What’s Nearby? Downtown Manhttan Beach

Downtown Manhattan Beach

There are endless reasons that make Manhattan Beach such a unique and special town, and certainly one of them is the small town charm.  As with any good town, the heart of the city is located in the downtown shopping and dining area.  Only this town center sits just steps from one of the nicest beaches in the world and it’s hard Evening in Downtown Manhattan Beachnot to be amazed and dazzled by the location.  With a variety of restaurants both casual and fine dining, sports bars to catch the games, a boutique and hip hotel and shops for just about everyone, downtown Manhattan Beach really epitomizes the casual yet elegant feel of the city itself.  In addition to the abundance of activities in the center of the city, just a short walk down the street leads you to the sand of world famous Manhattan Beach as well as the Manhattan Beach pier, Roundhouse Aquarium, and the bike and walk paths of The Strand, Manhattan Beach’s oceanfront walk.

Map of downtown Manhattan Beach.


Finally a New Listing Coming on the Market in Fusion

It’s been a while since anything was for sale in Fusion but we’re getting word that something new is finally coming on the market.  Later this week we should see a “J” floorplan come on the market around $829,000.  Visit our current listings in Fusion page later in the week to take a look or contact us to ask about this upcoming listing.

Currently No Homes for Sale in Fusion South Bay

What has already been a fairly slow few months in Fusion South Bay has gotten even slower with no new listings on the market in the last month. As Fusion is just across the street from Manhattan Beach but priced in an entirely different range, this has become a very high demand community. With so little inventory the demand certainly doesn’t show signs of easing anytime soon. While there are currently no homes for sale 360 South Bay may be an alternative for buyers. You can also visit our Fusion listings for an updated list of homes for sale when new listings hit the market.

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Our Newest Fusion Listing – Beautiful 3 Bedroom “J” Layout

  • 5507 W 149th Place #11
  • Listed for $847,500
  • 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath
  • 1,790 sq feet (based on builder specs…buyer to verify)
  • Gated community of Fusion South Bay

Welcome home to this stunning and rare 3 bedroom “J” floorplan in Fusion South Bay. This home was originally a model home & offers upgrades rarely seen in the community. This highly sought after layout offers all living spaces on a single level and the flexible floorplan allows for the layout to adapt to every lifestyle. Bathed in natural light with oversized windows and high ceilings throughout, the home offers a spacious and bright living room with built in entertainment center, recessed lights, custom designed/ fitted carpeting with beautiful tile flooring underneath, plantation shutters and more. Perfect for todays lifestyle, the living room open to both dining room and the the kitchen. The stunning kitchen is the showcase of the home with upgrades throughout…granite counters, stainless appliances, 6 burner Wolf range and a large island perfect for entertaining. With 2 spacious bedrooms plus a beautiful master suite on the same level as the living spaces once inside it can feel more like a single family home. Master suite offers numerours upgrades including ceiling fan (a rare find in Fusion), custom tile work in the bathrooms, walk in closet and more. Additional features of the home include 2 car attached side by side garage, air conditioning and great privacy due to it’s location in Fusion. Fusion is a fantastic gated community with pool, spa, basketball court, playground and more and the Manhattan Beach adjacent location is just a short drive to the beach.  Contact listing agent Keith Kyle  or 310.251.2344 with Vista Sotheby’s International Realty for more info or for a private showing.

What Makes Fusion South Bay Townhomes Unique?

Fusion South Bay is a rarity in the South Bay.  With undeveloped land almost unheard of there are simply no places to build new housing developements.  While new construction single family and small townhome complexes are all the rage in this hyper active real estate market, larger complexes are a different animal altogether.

Fusion South Bay was built on former industrial land and, along with 360 South Bay, offers one of the only newer community in the area.  What makes Fusion so ideal is the combination of location (just east of Manhattan Beach and a short drive to the beach) price, and age.  As the homes were built around 2006 and 2007 they offer the feel of new construction with contemporary architecture and many of the updated features that home buyers are looking for such as air conditioning, granite counters, open layouts and more.

Location:  Fusion South Bay is located close to very high priced neighborhoods of Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach.  In addition to feeling like they’re a part of these coastal towns, the complex also offers much better commuting options as it’s closer to freeway access than the Beach Cities.  Another fantastic aspect to Fusion is that it sits in the Hollyglen area of Hawthorne but unlike much of Hawthorne, it offers access to the award winning Wiseburn School District

Price:  Fusion is a great alternative to neighboring communities as you get far more for your money.  Something of a similar age in Redondo Beach could be $150K or more higher than Fusion.  As of this post the smallest 2 bedrooms which are the A and B floorplans start in the low $600,000 with the larger 3 bedroom J units selling over $800,000.  Homes in 360 South Bay are priced well above that and HOA dues in Fusion are also considerably less at just around $200 a month.

Age:  While there are plenty of new 2 and 3 on a lot townhomes in Redondo Beach the prices for those units have reached an all time high.  Fusion condos and townhomes gives that same feeling of mondern construction as a much lower price.  While each home is different with some builder upgrades in most but not all, the homes still have all of the modern features most people are looking for.

For buyers feeling priced out of the South Bay cities of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa, El Segundo and Redondo Beach, Fusion South Bay is a great alternative.

See the current Fusion homes for sale or contact us for more information about this great community.

