WHY IT’S APPEALING
The manifold draw of Long Beach ranges from its exceptional parks and recreation to shopping, dining, entertainment and sports. Long Beach boasts an assortment of parks including El Dorado Park and Nature Center, Colorado Lagoon, Marine Stadium adjacent to Davies boat launch ramp, and Bluff Park, which offers outdoor classes such as yoga,overlooking the breathtaking Pacific Ocean. Some classes offered are even at no-charge to participants.Long Beach residents and visitors enjoy tremendous outdoor options for recreation and play including water sports, with wind surfing, jet skiing, sailing and fishing being popular activities along the coast and water skiing in Marine Stadium for power boats measuring under 26’ in length. Long Beach is also home to multiple golf courses, a few including; Sky Links, El Dorado, and Heartwell. The city also boasts many urban-designed bike lanes throughout the city and a communitythat is conscientious about the environment. The diversity of Long Beach’s residents provides for unique dining experiences with everything from world-class dining at such well-known establishments as The Sky Room and L’Opera Ristorante in Downtown Long Beach, Parker’s Lighthouse in Shoreline Village and a cornucopia of eateries, drinking establishments and esoteric coffee houses located on bustling Second Street in the community of Belmont Shore and throughout the East Village Arts District.Conveniently, Long Beach even has its own commercial airport!
Annual and seasonal events in Long Beach are broad in range, covering everything from summer concerts in the park, dog parades, food and wine festivals, outdoor movies on the beach, whale and dolphin watching tours, the Long Beach Marathon, the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the Scottish Festival and Highland Games hosted each February on the RMS Queen Mary, as well as a host of other events.
Long Beach real estate is as varied as its residents, with everything ranging from the palatial estates in Bixby Knolls, sprawling luxury homes on Naples Island, Belmont Shore, Belmont Heights and the Long Beach oceanfront, to luxury condos and artists lofts for more urban living in the downtown area. As well as more modestly priced homes and condos, there is something to accommodate most any lifestyle in Long Beach.
● The prominent Bixby family, which dates back to the 1850’s in California history and eventually developed into the Bixby Land Company, were among the first developers of Long Beach commercial development, including the first Sears store to accommodate automobiles in the Long Beach area in 1928.
● Prior to the building of the breakwater in the early-to-mid 1900’s, Long Beach residents and visitors enjoyed world-renowned surfing.
● The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest container port in the United States and one of the world’s largest shipping ports.
● The home from the famous movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, is found in Long Beach.
Area: 51.44 square miles
Median Home Value: $498,400
Average household income: $52,711
Average Commute Time: 28.3 mins
Points of Interest:
- RMS Queen Mary
- Long Beach Cruise Terminal/Catalina Cruises
- Aquarium of the Pacific
- Long Beach Convention Center
- Museum of Latin American Art
- Long Beach Museum of Art
- CSULB and CSULB and Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden
- Long Beach Performing Art Center
- The Pike/Shoreline Village
- East Village Arts District
- Belmont Shore
- Holiday Boat Parade
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