L.A. Waterfront – San Pedro Public Market 

Recently we attended an exclusive update on the work being done at The Port of Los Angeles, also commonly referred to as the L.A. Waterfront. The update was held in downtown San Pedro, high above street level on the 11th floor of Topaz Building.  Two primary speakers joined us. First, AltaSea CEO Tim McOsker would update us on the company’s involvement at the port and their vision of providing jobs to the area. Last but not least, Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino with an update on the Los Angeles Waterfront and what San Pedro is currently doing in anticipation for its completion date of 2020.


AltaSea – Tim McOsker

Alta Sea will be one of the residents at the Los Angeles Waterfront in San Pedro. AltaSea’s vision is “an ocean to solve world challenges and sustain future generations”. With a 50 year lease in hand, the company will invest $150M into Phase 1 of the project which will create 4,200 temporary jobs, 1,350 permanent jobs, most of which will come from the campus and surrounding businesses that will lease space from Alta Sea. The company predicts $290M in annual increased economic activity.

Bidding for the project is due to start at the end of the year.

For more information on AltaSea, visit https://altasea.org/

San Pedro – L.A. Waterfront

Although San Pedro has many local business, much of those businesses rely on the main economic driver in town: The Port. Historically, San Pedro has used the Port of Los Angeles as its economic engine.

Industries such as ship building, fishing, and canneries at one point or another were huge economic drivers for the port community. Unfortunately, many of the industries withered away by the late 80’s, forcing many locals elsewhere for jobs.

Today, only the port remains. With its museums, theaters, and art district, San Pedro has all the right ingredients for a fantastic community. See what has happened to Long Beach in the last few decades. The influx of aerospace and medical jobs has solidified Long Beach as a true live/work city. Aside from that, The Port of Long Beach, which is the second busiest seaport in the United States. The difference between Long Beach and San Pedro: high-paying jobs. Many locals are hopeful the changes at the port are paving the way for higher paying jobs in and around San Pedro, and with good reason when considering the companies that are looking to move into the area.

 With AltaSea and SpaceX moving into the area, high tech jobs and education will soon be here. Now, the focus turns to keeping those highly paid employees in town. There are several projects currently in the works around town. Among them: 

San Pedro Public Market

Providing high paying jobs to the area is one factor that attracts people. At the same time, having local entertainment is what will keep these high paid employees in town. One of the most anticipated projects for San Pedro is the San Pedro Public Market, which is due for completion in 2020. 

Another indicator that San Pedro is on the rise is the increase in building permits pulled. According to councilman Joe Buscaino, building permits in San Pedro have increased drastically over the last few years. As Real Estate professionals in that specialize in the San Pedro market, we have seen a sharp increase of investors looking to purchase income properties below Gaffey St; which is/was considered least desirable area in town. That is all changing with all the money going into the waterfront.


San Pedro Real Estate Market

San Pedro is currently one of the hottest markets in the Los Angeles area. It is essentially the last community in Los Angeles where you can still buy an ocean view home for less than a million dollars. If you are looking to move to San Pedro, feel free to browse the newest listings that have hit the market below:

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San Pedro Schools

San Pedro is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District, which is the largest in the state and second in the country by student count. There is an abundance of Schools, both public and private that service San Pedro.

Click on a school name below for more information.

San Pedro Elementary Schools:

San Pedro Middle Schools:

San Pedro High Schools:


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San Pedro Jobs

San Pedro is home to many local businesses and empoyers. The Port of Los Angeles has employed many San Pedro long shoreman over the years, but more high paying jobs are en route! To name a few: Space X, Alta Sea, and more as the Water Front continues to be redeveloped.


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