September 2015

Found 5 blog entries for September 2015.

About two months ago, we began a test: How accurate is Zillow for Hermosa Beach real estate?

We took the 10 most recent listings at that moment and began tracking. (Here's that first post.) Now we can report back on some of the results that have come in.

Let's see how Zillow did, so far. (We'll recap the results at the end, but we don't want to spoil it for you!)

Sold Properties

935-1st-A935 1st, Unit A (3br/3ba, 1800 sqft.) is a somewhat remodeled, modern style townhome east of PCH and just up from a concert venue/bar.

The listing here began at $995K.

Zillow's bots were thinking, no, no, you gotta dream bigger: $1.091M.

The sold price was $1,065,750, much closer to Zillow's estimate (2% below) than it was to the start price (the sale was 7%

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A new farmers' market at Hermosa Beach's Pier Plaza promises something for just about everyone: kids and families, beach-goers, and the lunchtime crowd.

Now held on Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., the market offers a mix of fresh produce, prepared foods, drinks, and handmade products.

famermarkThe market is managed by Mark Anderson, better known as "Farmer Mark," a tomato-farmer-turned-entrepreneur who now runs five farmers' markets in Southern California (Playa Vista, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Monterey Park, and Hermosa Beach).

When the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce first reached out to Anderson about running the market, "it was an awesome call to get," he said. "Hermosa Beach was the very first farmers' market I sold at as a farmer, so it

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As a humpback whale danced in the not-too-distant ocean recently, an Old Tony's bartender and a sea-loving patron watched for its spouts, awaiting any breach.

bartender-tonysThe scene was simply one any seafaring Old Tony's patron could happen upon, and perhaps not even notice, if not for overhearing the old timers' snippets of conversation.

Indeed, that's the charm of Old Tony's Restaurant: Like many a sailor, you come and go as you please, finding what you want and taking the memories with you.

The original Old Tony's opened on the Redondo Beach Pier in 1952. Proprietor Tony Trutanich expanded the joint in 1961, and in 1963, built his landmark Old Tony's bar atop the restaurant.

The Top o' Tony's Bar has views from the Palos Verdes Peninsula to Malibu,…

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Sunshine, scenic views and cool ocean breezes provide the unrivaled lifestyle Beach Cities and Palos Verdes Peninsula residents know and love.

In an area where year-round outdoor living is the norm, there are countless activities to participate in.

Walkers and runners, joggers and stroller pushers – all have opportunities to get out and move while enjoying the best weather around.

With fall approaching, here's a list of some upcoming South Bay races for those who want to have some outdoor camaraderie and fun! 

  • Saturday, Oct. 3, 7:30 a.m.: 2015 Manhattan Beach 10K Run

This is a quaint city-streets run in some of Manhattan Beach's most scenic spots, including along the oceanfront Strand. Make a day of it in MB by going to the

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