The Strand Homes in Manhattan Beach
The Manhattan Strand is a small strip that represents the upper price range in all of California. Homes in this area are built on narrow lots that run north south parallel to the coast. Newer homes are usually three stories because of the small lot size and also to gain an unobstructed panoramic ocean view. The strand itself is a favorite South Bay attraction and receives a lot of pedestrian traffic consisting of bicycle, roller-skating, walkers and runners especially on the weekend . A strand address represents one of the most prestigious in the state.
The homes on the strand are part of Manhattan Beach most and expensive upscale Real Estate not only in the South Bay but also in the entire state. Prices range from three million for a basic tear-down to 12 million. The lot size are very small, some are only 2000 square foot lots,. The more expensive building sites are generally combined adjacent lots. Many of the homes were original 1920's Bungalows and a few exist still exist in their basically original condition.