Properties in Hermosa Beach that lie East of Ardmore Ave. and West of Pacific Coast Highway are in the MLS area known as Hermosa Valley. Here, single family homes are found on slightly larger lots and many border the greenbelt, which is a popular pedestrian thoroughfare. The greenbelt runs from the southern end of Hermosa Beach all the way through Manhattan Beach. Residents love walking their dogs, jogging or just strolling back and forth between the beach cities by way of the bark-lined and tree-shaded path.
HERMOSA HEIGHTS – There is a small sub-section of Hermosa Valley located South of 30th St. and East of Ardmore Ave. where very private, estate-style homes are located on some of the larger lots West of PCH. Unofficially, the area is referred to as “Hermosa Heights”. Similar to the Hill Section in Manhattan Beach most parcels in Hermosa Heights offer sweeping panoramic ocean views from Catalina Island to the Pacific Palisades.
HERMOSA HILLS – Another small sub-section referred to as “Hermosa Hills” located between 21st St. and Gould Ave. This is a nice pocket of single family homes, some of which are on flatter, broader footprints and others that offer unblockable ocean views at a considerable discount over the Manhattan Hill Section. All the streets in this zone end in cul-de-sacs which limits thru-traffic and adds to the sought-after privacy residents here enjoy.
Hermosa Valley School is within walking distance of the majority of homes in the Hermosa Valley section. In fact, there is a “walking school bus”, which is a path carved out in the neighborhood that is monitored by crossing-guards. Valley Park is a huge public park right in the heart of the neighborhood, with sports courts, a permit-required fire-ring, play structures and BBQ areas. Many community events are held here, such as Pets in the Park, Shakespeare by the Sea and the annual easter egg hunt. The weekly Farmer’s Market, the city’s lawnbowling club, the community skate park and various public sport courts are all a part of the active and connected lifestyle found in Hermosa Valley.