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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  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 35,698. 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
35,698

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,694,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,393
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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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
    67
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    30.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    100.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    499.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,743.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    198.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Manhattan Beach

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$148,899
National
$55,322
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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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There is an excellent school district in this city, MBUSD provides great opportunities for K-12 students. The beach is beautiful and the strand is always well taken care of. The small community allows for a great social aspect too! It's very safe and provides a great location for opportunities.
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.