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What should you know about Redondo Beach, California if you decided to move?

1. Geography

Redondo Beach is one of the three Beach Cities of Los Angeles County, along with Manhattan and Hermosa Beach. Only twenty miles separate the town from Los Angeles, and just seven miles from LAX airport.
The proximity of the beach makes the north and the south sections of the city, very different from each other. South Redondo has a laid-back feel with wide sandy beaches, close-knit neighborhoods and a small business district near the pier and the marina, while North Redondo, located inland, contains the commercial and industrial space including engineering firms, the inland aerospace, shopping centers as well as cultural and entertainment facilities.
Over 99% of the city’s total area (6.2 square miles) is land.

1.a Climate

Redondo Beach has a local semi-arid climate due to the lack of rain; the city gets just 14 inches of rain per year, and it only rains 33 days out of the 365 days. After moving to Redondo Beach, you will enjoy at least 280 sunny days!
The city experiences a comfortable temperature thorough out, around 63.68° Farenheit. The July high is close to 77 degrees and the January low is 48.

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2. Economy

The progress of the City depends on the success of the businesses in the community, that’s why many efforts have been made to promote and enhance the economic climate. Waterfront business owners, for example, are making significant renovations, and the City (in partnership with private investors and developers), has invested in different projects and in several public facilities in the area such as: the Pier streetscape and Harbor Drive streetscape improvements, brand new joint Harbor Patrol and a county lifeguard facility; Pier parking system upgrades, renovation of the Seaside Lagoon building, improvements in the Moonstone Park at the end of Marina Way and more.
CenterCal, a based retail, restaurant and lifestyle center developer, has been working in partnership with the local government and the residents to bring new life, dynamism, and vitality to the Waterfront.
The City along with the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, work hard to promote business; that’s why the community enjoys today a broad based economy with multiple companies providing high value, high wage job opportunities.
Among the Top employers in the city we find: Northrop Grumman, Beach Cities Health District, Redondo Beach Unified School District, City of Redondo Beach, Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach, Ocean Club Apartment Homes, Cheesecake Factory, the United States Post Office, Target Store, and DHL Global Forwarding.
If you intent to move your business to Redondo Beach, find out what the City can do to make the process easier by visiting the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce website.

3. Education

The Redondo Beach Unified School District operates eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, one continuation school, and one adult school. The twelve public schools are among the finest “distinguished schools” in the country and they have been evenly divided throughout the North and South areas of the city: one middle school and five elementary schools are located in North/Central Redondo Beach; and four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school have been placed in the south section of the community.
The Redondo Beach Unified School District (RBUSD) has achieved excellence in education by creating a dynamic communication environment between the alumni, teachers, staff, and parents; and also, by establishing partnerships with other entities and observing past traditions.
Middle schools in Redondo Beach include: Adams Middle School and Parras Middle School. Adams Middle School serves 6th to 8th grade students in the north section, while Parras Middle School operates in South Redondo Beach.
The city also has the following elementary schools: Alta Vista, Beryl Heights, Birney, Jefferson, Lincoln, Madison, Tulita and Washington.
Located next to the Redondo Union High School main premises, we find the Redondo Shores High School, which serves as a continuation school. The Redondo Beach Learning Academy day school is also situaded on the Redondo Shores High School grounds. The campus offers independent studies program for grades 9-12.
One of the best private preschool, elementary and middle school in the city, is the Valor Christian Academy, which main goal is to provide a solid academic Christian foundation.

3.a Library

Redondo Beach has a contemporary and enriched library system with 2 branches located in the community: The Main Library at 303 North PCH (in the Civic Center complex), and the North Branch Library at 2000 Artesia Boulevard. The Library’s collection contains over 190,000 items and includes a large variety of print, audiovisual and digital resources such as eBooks, downloadable audiobooks and magazines, streaming video, online databases, and DVDs.
The system provides multiple resources for students, including: the California Department of Education reading lists for K-12, eBooks about all of the California Missions, social and studies fact cards (California Edition) for grades 4 through 8.

