Hermosa Beach - The Best Little Beach City
The City of Hermosa Beach has come a long way from its humble beginnings. In the early 1900’s, the land was inhabited by large sheep herds and its hills were covered by fields of barley. Today, the City of Hermosa Beach is a popular destination for beach volleyball, stand up paddle boarding, surfing, and beachside bar crawling. Hermosa Beach is blessed with ocean breezes from the West which keep temperatures moderate and smog away. It is the perfect locale for delicious dining experiences and opportunities to hear live music.
Located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County, Hermosa Beach was ranked #2 out of 10 Best California Beaches by USA Today, which noted its clean sand, lack of gaudy tourist traps, and functional exercise paths. Each year, Hermosa Beach hosts Fiesta Hermosa over Memorial and Labor Day weekends. Fiesta Hermosa is considered to be the largest arts and crafts fair in Southern California. It is easy to see that Hermosa Beach provides ample opportunities for seaside fun and nightlife.
Hermosa Beach is 22.6 miles southwest of Los Angeles, and located on the south end of Santa Monica Bay. It’s approximately 6.5 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and provides easy access to US 405.
The Hermosa Beach area has been featured in numerous movies and TV shows, and is considered to be an excellent place for food and music. Hermosa Beach was featured in the recent film La La Land, when Sebastian is dancing on the pier. It was also featured in Carrie, Beverly Hills 90210, and the O.C.
The City of Hermosa Beach has over 20 parks throughout, which provide residents numerous spaces to get outside and enjoy the ideal weather. Hermosa Beach has sports leagues for adults and youth alike, and provides the community with three fields, located at Valley Park, Clark Stadium, and South Park. The beach at Hermosa Beach also does not disappoint; with the community in mind, it provides 4 restroom facilities, 71 beach volleyball courts, and a large pier.
The climate of Hermosa Beach is one of the most comfortable places in the U.S., with just 13 inches of rain per year, compared to the nation’s 39 inch average. With an average of 283 sunny days per year, Hermosa Beach ranks a high 92 out of 100, where 100 is the most comfortable climate on Sperling’s Best Places comfort index; the national average is 54 (2017).
Housing and Density
The population of Hermosa Beach is approximately 19,506 residents, according to the 2010 U.S. Census report, and the city covers about 6.20 square miles. The population density is 13,673.6 people per square mile. Residential real estate in Hermosa Beach is among the highest in the country, which makes it anideal place to own property.
The popularity of Hermosa Beach is compounded by the top-ranked schools available to families residing in the Hermosa Beach City School District. There are two public elementary schools, and one middle school serving the community. Ranked as #72 out of 404 safest school districts in California, #93 of 455 Best School Districts in California, Hermosa Beach proves its suitability for families (Niche 2017 Best Schools).
Hermosa Beach also boasts several highly-ranked private schools.
Find out more about the various schools in the area on GreatSchools.com.
Find out more about Hermosa Beach on the city website.
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