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Set on the beautiful Pacific Coast, Manhattan Beach is known for its sand, surf and Southern California sun. Though named after New York City’s Manhattan, Manhattan Beach is a beachy paradise in southwestern Los Angeles County. The air quality in Manhattan Beach is excellent and a cool breeze from the ocean keeps the community, on average, 10 to 20 degrees cooler than most other Southern California cities. Ever stood on the beach in Waikiki, Hawaii? A fun local fact is that Manhattan Beach, which was once mostly sand and dunes, donated some of its extra sand to legendary Waikiki to turn its rocky beach into a warm, sandy one. Today, Manhattan Beach has over 2 miles of beach for residents to enjoy and is known for its luxurious homes, excellent games of beach volleyball and surfing waves.

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Though there are many smaller employers in the city, Manhattan Beach is largely a residential locale. Manhattan Beach is centrally located near many cities and major employers. Santa Monica and Long Beach are both located about 30 minutes from Manhattan Beach (in different directions). Los Angeles and Anaheim are both about 45 minutes away from Manhattan Beach. The Los Angeles MTA has several bus routes and rail lines for commuters to choose from.

The Manhattan Beach Unified School District ranked, in 2010, as California’s 3rd best performing school district. This award winning school district is composed of five elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. Mira Costa High School is known for it’s superior academics, outstanding teachers, groundbreaking robotics program and morning television news broadcast. In addition to the Manhattan Beach Unified School District, there are four private schools in the city, one of which is Montessori-based.

Aside from the 2 miles of beautiful beach in this oceanside city, Manhattan Beach has wonderful parks for its residents to enjoy. Bruce’s Beach, nestled on a gently sloping hill, features shady trees, beautiful views, a basketball court and an area for dogs on leashes. Live Oak Park has six lighted tennis courts, a dog run, and a specialized playground for toddlers. Locals looking to cool off away from the ocean can take a dip in Begg Pool, Manhattan Beach’s community pool that offers a host of aquatic activities for residents to partake in. Manhattan Village Field has something for soccer fans to rejoice in: a full size soccer field as well as picnic tables and a playground for children.

If you like fishing, you’ll love the Manhattan Beach pier: it is excellent place to catch surfperch in large numbers (it’s been said hundreds have been caught at a time off this pier). At the end of the pier is another treat for aquatic lovers: the Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab and Aquarium. This small aquarium features a tide pool, lobsters, baby sharks, non-native fish and a shark tank: it is free to the public. Old Town Music Hall, in nearby El Segundo, is famous for both its film and musical events: the schedule is packed with a host of events that truly offers something for everyone. The Manhattan Beach Marriott Golf Club, a municipal golf course, offers 26 acres of green grass and is a par-3 golf course.

In August, the city is home to both the Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball Tournament and the International Surf Festival. The Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball Tournament has been taking place every summer in the city since 1960 and is highly regarded among fans of the sport. The International Surf Festival, every August, has something for everyone who loves the beach. The festival includes lifeguard competitions, a two mile beach run, volleyball, paddle boarding and sand soccer. Additionally, the brings music to locals through their Concerts in the Park with performances occurring all through the summer.

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