Vista Sotheby’s Announces their 2018 Top Producers

Vista Sotheby’s recently announced their top 25 agents for 2018 and local Manhattan Beach real estate specialist Keith Kyle was named as one of the highest producing realtors for the year.  Vista Sotheby’s International has consistently been the top selling brokerage in the South Bay with over 250 full time agents.   We are proud to, once again, be named to the list of top producing agents at Vista Sotheby’s International Realty.   We wanted to thank all of our friends and clients for putting their trust in us and hope we can earn your trust as well.

Keith has been a full time licensed realtor since 2005 and has been recognized as a “top producer” at both South Bay Brokers and Vista Sotheby’s since 2007. See Keith Kyle’s bio and background information on our about your realtor page.

Vista Sotheby’s International Announces their 2016 Top Producing Realtors

Vista Sotheby’s International, one of the top real estate firms in the South Bay area of Los Angeles have recently introduced their “Top Producers” for 2016. With offices throughout the area including Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach and the Hollywood Riviera, Vista Sotheby’s has quickly become the dominant force in the local real estate market.

We are proud to annouce that Manhattan Beach realtor Keith Kyle was one of the top agents companywide and was the #9 top producing agent for 2016.   Congrats to all of the realtors given the award.  See also the Vista Sotheby’s top producers for 2015.

We wanted to thank all of our clients and friends that helped make 2016 such as successful year in real estate.

Manhattan Beach Open Houses Aplenty This Weekend

By Keith KyleVista Sothebys Open House Sign

If you’re in the Manhattan Beach real estate market or just curious to see some luxury homes, this is a great weekend for it.  There are more open houses than we’ve seen in a while and there’s something for everyone.  Take a look below to see this weekends open houses in Manhattan Beach or visit our South Bay open houses page for Manhattan Beach and other South Bay cities.


