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Manhattan Beach Named Top Vacation Home Destination

Jun 15, 2017 08:31AM ● Published by Jeanne Fratello

As thousands of visitors are drawn to the charms of Manhattan Beach each year, an increasing number are choosing to make it their home-away-from-home. The travel site Expedia, in partnership with Redfin, has just named Manhattan Beach one of the top ten vacation home destinations in the country.

Manhattan Beach was ranked number 6 on the list, cited for its small-town feel, wealth of activities, and ease of travel from major travel hubs.

"Manhattan Beach might be a stone’s throw from the biggest city in California, but the community’s population of over 35,000 residents love their city’s neighborhood feel," noted Expedia. "With a name like Manhattan, it should come as no surprise that this small SoCal city is packed with luxury, although at a much slower pace than its NYC namesake. Watch the sunset from the pier or walk through the adorable downtown toward the ocean."

Expedia also praised Manhattan Beach's Parks and Recreation Department for offering affordable activities for all ages. "MB’s Parks and Recreation department is nailing it," Expedia added.

Among other factors, the study considered walkability, proximity to town amenities, and growth in each city’s listing views in the first three months of 2017 compared to the same period last year.

The full list includes Dana Point, CA; Atlantic City, NJ; Orlando, FL; Miami Beach, FL; Manhattan Beach, CA; Santa Fe, NM; Clearwater, FL; North Miami, FL; Newport Beach, CA; and New Orleans, LA.

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