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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 Very Walkable

Most 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 has good public transportation and is somewhat bikeable.

Find apartments in Long Beach's most walkable neighborhoods: Downtown, Saint Mary and Franklin School.

Long Beach Apartments for Rent

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Rental info for Bay Hill in the Long Beach area
from $2,350
1 bed
Walk Score 69
Rental info for Hathaway in the Long Beach area
from $1,985
1 bed
Walk Score 66
Rental info for eaves Cerritos in the Long Beach area
from $1,700
1 bed
Walk Score 73
Rental info for IMT Gallery 421 in the Long Beach area
from $2,175
1 bed
Walk Score 91
Rental info for 455 W. 20th Street in the Long Beach area
from $1,595
1 bed
Walk Score 68
Rental info for 87 Lime Ave. in the Long Beach area
from $1,395
Studio
Walk Score 95
Rental info for Vicino in the Long Beach area
from $1,710
1 bed
Walk Score 49
Rental info for Bixby Hill Apartments in the Long Beach area
from $2,253
1 bed
Walk Score 39

Long Beach Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Downtown 93 76 79 19,300
2 Saint Mary 91 72 70 11,742
3 Franklin School 89 59 73 12,528
4 Eastside 87 51 66 18,452
5 Washington School 85 70 70 9,007
6 Belmont Shore 84 39 73 7,123
7 Central Long Beach 84 59 64 51,603
8 Wilson High 84 53 54 6,605
9 Lee School 83 51 59 8,034
10 Willmore City 83 70 74 8,924
11 Southeast Wrigley 83 64 66 6,715
12 Bluff Park 82 45 77 2,580
13 Bryant School 82 53 58 6,075
14 Bixby Park 80 60 65 10,472
15 Belmont Heights 80 46 67 13,585
16 Belmont Park 78 41 83 2,121
17 Naples 77 38 64 3,435
18 Traffic Circle 75 51 57 6,189
19 South Wrigley 74 58 64 11,399
20 Addams 72 51 58 8,587
21 California Heights 71 51 60 7,490
22 Lindbergh 70 43 59 10,040
23 Lower Westside 70 50 78 3,470
24 Bixby Knolls 69 47 66 18,017
25 Dairy 68 47 52 9,055
26 Los Altos 68 44 56 9,146
27 Westside 67 46 58 8,112
28 Jordan 67 43 62 19,024
29 Alamitos Heights 66 57 68 2,594
30 Sunrise Park 62 59 54 605
31 Ramona Park 61 39 52 8,713
32 Memorial Heights 61 61 52 2,561
33 Sutter 61 52 52 6,297
34 Longwood 61 52 48 1,236
35 Imperial Estates 58 40 70 1,336
36 Artesia Freeway Corridor 57 40 60 4,617
37 DeForest Park 56 48 53 3,703
38 North Wrigley 56 55 54 7,611
39 Lakewood Village 56 44 62 7,746
40 Coolidge Triangle 56 52 45 2,244
41 Carmelitos 55 47 58 2,088
42 Los Cerritos 54 54 51 4,475
43 Stearns Park 54 44 56 4,554
44 Upper Westside 53 40 45 13,788
45 Park Estates 52 56 61 2,982
46 SEADIP 52 51 63 6,395
47 Cherry Manor 52 39 63 1,496
48 College Square 51 53 49 3,016
49 Paramount and South 51 42 64 4,090
50 Cal State University Long Beach 47 53 58 2,017
51 Hamilton 46 42 61 2,653
52 Freeway Circle 45 52 43 5,103
53 Arlington 45 37 44 3,376
54 South of Conant 42 39 56 9,991
55 El Dorado Park Estates 41 39 61 3,821
56 The Lakes 39 38 59 514
57 Rancho Estates 32 32 61 2,011
58 Atherton South 30 39 74 1,614
59 Bixby Hill 29 54 58 1,087
60 Wrigley Heights 27 56 46 963
61 College Estates 27 42 72 797
62 El Dorado Park South 16 36 54 1,775

Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,427 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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Transit Score of Long Beach, CA

Long Beach has Good Transit

Many nearby public transportation options. Find Long Beach apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Long Beach has good public transportation and about 49 bus and 1 light rail lines.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Long Beach on public transit.

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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.

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on LA Boxing Long Beach

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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.

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on Broadway and MiraMar

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