Manhattan Beach, CA is a city located in the southwestern part of Los Angeles County, California. It is situated on the Pacific coast, south of El Segundo, west of Hawthorne and Redondo Beach, and north of Hermosa Beach. The city is known for its incredible coastline and proximity to Silicon Beach, which has made it one of the richest places in the United States. In the late 1920s, Hawaiian developers purchased excess sand from Manhattan Beach and negotiated an agreement with the Kuhn Brothers Construction Company to ship the sand across the Pacific Ocean from Manhattan Beach through the port of Los Angeles to Waikiki Beach over a ten-year period.
This agreement helped to boost the city's economy and attract more businesses and residents. The Rosecrans corridor between Sepulveda and Aviation Boulevards is now lined with retail stores, restaurants, supermarkets, multi-story office buildings and shopping centers. Manhattan Beach also has several publications such as Easy Reader-Manhattan Beach, Beach Magazine, Daily Breeze, Los Angeles Times and Beach Reporter. The city was part of the Wiseburn School District until 1913 when the Manhattan Beach Elementary School District was formed.
Private schools located in Manhattan Beach include American Martyrs Catholic School (from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles), Manhattan Academy, Montessori School in Manhattan Beach and Journey of Faith Christian School. Not only are Manhattan Beach home prices among the most expensive in California, but real estate in Manhattan Beach is also consistently among the most expensive in the United States. This makes it one of the wealthiest cities in the country and a great place to live for those who can afford it.