The largest of the South Bay beach cities; Redondo Beach encompasses six square miles, and has a population of almost 68,000people. Many longtime residents live next to new, younger families and singles in Redondo Beach. High-quality high-rise condominiums overlook the popular Esplanade, and on the path by the beach, residents walk, jog, bike and skate, while enjoying the ocean and fresh salt air.
Redondo Beach is a full-service city with its own police, fire and public works departments, two public libraries, a performing arts center, fifteen parks, thirteen parkettes, a large recreational and commercial harbor including King Harbor, a 1,500-slip private craft port; the Redondo Beach Pier and Seaside Lagoon; and a bathing and surfing beach.
Significant concentrations of employment and retail activity include the northern industrial complex anchored by the Northrop Grumman Corporation campus; the Harbor/Pier area; the Galleria at South Bay–-a regional mall anchoring the east end of the City; and an eclectic mix of specialty shops, restaurants and services known as the Riviera Village area in the south end of the City.
Redondo Beach is a charter city and provides its own police and fire protection. It also provides 14 city-operated recreational parks, four elementary schools, two junior high schools, and one high school. Redondo Beach has perhaps the finest school system in the entire South Bay. Test scores indicate the exceptional aptitude of students living here. To see more information about the Redondo Beach Unified Schools – http://www.rbusd.org/