Day Time Address Amenities Price
Sun 2-4pm 1826 Marine Ave., Manhattan Beach 3 BD, 1.5 BA, 1,413 Single Family $1,199,000
Sun 2-4pm 1826 Marine Ave., Manhattan Beach 3 BD, 1.5 BA, 1,413 sq feet $1,199,000
Sat / Sun 1-4pm 28 Santa Cruz Ct., Manhattan Beach Spotless & Spacious Twnhm, 3 BD, 2.5 BA, Lg
Private Patio – Manhattan Village
Sun 1-4pm 228 28th Pl., Manhattan Beach New Sand Section Listing, 2 BD, Den, 2 BA, $1,585,000
Sat / Sun 1-4pm 3520 Walnut Ave., Manhattan Beach 3 BD, 2 BA, Recent Upgrades $1,695,000
Sat 2-4pm 3605 Poinsettia Ave., Manhattan Beach 3 BD, 2 BA, Big Yard, Turn-Key $1,699,000
Sat / Sun 1-4pm 461 S. Prospect Ave., Manhattan Beach 4 BD, 3.5 BA, 8,700 SF $1,850,000
Sat / Sun 1-4pm / 2-4pm 23 West Malaga Pl., Manhattan Beach Plan 8 Manhattan Village Home, 3 BD, 2.5 BA $1,879,000
Sat / Sun 1-4pm 433 Marine Ave. #B, Manhattan Beach Completely Remodeled, 3 BD, 3.5 BA, Townhome $2,099,000
Sat / Sun 1-4pm 4109 Crest Ave., Manhattan Beach 3 BD, 4 BA, Unblockable Ocean Views $2,100,000
Sun 1-4pm 1765 Curtis Ave., Manhattan Beach 5 BD, 4 BA, 3,873 SF $2,195,000
Sat / Sun 1-5pm 1016 John St., Manhattan Beach 5 BD, 3 BA, Fixer $2,390,000
Sat / Sun 2-4pm 3312 Maple Ave., Manhattan Beach 4 BD, 2.5 BA, Hollywood Regency in the Trees $2,399,000
Sat / Sun 1-4pm 228 11th Pl., Manhattan Beach 2 BD, 2 BA, Gourmet Kitchen $2,499,000
Sun 1-4pm 1812 Agnes Rd., Manhattan Beach 3 BD, 1.75 BA, New Listing $2,695,000
Sun 1-4pm 3008 Elm Ave., Manhattan Beach 5 BD, 5.5 BA, 3,229 SF $2,699,000
Sun 2-4pm 652 Rosecrans Ave., Manhattan Beach 6 BD, 6 BA, Beautiful Courtyard-Backyard $2,749,000
Sun 1-4pm 1430 21st St., Manhattan Beach 5 BD, 5 BA $2,799,000
Sat / Sun 1-4pm 1304 Lynngrove Dr., Manhattan Beach 5 BD, 5.5 BA, New Construction $2,899,900
Sat / Sun 1-4pm 2408 Walnut Ave., Manhattan Beach 5 BD, 3 BA $2,999,000
Sat / Sun 2-4pm 728 30th St., Manhattan Beach 4 BD, 4 BA, Oversized Corner Lot $3,175,000
Sat / Sun 1-4pm 3113 Walnut Ave., Manhattan Beach New Construction, 5 BD, 4.5 BA $3,180,000
Sat / Sun 2-4pm 756 36th St., Manhattan Beach New Construction Coastal Plantation Style Home, 6
BD, 6.5 BA
Sat / Sun 2-4pm 724 29th St., Manhattan Beach 4 BD, 4 BA + Add’l Room + Office $3,450,000
Sat / Sun 2-4:30pm 701 N. Dianthus St., Manhattan Beach 5 BD, 4 BA, 3,605 SF $3,469,000
Sun 1:30-3:30pm 721 12th St., Manhattan Beach 4 BD, 4 BA, 3,487 SF $3,499,000
Sun 2-4pm 2409 N. Poinsettia Ave., Manhattan Beach 4 BD, 4.5 BA, Office $3,499,000
Sat / Sun 2-4pm 2215 Bayview Dr., Manhattan Beach 4 BD, 3.5 BA, Amazing Ocean Views $3,499,000
Sat / Sun 2-4pm 3009 Poinsettia Ave., Manhattan Beach 4 BD, 4 BA + Office & Basement $3,700,000
Sat / Sun 2-4pm 873 11th St., Manhattan Beach Hill Section Opportunity, 4 BD, 3.5 BA, 250 Bottle
Wine Cellar, Reduced Price
Sun 2-4pm 873 9th St., Manhattan Beach 5 BD, 4.5 BA, 5,088 SF, New Hill Section Home w/
Sun 2-4pm 716 12th St., Manhattan Beach 6 BD, 7 BA, 4,475 SF, New American Martyrs Home with Sweeping Ocean Views $4,799,000
Sat / Sun 2-4pm 221 Homer St., Manhattan Beach 4 BD, New, Ocean Views $4,950,000
Sat / Sun 1-4pm 232 6th St., Manhattan Beach Ocean Views, New Construction, 5 BD Suites,
Corner Walkstreet

No Place Like Home for Holidays – But Not Too Many Homes To See

There may be no place like home for the holidays, but if you’re hoping to visit open houses in Manhattan Beach this 116-25th-Street-Manhattan-Beachweekend there won’t be too much to see.  The open houses in the Beach Cities and South Bay are just as limited as things slow down for the holidays.

Here’s the open houses in Manhattan Beach this weekend.


Days Hours Address Details Price
Sun 1-4pm 36 Malaga Place E, Manhattan Beach 3 BD, Manhattan Village $1,425,000
Sat 1-4pm 461 S. Prospect, Manhattan Beach 4 BD, 3.5 BA, 8,714 SF Lot $1,900,000
Sun 1-4pm 1765 Curtis Ave., Manhattan Beach 5 BD, 3.75 BA, 3,873 SF $2,195,000
Sun 2-4pm 907 Harkness, Manhattan Beach Nice East Manhattan Home $2,295,000
Sat/ Sun 1-4pm 1304 Lynngrove Dr., Manhattan Beach 5 BD, 5.5 BA, New Construction $2,999,900
Sun 1-6pm 201 Larsson St., Manhattan Beach 4 BD, 4 BA, Ocean & City Views $3,399,000
Sat/ Sun 2-4pm 756 36th St., Manhattan Beach New Construction Coastal Plantation Style Home,
6 BD, 6.5 BA

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 not 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.


