South Bay Neighborhoods
- The most diverse neighborhood isAlondra Park, and the least diverse neighborhood is Lennox.
- The wealthiest neighborhood isRolling Hills, and the least wealthy neighborhood is Lennox.
- 33.8% of residents 25 and older have a four-year degree. The neighborhood with the highest rate is Palos Verdes Estates, and the neighborhood with the lowest rate is Lennox.
- The neighborhood with oldest population is Palos Verdes Estates, and the neighborhood with the youngest population isLennox.
- 50.8% of households are renters. The neighborhood with the highest rental rate is Hawthorne, and the neighborhood with the lowest rental rate is Rolling Hills Estates.
The South Bay is a region of the southwest peninsula of Los Angeles County, California. The name stems from its geographic features stretching along the southern shores of Santa Monica Bay (covering the coastal regions on Los Angeles County south of LAX) which forms its western border.
The picture at right uses the broadest definition of the region, including all communities south of Interstate 105 and west of Long Beach (with the exception of Compton, which is generally considered South LA). The South Bay includes: the Beach Cities (Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach), the Palos Verdes Peninsula, neighborhoods of the City of Los Angeles (Harbor City, Harbor Gateway, San Pedro and Wilmington), El Segundo, inland cities of the South Bay (Hawthorne, Inglewood, Gardena, Carson, Lawndale, Torrance, and Lomita) and unincorporated areas of L.A. County. The region is bordered on the north by the Westside, on the northeast by South Los Angeles, on the east by the Gateway Cities, and on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean.
The Harbor (I-110), San Diego (I-405), Gardena (SR 91), and Century (I-105) Freeways provide the region with its principal transportation links. The Los Angeles MTA’s Blue Line (opened in 1990) is a light railline running between Downtown Los Angeles and Downtown Long Beach. It is the first of the MTA’s modern rail lines since the 1961 demise of the Pacific Electric Railway’s Red Car system. The Green Line(opened in 1995, together with the Glenn Anderson Freeway), a light rail line, also serves the South Bay. It runs between Redondo Beach and Norwalk in the median of the Century Freeway (Interstate 105), providing indirect access to Los Angeles International Airport via a shuttle bus. Several ports and harbors in the South Bay provide access to Santa Catalina Island, a popular resort. In addition, Los Angeles International Airport borders El Segundo to the north in the neighborhood of Westchester, Los Angeles.
Note that in San Diego, “South Bay” refers to the South Bay of the San Diego Area. This area includes cities such as Chula Vista and National City. In Northern California, “South Bay” refers to the South Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area.