Information on the condo complexes in Hermosa Beach
As a specialist in Hermosa Beach, I have many clients contact me in their search for a condo in Hermosa Beach. With prices well below neighboring Manhattan Beach, a condo in Hermosa is the perfect situation for many buyers looking to own instead of renting, while still being able to be near the beach. Unfortuntately part of what makes Hermosa such a great place to live, the small town atmosphere, makes finding a condo in the area a bit difficult. Unlike Redondo Beach with endless condominium complexes, Hermosa Beach really only offers a few possibilities, and most in the same general location.
The two most prominent condo complexes are the Apple Tree and the Commodore. Located in the heart of downtown Hermosa Beach, they are ideally located for those looking to be near the beach, shopping, the gym, and the nightlife of Pier Avenue. Some units on upper floors even have partial ocean and sunset views. The units on the west of the buildings are generally the most valuable with views, plenty of light and ocean breezes. As with many places built in the 1970s, some units have been beautifully remodeled while some are still in their original condition. Prices in these buildings generally range from the mid $700K range for a 1 bedroom, to over $1,000,000 for larger 2 or 3 bedrooms with views and western exposure. See all of the current homes for sale in Hermosa Beach CA.
The Apple Tree
1720 Ardmore, Hermosa Beach
The complex known as the Apple Tree sits just east of the green belt and a half block off of pier avenue making it a great fit for those priced out of other options or those looking to transition from renter to owner. Built in 1970 The building has 71 units in three (technically 4) buildings and offers both 1 and 2 bedroom layouts. Some units have views of the valley and some can even see ocean. Parking is subterranean and HOA dues are generally around mid $500’s a month* Units generally sell between mid $700,000s to over $1,000,000* (info as of 7/2023)
1600 Ardmore, Hermosa Beach
The building known as the Commodore sits at 1600 Ardmore, just east of the greenbelt and a block to pier avenue. The building consists of approximately 100 condo style units ranging primarily of 1 and 2 bedroom condos with an occassional 3 bedroom. The building has a large interior courtyard so there are both exterior facing homes and interior courtyard facing units. Square footage ranges from 607 on most one bedrooms, to 1048 for most two bedrooms up to approximately 1500 for the rare 3 bedroom.
Parking is in the subterreanean garage and the complex has an indoor pool and spa. HOA dues are around the mid $500s a month* Prices have ranged betwee the lower $700,000s to over $1,000,000 (as of Summer 2023)
2411 Prospect, Hermosa Beach
Another option in Hermosa Beach is the Victorian, located near the corner of Prospect and Artesia at 2411 Prospect. Condos in the Victorian generally start in the mid $600,000 range (as of summer 2023) and are priced a bit lower due to the greater distance from downtown and the beach. Unlike the Commodore and Appletree, the Victorian offers 1,2, and 3 bedroom units. The complex surrounds a courtyard area so units face both exterior and interior. Sitting near the corner (but not on) of Prospect and Artesia there are plenty of places to walk just outside your door including Lazy Acres, McDonalds, Rabano and more.
The Victorian has a pool and spa, parking is subterranean.
446 Monterey, Hermosa Beach
Closest to the beach and the one’s with the most “townhome” feel would be the homes located at 446 Monterey. Just a few blocks from the beach, they have a more low-key feel with large outdoor spaces, patios, pools and somewhat of a Cape Cod architecture. Most are 3 bedroom units, with prices ranging from the low $1.2M range to over $1.5M (as of summer 2023)
There are only 34 units in this complex. Parking is in a subterranean garage. The complex has a nice west facing pool and spa and some of the top floor units have nice ocean views. HOA dues are currently around $400 a month.
Just a few blocks to the beach it’s pretty ideally located near both the Redondo Pier and Hermosa Pier areas as well as the incredible beach just down the street.
1300 The Strand Hermosa Beach
One very unusual option is the condo/hotel known as The Beach House Hermosa Beach offering 3 levels of ocean view “hotel rooms” that are all individually owned. These units rarely come on the market and depending on location range from the mid $600,000s for one of the few that faces east, to almost $2,000,000 for the top floor corner units. Owners are restricted to 90 days of personal use and the onsite management rents it out the rest of the year with rental income being split.