Sitting between West Torrance and South Torrance is the wonderful neighborhood of Southwood. This small area also sits just east of Redondo Beach and the proximity to the ocean means milder weather and great ocean breezes that other parts of the city don’t enjoy. Comprised mainly of 1940s and 1950s beach style bungalows, the area is still more affordable than some of the nearby beach cities while still having a certain charm lost in some of these other areas with oversized homes, makes a statement type architecture and over development. Some homes have gone the route of maximum square footage, but the majority still look like homes that belong in the neighborhoods and give homeowners a bit of space and separation. Although prices are still below neighboring South Redondo, they have risen dramatically in the past 2 years with most original smaller 3 bed/1 bath homes starting in the mid to low $600’s for fairly original, but nice condition, and the larger 3 bed/2 bath 1400 foot (many homes added a family room accounting for the extra square footage) selling anywhere from the mid to low $700s up to the low $900’s depending on location and condition.
What makes the area so special is the community feel, with an abundance of parks, dog parks and schools all within walking distance. A quick drive down just about any street says it all with pride of ownership being quite apparent. Manicured lawns, updated homes, tree lined streets and an abundance of neighbors walking the area makes for a great atmosphere. Contact us if you are interested in learning more about Southwood or would be interested in receiving free email updates with the latest listings.