How Do Fusion Home Prices Compare with 360 South Bay

360 South Bay and Fusion South Bay are two of the premier gated communities in the area.  Both communities are fairly new with 360 generally being built around 2012-2013 and Fusion being built around 2006.  New construction with ammenities that today’s buyers are looking for are very hard to find in a similar price range in the neighboring communities.  Both neighborhoods appealed to buyers that wanted the lifestyle of Manhattan or Redondo but couldn’t afford it.  Although todays buyers seem to be more focused on one or the other, they have long appealed to the same buyers.

View the current homes for sale in 360 and the current homes for sale in Fusion

The charts below show of the basic real estate market information.  It’s not always an apples to apples comparison as 360 offers everything from studio condos to large 4 bedroom “single family” style detached homes.  Fusion on the other hand offers 2 and 3 bedroom townhomes.  If you’re considering either community here are the basics:

Fusion 2018 (as of 4/18/18)
360 South Bay 2018 (as of 4/18/18)
5 homes on the market (2 active)
16 homes on the market
Average  per foot $577.79
Average  per foot $546
Median per foot $588.71
Median per foot $5555
Average price $783,333
Average price $925,813
Median Price $805,000
Median Price $845,000
Highest Sale $815,000
Highest Sale $1,199,000
Lowest Sale $649,000*
*currently active listing
Lowest Sale $698,000
Fusion 2017
360 South Bay 2017
18 homes on the market
65 homes on the market
Average  per foot $553.65
Average  per foot $504
Median per foot $552.70
Median per foot $501
Average price $687,628
Average price $842,485
Median Price $694,950
Median Price $808,000
Highest Sale $814,900
Highest Sale $1,260,000
Lowest Sale $589,000
Lowest Sale $525,000

March 2018 Fusion Update – 2 Pending Sales, One Recent Close and No Active Listings

The trend of extremely low housing inventory in Fusion South Bay continues with March 2018 starting and no active homes for sale in one of the Beach Cities only gated communities.  If you would like to be notified when a new Fusion South Bay home hit’s the market tell us about your search and we’ll be happy to help.

*The homes below may be represented by other realtors. We are providing the following listings as a service to our clients and web visitors

2017 – Fusion Townhome Sales Year in Review

What an incredible year it was in the gated community of Fusion South Bay.  Demand for these newer townhomes remained heated and homes prices reflected that with home values skyrocketing.  The influx of demand from nearby tech companies such as Google, Yahoo, Spacex and more added to the already strong demand.  Fusion, along with 360 South Bay, are two of the only recently built gated communities with such and ideal location and are a great alternative for buyer’s looking for Redondo or Manhattan Beach.  Below are all of the home sales in Fusion for 2017.  As of this post there are currently no active homes for sale in Fusion but check our current Fusion South Bay listings page as it’s continually updated or sign up for FREE listing updates and never miss a new listing again.

Address Sale Price/List Price Price Per Ft Bed/Bath Sq Feet Days on Mkt Sale Date
5406 W 149th PL #11 $570,000 / $590,000 $570.00 2/2,0,0,0 1000/ 88/88 01/06/17
5514 W 149th PL #11 $750,000 $418.99 3/2,0,1,0 1790/A 0/0 01/26/17
5403 W 149th PL #4 $720,000 / $719,000 $525.55 2/1,1,1,0 1370/A 58/58 02/23/17
5512 W 149th PL #3 $728,000 / $725,000 $516.31 2/3,0,0,0 1410/A 42/42 02/24/17
5514 W 149th PL #8 $582,000 / $589,000 $545.45 2/2,0,0,0 1067/S 3/150 03/06/17
5512 W 149th PL #12 $760,000 / $759,000 $503.31 3/2,0,0,0 1510/B 41/41 03/21/17
5510 W 149th PL #4 $732,500 / $720,000 $534.67 2/1,1,1,0 1370/A 4/4 04/27/17
5406 W 149th PL #9 $589,000 $571.84 2/2,0,0,0 1030/ 7/7 06/15/17
5510 W 149th PL #6 $809,900 / $814,900 $452.46 3/2,0,1,0 1790/B 67/67 07/05/17
5403 W 149th PL #14 $740,000 / $730,000 $524.82 2/3,0,0,0 1410/A 9/9 07/18/17
5511 W 149th PL #16 $669,900 / $649,000 $603.51 2/2,0,1,0 1110/A 5/5 08/02/17
5403 W 149th PL #8 $630,000 / $629,000 $611.65 2/2,0,0,0 1030/A 6/6 08/29/17
5510 W 149th PL #8 $593,000 / $595,000 $555.76 2/2,0,0,0 1067/SEE 3/3 09/08/17
5401 W 149th PL #13 $772,500 / $774,900 $563.87 2/3,0,0,0 1370/A 7/7 09/14/17
5512 W 149th PL #8 $645,000 / $620,000 $626.21 2/2,0,0,0 1030/B 6/6 10/05/17
5507 W 149th PL #7 $665,500 / $629,900 $665.50 2/2,0,0,0 1000/A 7/7 11/15/17
5514 W 149th PL #8 $645,000 / $640,000 $626.21 2/2,0,0,0 1030/A 18/18 12/12/17
5509 W 149th PL #3 $775,000 / $779,000 $549.65 2/1,1,1,0 1410/A 40/40 12/26/17


**We are not directly affiliated with Fusion at South Bay. Homes and units are all individually owned. We represent many buyers and sellers in the community but the homes for sale and past listings may be represented by other real estate professionals