A Guide to Manhattan Beach Residential Areas & School Zones

School is back in action, and it’s got us thinking of one of the most important factors of relocating your family. When choosing a home, school district is top of every parent’s mind. Lucky for South Bay folks, our public schools are some of the best in the state. So while individual schools may meet your needs more than another, there really isn’t a wrong choice of school districts in our beloved community.

We’ve broken down every city in the South Bay, detailing which colloquial zone it falls under and which school you’d be assigned based on address. First up is Manhattan Beach!

Manhattan Beach 
Manhattan Beach is a laid-back South Bay community popular with families and outdoor enthusiasts. The Strand bike path winds along the oceanfront between modern mansions and wide stretches of sand lined with volleyball courts. Low-key Manhattan Beach Pier features a quaint aquarium and views of surfers. There are several parks, and a small downtown with boutiques, brunch cafes, pubs, and upscale eateries. 

Sand Section (142) - Where the sand meets the surf! Amazing Strand homes offer unobstructed ocean views. Sought after Walkstreet properties are very desirable for families. 
Tree Section (143) -
Quaint neighborhood with tree-lined streets. Many custom, one-of-a-kind homes with gorgeous private backyards. Lots offer a peak of ocean views. 
Hill Section (144) -
Sweeping ocean views, wide streets, and spacious lots with some of the biggest homes in Manhattan Beach. 
East Manhattan (146/147) -
With larger lots, great schools, and beautiful recreational parks, this area is ideal for families looking for a little more space between them and their neighbors. 
Manhattan Village (145) -
The only gates community in Manhattan Beach. An exclusive retreat which provides a social lifestyle for its residents with an array of open-air shops and restaurants. 


Manhattan Beach Unified School District
Manhattan Beach is home to some of the best public schools in the United States. Commonly referred to as MBUSD, the district includes five elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school within its city limits. Collectively, these schools maintain API scores in the top 1% in both the state and the nation. MBUSD has been ranked among the top three school districts in the state and LA County for many years. It is also currently ranked 14th in the nation. Learn more here

Schools Zones:
Grand View Elementary
Pacific Elementary
Robinson Elementary
Meadows Elementary
Pennekamp Elementary

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