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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 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 $1,545 and the average home price is $508,833.

Rental info for Center View in the Long Beach area
$1,525
2 bed
Walk Score 96
Rental info for Park Avenue & Beverly Plaza Apartments in the Long Beach area
from $1,893
Rental info for Patio Gardens Apartments in the Long Beach area
from $1,929
2 bed
Walk Score 81
Rental info for Park 4200 in the Long Beach area
from $1,900
1 bed
Walk Score 85
Rental info for eaves Seal Beach in the Long Beach area
from $1,445
Studio
Walk Score 56
Rental info for Channel Point in the Long Beach area
from $1,820
1 bed
Walk Score 56
Rental info for Bay Hill Apartments in the Long Beach area
from $2,080
1 bed
Walk Score 76
Rental info for Hathaway in the Long Beach area
from $1,615
1 bed
Walk Score 68

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 - 87 19,300
2 Saint Mary 88 - 70 11,742
3 Franklin School 88 - 85 12,528
4 Eastside 86 - 70 18,452
5 Lee School 84 - 64 8,034
6 Wilson High 83 - 61 6,605
7 Washington School 83 - 72 9,007
8 Bryant School 82 - 67 6,075
9 Central Long Beach 82 - 72 51,603
10 Southeast Wrigley 81 - 75 6,715
11 Belmont Shore 81 - 76 7,123
12 Bixby Park 80 - 88 10,472
13 Bluff Park 80 - 87 2,580
14 Willmore City 77 - 76 8,924
15 Belmont Heights 77 - 75 13,585
16 Belmont Park 76 - 80 2,121
17 Naples 75 - 74 3,435
18 Traffic Circle 75 - 78 6,189
19 South Wrigley 72 - 77 11,399
20 Lower Westside 70 - 69 3,470
21 Addams 69 - 56 8,587
22 Westside 68 - 60 8,112
23 Sunrise Park 67 - 66 605
24 Lindbergh 67 - 58 10,040
25 California Heights 66 - 63 7,490
26 Bixby Knolls 65 - 66 18,017
27 Los Altos 65 - 65 9,146
28 Dairy 63 - 56 9,055
29 Longwood 62 - 54 1,236
30 Jordan 61 - 63 19,024
31 Memorial Heights 60 - 58 2,561
32 Ramona Park 60 - 53 8,713
33 Sutter 59 - 60 6,297
34 Alamitos Heights 57 - 77 2,594
35 College Square 55 - 52 3,016
36 Artesia Freeway Corridor 55 - 54 4,617
37 Coolidge Triangle 55 - 60 2,244
38 Stearns Park 55 - 64 4,554
39 North Wrigley 54 - 66 7,611
40 Imperial Estates 54 - 65 1,336
41 Park Estates 52 - 78 2,982
42 Carmelitos 50 - 58 2,088
43 Upper Westside 50 - 50 13,788
44 DeForest Park 50 - 63 3,703
45 Lakewood Village 50 - 54 7,746
46 Paramount and South 49 - 51 4,090
47 Los Cerritos 49 - 55 4,475
48 Cherry Manor 49 - 51 1,496
49 SEADIP 47 - 73 6,395
50 Cal State University Long Beach 45 - 66 2,017
51 Hamilton 45 - 43 2,653
52 Freeway Circle 43 - 50 5,103
53 El Dorado Park Estates 41 - 64 3,821
54 Arlington 39 - 39 3,376
55 South of Conant 38 - 61 9,991
56 The Lakes 33 - 64 514
57 Rancho Estates 28 - 63 2,011
58 Wrigley Heights 26 - 48 963
59 Atherton South 25 - 60 1,614
60 Bixby Hill 25 - 60 1,087
61 College Estates 21 - 63 797
62 El Dorado Park South 19 - 57 1,775

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.

Chrystine G
on Bluff Park

icon for car shares in Long Beach

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

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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

Photo of Butterfly Beach, Montecito, CA, in Long Beach

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

Photo of Broadway and MiraMar in Long Beach

Broadway and MiraMar

Photo of Long Beach, Beach Bike Path in Long Beach

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

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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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