Away from the hustle-and-bustle of Los Angeles, the city of Long Beach offers a variety of neighborhoods for potential property buyers. All of them are close to the city’s four miles of shoreline. Long Beach is located east of San Pedro and west of Seal Beach. Besides the close-knit residential enclaves, Long Beach offers plenty of recreation, including Aquarium of the Pacific, the annual Grand Prix race, the Long Beach marathon and Rainbow Harbor shops and restaurants. Residents enjoy free recreation by simply going to the beach or walking and biking down more than three miles of paths that line the beach. The city is home to major employers including Epson America, Molina Healthcare, Scan Health Care, and Polar Air Cargo as well as California State University Long Beach, which opened in 1949. The port in Long Beach is considered the largest on the west coast. The city’s school district offers more than 100 schools, including facilities with near perfect scores on the state’s Academic Performance Index.
As its geography suggests Long Beach is truly a mix of Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Clients looking to purchase homes in Long Beach are blessed with no shortage of options. There are many different neighborhoods within Long Beach each offering homeowners a different lifestyle and affordability options. This post on Long Beach Real Estate is the first of a series of 10 posts I will be writing highlighting the unique features of each of the most popular Long Beach Neighborhoods.