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Old 12-02-2007, 09:40 PM
 
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gregg^^^, you say a 5 minute drive from porto to the pier. that's with all the traffic in manhattan beach. it would probably be much more enjoyable and romantic to take the lovely bike path and maybe watch a sunset. the bike path goes right by the start of the pier. then, park your bike somewhere down there with a lock. i'm sure there will be several other bikes so you don't need to worry about getting it stolen. that is much less of a hassle than trying to find parking for a car. parking in manhattan beach along highland ave. and manhattan beach blvd is pretty much NYC. it's impossible to find a spot and every spot has a meter. there are not even any off days i don't believe; i think you must pay every day and every hour. the busy-ness should not discourage you from moving there. it is actually great fun to walk around and have all the people just casually strolling along enjoying their life. i personally would prefer a bike if i lived in MB, but i live in the nearby city of Playa Del Rey. It's not too easy to get to MB from my house.
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Old 12-03-2007, 01:37 AM
 
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Jesse,
Yes the parking is difficult in town and I too prefer the bike path, however on those cold nights my girlfriend prefers the car for the ride home.

Its a 20/25 minute walk from No. end of porto to the pier and that is the best way around. even when going down to hermosa and if you dont feel like riding back a cab is always an easy option.

Had I the opportunity to do over, I would have bought a duplex and used it for weekends while renting the other unit out. with todays rent rates and 10 year old prices, that would have been a cheap 2nd home. I always keep my eyes open down there.
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