The Hill Section of Manhattan Beach is made up largely of newer homes on large, sprawling lots, many of which capture outstanding ocean views. Most of Manhattan Beach’s estate-style homes are located within the Hill Section. The South-western side of the hill is known as premium real estate and is where most of the South Bay’s record-setting sales have recorded. Most lots West of John St, between 5th and 10th St can be considered within this zone. Homes in the northwest quadrant can still offer some ocean view.
Many residents prefer Hill Section living for the large pool-sized lots that allow for legacy homes to be built on, while still being only a few minutes’ walk to Downtown Manhattan Beach. Many homes within this very exclusive section enjoy a greater sense of privacy, which is a huge draw for high-profile homeowners wishing to enjoy a quiet, beach life.