Press Release from the City of Manhattan Beach

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


Approval of the Manhattan Village Mall Expansion Project

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


Contact:Laurie Jester, Planning Manager

City of Manhattan Beach
(310) 802-5510 Phone
(310) 802-5501 Fax

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:


Manhattan Beach 2014 Pier Lighting Event

Manhattan-Beach-Pier-LightingOnce again the holiday season starts early in Manhattan Beach with the 20th holiday open house and the 25th Annual Pier Lighting. This is a great community event in which many/most of the stores and restaurants open their doors and offer various treats and goodies. It is the chance to see friends and neighbors in a pedestrian friendly environment and a great way to kick off the holiday season. In addition to the small town feel of the event, it’s also the night in which the iconic Manhattan Beach pier gets lit up to look like a Christmas tree and the pier is lined with Christmas trees making it the centerpiece of the local holiday scene.

Date: November 19, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST

The Holiday Open House is your downtown local restaurants’, retail stores’ and businesses’ way of saying thank you to our customers and community for their support and patronage throughout the year. Come celebrate our annual Holiday Open House together with the City of Manhattan Beach Pier Lighting Ceremony. Downtown merchants will be open until 9:00 PM and are sure to offer some distinctive gifts and intriguing offers this holiday season. Our restaurants will be serving their original menus and some sampling is sure to get your palette started for an evening of wonderful food.

The evening includes:

Manhattan-Pier-Lights-Wide6:00 PM Pier Lighting Ceremony with live entertainment

  • Mayor will flip the switch at 7:00 PM and illuminate the Pier with holiday lights
  • Carolers and strolling musicians throughout the entire downtown
  • Santa and his helpers will be located at the Bank of America parking lot from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Live entertainment at the Metlox Plaza from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Bring your kids and don’t forget your shopping list.


The Manhattan Beach Volleyball Open AVP Event Starts this Week

The 55th Manhattan Beach Open marks the longest running, continuous tournament in the sport of beach volleyball.  The AVP returnsMBO to the mecca of beach volleyball as the most talented men and women in the sport battle it out to have their names enshrined on the Manhattan Beach Pier.

Click here for event guide.

The Manhattan Beach open is the grandaddy of beach volleyball tournaments and the most prestigious tournament there is.  It has gone through a number of changes over the years with the AVP reigning supreme for many years, faltering a few years ago, and now back as an AVP event.  The courts are located just south of the Manhattan Beach pier and is a great event to see from the sand, Strand, or parking lots above.  With an abundance of bars and restaurants to visit during or after it’s a can’t miss weekend in this wonderful city and just another great summer event in Manhattan Beach CA.

Manhattan Beach Award Winning Schools – 2013 API Test Scores

By Keith KyleRobinson Elementary Manhattan Beach

Good schools are the cornerstone of good communities, and nowhere is that more true than in the Beach Cities and South Bay.  One of the most common reasons I hear for buyers wanting specifically to be in Manhattan Beach is for their kids to be part of this nationally ranked award winning school system.  Manhattan Beach schools have ranked as one of the top districts in the country.  While any test scores in the 900 is a tremendous accomplishment, Manhattan Schools generally far exceed those numbers on a regular basis.

With many home buyers searching for specific school districts, and sometimes even specific schools, the list below should provide assistance as to how they rate and compare with one another.  Contact us to determine what neighborhoods attend what schools.

