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Redondo Beach Wilderness Park

One of the best kept secrets in the South Bay is Redondo Beach’s Hopkins Wilderness WILDERNESS PARK2Park. This eleven acre camping, picnic and study park is located just where Sepulveda becomes Camino Real in Redondo Beach(see our Map below). It sits high upon the El Segundo Sand Hills. You will find meadows, water streams and ponds housing turtles, crayfish and bullfrogs, Wilderness Park welcomes visitors as well as day and overnight campers (reservation required). WILDERNESS PARK-map

There is no entrance fee for day visitors with the park being open six days a week (closed Wednesday) from 10:00a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily.

This is a great place to take the children to introduce them to Nature. You can even camp over night if you wish. But if you are not that ambition they have wonderful camp site for picnics.
It is worth a trip just to see what is offered at this unique city park and once you do see it , I guarantee you will be back. Continue reading

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Most Expensive House in South Redondo Beach

Well as of July 22, 2013, the most expensive home on the market in Zip Codes 90277 and 90278 was located at 503 South Gertruda Avenue, South Redondo Beach, Ca.
This is a beautiful 2 story home with 4509 square feet and is for sale for $1.549 Million. The home was built in 1998 and according to everyone in the area it has amazing ocean views. The home has 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, family room, formal dining room, library and great room with kitchen and a wet bar. There is an attached garage. Continue reading

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The Worst Colors to Use in a Home

If you are thinking of selling your home and wanting to repaint to attract buyers, then you’ll want to know what colors to avoid. Check out these great tips from Realtor Magazine The Worst Colors to Use in a Home On … Continue reading

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AES Power Plant – YES OR NO?

In March 2013, the residents of Redondo Beach, get to vote on an initiative — Anti-Power Plant Initiative Qualifies for March Ballot The Power Plant Phase-Out Initiative which would disallow power generation on the AES property on Harbor Drive. Bill … Continue reading

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Quiet North Redondo Offers Great Values in Homes

An area of the South Bay that is hardly talked about as have some great home values is the North Redondo Beach area, often referred to as The TRW tract of homes.

This area is not new and was originally developed in the 1940s to help solve the home shortages created when the thousands of people migrated to California to work in the aviation industry followed by the thousands of service personnel who came here after the war, many working in the new aerospace industry at the start of the 60s.

Today, homes in the area will range from about the mid $500, 000s upward to as high as close to $1M depending on size, age, etc. This is a popular area especially for new and growing families due to the extra large yards the homes have, excellent school choices, parks and the close by beaches. It is much like it was originally with quiet street, large mature trees that line those same streets, modern shopping areas and of course it’s close location to the freeways. While the usual type of duplex properties are not often found in the area, many North Redondo homes have permitted guest homes or rooms attached to garages towards the rear of the property, with much of the original large yards still available. You won’t find condominium or town home complexes here, nor will you find many apartment buildings.

Ideally located just east of Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach, the areas of North Redondo Beach offer more affordable housing options than it’s neighbors to the west while still offering excellent schools, proximity to the beach, charming neighborhoods, entertainment and shopping options, great restaurants and cozy cafes, and closeness to the freeways. A great area for retirees, professional singles and a fantastic place to settle down for new and growing families. Continue reading

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Redondo Beach Has A Beach

South Redondo Beach has around two miles of sandy beaches for swimming, roller blading, biking, surfing, tanning and walking. The Esplanade, which runs along the beach, has a bike path and pier areas which allows beach living at its very best for the residents who live there, and the views from the King Harbor boat marina are unbelievable. Along the beach are condos, luxury upscale apartments and wonderful older and newer single family homes.

Just up the hill from the beach, the condos, apartments and single family homes is “The Hollywood Riviera” section with beautiful single family homes, condominiums and some apartments. This area also has great restaurants, shopping, and many offices. The streets in this section wind around the hills and remind you of a small town neighborhood. The home prices in the Riviera are slightly higher than some other parts of the city. Redondo Beach Single family homes are more prevalent, and average from the mid-nine hundred thousands ($900,000) to over a $1 million. Luxury homes may be $1,500,000 and up on the Avenues or $4,000,000 or more on the Esplanade.
With all of it’s residential options, Redondo Beach has made sure there are plenty of beautifully landscaped parks, including a dog park. Of course the marina is huge with fantastic restaurants and hotels surrounding it.

North Redondo Beach lays inland and borders Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach on their east sides. You can find great single family homes, condos, apartments and 2 on a lot condos in North Redondo Beach. You can find some great buys in the North Redondo Beach Real Estate market. Continue reading

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Redondo Beach – “The Place for Tourists to come to”

Most people who live in the South Bay today, and even many Redondo Beach residents do not realize the role that the City of Redondo Beach played in local history and the contributions made to the economy of Southern California in the state’s early days. In 1890, when the ‘Hotel Redondo’ opened, the city was on its way to becoming the “in place” for tourists from all over the world.

Thousands of people were brought to the city by the railroads and large steamships. Redondo was the first port in Los Angeles, bringing lumber and oil in by large quatities along with the tourists. Steamers stopped at Redondo 3-4 times a week at the three piers as part of the regular runs that existed from San Francisco to San Diego. The Redondo Railway headed out for Redondo Beach from Los Angeles daily. Even the Red Electric Transit Cars started serving the city on a regular basis.

The Redondo Hotel was pure class with an 18 hole golf course, tennis courts and 225 luxurious suites of rooms making this resort a favorite destination for thousands who would come to spend the holidays and many would come to spend the winters here. There were many upscale beaches, sports fishing, games, rides and a huge swimming pool nearby available for the tourists pleasure.

It all started to go downhill when the Port of Los Angeles at San Pedro started its development in 1899. The Steamship Company halted their stops, but lumber continued to come in until around 1926 when the railroad pulled out. A little later, prohibition caused the quarter million dollar ‘Hotel Redondo’ to close it doors and in 1925 the hotel was torn down and all the lumber sold for scrap. (for $300.00)

Today, still known as a tourist and resort town, Redondo Beach can boast of its beautiful piers, sports fishing and amusements, a Saltwater Lagoon reminiscent of the old swimming plunge, many upscale restaurants, luxury hotels, and a beautiful harbor. Continue reading

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Greek Festival in Redondo Beach

Wow ! What a great time. I decided to go on down to the annual Greek Festival in Redondo Beach Sunday evening. I almost forgot about it again like I usually do each year. I have been wanting to go for years and have always heard great things about this annual weekend event. I wasn’t prepared for the party atmosphere, fun and festivities. Music, dancing, fantastic authentic Greek foods of all kinds, and people from all over the South Bay and everyone having a great time. Its everything I expected and more. I know I will return again next year for sure. Continue reading

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Redondo Beach Home

I just returned from downtown Redondo Beach and am going to head to the pier to get some fish for a group of us who are getting together for our weekly Friday night fish BBQ. The fish markets on the pier are great and have great selections of every type of seafood you could ask for. We BBQ our fish and other delights in our Redondo Beach Home which overlooks the beach and all of us enjoy the seafood and the BBQ and best of all getting together, having some vino and just enjoying our lives here on the beach. Continue reading

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