Hollyglen is a small suburban neighborhood in the South Bay of Los Angeles California that you may have never heard of because it’s a total hidden gem, but you are in luck because we are letting you in on the secret!
City of Hawthorne
The city of Hawthorne is located within a 17 city region commonly called the south bay which is south of the Santa Monica Bay and LAX in the southwest corner of Los Angeles county.
Back in 2019, CNBC ranked Hawthorne one of the best places to buy a home in Los Angeles based on value, livability and quality of life.
Hawthorne has a population of 88,083 and a population density of 14,440 inhabitants per square mile. Hawthorne has a median household income of $63,847, a median single family home sale price of 780K and median sales price of a condo or townhouse is $725K as of March 2023.
Hawthorne (specifically Hollyglen) is also the home of the Beach Boys!
Hollyglen is the premier neighborhood within the city of Hawthorne located west of the 405 (aka the San Diego Freeway) , east of Aviation Boulevard between El Segundo Boulevard and Rosecrans Avenue. This area is bordered by the city of El Segundo, Manhattan Beach and the unincorporated Del Aire neighborhood. The median sales price of single family home in this neighborhood is $1.2M while the median sales price of a condo or townhouse is $960K as of March 2023.
South of Wiseburn Street between the 405 , Aviation boulevard and Rosecrans Avenue is a very small single-family home neighborhood. Less than 35 homes are sold every year in this neighborhood.
There are also two HOA communities- Fusion and Three Sixty South Bay located in Hollyglen.
A big draw to Hollyglen is the location, price point and school district. You are located just a few blocks from the city of Manhattan Beach, which is one of the most affluent areas in Los Angeles and a prime location. You are just 3 miles to the beach, 5 miles to LAX, close to the 405 and 105, less than 2 miles to Manhattan Village and the Point. You have an abundance of shopping and restaurants close by- you even have a Costco right across the street!
There is also a number of great parks in or near by Hollyglen. Holly Glen Park was recently given a facelift and now has tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic area and playground. There is Glasgow Park which has a 1.3 mile walking trail with work out stations along the path. Many residents enjoy walking the dogs here. Polliwog Park is located just down the street in Manhattan Beach and has a duck pond, events, playground, baseball field, etc. Basically everything you need is within minutes from Hollyglen
Single Family homes in this neighborhood on average sell in a range between $1 and $1.5M. There are a few homes that have sold higher that were rebuilt, but for the most part you are looking in that price range versus Manhattan Beach where the median single family home price for March 2023 was $2.8M.
The house in the video below is a 1950's house in the best location in Hollyglen. We sold this home for $1.399M in October 2022 . Check out the tour so you can get an idea of what you get at this price point.
Your location in Hollyglen does dictate the sale price. Homes that are west of Isis typically get a higher price than east of Isis because you are closer to the 405 when you are east of Isis.
Also, if your home backs up to one of the major streets surrounding the neighborhood your home will sell at a slightly lower price point as well.
There are 3 main floor plans in Hollyglen with a majority of the homes being built in the 1950s.
However east of Isis there are some larger homes that were built in the 1980s and you do have some homes here and there that are newer construction. Most of the homes in the neighborhood are under 2000 SF and on 5000 SF lots, but you do have some larger lots over 7000 SF throughout the neighborhood and some larger homes. The most common home size is a 3 BR/2 BA/1500 SF home on a 5000 SF lot.
The are many homes that are being remodeled and rebuilt as they are sold, which I predict will continue to happen because this is one of the more affordable neighborhoods in the South Bay where you have great schools.
The community is a mix. You have a a lot of young families and more moving in, but you also have people that have lived in the community for a long time.
It's a very family friendly and community focused neighborhood. It reminds me of neighborhoods in the Midwest because you have block parties, fireworks, haunted houses, mom meetups and movie nights just to name a few. People are always out walking their dogs, pushing strollers and the neighbors are very friendly.
Wiseburn School District
A big differentiator for residents of Hollyglen vs. most of Hawthorne is that Hollyglen is located in the Wiseburn School District. Wiseburn School District is a top-rated school district in the Los Angeles area. In Los Angeles county the Wiseburn School District is top 10 for diversity and top 25 for best school districts and best teachers!
For elementary schools you have Juan De Anza Elementary, which is K-5, Peter Burnett Elementary, which is 3rd-5th grade and Da Vinci Connect, which is K-8.
For middle schools you have Richard Henry Dana Middle School and Da Vinci Connect.
The Davinci High School is a charter school that has a home school/classroom hybrid model that focuses on project based learning that is highly sought after and rated a 10 on Greatschools.org. There are families moving into the district specifically for this school.
Hawthorne has a lot of top businesses that have moved in as well. SpaceX, Amazon, and a number of tech companies have made Hawthorne their home. You also have Los Angeles Airforce base, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman on the border of neighboring city El Segundo so that is a selling point as well.
There are a ton of perks to living in Hollyglen and if you would like more information on Hollyglen or any Los Angeles neighborhood CONTACT US today and whether you are moving in 9 days or 90 days we would love to hear from you. We are looking forward to helping you with your move .