Hermosa Beach, a picturesque haven located just south of Manhattan Beach in Los Angeles’ South Bay region, is a storied coastal town with a charm all its own. With over 36 acres of magnificent beaches and a historic pier made famous in films such as “La La Land”, Hermosa Beach is home to residents who take pride in its surf culture and cozy charm. Encompassing just 1.43 square miles and highlighted by golden sands, a myriad of parks and a lively downtown, Hermosa Beach is a special place to live.
Home to a variety of community events such as the 47-years-and-counting arts and crafts festival called Fiesta Hermosa, the International Surf Festival, Hermosa Ironman, countless professional beach volleyball tournaments and a free concert series, Hermosa Beach offers something for everyone. In fact, Jay Leno has been performing at the Comedy and Magic Club here since 1978, bringing a little bit of Hollywood to downtown Hermosa Beach every week. Recreational activities are seemingly endless and include beach volleyball, surfing, walking or running on the Strand or just taking in the sights such as the Surfer’s Walk of Fame on the Hermosa Beach pier.
Living in Hermosa Beach means you’re never far from the blue waters and ocean breezes that permeate the town. Local shops, notable restaurants and a host of artisan businesses are sprinkled through downtown, and lush hillsides in quaint neighborhoods overlook the sea. Roughly 20,000 residents are lucky enough to call Hermosa Beach their home and appreciate its esteemed public-school system and a location convenient to DTLA and just six miles south of LAX. Hermosa, taken from a Spanish word for “beautiful”, readily defines this beloved beach town for its ease of coastal living, friendly residents and notable place in California surf history.