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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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73 Walk Score of Long Beach, CA

Long Beach is Very Walkable

Most 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 10th most walkable large city in the US with 462,257 residents.

Long Beach has some public transportation and is very bikeable.

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

Long Beach Apartments for Rent

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Long Beach Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Franklin School 93 54 91 12,528
2 Saint Mary 93 69 76 11,742
3 Downtown 93 72 85 19,300
4 Eastside 91 47 73 18,452
5 Belmont Shore 89 34 75 7,123
6 Lee School 88 48 57 8,034
7 Central Long Beach 87 56 70 51,603
8 Bryant School 86 50 62 6,075
9 Belmont Heights 86 41 72 13,585
10 Southeast Wrigley 86 62 76 6,715
11 Washington School 86 67 80 9,007
12 Bixby Park 86 56 79 10,472
13 Wilson High 85 49 68 6,605
14 Bluff Park 85 42 81 2,580
15 Willmore City 83 67 87 8,924
16 Belmont Park 81 35 78 2,121
17 Addams 80 51 65 8,587
18 Traffic Circle 79 48 68 6,189
19 South Wrigley 79 56 80 11,399
20 Dairy 75 47 60 9,055
21 California Heights 75 50 67 7,490
22 Naples 73 32 68 3,435
23 Westside 72 43 60 8,112
24 Lindbergh 72 41 70 10,040
25 Bixby Knolls 72 45 74 18,017
26 Lower Westside 71 46 80 3,470
27 Jordan 69 41 76 19,024
28 Los Altos 68 41 63 9,146
29 Sutter 67 53 59 6,297
30 Imperial Estates 66 37 73 1,336
31 Ramona Park 66 39 57 8,713
32 Sunrise Park 66 58 64 605
33 College Square 66 54 62 3,016
34 Carmelitos 65 45 73 2,088
35 Artesia Freeway Corridor 65 40 67 4,617
36 Upper Westside 62 39 55 13,788
37 Stearns Park 61 41 63 4,554
38 Memorial Heights 59 60 66 2,561
39 Lakewood Village 59 40 65 7,746
40 Park Estates 59 53 72 2,982
41 Cherry Manor 59 37 68 1,496
42 North Wrigley 58 54 72 7,611
43 Freeway Circle 58 52 56 5,103
44 Paramount and South 57 40 68 4,090
45 Alamitos Heights 57 55 69 2,594
46 Los Cerritos 54 54 65 4,475
47 DeForest Park 53 47 64 3,703
48 Longwood 53 53 52 1,236
49 Coolidge Triangle 52 52 54 2,244
50 SEADIP 50 48 67 6,395
51 Cal State University Long Beach 50 52 75 2,017
52 Hamilton 43 41 69 2,653
53 South of Conant 42 35 67 9,991
54 El Dorado Park Estates 41 36 63 3,821
55 Arlington 41 38 46 3,376
56 College Estates 38 40 73 797
57 Wrigley Heights 37 55 61 963
58 Atherton South 35 37 75 1,614
59 The Lakes 35 37 62 514
60 Rancho Estates 34 31 62 2,011
61 Bixby Hill 29 53 63 1,087
62 El Dorado Park South 24 34 67 1,775

Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,282 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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Belmont Brewing Company

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Naples Rib Company- Lo

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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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49 Transit Score of Long Beach, CA

Long Beach has Some Transit

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

Public Transit Routes

Long Beach has some public transportation and about 51 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.

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

70 Bike Score of Long Beach, CA

Long Beach is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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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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51 Sicilian Way, Long Beach, CA 90803

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Butterfly Beach, Montecito, CA,

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Parking

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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Napalm Canal

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Broadway and MiraMar

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Long Beach, Beach Bike Path

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Belmont Pier

thumbnail for Cal Heights MuralThe Cal Heights mural is a project of the California Heights Neighborhood Association, installed to improve the entrance to the neighborhood in 2004. Painted by artists Art Mortimer, the mural was prepped by neighborhood volunteers to reduce the cost. The mural is visible from the popular Blackbird Café, Hole' Mole' Tacos, Vintage Emporium and Orange Avenue Salvage.

John A Royce
on Cal Heights Mural

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Cal Heights Mural

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Cal Heights Street Scene

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9th Place Beach Entrance

thumbnail for Cal Heights Street SceneOlive Avenue is a popular street for walking on warm days with its Camphor tree cathedral of green!

John A Royce
on Cal Heights Street Scene

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