Recent MB Sales Under $2M

By Dave Fratello | November 28th, 2016

Want a livable Manhattan Beach home for under $2M?

It can be done. Just adjust your expectations properly. Here are just a few recent sales just under that magic number, each in different parts of town.

In East Manhattan, the sale we're looking at is 1731 9th Street Manhattan Beach CA1731 9th (4br/3ba, 2300 sqft.). It's a 1970s build with updates that are more like 7-8 years old.

The home's pretty far east, but boasts a full-size (7500 sqft.) lot, which is one of the big reasons people go east.

Though the listing sold within about 10 days, they kept it in "backup offer" status nearly until it closed. In that status (the wording is now "Active Under Contract"), the listing accrued Days on Market up until the day of closing, totaling 77 DOM.

It sold technically over asking (by $1,000) at $1.950M.

316 31st Street Manhattan Beach CABy the beach, it was 316 31st (2br/3ba, 1325 sqft.). 

This boxy, custom remodeled 1960s house is on a corner and gets some views. (Sorry, "stellar" views, per the listing.)

Inside, it's all high-style and spare modern. Polished concrete floors. Nice woods. The occasional burst of bold colors.

Asking was $1.899M; it sold quickly for just a bit less: $1.850M.

509 N Dianthus Street Manhattan Beach CAIn the Hill Section, it's 509 N. Dianthus (4br/3ba, 2150 sqft.) that has just closed under $2M.

This is actually the 4th sale in 7 years for 509 Dianthus. It has a way of selling, and selling, and selling. Each owner puts a little more into it.

The tall and skinny home with city views was actually listed 3 times this year: In Spring, Summer and Fall, with the highest asking price being $2.099M.

Closed price in mid-November: $1.875M.

Meantime, in the Tree Section, it's slim pickings. 

Try to find a livable family home under $2M in the Trees... hard.

Our search turned up mostly lot sales and homes with major location issues. 

716 Rosecrans Avenue Manhattan Beach CAFor an example, though, we're pointing to one of our faves: 716 Rosecrans (3br/2ba, 1500 sqft.).

This one's got nearly a double lot at 5700+ sqft. (typical Rosecrans lots are closer to 3000 sqft.).

That means a surprising feeling of space for a modestly sized home, redone with truly inspired style. The result is an open, crisp, bright home with good views and a feeling of being "set back" away from neighbors, Rosecrans and the world.

Location along Rosecrans seems pretty favorable (it's all relative), with trees planted on a berm across the way, mitigating the industrial reality on the other side.

Asking was $1.429M, and they had one of those old-fashioned bidding wars, with the price jumping to $1.475M.

We ran a similar post back in April that may be fun to go see again now: "What Around $2M Has Bought Recently."

Want to see every home now offered in MB under $2M? See below. (Email subscribers may need to click this link to see a list in a browser.)

