Lawndale is a city in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County, with a population of 32,769 in an area of two square miles. Lawndale is bordered by Redondo Beach, Hawthorne, and Torrance. Because of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and its proximity to the beach, Lawndale gets effects of the marine layer similar to nearby beach cities Manhattan Beach and El Segundo.
Lawndale real estate values have gone up 7.2% over the past year and the median price of homes currently listed in Lawndale is $487,000.
The Lawndale Elementary School District serves residents, and middle schools include Will Rogers and Jane Addams Middle School. Within the Centinela Valley Union High School District are Lawndale High School, Leuzinger High School, Hawthorne High School, and Lloyde High School. Russell Westbrook, NBA Player and MVP Winner for the Oklahoma City Thunder, attended Leuzinger High School in Lawndale.