Beach Oceanfront Condos
to say that much of the appeal to the South Bay has to do
with it's proximity to the ocean and all that it entails.
Beautiful views, dazzling sunsets, warmer winters and cooler
summers and outdoor activities of every variety. One of the
cities most often thought of, especially for those relocating
from other parts of the country, is Redondo Beach. Redondo
Beach is the largest of the "Beach Cities" (Manhattan
Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach) and has the greatest
number of housing options. Everything from a studio condo
in the $300K range, to oceanfront estates well into the millions.
If your searching for that dream of living oceanfront, you
really only have a few options and almost all are on the street
known as the Esplanade. The Esplanade is in the area known
as South Redondo and has every housing option available. Some
of the least expensive oceanfront options are the condos in
one of several buildings.
Esplanade - Ocean Plaza
is located at 531 Esplanade and is known as the Ocean Plaza.
This building features a pool, workout room and is located
on the bluffs in South Redondo. Although oceanfront, most
of the units at 531 Esplanade are at an angle and do not look
straight out on the ocean. While you don't quite get the "right
on top of the sand" feeling that you do in some of the
other buildings....it's generally priced a bit lower with
larger homes. All units in 531 have some views with units
higher up having more dramatic and unobstructed views. All
units are accessible through the inside of the building which
some owners like, but units are down a rather dark hallway.
531 Esplanade - Ocean Plaza
from one of the units for sale
units are rarely for sale at 575 Esplanade. Unlike the Ocean
Plaza at 531 Esplanade, not all units are oceanfront or
have views. Units range in size with units facing the street
side, with no views starting in the mid $500K range and
oceanfront units that have been upgraded being in the $1.3M
range and up.
of 575 Esplanade
Esplanade view from one of the units
Esplanade - The Sand Castle
building is known as the Sand Castle and is probably the
most "right on the water" oceanfront building
of any of them. The bottom two levels of the rear building
somewhat obstructed or no views, but all other units and
floors have panoramic ocean views. The Sand Castle really
feels like a vacation and from the moment you open your
door, it's breathtaking pacific ocean views. One bedroom
units often start in the mid $500K range with a close to
800 square feet, with larger 2 bedroom units pricing in
the high $800k to over $1.0 range. Units are accessible
from the walkway in the rear (see below picture) which would
be a problem if we had weather other than sunshine, but
it does make for a much more open feel. If sleeping to the
sound of breaking waves is what you're searching for....this
might be the place for you.
Esplanade - "The Sand Castle"
the ocean at 615 Esplanade
Esplanade - San Simeon
last of the main condo complexes in South Redondo is known
as San Simeon and is located at 625 Esplanade. Many of the
homes in San Simeon have breathtaking panoramic views although
some units are towards the back with ocean peeks at best.
Prices in San Simeon generally range from the low $700Ks
to well over $1,000,000.
The Esplanade - Oceanfront!
panoramic views from many units
current homes on the market: