Redondo Beach

City Summary

Redondo Beach blends modern and retro with its historic pride and lively activity. The Pier is a perfect example of this — on the pier, local fishermen sell their catches at walk-up restaurants, where you can also grab a bite of funnel cake. Further down the pier, visitors can rent kayaks and stand-up paddles. The Pier became especially famous when it was featured heavily in the popular television show, The O.C, in the early 2000s. Residents can also visit Aviation, Hopkins Wilderness, and Redondo Beach Dog Parks for outdoor activities. On rare rainy days, Redondo Beach residents can get inside with a visit to the AMC Dine-In at the South Bay Galleria — the high-end outdoor mall in Redondo.

Weather

Annually in Redondo Beach, the average temperature is 64 degrees Fahrenheit. In the hottest summer months — July and August — temperatures reach 79 or 80 degrees. In the coldest winter months — December and January — temperatures get as low as 48 or 50 degrees. As such, temperatures remain relatively moderate, ranging 32 degrees throughout the entire year. On average, Redondo Beach experiences three inches of rainfall per month. This is about three times higher than the Los Angeles county average.

Population

68,377

Redondo Beach has a population of 68,377. Redondo spans 6.21 square miles, resulting in a ratio of 11,011 people per square mile. Until 1784, the city was occupied by Native Americans, when the California government annexed it into the land grant given to the Juan Jose Dominguez family. More than one hundred years later, in 1890, the Hotel Redondo — which had an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, and more than 200 rooms — opened, and both tourism and the local population boomed (in 1890, there were 668 residents). But, when the hotel closed its doors in 1925, the population began to decline again and remained low during the Depression. In 1940, there were 13,092. However, Redondo as we know it today began to take shape in the ‘50s and ‘60s, as, by 1965, the population hit 54,772.

Median HH Income

$103,782

The median Redondo Beach resident earns $103,782 per year. Residents often work for Northrop Grumman and other companies with corporate offices in Redondo. Residents may also commute to nearby beach cities considered part of Silicone Beach — the “Silicone Valley” of the So Cal coast — like Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, El Segundo, and Venice Beach. 

Number of HH

29,782
There are 29,728 households in Redondo Beach, averaging 2.3 residents per household. Families with kids can visit the Wonder of Dinosaurs museum, or the Redondo Fun Factory, an old-fashioned amusement center and arcade. Couples can find bustling nightlife on The Pier Fisherman’s Wharf, like the Starboard Attitude. More inland are the Thirsty Bar and the Schooner Bar & Grill.