San Pedro neighborhoods are diverse in style, but they all have that down home feel!!
One of the things I have always loved about this town is that no matter how much modernization takes place, there are still those areas that are right out of the 1940's and 50's... it is like stepping back in time and imagining what life must have been like back then.
The Mediterranean style is prevalent here, with the terra cotta tiled roofs, but mingled in, are the California bungalows and the modern style homes of the 1960's and later.
My family moved to San Pedro in the late 1950's and the pictures here are in the neighborhood we lived in just above Western Avenue.
It is now considered Rancho Palos Verdes, but I still think of it as San Pedro!!
I attended Crestwood Elementary which was within walking distance from my house.
The school looks the same today as it did then, but my memories of it as a child are clear and vivid, right down to the blustery winter days and the beautiful clouds I would imagine as all sorts of different figures.
The honeysuckle that grew along the perimeter are still there-- it is so good to know that some things just do not change!!
The shopping center that we used to walk to as kids has grown a bit, but many of the original stores are still mingled in with the new and Peck Park is its neighbor to the west. This park draws a crowd on the weekends and in the summer, with many activities for all.
One of the things most of these San Pedro neighborhoods have in common, are the spectacular harbor views!
Whether you are on the east side overlooking Orange County or on the west, peering out towards Catalina, San Pedro Hill provides beautiful backdrops to many lucky residents.
Go back in time where cozy houses sit among the 1950's style business district!
On the east side of Western Avenue, residential neighborhoods sit among business districts that I used to visit as a kid along Weymouth Avenue.
This is the area that really has the 50's feel. The old five and dimes have been replaced with newer businesses but, remarkably, it still feels the same and that's what always brings me back.
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