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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: Downtown, Saint Mary and Franklin School.

Long Beach Apartments for Rent

View all Long Beach apartments on a map. The average rent is $1,495 and the average home price is $425,000.

Rental info for Eaves Cerritos in the Long Beach area
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Walk Score 76
Rental info for Towne Center Apartment Homes in the Long Beach area
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Rental info for Center View in the Long Beach area
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Walk Score 93
Rental info for Park Avenue & Beverly Plaza Apartments in the Long Beach area
from $1,448
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Walk Score 56
Rental info for Seaport Village Apartment Homes in the Long Beach area
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Rental info for Grand Terrace Apartments in the Long Beach area
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Walk Score 86
Rental info for Alvista Long Beach in the Long Beach area
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Walk Score 82

To view Long Beach homes for sale sorted by Walk Score, visit Trulia.com.

Long Beach Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Downtown 91 59 85 19,300
2 Saint Mary 88 57 65 11,742
3 Franklin School 88 21 78 12,528
4 Eastside 86 - 67 18,452
5 Lee School 84 - 59 8,034
6 Wilson High 83 - 60 6,605
7 Washington School 83 58 65 9,007
8 Bryant School 82 - 62 6,075
9 Central Long Beach 82 30 62 51,603
10 Southeast Wrigley 81 29 62 6,715
11 Belmont Shore 81 - 68 7,123
12 Bixby Park 80 33 89 10,472
13 Bluff Park 80 - 83 2,580
14 Willmore City 77 56 74 8,924
15 Belmont Heights 77 - 65 13,585
16 Belmont Park 76 3 76 2,121
17 Naples 75 16 73 3,435
18 Traffic Circle 75 - 69 6,189
19 South Wrigley 72 21 66 11,399
20 Lower Westside 70 31 62 3,470
21 Addams 69 19 53 8,587
22 Westside 68 4 58 8,112
23 Sunrise Park 67 52 57 605
24 Lindbergh 67 2 55 10,040
25 California Heights 66 32 60 7,490
26 Bixby Knolls 65 11 59 18,017
27 Los Altos 65 - 63 9,146
28 Dairy 63 17 53 9,055
29 Longwood 62 44 46 1,236
30 Jordan 61 14 59 19,024
31 Memorial Heights 60 42 51 2,561
32 Ramona Park 60 29 52 8,713
33 Sutter 59 44 58 6,297
34 Alamitos Heights 57 24 75 2,594
35 College Square 55 46 46 3,016
36 Artesia Freeway Corridor 55 34 55 4,617
37 Coolidge Triangle 55 44 53 2,244
38 Stearns Park 55 - 62 4,554
39 North Wrigley 54 17 54 7,611
40 Imperial Estates 54 38 64 1,336
41 Park Estates 52 11 67 2,982
42 Carmelitos 50 - 55 2,088
43 Upper Westside 50 11 48 13,788
44 DeForest Park 50 20 59 3,703
45 Lakewood Village 50 13 52 7,746
46 Paramount and South 49 23 50 4,090
47 Los Cerritos 49 27 55 4,475
48 Cherry Manor 49 28 50 1,496
49 SEADIP 47 35 74 6,395
50 Cal State University Long Beach 45 6 62 2,017
51 Hamilton 45 35 45 2,653
52 Freeway Circle 43 45 45 5,103
53 El Dorado Park Estates 41 34 62 3,821
54 Arlington 39 14 37 3,376
55 South of Conant 38 - 57 9,991
56 The Lakes 33 30 60 514
57 Rancho Estates 28 - 62 2,011
58 Wrigley Heights 26 53 47 963
59 Atherton South 25 26 63 1,614
60 Bixby Hill 25 39 59 1,087
61 College Estates 21 31 66 797
62 El Dorado Park South 19 26 58 1,775

Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,245 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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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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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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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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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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