Manhattan Beach Concerts in the Park

By Keith KylePoliwog Park

If you’re looking for some community summer fun, the concerns in the park series are a great way to spend your summer Sunday evenings.  Starting August 13th and ending on September 3rd the concersts take place at Polliwog Park (see map below) from 5pm to 7pm.  The summer schedule is:

  • August 13th – Shari Puorto Band
  • August 20th – Hollywood U2 (U2 cover band)
  • August 27th – Lynette Skynyrd (Lynard Skynyrd cover band)
  • September 3rd – Colour My World (Chicago cover band)

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There’s No Better Place to Beat the Heat than Manhattan Beach

The South Bay is often referred to as “the bubble” and that can mean a lot of things…..lifestyle, schools and certainly the weather. There’s no doubt that the weather impacts the home values and a weekend like this one makes it clear why. While we in the bubble hear about this heat wave, with tempatures well into the triple digits, it just couldn’t be nicer at the beach. With tempatures “cooking” us in the mid 80’s and ocean tempatures nearing 70, you just wouldn’t know that it’s hot just a few miles away.  From bikerides on the beach, to surfing and playing volleyball, to shopping and dining in downtown Manhattan Beach, there’s something for everyone.  While in town take a look at the Manhattan Beach open houses if you’re interested in finding out just what it’s like to live in this wonderful coastal community.

Happy 4th of July from Manhattan Beach Luxury Real Estate

To all of our friends, clients and website visitors we wanted to wish you a very happy and safe 4th of July.  Manhattan Beach is a great place to be for the holiday weekend!

Happy 4th from all of us at Manhattan Beach Luxury Real Estate.

Happy Holidays from Manhattan Beach Luxury Real Estate

We wanted to wish you and yours a very happy holiday season from Manhattan Beach Luxury Real Estate, Vista Sotheby’s International and Manhattan Beach realtor Keith Kyle.  While it may not be a white Christmas here in Manhattan Beach, 75 degrees in December could be worse.  From holiday walks downtown to the holiday fireworks, to the great shopping and dining in downtown Manhattan it’s a great place to live, work or just visit for the season.

 

Have a wonderful holiday season.

 

 

Happy Halloween!

From all of us at Manhattan Beach Luxury Real Estate, Keith Kyle Homes and Vista Sotheby’s International, we wishghost-and-spider you and yours a very safe and happy Halloween. The holiday’s are always a great time, and there’s no better place to celebrate than here in Manhattan Beach and the South Bay.

Community Fun – 2016 Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race

By Keith Kyle

One of the great features of life in Manhattan Beach is the small town feel.   Manhattan Beach is a true community and never is this more apparent than around the holidays.  Now that our many summer events are over it’s time to get into fall holiday mode and an upcoming event that’s always a great time is the Manhattan Beach pumpkin race.

What is a pumpkin race you might ask?

It’s exactly what it sounds like with teams building a racecar out of their pumpkin with the equipment provided in the pumpkin race kit.  Teams design their pumpkin race cars and then race down pier avenue.  This event happens on October 23rd from 12-5 pm at the Manhattan Beach pier and pier avenue.  To sign up visit the Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race website.

Happy Labor Day from Manhattan Beach Luxury Real Estate

We here at Manhattan Beach luxury real estate.com want to wish you and yours a very happy Labor Day. We hope you’re enjoying the beach!
Strand 4th of July House

Good Times at the 2015 Surf Festival

By Keith Kyle,2015 Surf Festival Manhattan Beach

One of the highlights of summer in Manhattan and Hermosa Beach is the annual Surf Festival.  Only in the South Bay can a festival include events such as the pier to pier swim (between Hermosa and Manhattan piers), surf contests, lifeguard competions and relays, paddle surfing, body surfing competition, sand castle competion, beach running races and the highlight of the event which is the Charlie Saikley 6 man volleyball tournament.  Always a fan favorite, the 6 man tournament offers both mens and women’s brackets with levels going from the “just out having fun” to teams composed of current and former pro volleyball players.  To add to the festive atmosphere many/most of the teams dress up in various costumes including the WWF team (that puts a wrestling ring around their half of the court), to the Lakers 2015 Surf Festival Manhattan Beachcomprised of former pros and even former LA Lakers.

In addition to the variety of competitons for adults, there are also a number of competitions for kids.  This is one of the most entertaining events of the summer.

Known as the “international surf festival” it truly is a global affair with athletes and lifeguards coming from as far away as Australia to compete.

 

Downtown Manhattan Beach – Small Town Charm at the Beach

By Keith KyleDowntown Manhattan Beach

There are endless reasons that make Manhattan Beach such a unique and special town, and certainly one of them is the small town charm.  As with any good town, the heart of the city is located in the downtown shopping and dining area.  Only this town center sits just steps from one of the nicest beaches in the world and it’s hard Evening in Downtown Manhattan Beachnot to be amazed and dazzled by the location.  With a variety of restaurants both casual and fine dining, sports bars to catch the games, a boutique and hip hotel and shops for just about everyone, downtown Manhattan Beach really epitomizes the casual yet elegant feel of the city itself.  In addition to the abundance of activities in the center of the city, just a short walk down the street leads you to the sand of world famous Manhattan Beach as well as the Manhattan Beach pier, Roundhouse Aquarium, and the bike and walk paths of The Strand, Manhattan Beach’s oceanfront walk.

Map of downtown Manhattan Beach.

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Press Release from the City of Manhattan Beach

Please read below for important community news from the city of Manhattan Beach.

COMMUNITY NEWS AND UPDATES

Approval of the Manhattan Village Mall Expansion Project

Post Date:12/03/2014 5:16 PMVillage Mall Rendering

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact:Laurie Jester, Planning Manager

City of Manhattan Beach
(310) 802-5510 Phone
(310) 802-5501 Fax
ljester@citymb.info
www.citymb.info

Approval of the Manhattan Village Mall Expansion Project

Manhattan Beach, CA (December 3, 2014) – After almost nine years, extensive community input and thoughtful open discussion, the Manhattan Beach City Council approved, in a 3-2 vote, the Manhattan Village Mall Expansion Project at their December 2, 2014 Council meeting.  The City Council approved an option which included approval of Phases 1 and 2, and deferred Phase 3 (Fry’s corner) for future public review and input.

Phase 1, 50,000 square feet, is comprised of the Village Shops surrounding the California Pizza Kitchen building.
Phase 2, 60,000 square feet, includes the consolidation and expansion of Macy’s.  Additional conditions added by the City Council included the following:

  • Maintaining the Phase 1 North Parking Structure as ground plus 2 levels of parking (G + 2), with level 2 setback 90 feet;
  • Installing interim landscaping and signage at Sepulveda and Rosecrans;
  • Installing 30 additional parking spaces adjacent to 3500 Sepulveda in the culvert with pedestrian access leading directly to 3500 Sepulveda; and
  • Providing a right turn/deceleration lane from Sepulveda at 33rd Street, into the Mall

As a next step, the City will be working closely with the developer and property owners on a schedule for construction of the project. Below is a depiction of the Village Shops outdoor plaza area. Click here for a downloadable version of the press release. For more information please visit the City’s website at the link below:

http://www.citymb.info/city-officials/community-development/planning-zoning/current-projects-programs/manhattan-village-shopping-center-enhancement-project