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|Hermosa Beach is a beachfront city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Its population was 19,506 at the 2010 census. The city is located in the South Bay region of the greater Los Angeles area and is one of the three Beach Cities. Hermosa Beach is bordered by the other two, Manhattan Beach to the north and Redondo Beach to the south and east. The city’s beach is popular for sunbathing, beach volleyball, surfing, paddleboarding and bars. The city itself extends only about 15 blocks from east to west and 40 blocks from north to south, with the Pacific Coast Highway running down the middle. Situated on the Pacific Ocean, Hermosa’s average temperature is 70°F in the summer and 55°F in the winter. Westerly sea breezes lessen what can be high summertime temperatures in Los Angeles and elsewhere in the county and help keep the smog away 360 days of the year. A paved path, called The Strand, runs along Hermosa’s beach from Torrance Beach in the south approximately twenty miles north to Santa Monica and the Hermosa Beach pier is at the end of Pier Avenue, which is one of the beach community’s main shopping, eating and partying areas .|
Exciting things have been simmering in the South Bay lately. Just as Downtown Los Angeles has seen a true culinary rebirth over the past decade, so has its less-talked-about neighbor located only twenty miles to the south. In recent years, the Beach Cities have received a fair share of buzz thanks to the growing empires of several big-name chef/restaurateurs, but many of the southland institutions that represent one of the most ethnically diverse areas in the United States still go overlooked.
The South Bay has the second highest population of Japanese-Americans in the country, a demographic that lends itself to a thriving landscape of Japanese cuisine. Of course, you’ll also represented is a large population of Korean, Indian, and Latino cultures that contribute to the vibrant culinary diversity of the area.
Hermosa Beach, California, gets 13 inches of rain per year. The US average is 39. Snowfall is 0 inches. The average US city gets 26 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 21.
On average, there are 283 sunny days per year in Hermosa Beach, California. The July high is around 72 degrees. The January low is 50. Sperling’s comfort index for Hermosa Beach is a 92 out of 100, where a higher score indicates a more comfortable year-around climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.
|Hermosa Beach City School District|
Overall Niche Grade B+
*Academics B+ *Diversity B- *Teachers B+ *College Prep NG *Clubs & Activities NG *Health & Safety *Administration B+ *Sports NG *Food NG *Resources & Facilities