Hill Section Homes for Sale

The Manhattan Beach Hill Section may be the most prestigious area of the city. It is clearly one of the elite coastal communities of Southern California.

The area is named, quite simply, for the large hill that makes up the majority of Hill Section real estate. From some of the peaks of the hill, you can get 180-degree panoramic views from Palos Verdes to the south, with glimpses of Catalina Island, all the way up north to Malibu. See more about this high-class neighborhood in our description below. You can also see recently sold homes in the Hill Section.

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Homes For Sale In the Hill Section

On the map, the Hill Section is probably the smallest district of Manhattan Beach. It runs west from Sepulveda just down to the greenbelt at Valley and Ardmore. At its southern border, the Hill Section touches Hermosa Beach, and the district goes north to the middle of town at Manhattan Beach Boulevard.

The most common price range for single-family homes in the Hill Section is between $4 million to $10 million, but prices can really jump if a home is newer, has a large lot and/or ocean views. Recently, elite homes have sold for $15 million and even $20 million. (See recently sold Hill Section homes here.)

Some large Hill Section lots with ocean views have sold for $5 million, $6 million or even more, and that’s before the cost of building a new home.

The Hill Section always has the fewest homes on the market at any given time, and buyers trying to get into the neighborhood learn to be patient to find just the right property. Many sell off-market, so having a good local broker can be vital to helping to find the right home.

For those who are able to live in the Hill Section, it can be the very definition of a luxury lifestyle right in the middle of a laid-back beach town.

Hill Section Lot Sizes, Home Sizes and Zoning

The Hill Section is a great family neighborhood, with some of the largest lots in town. It’s not uncommon to find a lot size of 6,000-7,500 sqft., among the largest in Manhattan Beach west of Sepulveda. Some are even larger, over 11,000 sqft.

With larger lots come some of the largest homes in Manhattan Beach as well. An average home might be 4,000 or 5,000 square feet or more, 25% larger than a home you might find in the Tree Section. Very large lots can support a home of 7,000, 8,000 or more square feet of interior space.

Zoning for the Hill section is almost entirely single-family. The exception is just a few townhomes running along Manhattan Beach Boulevard toward downtown.


Downtown, Parks and Other Features of the Hill Section

From some homes in the Hill Section, it can be a close walk to downtown Manhattan Beach and the beach itself. The Hill Section is also close to the greenbelt, a path running through the middle of town enjoyed by neighbors, dog walkers and joggers.

Neighbors know that the Larsson Parkette, near 2nd Street at the top of the hill along Larsson Street, is a nice little spot to let the kids run around outside, or even to host birthday parties.

More Manhattan Beach Information

You can see all Manhattan Beach listings here, visit our detailed Manhattan Beach real estate resources page, or see our articles all about Manhattan Beach lifestyle, parks, schools and more.

Work with Dave Fratello

Looking for help with your home search or sale? MB Confidential producer Dave Fratello is an active local broker with Edge Real Estate Agency. He and the team would be honored to help!

Edge is a full-service, boutique real estate agency representing buyers and sellers. We are experts in residential real estate in Manhattan Beach and nearby South Bay real estate markets.

We’re different because we uniquely blend online savvy, tech proficiency, marketing expertise, local knowledge and experience with negotiations and transactions in this area. For any question or a free consultation, reach out to Dave today!

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Video Tour of the Hill Section

Get to know the Hill Section with our brief video tour. See typical lot sizes and home sizes, neighborhood features and more.

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Based on information from California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. as of June 18th, 2024 at 8:15am PDT. This information is for your personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties you may be interested in purchasing. Display of MLS data is usually deemed reliable but is NOT guaranteed accurate by the MLS. Buyers are responsible for verifying the accuracy of all information and should investigate the data themselves or retain appropriate professionals. Information from sources other than the Listing Agent may have been included in the MLS data. Unless otherwise specified in writing, Broker/Agent has not and will not verify any information obtained from other sources. The Broker/Agent providing the information contained herein may or may not have been the Listing and/or Selling Agent.