Long Beach Homes for SaleLong Beach, California, is located in Los Angeles County along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It is the 36th largest city in the United States and the seventh largest city in California. Long Beach is in Southern California and the second largest city that is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area. It is considered part of the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Santa Ana metropolitan area. Long Beach currently has a population of about 462,000. The Port of Long Beach is one of the busiest and largest in the country and is of critical importance to the world economy. In addition, Long Beach has a substantial oil industry, with oil stores both underground and offshore.
Long Beach Homes for Sale & Real EstateLong Beach features a wide array of housing options from condos to large estates, located both on the beach and in inland areas. The area has a Mediterranean climate with moderate temperatures throughout the year, due to its location on the Pacific coast. Long Beach does exhibit some of the worst air pollution in the US due to its large manufacturing sector, proximity to oil refineries and busy international port. More information about Resident Services and Neighborhood Resources can be found at the City of Long Beach website.
Long Beach NeighborhoodsMany neighborhoods make up the city of Long Beach. While not officially recognized by the city, they are popularly accepted by residents and the local media. Neighborhoods include:
Long Beach AttractionsLong Beach is home to many points of interest, special events and cultural attractions, including:
Long Beach Employment OpportunitiesSeveral corporate headquarters are located in Long Beach including Epson America, Molina Healthcare and SCAN Health Plan. It is one of the most important maritime centers in the US and has robust manufacturing sectors for aircraft, car parts, electronic equipment and home furnishings. The top ten employers in Long Beach are:
Long Beach Transportation and CommutingLong Beach is accessed by many major freeways and highways including I-405, I-5, I-710, I-110 and I-605. Public transportation in Long Beach is provided by Long Beach Transit which operates 38 bus routes, most of which originate or end at the Long Beach Transit Mall in Downtown Long Beach. They also provide service on the Passport shuttle Downtown, which carries passengers among the many cultural attractions located there. In the summer they provide transit between Downtown and the Alamitos Bay Landing via the AquaLink as well as operating water taxis called the AquaBus. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority operates a light rail service that carries passengers to several locations throughout Long Beach and Los Angeles via the Metro Blue Line and the Metro Green Line. Long Beach strives to be bicycle-friendly and has five major bike paths that run over 60 miles. In addition, there are many minor bike paths that connect to the major routes and there is an official "bike boulevard" on Vista Street. Bikeway signs can be seen throughout the city that identify official bike routes. Long Beach is served by Long Beach Airport, which is the west coast hub for JetBlue Airways. The nearest international airport is Los Angeles International Airport.
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