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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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George's Greek Cafe

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Rose Park

Long Beach is the 10th 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 $1,749 and the average home price is $523,750.

Rental info for Park 4200 in the Long Beach area
from $1,900
1 bed
Walk Score 84
Rental info for eaves Seal Beach in the Long Beach area
from $1,545
Studio
Walk Score 57
Rental info for The Current in the Long Beach area
from $2,115
Studio
Walk Score 92
Rental info for eaves Cerritos in the Long Beach area
from $1,790
1 bed
Walk Score 77
Rental info for Pine@Sixth in the Long Beach area
from $1,677
Studio
Walk Score 97
Rental info for Alvista Long Beach in the Long Beach area
from $1,606
1 bed
Walk Score 82
Rental info for Bay Hill Apartments in the Long Beach area
from $2,015
1 bed
Walk Score 68
Rental info for Hathaway in the Long Beach area
from $1,669
1 bed
Walk Score 65

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

Long Beach Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Downtown 92 - 87 19,300
2 Saint Mary 90 - 70 11,742
3 Franklin School 89 - 85 12,528
4 Eastside 88 - 70 18,452
5 Wilson High 85 - 61 6,605
6 Lee School 84 - 64 8,034
7 Washington School 84 - 72 9,007
8 Belmont Shore 83 - 76 7,123
9 Central Long Beach 83 - 72 51,603
10 Bryant School 83 - 67 6,075
11 Southeast Wrigley 82 - 75 6,715
12 Bluff Park 81 - 87 2,580
13 Bixby Park 81 - 88 10,472
14 Willmore City 79 - 76 8,924
15 Belmont Heights 78 - 75 13,585
16 Naples 77 - 74 3,435
17 Belmont Park 76 - 80 2,121
18 Traffic Circle 76 - 78 6,189
19 South Wrigley 74 - 77 11,399
20 Addams 72 - 56 8,587
21 Lower Westside 70 - 69 3,470
22 Lindbergh 69 - 58 10,040
23 Westside 67 - 60 8,112
24 California Heights 67 - 63 7,490
25 Bixby Knolls 67 - 66 18,017
26 Los Altos 66 - 65 9,146
27 Dairy 66 - 56 9,055
28 Jordan 64 - 63 19,024
29 Ramona Park 62 - 53 8,713
30 Sunrise Park 62 - 66 605
31 Memorial Heights 62 - 58 2,561
32 Sutter 61 - 60 6,297
33 Longwood 60 - 54 1,236
34 Alamitos Heights 59 - 77 2,594
35 Artesia Freeway Corridor 58 - 54 4,617
36 Stearns Park 56 - 64 4,554
37 North Wrigley 56 - 66 7,611
38 Carmelitos 56 - 58 2,088
39 Imperial Estates 56 - 65 1,336
40 Coolidge Triangle 56 - 60 2,244
41 College Square 54 - 52 3,016
42 Lakewood Village 54 - 54 7,746
43 Paramount and South 54 - 51 4,090
44 DeForest Park 53 - 63 3,703
45 Upper Westside 52 - 50 13,788
46 Park Estates 52 - 78 2,982
47 Cherry Manor 51 - 51 1,496
48 Los Cerritos 50 - 55 4,475
49 SEADIP 49 - 73 6,395
50 Cal State University Long Beach 45 - 66 2,017
51 Freeway Circle 45 - 50 5,103
52 El Dorado Park Estates 43 - 64 3,821
53 Arlington 41 - 39 3,376
54 South of Conant 40 - 61 9,991
55 The Lakes 37 - 64 514
56 Rancho Estates 32 - 63 2,011
57 Hamilton 31 - 43 2,653
58 Bixby Hill 28 - 60 1,087
59 Wrigley Heights 27 - 48 963
60 College Estates 25 - 63 797
61 Atherton South 25 - 60 1,614
62 El Dorado Park South 15 - 57 1,775

Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,363 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Long Beach.

People in Long Beach can walk to an average of 3 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Naples Rib Company

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Belmont Brewing Co

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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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on Bluff Park

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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

Bike Score of Long Beach, CA

Long Beach is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.

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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,

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Parking

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Napalm Canal

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

Kelley B.
on George's Greek Cafe

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Broadway and MiraMar

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Long Beach, Beach Bike Path

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Belmont Pier

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Cal Heights Mural

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

Chrystine G
on LA Boxing Long Beach

Long Beach is Talking About...

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Cal Heights Street Scene

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9th Place Beach Entrance

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Child Net Youth & Family Services

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.

Martin N
on Broadway and MiraMar

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