API – Academic Performance Index
2013 Growth 2012 Base 2012-13 Growth Target 2012-13
High Schools
Hawthorne High 640 678 6 -38
Lawndale High 725 756 5 -31
Leuzinger High 669 696 5 -27
Elementary Schools
Center Street Elementary 901 922 A -21
Richmond Street Elementary 910 908 A 2
Middle Schools
El Segundo Middle 906 891 A 15
High Schools
El Segundo High 880 889 A -9
HAWTHORNE 799 797 D 2
Elementary Schools
Eucalyptus 821 801 A 20
Jefferson 801 793 5 8
Kornblum 789 772 5 17
Ramona 818 816 A 2
Washington 793 775 5 18
York 758 781 5 -23
Zela Davis 809 815 A -6
Middle Schools
Bud Carson Middle 779 791 5 -12
Hawthorne Middle 783 781 5 2
Prairie Vista Middle 771 775 5 -4
High Schools
HERMOSA BEACH 937 946 D -9
Elementary Schools
Hermosa Valley Elementary 939 944 A -5
Hermosa View Elementary 934 961 A -27
Elementary Schools
Billy Mitchell Elementary 802 811 A -9
F. D. Roosevelt Elementary 755 777 5 -22
Kit Carson Elementary 749 773 5 -24
Lucille J. Smith Elementary 834 848 A -14
Mark Twain Elementary 871 880 A -9
William Anderson Elementary 796 805 A -9
William Green Elementary 819 799 1 20
Middle Schools
Jane Addams Middle 825 824 A 1
Will Rogers Middle 786 787 5 -1
Elementary Schools
Pennekamp Elementary 946 942 A 4
Grand View Elementary 966 969 A -3
Meadows Elementary 961 951 A 10
Robinson Elementary 965 971 A -6
Pacific Elementary 968 965 A 3
Middle Schools
Manhattan Beach Middle 943 959 A -16
High Schools
Mira Costa High 912 916 A -4
Elementary Schools
Cornerstone at Pedregal Elementary 977 974 A 3
Dapplegray Elementary 934 936 A -2
Lunada Bay Elementary 941 942 A -1
Mira Catalina Elementary 919 919 A 0
Montemalaga Elementary 947 951 A -4
Point Vicente Elementary 954 947 A 7
Rancho Vista Elementary 943 946 A -3
Silver Spur Elementary 968 969 A -1
Soleado Elementary 966 948 A 18
Valmonte Elementary
Vista Grande Elementary 936 936 A 0
Middle Schools
Miraleste Intermediate 932 914 A 18
Palos Verdes Intermediate 951 956 A -5
Ridgecrest Intermediate 955 960 A -5
High Schools
Palos Verdes High 884 896 A -12
Palos Verdes Peninsula High 909 906 A 3
Elementary Schools
Alta Vista Elementary 946 929 A 17
Beryl Heights Elementary 942 952 A -10
Birney Elementary 917 927 A -10
Jefferson Elementary 936 941 A -5
Lincoln Elementary 910 913 A -3
Madison Elementary 910 906 A 4
Tulita Elementary 912 929 A -17
Washington Elementary 893 906 A -13
Middle Schools
Adams Middle 872 B B B
Parras Middle 907 921 A -14
High Schools
Redondo Union High 856 858 A -2
Elementary Schools
Anza Elementary 916 918 A -2
Arlington Elementary 885 887 A -2
Edison Elementary 860 876 A -16
Evelyn Carr Elementary 813 834 A -21
Fern Elementary 844 864 A -20
Hickory Elementary
Howard Wood Elementary 842 846 A -4
John Adams Elementary 850 853 A -3
Joseph Arnold Elementary 899 907 A -8
Lincoln Elementary 894 897 A -3
Riviera Elementary 907 918 A -11
Seaside Elementary 902 915 A -13
Torrance Elementary 821 837 A -16
Towers Elementary 908 916 A -8
Victor Elementary 899 916 A -17
Walteria Elementary 906 909 A -3
Yukon Elementary 838 859 A -21
Middle Schools
Bert M. Lynn Middle 910 936 A -26
Calle Mayor Middle 908 928 A -20
Casimir Middle 859 862 A -3
Edward J. Richardson Middle 907 921 A -14
J. H. Hull Middle 800 826 A -26
Jefferson Middle 858 887 A -29
Madrona Middle 882 891 A -9
Philip Magruder Middle 846 827 A 19
High Schools
North High 807 815 A -8
South High 875 876 A -1
Torrance High 811 822 A -11
West High 868 873 A -5
Elementary Schools
Juan Cabrillo Elementary 888 906 A -18
Juan De Anza Elementary 872 882 A -10
Peter Burnett Elementary 879 871 A 8
Middle Schools
Dana Middle 863 885 A -22
High Schools
Da Vinci Design 762 746 5 16
Da Vinci Science 816 799 1 17