Other services and programs offered by the Library are:

• Homework Help (Live tutors are available at the library every day from 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm)
• Wi-Fi
• Kids’ Health (Online Safety for Kids)
• Children’s Services (Redondo Beach Public Library 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway)
• Scanning, Copying and Printing
• Local Test Proctoring Services
• Self-Service Checkout
• Security Engravers for Private Property (Courtesy of the Redondo Beach Police Department)
• Conference Rooms at the Main Library and at the North Branch Library for use by the public.
• Special Events at the Historical Library such as banquets, wedding receptions, and other social events can be reserved at the former Redondo Beach Library in Veterans Park or by calling this number (310) 937-6844.
• Outside Drops located outside the Main Library and the North Branch for ’round the clock return of materials. There are separate bins for book and audiovisual returns. If materials are dropped in the bins before 10 a.m. (when the library opens from Monday through Friday) or at 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays, items will be classified as “returned the prior open day.”

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4. Government

Redondo Beach is a “charter city” governed by a Mayor and a Council who are elected at large by the the residents.
The Mayor and Council establish policy, enact laws, appoint the City Manager (as the chief administrative officer of the City), promote community appeal and implement programs and services in order to improve the quality of life of residents and visitors.

5. Infrastructure

5.a Transportation

People who move to Redondo Beach are impressed with the public transportation options available in the community. Beach Cities Transit (BCT), for instance, serves the following South Bay Region areas: Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, El Segundo and LAX.
Line 102 operates from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the following zones: Redondo Beach Pier, Civic Center, Redondo Union High School, Beach Cities Health District, South Bay Galleria, aerospace companies in North Redondo and Redondo Beach Green Line station.
Line 109 operates from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. throughout these sections: Riviera Village, Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach, Downtown Manhattan Beach, Downtown El Segundo, Douglas Green Line Station, The Pointe, Plaza El Segundo, Aviation/LAX Green Line station, and the LAX Bus Center.
For seniors (62+) and people with disabilities, the WAVE provides convenient, inexpensive, shared-ride, curb-to-curb paratransit transportation to Herm920osa Beach, Redondo Beach, and to designated stations in Manhattan Beach and Torrance.
Vehicles are equipped with wheelchair lifts and they are powered by compressed natural gas.
For eligibility, the riders have to show proof of disability such as a Medicare Card, a Disabled ID card issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, a disabled reduced fare card issued by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), or a physician’s letter verifying their disability.
The Metro Rail system in this area is comprised of the Metro Blue, Expo, Green, Red, Purple and Gold Lines.
The Green Line offers a large variety of municipal transit, as well as Metro connections at all Metro Rail stations. Beach Cities Transit (BCT) Line 102 connects with the Green Line at the Redondo Beach station located at 5301 Hawthorne, Marine Avenue; and BCT Line 109 connects with the Green Line at the Aviation/LAX and Douglas stations.
Trains run every 7-8 minutes during peak hours, and every 15 minutes during off-peak hours –at a speed of 55 mph. The fare is $1.75 one way and the ticket machines accept coins and bills ($1, $5, $10, and $20).
There are Park & Ride lots with free parking at all stations except in Mariposa, where there is no parking. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department provides security in the terminals.
The Metro Blue Line runs north and south between Long Beach and Los Angeles.
The Metro Expo Line and the Metro Blue Line shares 2 stations in Pico & 7th St/Metro Center; then it continues along Flower Street to Exposition Boulevard heading west to Culver City.
The Metro Green Line crosses the Blue Line, going east and west between Norwalk and Redondo Beach, curving south near LAX airport.

