA and University of Washington Head Football Coach and current PAC-12 network broadcaster [48]

Baseball

  • Nomar Garciaparra: former MLB shortstop for the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Oakland A's
  • Jason Kendall: catcher for the Kansas City Royals
  • Paul LoDuca: retired catcher, formerly of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Washington Nationals

Soccer

  • Bob Bradley: former head coach of the US Men's National Soccer Team
  • Landon Donovan: soccer player for the Los Angeles Galaxy, U.S. National Team forward
  • Mia Hamm: former Olympic soccer player [13]
  • Cobi Jones: soccer player for the Los Angeles Galaxy

Hockey

Volleyball

Other

  • Maria Sharapova: professional tennis player, Olympic Silver Medalist (given key to the city by Mayor Powell)
  • Pearl Sinn: former LPGA golfer
  • Rebecca Soni: 5-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer and world record holder[51](given key to city by Mayor Powell)
  • Victoria Azarenka: professional tennis player

Other[edit]

Business people

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Incorporation Dates of California Cities". Retrieved 2007-01-18. 
  2. ^ "Mayor's Welcome". City of Manhattan Beach. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  3. ^ California League of Cities, Elected City Treasurers
  4. ^ U.S. Census
  5. ^ "USPS - ZIP Code Lookup - Find a ZIP+ 4 Code By City Results". Retrieved 2007-01-18. 
  6. ^ "Number Administration System - NPA and City/Town Search Results". Retrieved 2007-01-18. 
  7. ^ http://www.dqnews.com/Articles/2014/News/California/MDCA140130.aspx.
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