One thing to consider is that for the price of homes in the Park Side community (starting at $400K, according to their website), you can get a single family home in the Wiseburn neighborhood, which is located in the western part of Hawthorne. This safe & friendly community consists of single family homes and it is located in the Wiseburn School District which is a highly desirable school district and is at par with many of the other South Bay beach city school districts. Now you won't get a brand new home in Wiseburn like you would at Park Side, but you will have the wonderful school district and a safe & friendly neighborhood that continues to encourage an improvement in home values.
Contact me if you would like more information on the Wiseburn community, or other communities within the Wiseburn School District.
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I sell a few homes every year in Hawthorne. There are many lovely areas of the town and some that are not. There is quite a bit of new construction and newer construction homes in the area (Gardena as well). Please do call to set up a free consultation.