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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
About Manhattan Beach...
Population
35,573

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,537,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,232
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Manhattan Beach Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    36
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    22
    41
  • Robbery
    89
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    531
    500
  • Theft
    2,186
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    147
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$144,868
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    42%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Manhattan Beach Reviews

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Schools are good. Nightlife is outstanding with so many other great cities close. Real estate starts at about $2M if that's your affordability meter. Very healthy lifestyle all the time. Commutes suck. We drink a lot. The Hood is 2 miles east so how can this town be safe! The city denies it, but crime is here. Very family friendly. Definitely is diversified if you call all white people with different opinions diversity. It's much more snooty and not friendly. The city isn't friendly. You can't park downtown MB. If you do, you may be a ticket. Too crowded to park and go to the beach. Ubers love us. There are some jobs, but look hard. So many better places to live. We don't say we're from here. . We do have great weather 9 months now. It used to be 12, then 11, now it's hotter.
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Manhattan Beach is paradise! Minus the vagrants and robberies....
Great restaurants, great neighbors, great parks, convenient location, parking is not terrible but not great, community is stellar, family friendly, beautiful strand and conducive to healthy living.
Great suburb of LA, plenty of great restaurants and some pretty good bars all within a mile of the beach. The city has made some big strides to be more eco-friendly. The area is safe enough to leave your doors unlocked and even open if you want to. Diversity-wise it is predominantly White community with Asian Americans probably being the second most populous, and African American and Hispanic Americans being a very small percentage of the population. Houses are ridiculously expensive but they are all within a mile from the beach so that is to be expected, and the education is top-notch.