Many of my buyers clients looking to be as close to the beach as possible almost always realize that compromise is a requirement at some stage of their search. Many of my buyers decide that the price is right in North Redondo Beach with a variety of housing choices, good schools, and proximity to the coast which is why we all want to live here. What many aren’t as fond of in North Redondo is the “feel” of the neighborhoods with single family homes next to newer 3 on a lot townhomes, next to original duplexes, next to apartment buildings. Due to the lot sizes and zoning some of the streets and areas don’t necessarily have the residential neighborhood feel. One exception is the pocket known as the TRW Tract which was named after the TRW complex just up the street which has since become Northrup Grumman.
Homes in the TRW tract were generally built in the 1940s after the war and generally ranged from 900 – 1400 square feet. What makes the area unique is that the lots are fairly large for the South Bay and Redondo Beach generally around 6500 square feet but due to stricter zoning they have primarily remained smaller single family home. This has created and allowed a very nice neighborhood feel with tree lined streets, limited “McMansions”, and no real townhome or apartment buildings.
Many of the homes in the TRW tract have very large yards with most lots having 6500 square feet or more. While duplex properties are very unusual many homes have permitted guest homes or rooms attached to garages towards the rear of the property. Many of the homes in the area are still in original condition but with the boom in real estate a few years back many homes were upgraded and expanded. The neighborhood is served by two nearby elementary schools which are Lincoln and Madison.
Homes generally range between the mid to high $800,000s for smaller 2 bedroom fixers to the high $1,500,000+ for large “mansionized” homes on better streets. The areais a great option for home buyers looking for a real neighborhood feel with nearby parks and schools and quiet streets. For more information on North Redondo Beach and the TRW tract please contact me.