When recently asked by DIGS Magazine what we have seen as the latest trends in the South Bay market and how things have shifted in recent years, we reported that we believe that two major contributing factors have impacted our area in the past few years: lifestyle and education. The quality of life in the South Bay and the outstanding performance of the public schools here have made this area one of the most attractive places to live in the U.S.  People enjoy the close knit neighborhood feel while being conveniently located within a short distance to major commerce and industry in the nearby metropolitan area of Los Angeles. This continues to draw new residents from key markets across the nation. The increase demand and the strength of the annual average household income in the area have both had a profound impact on local real estate values. 

Some of the first questions we encounter when working with new buyers from out of the area is, “Where can I find information on Manhattan Beach Schools?” and  “How are the schools in the area?” This particular post will focus on Robinson Elementary School by taking a closer look at the neighborhoods the school offers as well as the programs that make the school stand out. We also have similar posts on Grandview Elementary and Mira Costa High School to help get to know these schools more closely. This elementary school, the smallest of the five elementary schools within the Manhattan Beach Unified School District holds a special place in our family as Jennifer Caskey, who was born and raised here in Manhattan Beach, attended Robinson; the three Caskey boys all attended the school as well.

Jennifer Caskey points out the tile made by one of her three sons who attended Robinson Elementary School.

Jennifer Caskey points out the tile made by one of her three sons who attended Robinson Elementary School.

Parents are very involved in school programs from high PTA participation to volunteering in the classroom, , and the staff works very closely with parents on a regular basis. The “Tuesday Tide” is a weekly newsletter that supports effective communication between the classroom and home. Students also enjoy the very popular Halloween Parade, Book Fair and Spring Talent Show program. Like it’s sister school, Grandview Elementary (also located in the Sand Section), Robinson Elementary also offers a Walking School Bus program as well as other enriching programs.

Because our public schools are so sought after, homes in this area are in high demand, and this is only one of the reasons why Manhattan Beach real estate is such a great investment.

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