These four taxi companies are authorized by the City of Redondo Beach to operate within Redondo Beach city limits, and many of these cabs are also approved to work in Los Angeles, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Lawndale, and Torrance:

All Yellow Taxi Inc.
(800) 900-0033

Bell Cab Company
(888) 481-2345

South Bay Yellow Cab
(800) 924-8294

United Independent Taxi Drivers
(800) 822-8294

5.b Utilities

For your convenience, we have included a list of the utility companies that offer their services in Rancho Redondo. We found this information on the official webpage of the City.

1. Water
California Water Service
2632 West 237th Street
Torrance, CA 90505-5272
General Information: (310) 257-1400

2. Gas
The Gas Company
Payment Center:
South Bay Postal Center
1719 Via Del Prado,
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(800) 427-2200

3. Electricity
Southern California Edison
Account Services
P.O. Box 6400
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91729
(800) 655-4555
Refuse/Trash

Athens Services
14048 East Valley Boulevard
City of Industry, CA 91746
(888) 336-6100
Fax: (626) 968-1365
Local School Districts

4. Telephone
Verizon
Payment Center:
Del Amo Fashion Center, Torrance
(800) 483-4000

5. Cable
Time Warner Cable
1529 Valley Drive
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Customer Service: (24 hours) (888) 683-1000
Admin Office: (310) 406-1960
Verizon FIOS
(888) 553-1555

6. Local schools
Redondo Beach Unified School District
1401 Inglewood Avenue
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
(310) 379-5449
Fax: (310) 798-8659

7. Voter Registration
Los Angeles County
Registrar & Recorder/County Clerk
(800) 815-2666

6. Point of Interest

Located in South Redondo (west of PCH between Avenue I and Palos Verdes Blvd), the downtown area offers renovated restaurants, clothing and fashion boutiques, as well as three wine-tasting galleries.
The famous Riviera Village located at 1799 South Catalina Avenue, showcases more than 300 one-of-a-kind boutiques, restaurants, hair salons, skin care studios, spas, galleries and various services including: dental, insurance, real estate, legal, finance, and medical among others.
The Marina, Harbor and Pier are home to Korean seafood restaurants and a large variety of casual and fine dining options with panoramic ocean-views; bars, small shops and a games arcade.
The Esplanade (at the Pier) features one of the most scenic and vibrant stretches of beach in California; a place where residents and visitors can practice a variety of land and water activities such as sport fishing, biking, jogging, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, surfing, whale watching, swimming, scuba diving, boating and more.
Besides restaurants, the Pier is also home to a variety of souvenir shops, boutiques, hotels of all prices (within walking distance of this location), live music and entertainment venues, as well as the Summer of Music: the biggest free summer concert series in the South Bay!

The Marina, located just north of the Pier, boasts a variety of restaurants, a seafood shop and a pub with nearly 100 beers on tap.
Recently, in May 2016, the Seaside Lagoon was open for public use throughout the summer months (from Monday to Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., until Monday September 5).
The Seaside Lagoon is in fact, a salt water facility situated on the southwest corner of Harbor Drive and Portofino Way, in Redondo Beach’s King Harbor. The facility offers trained lifeguard supervision, volleyball courts, a large sand area for sunbathing, children’s play equipment, several snack bars provided by Ruby’s Restaurant, and a grassed area and luau shelter for special events.
Inland, in North Redondo, residents and visitors enjoy at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, which is one of the premier cultural facilities of the South Bay and the Crown Jewel of the South Bay’s arts scene. RBPAC is home to the Los Angeles Ballet, 3D Theatricals, Distinguished Speaker Series, Kala Koa Entertainment, and many other cultural and entertainment events.
The South Bay Galleria shopping center and Artesia Boulevard offer multiple dining options from around the world, as well as a large variety of shopping options in North Redondo.
Don’t forget to visit the Redondo Beach Farmers Market located in front of Veterans Park; it’s open every Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

There, you will be able to find the following great products:

• Fresh and dried fruits
• Jams and preserves
• Honey
• Cut flowers
• Bakery goods
• BBQ chicken
• Fresh vegetables
• Nuts
• Fresh fish
• Kettle corn
• Bedding plants

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