Manhattan Beach Community & Destination Guide 2021-22

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ohn Chuka is a broker with Corcoran Global Living. John’s background in marketing analysis and as a lending officer with Bank of America, as well as his MBA degree, help in understanding all of the functions and services required in successful real estate transactions. John and the other 70 agents are, for the most part, long-term residents of the South Bay. The company also has access to numerous real estate boards DRE# 00766132 and websites world wide, resulting in a wide range of exposure. With offices in Manhattan Beach, we use state-of-the-art technology to provide the best service to our clients. The company website features agent profiles, company information and virtual tours on active listings.

Each agent is supported with top level marketing technology and a complete advertising program that utilizes websites, including: Homeseekers.com, Realtor.com, Homes.com, L.A.Times.com, Zillow.com, Trulia.com, Listingbook.com, and several other social media business websites. Corcoran Global Living is an international Brokerage also advertises in The Beach Reporter, Easy Reader, LA Times, Southbay Digs, Southbay Magazine, Los Angeles Business Journal, Daily Breeze and many other southland and global publications and websites. Visit John’s website at JohnChuka.com

1215 Highland Avenue Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 C. (310) 990-1110 O. (310) 546-3468 JohnChuka.com

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It’s also the oldest part of town, home to the original settlement in the late 1800s when the unincorporated village was known as Potencia - Spanish for “potential.” Residential neighborhoods quickly filled the sandy slope approaching the ocean along the 2.1-mile oceanfront. Those homes are now arguably the most sought-after places to live in all 88 cities of LA County. A study released by Property Shark in late 2017 showed Manhattan Beach has the highest median price per square foot in the county at $943. Malibu is second at $933, and Beverly Hills is third at $839. The small Sand Section lots, usually 30 x 90 ft., are rarely for sale and go quickly when they hit the market. Even within the small framework of the Sand Section, there are also subsections

Whether you’re enjoying the space and quiet in East Manhattan, the slowness and homey feel of the Tree Section, the grandeur and beauty of the Hill Section, or the quintessential Manhattan-ness of the Sand Section - Manhattan Beach is a trove of gifts for all. with their own spirit. West of Highland vs. East of it; Walk streets, The Strand, and North Manhattan, or as locals still refer to it as: El Porto. As I talked to residents and realtors, the debate is so strong that voices raised a bit, and opinions abounded. El Porto is what longtime residents know as a surfer’s paradise North of Rosecrans along Highland running down to the water. Realtors and business owners in the area have attempted a rebranding to avoid mistaking Manhattan City limits for a separate municipality. But a lot of people call anything North of Bruce’s Beach North Manhattan (myself included). So it’s a little confusing. Whatever it technically is, I never found out. In these subsections, the majority of businesses are restaurants. We’ll really dive into

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