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Living in Long Beach

Long Beach is about 25 miles south of Los Angeles; as part of the spread out ecosystem of greater Los Angeles, it’s got some of the commuter challenges you might expect from any Southern California city. But it’s possible to have a walking and transit friendly life in this beach side city. Metro Rail runs into LA and Long Beach Transit provides extensive bus service. Long Beach has great biking and won an award for their “green lane” project – a program designating safe places for cyclists in traffic – in 2010.

Long Beach has the country’s second largest shipping port and there’s oil here too – you’ll see the rigs offshore. Boeing and Verizon are big employers in the region. The Queen Mary, a classic ocean liner, is docked in Long Beach and the Catalina Express leaves from the waterfront to Catalina Island several times a day.

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Walk Score of Long Beach, CA

Long Beach is Somewhat Walkable

Some errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Bluff Park

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Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden

Long Beach is the 11th most walkable large city in the US with 462,257 residents.

Long Beach is somewhat bikeable.

Find apartments in Long Beach's most walkable neighborhoods: East Village, Carroll Park and Saint Mary's.

Long Beach Neighborhoods

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Population

1 East Village 90 - 76 11,917
2 Carroll Park 86 - 79 667
3 Saint Mary's 86 - 62 3,896
4 Downtown 86 - 87 12,100
5 Rose Park 85 - 66 10,572
6 Hellman 84 - 68 19,997
7 Alamitos Beach 84 - 88 14,182
8 Bluff Heights 82 - 73 5,195
9 Belmont Shore 82 - 68 7,892
10 Zaferia 81 - 59 14,478
11 East Side 81 - 61 14,337
12 Washington School 81 - 66 9,491
13 Bixby Knolls 79 - 67 4,705
14 Poly High District 78 - 62 30,465
15 Willmore City 77 - 72 12,068
16 Bluff Park 76 - 83 2,578
17 Naples 76 - 73 2,933
18 Belmont Park 75 - 78 1,223
19 Belmont Heights 75 - 65 13,134
20 Sunrise 73 - 57 724
21 Traffic Circle 71 - 65 14,594
22 Wrigley 66 - 60 27,968
23 California Heights 65 - 60 6,871
24 Alamitos Heights 64 - 75 2,703
25 Los Altos 62 - 62 9,761
26 Bixby Area 59 - 57 13,892
27 North Long Beach 57 - 54 91,248
28 Park Estates 55 - 67 2,932
29 Imperial Estates 54 - 65 1,332
30 West Side 53 - 51 28,731
31 University Park Estates 51 - 74 2,968
32 El Dorado Park 50 - 58 524
33 Los Cerritos Area 50 - 55 4,700
34 Lakewood Village 48 - 52 7,451
35 Marina Area 45 - 70 3,784
36 The Plaza 44 - 59 20,255
37 El Dorado Park Estates 42 - 62 3,968
38 City College Area 41 - 56 12,675
39 State College Area 37 - 63 5,333
40 Airport Area 35 - 49 726
41 Bixby Hill 33 - 61 1,137
42 El Dorado South 26 - 58 1,576
43 Rancho Estates 25 - 62 1,920

Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,278 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Long Beach.

People in Long Beach can walk to an average of 2 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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George's Greek Cafe

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Naples Rib Company

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thumbnail for Bluff ParkThis amazing mural covers what used to be an underground tunnel long ago that you could use to get across ocean blvd.

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Long Beach has about 19 car shares from RelayRides and Zipcar.

Neighborhood Guides

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Los Altos Park

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Los Altos Park

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Artwork

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East Village

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East Village

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East Village

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Bike Score of Long Beach, CA

Long Beach is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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The Russian Submarine Scorpion

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Rose Park

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Los Cerritos Park

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LA Boxing Long Beach

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51 Sicilian Way, Long Beach, CA 90803

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Butterfly Beach, Montecito, CA,

thumbnail for George's Greek CafeServes delicious Greek favorites in a homey and welcoming atmosphere. Great service too. George himself often swings by to say hello. #patiobar Photo: George’s Greek Cafe

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on George's Greek Cafe

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Parking

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Napalm Canal

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Broadway and MiraMar

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Long Beach, Beach Bike Path

thumbnail for LA Boxing Long BeachUFC boxing and gym offers classes for mma & kickboxing. Kids classes too. They also have personal training.

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on LA Boxing Long Beach

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Belmont Pier

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Cal Heights Mural

thumbnail for Broadway and MiraMarWalking on Broadway you get the freshness from the Ocean. If you look down the street you can see the ocean just a few blocks away.

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