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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  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
Manhattan Beach is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 35,573. Manhattan Beach is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Manhattan Beach offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Manhattan Beach there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Manhattan Beach and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Manhattan Beach are highly rated.
About Manhattan Beach...
Population
35,573

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,947,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,499
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Manhattan Beach Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    58.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    22.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    74.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    313.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,898
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    130.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Manhattan Beach

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$150,083
National
$55,322
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No diversity at all! If you don't mind there only being white rich people then you're ok, but if you would like some more diversity try a different place. The houses are extremely expensive for no reason. A lot of rich snobs here. If you would like that atmosphere and have a ton of money this place is perfect for you. But if you dont have a lot of money, it's just not worth it. For example, I saw an 800 sqft house on the market in MB for over 1 million.
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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.
Manhattan Beach is amazing! There are many types of restaurants to go, activities to do, etc. The only downside is that it is expensive to live in Manhattan Beach (not everyone can afford to live in Manhattan Beach).