704 Pacific – The High Sale in the Hill Section for 2020

The single family home at 704 Pacific was the highest  on market home sale of 2020 in the hill section of Manhattan Beach.  This was a beautiful 5,200+ foot single family homes with 6 bedrooms and 6 1/2 baths.  It was listed at just under $12,000,000 and closed at $11,000,000.

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704 Pacific, Manhattan Beach

Listing courtesty of Jennifer Caras – Vista Sotheby’s International Realty

Manhattan Beach Voted the #1 City To Live In Per News and Opinon Site 24/7 Wall St.

According to online news and opion company 24/7 Wall St., Manhattan Beach was the #1 Best City to Live in the United States for 2020.  According to the site:

24/7 Wall St. created a weighted index of over two dozen measures from the U.S. Census Bureau, the FBI, and other sources to identify the best city to live in. We considered all boroughs, census designated places, cities, towns, and villages with at least 8,000 residents.

They claim to have “created a weighted index of 25 measures that fall into one of four categories: affordability, economy, quality of life, and community”  to come up with the list….and Manhattan Beach was #1.  Click to see the actual article and here’s the page with Manhattan Beach mentioned.

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According to 24/7 Wall St.

Manhattan Beach

  • Ranking: 1
  • Population: 35,573
  • Five-year population change: +0.7%
  • Median household income: $150,083
  • Five-year average unemployment rate: 5.3%

Manhattan Beach is one of several California cities to rank on this list. Located on the Pacific Coast about 20 miles from downtown Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach residents have access to a major urban area and miles of ocean coast. Due in part to its high desirability as a place to live, real estate in Manhattan Beach is expensive, as is the overall cost of living. People living there tend to be relatively affluent, with over half of all area households reporting incomes over $150,000 a year.

As is often the case in wealthy areas, serious crimes are relatively uncommon in Manhattan Beach. The city’s violent crime rate of 158.2 incidents per 100,000 people is less than half the national rate of 380.6 per 100,000.

Here are the top 10 U.S. cities to live in per 24/7 Wall St.:

  1. Manhattan Beach, California
  2. Winnetka, Illinois
  3. Hanover, New Hampshire
  4. Highland Park, Texas
  5. Piedmont, California
  6. Paradise Valley, Arizona
  7. Solana Beach, California
  8. Newport Beach, California
  9. Mercer Island, Washington
  10. Greenwood Village, Colorado

2019 Manhattan Beach Summer Concerts in the Park

One of the many great summer events in the South Bay are the concerts in the Park in Manhattan Beach’s Polliwog Park.  They happen every Sunday from June 30th – September 1st.  Located at 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Polliwog Park is a great family friendly venue to kick back and relax and listen to some great music in a social and friendly setting.  Admission is free for all of the concerts and opening acts.  As it’s in the park there are no seats so bring beach chairs and blankets.  The opening acts are local teen bands from the area which makes for a great local vibe.

3:45 PM to 4:30 PM Opening Bands (no opening band on June 30th)
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Headline Bands

Although the city makes it clear that the bands are subject to change, this is what they currently have on the schedule (as of 6/17)

Summer Lineup:

June 30th, 2019

  • The Satin Dolls – Salute to the Troops  – Entertainment reminiscent of the WWII USO Camp Shows.

July 7th, 2019

  • The PettyBreakers – The nation’s premier “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers” tribute act. Based out of Southern California, this band accurately recreates the sights, sounds and concert experience of a Tom Petty concert.
  • Opening Band: XYZPDQ -All are from the Southbay and have been playing together for almost 2 years. In September of 2018, the won the Manhattan Beach Old Hometown Fair, Battle of the Bands.

July 14th, 2019

  • Queen Nation -Queen Nation – Queen Nation is a tribute to Queen, was formed in 2004. The mission of the show is to carry on the musical torch and pay homage to the golden age of vintage Queen concerts.goodvibemusic
  • Good Vibe – Opening Band – Good Vibe has been fueling huge interest in the South Bay playing alternative rock music.  Austin Moseley-lead vocals/guitar goes to Hermosa Valley, Brooke Blake – vocals/keyboard, goes to Vistamar , Gavin McCree- Drums, goes to Hermosa Valley and Slater Heidrich-bass, goes to Mira Costa High School.

