History of Redondo Beach:
Prior to the late eighteenth century, Native Americans occupied the Redondo area. They lived off the sea and used the salt flats located where the power plant is located today. This Native American land became Rancho San Pedro in 1784 when the California government made it part of a large land grant to the Juan Jose Dominguez family.
In 1890, the Hotel Redondo opened. Redondo soon rapidly became a tourist hotspot. Railroads and steamships brought people and freight by the thousands. Redondo became was the first port of Los Angeles County in 1890. On April 18, 1892, Redondo became incorporated by a vote of 177-10. City Hall was built in 1908 at Benita and Emerald Street.
Redondo's population boomed in the 50s and 60s. In 1890, the population was 668; in 1940 it was 13,092; and in 1965 it was 54,772. Today, Redondo citizens number a little over 63,000.
Redondo Beach is a full-service city with its own police, fire and public works departments, two public libraries, a performing arts center, fifteen parks, thirteen parkettes, a large recreational and commercial harbor including King Harbor, a 1,500-slip private craft port; the Redondo Beach Pier and Seaside Lagoon; and a bathing and surfing beach.
Located in the choice coastal edge of Los Angeles County, just twenty miles from downtown Los Angeles and seven miles south of Los Angeles International Airport, Redondo Beach has been a preferred resort destination for more than a century and one of the most desirable areas to live in the country. Median home price is approximately $612,000
Significant concentrations of employment and retail activity include the northern industrial complex anchored by the Northrop Grumman Corporation campus; the Harbor/Pier area; the Galleria at South Bay'-a regional mall anchoring the east end of the City; and an eclectic mix of specialty shops, restaurants and services known as the Riviera Village area in the south end of the City.
Redondo Beach is divided into two sections, North and South Redondo. Much larger than its south bay counterparts Manhattan and Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach is 6.35 square miles and home to over 66,000 people.
Real Estate in Redondo Beach:
Inland, ease of access to freeways
Northern end- Marine Avenue
Southern to 190th Street
South Bay Galleria- Shopping center
Close to beach, views, harbor, pier
(South of 190th) adjacent to Ocean, King Harbor, Esplanade, Riviera Village shopping area
City of Redondo Beach