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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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+

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%

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

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 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.
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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.
Manhattan is a wonderful family oriented vacation-like community along the Pacific Ocean south of LAX. With wonderful public schools, cutting edge restaurants and an outdoor healthy lifestyle, Manhattan Beach real estate has become very high priced! Not only is Manhattan Beach an international vacation destination but also a vibrant safe community in which to live.