Oh, to be rich, single and living in Hermosa Beach… Wait maybe you are if you’re reading this on SingularCity!
Money Magazine recently published an article listing the 25 best places to be rich and single. Topping the list is our very own South Bay destination, Hermosa Beach. You probably already know and love its pristine shoreline, abundant shopping and delicious dining options, so it’s about time this seaside jewel got some national recognition.
The city has a population of just under 20,000 — its citizens have a median income of $137,941 — and according to the 2000 census, 70 percent of Hermosa Beach inhabitants are single.
Boasting the nearly century-old historic pier, the Strand boardwalk, and an average of 325 days of sunshine a year, Hermosa is a tourist hotspot and now, an official singular mecca.
After polling people in cities around the nation, Money Magazine gave Hermosa Beach the top spot due to its active community lifestyle and, as one resident said, “City living, but on the beach.”
Another Hermosa singular said she moved to Hermosa shortly after her divorce. “I thought I would have to do online dating, but instead I took a volleyball class and started meeting people.”
Also on the Money Magazine list is Beverly Hills, claiming one of the most expensive housing markets in the U.S. A surprise was the magazine’s note of the rising SoCal singles scene in Irvine where apparently there is a thriving “singular” population.
It looks like we really do have it all in California.