Hermosa Beach

City Summary

Marked by the iconic Hermosa Beach Pier where the La La Land pier scene was filmed, Hermosa Beach epitomizes beach city life. Hermosa Avenue is home to nightlife, and the Hermosa Beach Community Center hosts many family-friendly events, from sport classes to movie premieres. Hermosa is a hub for liveliness and entertainment. Residents can visit the Comedy & Magic Club, a frequent host to Jay Leno, and hear live music at St. Rocke. In the summer, visitors come from all over to attend events such as the Fiesta Hermosa, a festival of food trucks and artisan products, and the Summer of Music Free Concerts on the Pier. Hermosa is also known for its food, with high-quality restaurants ranging in cuisine, from Mexican Amigo’s Tacos to Italian Paisano’s. The streets of Hermosa Beach are always filled with visitors and residents, alike, enjoying all the city has to offer.


Hermosa Beach temperatures average 63 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year. January and December are the coldest months, hitting lows of 48 degrees, calling for a light jacket or warm sweater. September and October are the warmest months, reaching temperate highs of 77 degrees Fahrenheit — not unbearable, but warmer days might call for a quick dip in the ocean.



The population of Hermosa Beach is 19,726. Hermosa spans 1.43 square miles. Despite this leading to a ratio of 13,794 people per square mile, the city does not feel crowded. This is particularly attributable to its beach-front location, as every property in Hermosa cannot be more than a mile and a half from the shore. Residents can easily bike on low-traffic streets or on The Strand, contributing to the accessible feel of the city.

Median HH Income


The median Hermosa Beach resident earns $121,345, annually. Residents may work at the LA County Fire Department lifeguards’ regional headquarters, the Concept21 headquarters, or at one of the many Hermosa-based media publications. Hermosa Beach is a hub for startups and company headquarters, employees enjoying beach-front offices.

Number of HH


There are 9.548 households in Hermosa, averaging 2 residents per household. Couples can find nightlife along the strand, at places such as Hennessey’s Tavern and Patrick Molloy’s Sports Pub. Families with children have plenty to do, as well. Kids love dessert places like Paradis Ice Cream and Hermosa Pie & Cake Co. Families, too, can spend time at the beach or attend frequent community events.