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Long Beach

Population 469,450
  • Average Sales Price $585, 200
  • Average Days on Market 42

Community Overview

Long Beach, California is a major city and second only in population in L.A. County to the city of Los Angeles. It’s situated just north of Orange County and to the west of Anaheim. It’s locateda convenient 22 miles south of downtown Los Angeles and LAX.

World-famous for its international port near where the Queen Mary ocean liner is permanently docked, Long Beach maintains an iconic destination. With its central location, Long Beach makes both Los Angeles and Orange County communities accessible within a 30min drive.

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The Neighborhood

Long Beach is a city of varied and distinct neighborhoods. These include Belmont Shore with its specialty stores and boutiques, whilst the Broadway corridor stretches between Downtown Long Beach and Belmont Shore and has terrific restaurants and shops.Artsy Bixby Knolls is filled withgalleries and home to a creative community.

California Heights is a historic residential neighborhood with its tree-lined streets and classic Spanish architecture. North Alamitos Beach offers terrific nightlife, whilst Naplesis charm itself with its myriad canals. Long Beach is personified (and shaped) by its diversity of neighborhoods.

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The Sights

There is so much to see and do in Long Beach. One can get all jittery doing the Paranormal Ship Walk Tour on theQueen Mary. Or you can enjoy the splendor of whale watching in the bay. Take a gondola ride through the glorious canals of Naples or take a ride on a ‘glowing hydro bike’ in the city’s harbor on a Friday night!

The Aquarium of the Pacific at the waterfront is a must-see, whilst Bluff Park offers commanding vistas of the Pacific Ocean. A gentle respite can be had at Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden with its spectacular koi pond, waterfalls, tea house and bonsai collection.

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The Lifestyle

Dining out and entertainment in Long Beach is all about choices, choices, choices. Cocktails can be enjoyed at The Observation Bar on the Queen Mary. Café Sevilla is an authentic Spanish tapas bar and bistro or get some great belly laughs (and fill your belly too) at The Laugh Factory.

The Pike Outlets on S. Pine Ave is a popular open-air entertainment destination with great restaurants, cinemas and retailers. Or if you’re a petrol head there’s the Toyota Grand Prix to be enjoyed downtown each April and then head on over to Shannon’s on Pine, the best sports bar downtown.

Other great places to eat and have a good time out in Long Beach include:

  • Aji Peruvian Cuisine – delish causas, cerviches and lomitosaltado to be had
  • Beer Belly Long Beach – a Koreatown mecca for craft beers
  • Joe Jot's– friendly, laidback bar dating back to 1924
  • Panxa Cocina – some of the best in Southwestern cuisine
  • Phnom Penh Noodle Shack – unpretentious family-run Cambodian fare
  • Rance's Chicago Pizza – hugely popular pizza joint
  • Roe Seafood – LBC’s best crustacean fix
  • Sophy's Fine Thai & Cambodian Restaurant – fragrant curries like no other
  • Sushi Kinoya – inexpensive sushi fare and cheap-as-hell lunch specials
  • Tantalum Restaurant – California Asian fusion and stunning vistas
Ratings Average 10 / 10

Community Schools

The City of Long Beach is mostly served by the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD), the third largest in California.Other school districts that also serve sections of Long Beach include the ABC Unified School District, Paramount Unified School District and Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).

Long Beach has 109 primary and secondary schools within its borders, 94 of them run by the LBUSD. It should be noted that the LBUSD was the winner of the 3rd annual $1 million Broad Prize for Urban Education in 2017. The Broad Prize is the largest prize of in the U.S.awarded to an urban school district.

Long Beach also has the well-regarded California State University, Long Beach, one of the largest universities in California, as well as its community college, Long Beach City College.


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