The community is subdivided into distinctive neighborhoods with single-family homes in a range of styles.

Welcome to Hawthorne

South Bay hub with great accessibility and local businesses

Hawthorne is a hub of Los Angeles County’s South Bay region. Access to the San Diego, Harbor, and Anderson freeways place Hawthorne within easy reach of Pacific Ocean beaches, mountains, Downtown L.A., and Los Angeles International Airport. The community is subdivided into distinctive neighborhoods with single-family homes in a range of styles. The real estate ranges from tracts of mid-century homes to stylish contemporary properties.

Hawthorne has a great variety of restaurants. On Hawthorne Boulevard, Chip’s Restaurant offers an authentic 1950s diner experience with scrumptious breakfasts, exceptional service, and excellent coffee. Café Cuba & Cakes is another good choice for coffee lovers, serving up Havana-style café Cubano plus delicious Cuban sandwiches and potato balls. More eateries can be found along Rosecrans Avenue. Highlights here include Matisse, which serves refined European-influenced dishes in a sophisticated Old World setting with stone walls, wooden beams, and chandeliers. Fabulous Burgers has been a Hawthorne favorite for decades. This fast-casual restaurant is open 24 hours a day and never disappoints. Piggie’s Restaurant is another long-time favorite with straightforward homestyle cooking. In the northeastern Cypave neighborhood you’ll find Eureka! Tasting Kitchen, a rocking restaurant with an emphasis on keeping things local. Expect artisanal eats prepared with locally-sourced ingredients alongside locally-brewed craft beers and live music from talented local acts.

Every original member of the Beach Boys grew up in Hawthorne, and their legacy is celebrated with the Beach Boys Historic Landmark. Hawthorne is close to the coast and residents can easily access the vast sandy stretch of Dockweiler Beach, popular swimming and volleyball hangout Manhattan Beach, and popular surf spot El Porto Beach. For a fun and unusual workout, head to the Tempest Freerunning Academy. Tempest teaches the basics of parkour and has a challenging course of soft obstacles to leap off and through.

    Local Lifestyle

    Living in Hawthorne, CA, offers a vibrant community life situated between Manhattan Beach and Los Angeles International Airport. The city boasts a population of around 89,000 and is known for its green spaces, with over five public parks. The local lifestyle includes a mix of urban and suburban elements, with plenty of cultural, recreational, and dining options to explore. Whether you're interested in the arts, outdoor activities, or trying out local cuisines, Hawthorne provides a diverse array of experiences for residents and visitors alike​

    Things to Do in Hawthorne, CA

    Exploring Hawthorne, CA, offers a diverse range of activities and attractions suitable for various interests. Here are some things you can do in Hawthorne:

    • Hawthorne Historical Society Museum: Dive into Hawthorne's unique past through its collection of local historical memorabilia, located in Jim Thorpe Park​​.
    • Star Helicopter Tours: Experience aerial views of Los Angeles and surrounding areas, including the Pacific coast and Hollywood, from Hawthorne​​.
    • Eagle Rider Rentals and Tours: For motorcycle enthusiasts, rent a bike or take a guided tour to explore the area on two wheels​​.
    • Continental Gourmet Market: Enjoy renowned empanadas and a variety of South American specialties​​.
    • Azucanela: A coffee shop and bakery known for its Latin American coffee and fresh churros​​.
    • Westdrift Manhattan Beach Golf: A 9-hole course offering a quicker play than traditional courses, located just ten minutes west of Hawthorne​​.

    Dining and Shopping

    Hawthorne, CA, offers a diverse dining scene that caters to a variety of tastes and preferences. From casual eateries to more sophisticated dining options, you'll find something to satisfy your appetite.

    • Dining in Hawthorne: Mi Zacatecas Mexican Food and El Borrego are great choices for those craving Mexican cuisine, offering delicious and affordable dishes.
    • For Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors, Hummus House and Al-Watan Halal Tandoori are standout options, serving up dishes that are both flavorful and satisfying.
    • Tomboy's and Chubby Rice are perfect for quick, American-style meals with a focus on fast food and Asian cuisine, respectively.
    • Pizza Show offers Italian favorites, particularly pizza, in a cozy setting.
    • Eureka! is a fantastic spot for American cuisine, especially if you're looking for a place with a pub atmosphere​​.
    • Emuna Glatt Kosher Catering brings unique Kosher offerings to the table, while Common Space Brewery and Tasting Room combines craft beers with a welcoming atmosphere for those looking to relax and enjoy a good drink​​.

    Shopping in Hawthorne:

    • Village Del Amo Shopping Center is under construction to bring new restaurants and retailers, promising an exciting shopping experience with a variety of dining and shopping options to explore.
    • For those looking for deals, T.J.Maxx and Target Store Hawthorne offer a range of products from clothing to home goods at discounted prices.
    • Ross Dress for Less is another budget-friendly option for fashion and home decor. Furkids Boutique specializes in custom pet clothing and accessories, perfect for pet owners looking for unique items for their furry friends​​.

    Neighborhoods in Hawthorne are zoned to the award-winning Wiseburn Unified and Hawthorne School Districts.

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