Manhattan Beach

The Pearl of the South Bay

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Overview

The City of Manhattan Beach encourages a strong local economy and quality of life by promoting commerce, sound government and an informed community.

Manhattan Beach offers an eclectic balance of work and play for everyone. The city blends the best of L.A. with coastal creativity and imagination and an attractive mix of casual-fine dining restaurants, specialty boutiques and retailers that create a pedestrian friendly, mixed-use downtown center, all while being steps away from the beach.

The northeast Manhattan Beach business area along Rosecrans between Sepulveda and Aviation includes many restaurants, shops and large office properties. It also includes the Marriott Hotel and Golf Course and the Manhattan Beach Studios. The Manhattan Beach Studios media campus is home to some of the most popular movies in entertainment, including Marvel pictures "Thor", "Iron Man 2" and James Cameron's "Avatar". The studio complex is also equipped with one of the largest photovoltaic solar panel rooftop installations in the area, which generates approximately 1 megawatt of power.

The Sepulveda Corridor is the main north south highway through the city and includes the Manhattan Village Mall anchored by Macy's and other tenants including the Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma and the Apple Store. Many restaurants such as Islands, Chili's, Olive Garden and the Tin Roof are also located at the Manhattan Village Mall.

Manhattan Beach is a beautiful city offing many amenities to both residents and business.

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At-a-Glance

  • 35,818
    Population (2015)
  • 19,193
    Labor Force
  • 3.1%
    Unemployment Rate

Key Figures

35,818
Population (2015)
$123,391
Median Household Income
14,429
Households

BUSINESS RESOURCES AND INCENTIVES

Downtown Shopping
Downtown Shopping

The City provides the following economic incentives:


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The top employers in Manhattan Beach include:

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Skechers
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Kinecta Federal Credit Union
  • Target Corporation
  • Skechers USA Inc.
  • City of Manhattan Beach
  • Macy’s West LLC
  • Fry’s Electronics Inc.
  • Marriott- HMC Interstate
  • Ralphs Grocery Co.
  • Tecolote Research
  • Bristol Farms
  • Olive Garden
  • Houston’s Restaurants Inc.
  • 24 Hour Fitness
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Il Fornaio 99
  • MB Country Club
  • Chili’s Grill & Bar
  • Manhattan Beach Toyota
  • Islands Restaurant
  • Recreational Equipment Inc.
  • Belamar Hotel
  • Old Navy
  • Shade Hotel
  • Manhattan Beach Studios

CITY OF Manhattan Beach:
AT A GLANCE

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  • Population (2015): 35,818
  • Form of Government: City Council- City Manager
  • Median Age: 40.33
  • Size: square miles
  • Ocean Beach Frontage
  • Median Home Value (2013): $1,000,000+ (from city data)
  • Households: 14,429
  • Owner Occupied Units: 9,551
  • Median household income: $123,391
  • Average Household expenditure: $117,945
  • Population w/ College Degree = 81.46%
  • Unemployment Rate = 3.1% (2014)
  • Over 3.8 million visitors annually ; page 89, urban land study
  • Total Business Establishments: 2,131

Manhattan Beach By the Numbers:


The Manhattan Beach Library

The city’s newly built state of the art library has nearly 22,000 square feet.

Library features:

  • Automatic book-sorting machine (the first in the County of Los Angeles Public Library system)
  • Adult reading area with a fireplace and a view of the ocean
  • Nine public access computers in the adult area of the library
  • Children’s area including Family Place, an interactive learning wall, four early literacy computers, and an additional six children’s access computers
  • Teen area with five teen access computers and a pop-up LED station for gaming and movies
  • Meeting Room with a capacity of 100 includes state-of-the-art audiovisual system with remote touch panel controls and a kitchen
  • Four study rooms, each study room includes a data projector for laptop connection

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