GOLDEN HILLS – Area 154
The Golden Hills neighborhood is hugely sought after in North Redondo Beach. Within it, there is one distinct sub-section, the Silver Triangle. The Golden Hills area is nestled between South Redondo, East Hermosa and the southern border of East Manhattan Beach. The location is a huge draw as it is very convenient for getting around the South Bay quickly and for connecting to major commuter routes.
“Tall-and-Skinny” style homes dominate the Golden Hills. The design style received the nickname largely in part due to the history of development in the area. The demand for affordable housing in the 1970s gave way to re-zoning which allowed builders to split 50’ wide lots in half. Originally these parcels were allowed two “townhome-style two-on-a-lots” in the side-by-side fashion, rather than the tandem version that is more prevalent in other North Redondo areas. Eventually, property owners were able to split lots and assign single APN numbers. The SFR built on 25’ frontages became today’s “tall-and-skinny” home. Also found here are a scattering of multi-unit properties and a smaller number of more traditional-style homes on 50’ (or wider) lot frontages.
An increase in homeowner turn-over rate, partnered with rising real estate values and a series of local Measures approved by residents, contributed to an increase in academic success at Jefferson Elementary school which serves most Golden Hills students. Jefferson students are also zoned to attend Parras Middle School located in nearby South Redondo Beach. This became a huge draw for local residents and contributed greatly to the rapid acceleration in demand for a Golden Hills address, as well as appreciation in home values. Today, the Redondo Beach Unified School District overall commands a huge demand in Redondo Beach homeownership.
The Silver Triangle lies between Aviation Blvd., Artesia Blvd. and Harper Ave. This zone is highly desired because it is tucked in the “sweet spot” with Manhattan Beach on one side and Hermosa Beach on the other. Residents here often describe living in the Silver Triangle as having one toe in Hermosa Beach and another in Manhattan Beach. When considering a purchase in the Silver Triangle, you are encouraged to verify your school zoning by entering your prospective address in the district’s school locator app as some homes here are zoned for Birney Elementary and Adams Middle School.
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