East of Sepulveda Blvd. in Manhattan Beach is where you find homes in more of a traditional neighborhood layout, with a grid format of streets and sidewalks that begin at the northern border of the area in what is known as the Poet's Section (named for famed poets such as:Tennyson, Keats, Longfellow, and Shelly). The street names then move north and start to take after last names of early American tycoons, then they are numbered from 1st St through 23rd St. The outlying borders of East Manhattan Beach begin South at Artesia Blvd., East at Aviation Blvd., West along Sepulveda Blvd., and North along Marine Avenue.
East Manhattan Beach is broken into sub-sections: Terraza Estates, Mira Costa, Liberty Village and Manhattan Heights. The Village is sometimes included in conversations about East Manhattan, though The Village has falls within its own official real estate section of Manhattan Beach.Terraza Estates
is the small sub-section of East Manhattan Beach where you can find some of the largest lots available in the beach cities, ranging up to over one half acre in some cases. It is tucked away from major streets and generally, the roads in this area are only travelled by residents. The homes are spread apart from each other and offer plenty of privacy and seclusion while still being within a short drive to the beach.The Mira Costa Section
of East Manhattan are the homes that surround Mira Costa High School. Terraza Estates falls within this section but prices are not relative to the same comparables between homes within the Mira Coasta section. Typically in the Mira Costa section homes are larger and offer large backyards. Most of the homes in Manhattan Beach that have pools are located in this neighborhood because many lots are a big as 7,500 sf. Some homes that are located on the crest of a hill can achieve a view of the sparkling lights of Downtown Los Angeles.Liberty Village
is a pocket of post-war era homes located between Manhattan Beach Blvd. and Marine Ave. The unofficial border to the west is N. Peck Ave. Residents of Liberty Village enjoy being within walking distance to Polliwog Park
, the City of Manhattan Beach's largest public park and the site of the famed Summer Concerts in the Park series. Adjacent to the park is Begg Pool
which is open during the summer for classes and recreational swimming as well as the Polliwog Dog Run. On the other side of Polliwog Park is the area just west of Liberty Village known as Manhattan Heights
. This small sub-section of East Manhattan is nestled between Peck Ave. and Meadows Ave, bordered to the south by Manhattan Beach Blvd. and to the north by Marine Ave. Here the lots can tend to be a little smaller, however many homes can catch a glimpse of Downtown LA. Liberty Village/Manhattan Heights
is still home to many original homes that have been updated and remodeled. The affordability factor in this section, along with the proximity to the park and local schools, is a large draw to young families just moving to the area.
There is a very small triangle on the East side of Aviation near 2nd St that is part of Manhattan Beach though often confused for North Redondo Beach. There is a small HOA of townhomes in this section known as Manhattan Pointe
Those who reside in East Manhattan Beach typically have the easiest school commutes because Mira Costa High School, which services all of Manhattan Beach, Manhattan Beach Middle School, and Meadows and Pennykamp Elementary schools are all located in this area. Homes south of Manhattan Beach Blvd. are slated to attend Pennykamp Elementary while homes north of Manhattan Beach Blvd. are slated to attend Meadows Elementary. Other schools such as Manhattan Pre-School, and the Manhattan Academy are also located in East Manhattan Beach.