South Bay


The South Bay is a large region of Los Angeles County which is south of Westchester and the Los Angeles International Airport, extending south along the southern shore of the Santa Monica Bay which is part of the Pacific Ocean. The South Bay includes the Beach Cities of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Redondo Beach. It also includes El Segundo, Torrance, Gardena, Inglewood, and the Palos Verdes Peninsula cities of Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, and Rolling Hills Estates. Parts of the City of Los Angeles, small unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, and other small incorporated cities are included as part of the South Bay. The South Bay region is bordered on the north by the Westside, on the northeast by Los Angeles, on the east by the Gateway Cities, on the southeast by Long Beach, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.


Colleges and universities in the South Bay include:

California State University, Dominguez Hills
El Camino College
Los Angeles Harbor College
Westwood College


South Bay Cities Council of Governments

The South Bay Cities Council of Governments is a joint powers authority of 16 cities and the County of Los Angeles that share the goal of maximizing the quality of life and productivity in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County.

The 16 cities are:

  • Carson
  • El Segundo
  • Gardena
  • Hawthorne
  • Hermosa Beach
  • Inglewood
  • Lawndale
  • Lomita
  • Manhattan Beach
  • Palos Verdes Estates
  • Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Redondo Beach
  • Rolling Hills
  • Rolling Hills Estates
  • Torrance
  • San Pedro


Beach Cities (Region)

The Beach Cities are Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, and Redondo Beach which face Santa Monica Bay which is part of the Pacific Ocean. The Beach Cities are southwest of Downtown Los Angeles, and make up a part of the South Bay.


South Bay Chinese School

The South Bay Chinese School, a non-profit organization located in Palos Verdes, has been offering Chinese language classes for children and adults since 1971. It is the stated mission of the school to instill an awareness of the Chinese heritage and to create programs that will introduce the Chinese culture to the community. South Bay Chinese School has many corporate and business sponsors which are greatly appreciated.


South Bay Land

If you would like to sell or acquire land in South Bay or in the surrounding areas, please contact an agent in our land division. We have land specialists that can help you buy or sell land anywhere in California.


Madrona Marsh Preserve

The Madrona Marsh Preserve is a vernal pool or marsh located in Torrance which is in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. Madrona Marsh is a valuable habitat for many types of birds, reptiles, and small mammals, and is used by El Camino College as an outdoor biology and botany lab. The City of Torrance operates the Madrona Marsh Nature Center in cooperation with the Friends of the Madrona Marsh. The Madrona Marsh Preserve and nature center are open to the public several days each week.


South Coast Botanic Garden

The South Coast Botanic Garden, established in 1959, in an 87 acre public garden located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula which is in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. The garden contains over 200,000 plants including 2,000 species from around the world. Specialty gardens include a Japanese garden, a fuchsia garden, and a rose garden. A man-made lake attracts more than 200 species of birds that either make their home at the garden or use it as a stop in their annual migration. South Coast Botanic garden is absolutely beautiful and worth visiting.


South Bay Real Estate

Homes in the South Bay consist of both single family detached homes and attached homes that may be townhomes or stacked condominiums. Prices range from moderate to high depending upon the neighborhood. Our real estate agents and brokers can show you any homes listed for sale with any real estate brokerage firm.


South Bay Horse Property

If you want to buy or sell equestrian zoned property in or near the South Bay, please contact us. We have several real estate agents with extensive experience representing buyers and sellers of horse properties.


Historical Timeline

Pacific Realtors has created a historical timeline for those having an interest in the history of Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.




Become a Real Estate Agent

Properties come on the market daily. If you would like to be notified of new sale or new lease listings in a particular building, complex or neighborhood, please email or call us and we will notify you when new listings come on the market.