Sand Section

Overview for Sand Section, CA

19,787 people live in Sand Section, where the median age is 40.5 and the average individual income is $98,237. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

40.5 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Sand Section, CA

Sand Section has 8,926 households, with an average household size of 2.22. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Sand Section do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 19,787 people call Sand Section home. The population density is 13,842.6 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

54.48 / 45.52%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
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Commute Time

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60+ Minutes

Schools in Sand Section, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Sand Section. 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
No rating available
Our Lady Of Guadalupe School
PreK - 8th
No rating available
7th - 12th
No rating available
Hermosa Valley Elementary
4th - 8th
3rd - 4th
No rating available

Around Sand Section, CA

There's plenty to do around Sand Section, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Very Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Feed The Machine, Rizza's Tropicakes, and Kauai Shave Ice.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 0.55 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.18 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.91 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.88 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.46 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 0.32 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Hermosa Sand Section – Area 148

The Sand Section of Hermosa Beach is referred to by local Realtors as area 148. This is one of only three MLS real estate sections that make up the City of Hermosa Beach. The Sand Section can be unofficially broken down further into four sub-sections: The Strand, North Hermosa and South Hermosa.

THE STRAND – The Hermosa Strand is made up of homes that face the Marvin Braude Bike Trail with garage access on the alley side (Ocean Dr.) Strand properties begin in North Hermosa at 35th St (in the vicinity of neighborhood favorites such as North End Bar & Grill, El Gringo Mexican Cantina, Brother’s Burritos and Boccato’s Grocery and continue to Hermosa’s southernmost border at Herondo/1st St. The Strand is home to some of Hermosa Beach’s most expensive real estate, reaching record sale prices as high as $14 million for new construction (2017).

NORTH HERMOSA SAND SECTION – Properties that lie north of 16th St. through 35th St are in a sub-section local realtors refer to as North Hermosa. Many residents enjoy Sand Section living in North Hermosa because it borders South Manhattan Beach and they get to enjoy a “pier-to-pier” lifestyle. It’s slightly “quieter” in North Hermosa because only a few commercial properties are sprinkled throughout this area. Restaurants and convenient stores such as The Bottle InnThe Green Store, and Martha’s 22nd Street Grill are typically walkable from home and they are locally owned and operated by residents of the community, contributing to that authentic, beach town feel that people love about Hermosa Beach.

DOWNTOWN – The downtown district of the Sand Section is generally defined as those properties that flank Pier Avenue and Pier Plaza, situated north of 6th St. and south of 16th St. Residents enjoy being close to the heart of all the community activity as well as within walking distance to the boutique shops, dining options, and the beach. Some of the most sought after properties are located along one of the few, flat walk-streets close to downtown. With neighborhood favorites such as Tower 12Abilgale, Radici, Palmilla, and The Rockefeller within steps of home, it’s easy to see why buyers seek out the “park-and-walk” lifestyle that downtown living offers.

SLEEPY HOLLOW – This area is bounded to the west by Park Avenue and “The Sand Dune”. It sits between PCH and Valley Park to the north, Valley Drive to the east and Hermosa Valley School to the south. This area consists of larger, mostly flat, useable lots ranging from 4,800 sf to as large as 28,000 sf. Given the expansive size of the lots, owners enjoy the unique opportunity for privacy, pools, and large back yards, all while still only being within five or six blocks walking distance to the beach.

SOUTH HERMOSA SAND SECTION – 16th St. south through 1st St. is considered the “south end” of Hermosa Beach’s Sand Section. Properties in South Hermosa offer all the amenities of Sand Section living but with a slightly more casual tone, as it is farther from the Pier area and borders the beginning of South Redondo Beach. There’s still plenty to do within a few steps from home. Homes here are steps away from the Marina where locals can enjoy a day on the water paddle-boarding from Tarsan or the member’s only King Harbor Yacht Club, then grab a casual bite from iconic Mickey’s Deli.

The nearby 51 acre AES plant is slated for redevelopment into a planned, state-of-the-art mixed use zone; significant acreage will be dedicated to protected parks and wetlands. When the project is complete, South Hermosa will benefit from a growth in appreciation and local amenities to be enjoyed by all.

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