American Martyrs Hill

The “American Martyrs Hill” area is a very unique part of Manhattan Beach. The area features homes that may have ocean views, city views or, in a rare case, both.  Residents of this neighborhood enjoy being just steps away from downtown, American Martyrs church and private school, and the award winning Pacific Elementary school. The area is generally understood to bounded by Ardmore on the west and north, Pacific Ave. on the East, and Manhattan Beach Blvd. on the south. There is a blend of smaller ocean view lots on 12th and 13th streets transitioning to larger lots as one moves north. There is a lot of community activity centered in this area. The Manhattan Beach Little League opening day event is celebrated at the Martyrs School Field along with many other sporting and social activities for the entire community. This area is one of the most sought after in the South Bay and with limited turnover, pricing is at a premium.


Technology. Industry. Commerce. Entertainment. Travel.

Located just a few miles from LAX, the South Bay is an easy commute to the financial and business districts of Downtown Los Angeles and Century City. Also located nearby are the training facilities of the Lakers, Clippers and Kings, as well as the many business parks related to the aerospace industry. The tech industry campuses of Silicon Beach are within a 20 minute commute of Manhattan Beach, while studios and agencies are both in the South Bay and Downtown LA. Business executives, athletes, independent entrepreneurs or anyone looking to effortlessly enjoy a blend of coastal living and a metropolitan backdrop all find the South Bay an ideal place to live.

Schools in Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach, California, is home to some of the top public schools in the United States. We have 5 elementary schools, one middle school and one high school in the City of Manhattan Beach, all of which continually score in the top 10 percent in California statewide rankings. The Manhattan Beach Unified School District has been ranked among the top three in the State. Forbes Magazine has identified our schools as among“The Best Schools for your Real Estate Buck” on a national scale. Our district has also been cited in US News and World Report with a Gold rating awarded to Mira Costa High School. With help from the Manhattan Beach Ed Foundation, our schools have preserved important music, drama, and arts programs as well as developed competitive STEM courses and athletics programs.