Hermosa Beach

A picturesque surf community boasting a lively nightlife.

Welcome to Hermosa Beach 

Hermosa Beach is a vibrant coastal city in Southern California, located just south of Los Angeles. Known for its beautiful beaches, lively atmosphere, and upscale homes, Hermosa Beach offers the perfect combination of beach living and urban convenience. The city is known for its vibrant arts and culture scene, with various galleries, theaters, and music venues. In addition to its beaches, Hermosa Beach is also home to a bustling downtown area replete with a variety of shops, restaurants, and other amenities. Whether you're looking for a relaxing beach retreat or an exciting urban environment, Hermosa Beach has it all. 

The city is beloved for its beautiful beachfront homes, many of which feature stunning views of the ocean and the coastline. It is no surprise that demand for properties in the area is strong, with many buyers drawn to the neighborhood’s laid-back lifestyle and proximity to Los Angeles. In terms of architecture, Hermosa Beach features everything from Spanish-style stucco homes and Craftsman-style bungalows to modern beachfront mansions and contemporary townhouses. Many of the homes in the area have been renovated and updated, with a focus on open floor plans, natural light, and outdoor living spaces.

What to Love

  • Proximity to downtown Los Angeles
  • Vibrant nightlife
  • Active surf culture
  • Abundant luxury amenities

Local Lifestyle

The city's vibrant culture and world-class amenities render it a desirable destination for those seeking a fun and exciting lifestyle. Home to a variety of bars, clubs, and live music venues, Hermosa Beach, offers its residents a wide range of world-class entertainment options. If this wasn’t enough to impress, the city's beautiful beaches are a hub for surfing and other water activities, and the laid-back atmosphere makes it the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the Southern California sun. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Steak and Whisky, as the name suggests, serves prime cuts of steak and a wide selection of whisky amidst a rustic, leather-clad interior. The Bottle Inn is a local favorite for Italian cuisine, featuring an intimate cellar dining room and an extensive and well-curated wine list.

For a more entertaining dining experience, the Comedy and Magic Club, located on Hermosa Avenue, offers delicious food and drinks, as well as live stand-up comedy and magic shows. The club, which has been a Hermosa Beach staple for years, is the place for anyone seeking a good belly laugh.

In addition to its restaurants, Hermosa Beach is also home to a number of luxury shopping destinations. Uncorked Wine Shop is a well-known haven for wine enthusiasts, offering a wide selection of wines from around the world. The quaint shop, which also offers wine tastings and educational events, is a great place to learn about and enjoy wine.

Things to Do

The Hermosa Beach Pier is a popular destination for locals and tourists. Stretching out into the Pacific Ocean, this picturesque landmark boasts stunning views of the ocean and the beach. It's a great spot for fishing, walking, or just taking in the scenery.

Sports fans would be remiss not to attend the annual AVP Volleyball Tournament. Held annually at the Hermosa Beach Pier, the tournament features some of the best professional beach volleyball players in the world. Another exciting community gathering is Fiesta Hermosa, a Labor Day weekend celebration that features live music, food vendors, arts and crafts, and more. 

Finally, the Hermosa Beach Historical Society and Museum offers visitors a fascinating glimpse into the city's storied past. Located in the historic Hermosa Beach Community Center, the museum features a variety of exhibits, displays, and artifacts.



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Overview for Hermosa Beach, CA

19,762 people live in Hermosa Beach, where the median age is 42 and the average individual income is $100,583. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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42 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Hermosa Beach, CA

Hermosa Beach has 8,925 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Hermosa Beach do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 19,762 people call Hermosa Beach home. The population density is 15,840.922 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Hermosa Beach, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Hermosa Beach. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Hermosa View Elementary
K - 3rd
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Our Lady Of Guadalupe School
PreK - 8th
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7th - 12th
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Hermosa Valley Elementary
4th - 8th
3rd - 4th
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