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Redondo Beach

History

The area that became Redondo Beach remained mostly undeveloped until the late 1880s. At that time, Congress appropriated money for the harbor in San Pedro and lumber began arriving from the Pacific Northwest.

Early Redondo Beach was a seaside mecca for those who came by rail or steamship to enjoy the resort. Built in 1907 by Henry Huntington, a gigantic Pavilion covering more than 34,000 square feet stood a mere 150 feet from the shoreline near today's Pier. Nearby was the "Plunge," billed as the "largest indoor salt water heated pool in the world."

No outline of Redondo Beach's past would be complete without reference to Redondo Railway's 17 miles of track to Los Angeles or Pacific Electric's Red Cars that cost a quarter for a 50-minute commute to downtown Los Angeles. Adding color to the City's past were the gambling ships just off shore. They were probably nothing more than barges with roulette wheels, but they had flamboyant advertising and claimed to be three miles beyond the reach of California's police. In 1938, some 1,500 people rode the water taxi nightly from Redondo Beach to the Rex, a 20-minute trip costing 25 cents.

Post World War II saw a revival in civic interest, and Redondo Beach became much more than just a seaside resort with a past. The Edison Company built a new facility, and construction began on an improved breakwater that used 100,000 tons of rock to protect the area from winter storms. In 1959, harbor bonds totaling $9 million were approved on a vote of 7 to 1, and by 1963 the first boat slips were available in King Harbor. Aerospace giant TRW came to town in 1967, and in 1972 Redondo Beach's Fire Department was among the first in the nation to have a paramedics program.

As Redondo Beach enters its second century of land use and development, the City continues to explore exciting possibilities for transforming its illustrious history into an even better and brighter future.

Census Data (2000)
Population: 63,261, Est. pop. July 2002: 65,793 (+4.0% change)
Males: 31,870 (50.4%), Females: 31,391 (49.6%)
Elevation: 59 feet
County: Los Angeles
Land area: 6.3 square miles
Zip codes: 90277, 90278.
Median resident age: 36.7 years
Median household income: $69,173 (year 2000)
Median house value: $353,300 (year 2000)

Education Level - age 25 & over
* High school or higher: 92.5%
* Bachelor's degree or higher: 48.0%
* Graduate or professional degree: 17.4%
* Unemployed: 4.1%
* Mean travel time to work: 28.0 minutes

Marital Status –residence 15 years & longer

* Never married: 34.1%
* Now married: 46.6%
* Separated: 1.8%
* Widowed: 4.0%
* Divorced: 13.5%

Hospitals/Medical Centers near Redondo Beach
* LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY HOSPITAL, TORRANCE, CA
* South Bay Medical Center
* ROBERT F KENNEDY MEDICAL CENTER, HAWTHORNE, CA

Redondo Beach Mortuaries
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