ADDRESS BD/BA SQFT LOT PRICE $PSF DOM START $ START
Address 11 Marin Court BD/BA 3br/3ba SQFT 1876 sqft LOT 3389 PRICE $1,575,000 $PSF $840 DOM 1 DOM START $ $1,575,000 START 09/19/20
Address 24 Grenada Court 1 BD/BA 3br/3ba SQFT 1876 sqft LOT 1938 PRICE $1,650,000 $PSF $880 DOM 3 DOM START $ $1,650,000 START 09/16/20
Address 1843 11th Street BD/BA 3br/3ba SQFT 1870 sqft LOT 0 PRICE $1,649,000 $PSF $882 DOM 5 DOM START $ $1,649,000 START 09/14/20
Address 1505 Crest Drive BD/BA 3br/3ba SQFT 1675 sqft LOT 1502 PRICE $1,990,000 $PSF $1,188 DOM 8 DOM START $ $1,990,000 START 09/11/20
Address 1029 11th Street BD/BA 3br/1ba SQFT 1015 sqft LOT 5623 PRICE $1,599,000 $PSF $1,575 DOM 9 DOM START $ $1,599,000 START 09/10/20
Address 2201 N Valley Drive BD/BA 3br/1ba SQFT 936 sqft LOT 4401 PRICE $1,599,000 $PSF $1,708 DOM 11 DOM START $ $1,599,000 START 09/08/20
Address 1320 12th Street 2 BD/BA 2br/2ba SQFT 1257 sqft LOT 7019 PRICE $950,000 $PSF $756 DOM 11 DOM START $ $950,000 START 09/08/20
Address 1737 Voorhees Avenue BD/BA 4br/2ba SQFT 1382 sqft LOT 7502 PRICE $1,800,000 $PSF $1,302 DOM 14 DOM START $ $1,800,000 START 09/05/20
Address 231 Aviation Place BD/BA 3br/3ba SQFT 1747 sqft LOT 0 PRICE $1,055,000 $PSF $604 DOM 15 DOM START $ $1,055,000 START 09/04/20
Address 1631 22nd Street BD/BA 3br/2ba SQFT 1224 sqft LOT 4982 PRICE $1,849,000 $PSF $1,511 DOM 19 DOM START $ $1,849,000 START 08/31/20
Address 501 36th Pl (aka 500 Rosecrans Av) BD/BA 2br/1ba SQFT 892 sqft LOT 2951 PRICE $1,399,000 $PSF $1,568 DOM 22 DOM START $ $1,399,000 START 08/28/20
Address 622 Rosecrans Avenue BD/BA 4br/3ba SQFT 1973 sqft LOT 3635 PRICE $1,900,000 $PSF $963 DOM 23 DOM START $ $1,900,000 START 08/27/20
Address 640 Manhattan Beach Boulevard 6 BD/BA 2br/2ba SQFT 834 sqft LOT 10017 PRICE $949,950 $PSF $1,139 DOM 36 DOM START $ $949,950 START 08/14/20
Address 1421 12th Street 2 BD/BA 2br/3ba SQFT 1337 sqft LOT 7497 PRICE $1,049,000 $PSF $785 DOM 37 DOM START $ $1,049,000 START 08/13/20
Address 3207 Crest Drive BD/BA 3br/3ba SQFT 1794 sqft LOT 0 PRICE $1,995,000 $PSF $1,112 DOM 38 DOM START $ $1,995,000 START 08/12/20
Address 612 Manhattan Beach Boulevard BD/BA 3br/3ba SQFT 1559 sqft LOT 7506 PRICE $1,899,000 $PSF $1,218 DOM 39 DOM START $ $1,899,000 START 08/11/20
Address 216 36th Street BD/BA 2br/2ba SQFT 1020 sqft LOT 1070 PRICE $1,750,000 $PSF $1,716 DOM 54 DOM START $ $1,799,000 START 07/27/20
Address 205 40th Street BD/BA 2br/1ba SQFT 811 sqft LOT 1406 PRICE $1,695,000 $PSF $2,090 DOM 58 DOM START $ $1,695,000 START 05/02/20
Address 1204 Faymont Avenue BD/BA 2br/1ba SQFT 927 sqft LOT 5088 PRICE $1,590,000 $PSF $1,715 DOM 61 DOM START $ $1,590,000 START 07/20/20
Address 476 36th Street BD/BA 2br/1ba SQFT 784 sqft LOT 2707 PRICE $1,579,000 $PSF $2,014 DOM 64 DOM START $ $1,695,000 START 07/17/20
Address 709 N Valley Drive BD/BA 3br/3ba SQFT 1356 sqft LOT 1931 PRICE $1,975,000 $PSF $1,456 DOM 66 DOM START $ $1,999,000 START 07/15/20
Address 35 Malaga Place BD/BA 3br/3ba SQFT 1820 sqft LOT 2498 PRICE $1,399,000 $PSF $769 DOM 68 DOM START $ $1,459,000 START 07/13/20
Address 1457 Manhattan Beach Boulevard B BD/BA 2br/3ba SQFT 1276 sqft LOT 5504 PRICE $1,148,500 $PSF $900 DOM 70 DOM START $ $1,175,000 START 02/27/20
Address 748 Manhattan Beach Boulevard B BD/BA 3br/3ba SQFT 1407 sqft LOT 6426 PRICE $1,649,000 $PSF $1,172 DOM 78 DOM START $ $1,649,000 START 07/03/20
Address 1150 E Magnolia Avenue BD/BA 3br/1ba SQFT 984 sqft LOT 4896 PRICE $1,399,000 $PSF $1,422 DOM 79 DOM START $ $1,399,000 START 06/26/20

Please see our blog disclaimer.

Latest Listings Among
Manhattan Beach Homes For Sale