Manhattan Beach Median Home Prices

Updated: February 7, 2024

The median price for homes in Manhattan Beach as of Dec. 31, 2023, was $2,800,000.

The prior year, it had reached $3,137,000, meaning that the median price dropped 10.7% in just one year.

It was like whiplash, because 2022's data showed an amazing rise of 33% over 3 years (2020-22). (For more on the historical numbers and recent drop, see this article.)

Recent median price increases had reflected a pandemic-era boom that saw dramatic increases in many real estate markets, but particularly here in Manhattan Beach.

Low interest rates were a clear factor, low inventory added price pressure, and Manhattan Beach's role as second-home destination is also helping to drive purchases.

The last time we saw such a quick rise in the median price for homes in Manhattan Beach was in calendar year 2017, when the median price was at $2,349,000 by year end. This was an increase of 13.2% over the 2016 median price of $2,075,000.

These figures, by the way, were not calculated by robots or automated systems, they were calculated by a local broker, Dave Fratello, and they represent the true median price, not "average" price like you might see on some websites.

The median price is the exact middle of all the data, where half of the homes sold higher, and half sold lower.


The chart below shows how prices were changing within 2023.

median home price chart - manhattan beach november 2023


Recent Blog Posts About Manhattan Beach Median Home Prices

We blog about home prices and median prices all the time here at MB Confidential!

See some of our more recent data and analyses here:

Recent Median Price Growth, and Drop, for Manhattan Beach (Feb. 7, 2024)

Median Price Drops 12 Percent in 12 Months (Dec. 7, 2023)

Median Price Skids - Manhattan Beach Market Update for 7/31/23 (Aug. 3, 2023)

Further Drops in Manhattan Beach Median Price? (May 9, 2023)

Manhattan Beach Median Price Drops 3% from Peak (April 6, 2023)

Manhattan Beach Median Home Price up 3% in 2022 (Jan. 11, 2023)

Q3: Sales Down, Prices Up - Manhattan Beach Market Update for 9/30/22 (Oct. 5, 2022)

Regional Home Price Drops? - Manhattan Beach Market Update for 7/15/22 (July 20, 2022)

Manhattan Beach Prices & Growth Highest in South Bay (March 22, 2022)

Pandemic Push: Manhattan Beach Home Prices Rose 25% Since March 2020 (Feb. 9, 2022)

Median Price Hits $3.0M - Manhattan Beach Market Update for 11/30/21 (Dec. 2, 2021)

Another +$100K for Median Price - Manhattan Beach Market Update for 7/31/21 (Aug. 2, 2021)

Median to the Moon - Manhattan Beach Market Update for 6/30/21 (July 7, 2021)

Manhattan Beach Prices Highest, Growth Slowest in South Bay (March 11, 2021)

Manhattan Beach PPSF at $1,043 (Jan. 28, 2021)

Median Price Jump, 10% More Sales in 2020 - Manhattan Beach Market Update for 12/31/20 (Jan. 6, 2021)

Amid Record-Low Closings, Median Price Jumps to $2.5M (May 6, 2020)

Median Home Price Hits New Peak (April 5, 2020)

Median Price Down 2% in 2019 (Jan. 7, 2020)

Median Price for MB Dips Mildly (July 10, 2019)

See the 'Median Homes' of 2018 (Jan. 14, 2019)

Manhattan Beach Median Price Up 2% in '18 (Jan. 10, 2019)

Median Prices through Q3: Up, Again (Oct. 8, 2018)

First Half '17 Bullish Again for Manhattan Beach (Aug. 2, 2017)

Bull Market(s) Celebrate 8th Year (March 9, 2017)

See the 'Median House(s)' of 2016 for MB (Feb. 15, 2017)

2016 Saw Bounceback in Sales, Higher Median Price (Feb. 14, 2017)

Would You Believe Prices Are Up? (Oct. 6, 2016)

Inventory Higher in 2015; Prices, Too (Jan. 7, 2016)

Sales Down, Prices Up So Far in 2015 (Dec. 8, 2015)

Sand Section Townhome PPSF Trends (July 8, 2015)

See the 7 'Median Homes' of MB for 2014 (Jan. 20, 2015)

MB Median Prices Rocket to New High in 2014 (Jan. 9, 2015)

How Prices Have Bounced Since '09 (Sept. 9, 2014)

MB Median Prices Tilt Way Up (July 1, 2014)

Medians, Peaks and Not-Bubbles (March 12, 2014)

2013 Wrap: Fewer Sales, Big Median Bump (Jan. 8, 2014)


For even more historical posts, follow the link below to the MB Confidential blog, which shows all posts tagged "median prices." Newest posts display first; you can scan back to see older posts and data.

See all MB Confidential blog posts about median prices for Manhattan Beach real estate

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