July 21st, 2019

  • The Lucky Ones – Formed in 2013 Adam Lawson, Daniel Vos and Alonso Vargas banded together over a mutual love of all things music. With eclectic influences ranging from blues, jazz, rock and Reggae this original band is creating a new style of beach rock.
  • Alinea – Opening Band – Alinea means “new train of thought” which is what their music reflects.  Alinea was the Winner of 2017 Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair Battle of the Bands-South Bay and winner of the Redondo Beach Battle of the Bands, 2019

July 28th, 2019

  • Speedbuggy USA –  Speedbuggy  is one of the hardest playing bands in country music, putting their nitro-fueled brand on a genre that’s been the soundtrack to American life for nearly 100 years.
  • Kato Rose – Opening Band – Kato Rose is a resident of Manhattan Beach and currently is a Junior at Notre Dame Academy Los Angeles. Kato is a vocalist and songwriter, she has performed at the Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair, and the NBA D-League Westchester Knicks and at the South Bay Women’s Conference.

August 4th, 2019

  • Jungle Fire – Jungle Fire’s highly infectious and explosive sound draws inspiration from the groundbreaking rhythm sections behind James Brown, Fela Kuti, Ray Barretto and Irakere; a musical recipe consisting of West African and Afro-Caribbean styles layered with heavy break-beat funk, all spiced with a dose of uniquely Angeleno grit.
  • Minor Problem – Opening Band – Minor Problem is a local teen band with members from Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach. The kids are 15 and 16 years old and attend Mira Costa, Redondo Union, and Chadwick High Schools. Their music consists of covers from the Classic Rock and Popular Rock genres.

August 11th, 2019

  • Tomorrows Bad Seeds -Tomorrows Bad Seeds  is a five piece American band from The South Bay of Los Angeles California, formed in 2004. A  mix of reggae, rock and pop.
  • Pier Pressure – Opening Band – Pier Pressure is a group of 14-16 year old musicians that have been crafting their sound at Coast Music in Hermosa Beach since 2015.

August 18th, 2019

  • Platinum Rockstars – Platinum Rockstars is  Pure Classic Rock Show is California’s #1 classic rock dance band, delivering perfect recreations of the greatest classic rock hits of all-time. Featuring David Victor formerly of BOSTON, Platinum Rockstars entertains thousands of fans at festivals, private parties and corporate events with the best classic rock music of all-time: Bon Jovi, Journey, Foreigner, Queen, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Van Halen and more
  • Behind Schedule – Opening Band – Behind Schedule is a group of five eighth grade friends all of whom reside in Redondo Beach and attend Parras Middle School.  They all share a passion and appreciation of music that has been further nurtured with the support of Redondo Beach Unified School District (RBUSD)’s music program.

August 25th, 2019

  • Hot August Night  – Crowd favorite Dean Colley and his showcase band Hot August Night. Dean Colley and his Hot August Night band is the best Neil Diamond sound-alike and look-alike tribute act currently performing. Prepare to be rocked as this spectacular tribute of the legendary Neil Diamond brings you everything from teh classic 60s to contemporary Neil Diamond hits.
  • The DropOffs – Opening Band – Their love music and jamming brought these four local teen musicians together. All from the South Bay, Sam Nicosia – Bass and Guitar, Mira Costa; Teddy Stravopolous – Guitar and Bass, Mira Costa; Braden Woomer – Drums, Bosco; and Kobe Miyake – Vocals, Mira Costa.

September 1st, 2019

  • Blue Breeze Band – For more than 15 years The Blue Breeze Band has been providing Southern and Central California with the finest Motown R&B Soul Funk and Jazz and Blues.
  • Chroma Haze – Opening Band – Chroma Haze is a local band with members from Hermosa Beach, Venice, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. They are a very talented group of young musicians, all 15 years old with diverse influences including Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen, Paramore, Foo Fighters and Metallica. The members of Chroma Haze: Cori Wilson – Bass and Lead Vocals, Gio Conversano – Guitar, Sean Vercos – Guitar and Ethan Makauskas (Mira Costa) – Drums and Vocals

Per the city website:

Concert goers are asked to leave pets at home. Use low backed chairs to minimize visibility issues behind you. Don’t block the aisles. Be courteous to others. No smoking in the park. Watch your children, keep them off the stage and the stage apron. Climbing the trees in the park is not permitted. Place your trash in the bins throughout the park. NO– pets, barbecues, skateboards, scooters, or roller blades are allowed in the park. Concert staff and security are not responsible for unattended chairs blankets and other picnic items. Please do not remove items (chairs, blankets, etc.) that do not belong to you.

Parking: Please note parking can be difficult around the park during the concert series. Carpooling, walking and use of taxi/rideshare is encouraged. All handicap parking will be at Begg Pool parking lot and there will be a rideshare/taxi pick-up and drop-off area on Manhattan Beach Boulevard. Download the 2019 Concerts in the Park map (PDF).

Enjoy the series!

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