South of Torrance Blvd. – Area 156
The area South of Torrance Blvd. and east of PCH is collectively known as MLS area 156. This real estate area can be examined in two sub-sections: Alta Vista and The Upper Avenues. There is a very slim strip of real estate on the east side of Prospect Avenue that is a continuation of Redondo Beach in both of these areas. South of Torrance Blvd., this area’s cutoff is roughly at Susana Ave. to the east and at Wilderness Park to the South. Wilderness Park is an 11-acre site nestled in South Redondo dedicated to conservationist study and is open to the public for overnight camping excursions. South of Camino Real/Sepulveda Ave. from Knob Hill Ave. through Palos Verdes Blvd. is another section East of Prospect and the last section is found South of Palos Verdes Blvd. through PCH. All homes in this easternmost zone are slated to attend Redondo Beach schools. (Always double check your specific address to verify actual zoned attendance.)
ALTA VISTA – This subsection of area 156 lies between PCH, Torrance Blvd, Camino Real, and Knob Hill. This niche neighborhood surrounds the 19-acre Alta Vista Park, with many homes enjoying broad, unobstructed views of green parkland. Alta Vista Elementary and the Alta Vista Community Center also establish the heart of this section. Residents enjoy being within a short walk of the sprawling parklands as well as local schools. This quiet neighborhood is also home to the annual South Bay Greek Festival, a hugely popular local summer event.
THE UPPER AVENUES – The area from Avenue A south through Avenue G is known as the “Upper Avenues”. Starting on the east side of PCH, the land begins to climb a hill which offers rare ocean views from some advantageously placed parcels. Living along the upper Avenues is highly desired, as there is a tight-knit neighborhood feel coupled with a location that’s close to the Riviera Village. Many homes along The Avenues offer large lots with ample room for abundant square footage and even some pool-sized backyards. Students in this zone are mainly slated to attend Tulita Elementary school with a handful of addresses zoned for attendance at Alta Vista. (Always double check your specific address to verify actual zoned attendance.)