Manhattan Beach is one of four "beach cities," that line the Southern California coast, along with Hermosa, Redondo and Palos Verdes.
We're just on the other side of LAX--you've got Playa del Rey, Marina del Rey, Venice, Santa Monica and Malibu on the other side.
The city has 35,000 residents, and includes a large group of sports stars and aviation execs living here. They enjoy the luxury of a 3-mile commute to the airport.
And need we mention the beach itself?