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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 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 gallery421 in the Long Beach area
from $1,999
1 bed
Walk Score 93
Rental info for URBAN VILLAGE APARTMENTS in the Long Beach area
from $1,804
Studio
Walk Score 93
Rental info for Marbrisa Apartments in the Long Beach area
from $1,766
Studio
Walk Score 80
Rental info for Hathaway in the Long Beach area
from $1,755
1 bed
Walk Score 67
Rental info for 1900 Ocean Beach Club in the Long Beach area
from $1,705
Studio
Walk Score 49
Rental info for The Current in the Long Beach area
from $2,315
Studio
Walk Score 92
Rental info for Pathways at Bixby Village in the Long Beach area
from $1,767
1 bed
Walk Score 54
Rental info for Bay Hill in the Long Beach area
from $2,330
1 bed
Walk Score 70
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Long Beach Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Downtown 93 - 87 19,300
2 Saint Mary 91 - 70 11,742
3 Franklin School 89 - 85 12,528
4 Eastside 87 - 70 18,452
5 Washington School 85 - 72 9,007
6 Belmont Shore 84 - 76 7,123
7 Central Long Beach 84 - 72 51,603
8 Wilson High 84 - 61 6,605
9 Lee School 83 - 64 8,034
10 Willmore City 83 - 76 8,924
11 Southeast Wrigley 83 - 75 6,715
12 Bluff Park 82 - 87 2,580
13 Bryant School 82 - 67 6,075
14 Bixby Park 80 - 88 10,472
15 Belmont Heights 80 - 75 13,585
16 Belmont Park 78 - 80 2,121
17 Naples 77 - 74 3,435
18 Traffic Circle 75 - 78 6,189
19 South Wrigley 74 - 77 11,399
20 Addams 72 - 56 8,587
21 California Heights 71 - 63 7,490
22 Lindbergh 70 - 58 10,040
23 Lower Westside 70 - 69 3,470
24 Bixby Knolls 69 - 66 18,017
25 Dairy 68 - 56 9,055
26 Los Altos 68 - 65 9,146
27 Westside 67 - 60 8,112
28 Jordan 67 - 63 19,024
29 Alamitos Heights 66 - 77 2,594
30 Sunrise Park 62 - 66 605
31 Ramona Park 61 - 53 8,713
32 Memorial Heights 61 - 58 2,561
33 Sutter 61 - 60 6,297
34 Longwood 61 - 54 1,236
35 Imperial Estates 58 - 65 1,336
36 Artesia Freeway Corridor 57 - 54 4,617
37 DeForest Park 56 - 63 3,703
38 North Wrigley 56 - 66 7,611
39 Lakewood Village 56 - 54 7,746
40 Coolidge Triangle 56 - 60 2,244
41 Carmelitos 55 - 58 2,088
42 Los Cerritos 54 - 55 4,475
43 Stearns Park 54 - 64 4,554
44 Upper Westside 53 - 50 13,788
45 Park Estates 52 - 78 2,982
46 SEADIP 52 - 73 6,395
47 Cherry Manor 52 - 51 1,496
48 College Square 51 - 52 3,016
49 Paramount and South 51 - 51 4,090
50 Cal State University Long Beach 47 - 66 2,017
51 Hamilton 46 - 43 2,653
52 Freeway Circle 45 - 50 5,103
53 Arlington 45 - 39 3,376
54 South of Conant 42 - 61 9,991
55 El Dorado Park Estates 41 - 64 3,821
56 The Lakes 39 - 64 514
57 Rancho Estates 32 - 63 2,011
58 Atherton South 30 - 60 1,614
59 Bixby Hill 29 - 60 1,087
60 Wrigley Heights 27 - 48 963
61 College Estates 27 - 63 797
62 El Dorado Park South 16 - 57 1,775

Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,406 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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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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