North of Torrance Blvd. – Area 155
East of PCH and North of Torrance Blvd. is MLS area 155. This zone can be looked at as two sub-sections: North of the High School and South of the High School (RUHS). The majority of streets here are either “Gem Streets” or “Girl Streets”. The gem streets “Agate, Beryl, Diamond, Emerald, Garnet, etc.) run east-to-west and are named after what once was Moonstone Beach, where various deposits of gemstones could be found along the shore. The ”girl streets“ (Juanita, Gertruda, Guadalupe, Paulina, Maria, Lucia, etc.) are streets running north-to-south. These streets are named after the daughters of Manual Dominguez, the original landowner of what is now known as Redondo Beach.
Two elementary schools service this area. Beryl Heights Elementary and Alta Vista Elementary. The approximate border for attendance is Emerald Street. Homes north of Emerald St. attend Beryl Heights and homes south of Emerald attend Alta Vista. (Always double check your specific address to verify actual zoned attendance.) Residents here enjoy the closest proximity to the elementary, middle and high schools. Most students living in Area 155 walk or ride bikes to school from elementary school through high school. There is much community pride shown with many homeowners turning out to support sports, arts, and music programs at the local high school well after their own children are off to college.
This area is also popular with those who have to consider a commute as you are residing within South Redondo enjoying the wider streets, space between neighbors, and proximity to schools while not being too far south away from freeways and other main commuter routes.
NORTH OF RUHS – South of 190th St/Anita St., east of PCH, west of Prospect Ave. and north of Diamond St. is the area known as “north of the high school”. This area includes a handful of blocks that lie north of Beryl St. and west of Flagler Ln. as well as one block east of Prospect from Diamond St. to Del Amo Blvd.
North of Beryl St. the hill slightly climbs towards its crest at Anita Street. Found here is a handful of homes on larger than typical lots that also take advantage of ocean views and ocean peeks. To the west of Prospect, the secondary crest is just past Beryl Heights Elementary at Juanita St., which also affords some rare views. Many homes on the west side of Paulina Ave. have an opportunity for a future ocean view with the addition of a second story.
This little neighborhood is brimming with households of all ages, where young and old alike enjoy being out and about walking among the tree lined streets filled with houses of all ages and styles. You’re just moments away from the shops and small eateries in the nearby Redondo Shores Shopping Center where the neighborhood Whole Foods Market is located. All students in this zone attend Beryl Heights elementary school.
SOUTH OF RUHS – From Vincent St. south through Torrance Blvd. is the area known as “south of the high school”. There is a small strip of real estate that makes up appx. one block east of Prospect Ave. from Del Amo Blvd. to Torrance Blvd. that qualifies as Redondo Beach.
There is a nice mix of smaller townhome communities with 5-6 homes in each, larger two-on-a-lot and three-on-a-lot style townhomes, SFRs and original, historic beach cottages in this niche. Homes surrounding Vincent Park utilize the small community park as an extension of their outdoor space. Skateboard enthusiasts enjoy riding the wide, gently sloping streets that lead to the beach and ocean.
Residents here are within walking distance of recreational outlets such as kayaking and paddle boarding, as well as bike riding along the Marvin Braude Bike Trail. This 21 mile, ocean-front public bike trail starts at the base of the Palos Verdes Peninsula at RAT Beach in Torrance and continues along the coast of Los Angeles county, ending at Will Rogers State Beach in the Pacific Palisades. Nestled between The Pier and The Marina, there is much to walk and bike to from this ideal South Redondo location.
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