The area considered South Redondo is closer to the ocean. That is the primary reason there is a difference in rent. Both North and South Redondo are wonderful areas and the schools district is the same. Your drive to the "Base" from North Redondo is about 5 minutes. From South Redondo it is about 15 to 20 minutes depending on traffic. There is also a square footage issue when considering both areas. You get a lot more room in North Redondo than you will in South Redondo. Age of the complex is also a consideration. South Redondo actually hads an historic district that is very unigue. There are a lot of wonderful choices to consider when moving to beach . I hope this gives you some concret answers to you question. Please fell free to click on the web site below for more information.