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Best Places To Live In Long Beach, CA

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  • Long Beach, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 469,793
  • The city's a liberal hell hole with terrible crime and the least smart individuals on the planet. It's congested and polluted beyond belief. Way too many people are suckered into getting mugged, because…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score86
  • Manhattan Beach, CA
  • City: 14.3mi / 23.0km away
  • Population: 35,573
  • After living in and around Manhattan Beach for nearly a decade, I think that this beach city is filled with great things to do at all times of the year. The neighborhood features great restaurants and…[read more]
84
  • Marina del Rey, CA
  • City: 20.7mi / 33.3km away
  • Population: 9,782
  • I live near there and visit someone there a lot. It’s cool but small lol. A a a a a a a a a…[read more]
84
  • Palos Verdes Estates, CA
  • City: 11.6mi / 18.7km away
  • Population: 13,582
  • I have relatives that have lived in Palos Verdes Estates for a long time and have visited the city often and know it very well. This is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in California, perfect for…[read more]
83
  • Hermosa Beach, CA
  • City: 13.4mi / 21.5km away
  • Population: 19,726
  • I absolutely love almost everything about the beach city of Hermosa Beach. There are dozens of fantastic restaurants, with great attractions and opportunities to have a great time. This city is a family…[read more]
83
  • Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  • City: 10.1mi / 16.2km away
  • Population: 42,412
  • For your Rancho Palos Verdes Real Estate needs visit www.SouthBay4Sale.com From the beautiful coastlines, Trump Golf Course, to Terranea Resort Rancho Palos Verdes how so much to see and do. he…[read more]
82
  • Hollywood Riviera, Torrance, CA
  • Neighborhood: 10.6mi / 17.1km away
  • Population: 10,432
82
  • Cypress, CA
  • City: 9.5mi / 15.3km away
  • Population: 48,978
  • After I got out of the service I moved with my wife and kiddos to Cypress, California. It wasn't my first choice but I had a good job offer there and wanted to move closer to my in-laws who lived in…[read more]
82
  • Redondo Beach, CA
  • City: 12.1mi / 19.5km away
  • Population: 67,664
  • Redondo Beach is one of the most gorgeous cities in California. I absolutely adored my visit to this great city. The beach was one of the cleanest that I have ever visited. I was stunned by how glamorous…[read more]
82
  • City College Area, Long Beach, CA
  • Neighborhood: 5.1mi / 8.3km away
  • Population: 10,097
81
  • Alamitos Heights, Long Beach, CA
  • Neighborhood: 3.9mi / 6.3km away
  • Population: 2,873
  • The Alamitos Heights Neighborhood of Long Beach is a great place to live. The streets are lined with mature Magnolia Trees. The homes are mix of may style , from original Ranch to new Contemporary. …[read more]
81
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • City: 18.5mi / 29.7km away
  • Population: 86,813
  • This place has tight streets and overcrowded with rude people who will make fun of you for no reason at Fashion Island. The WiFi there will steal your data. There is an Asian boy who is tall in a light…[read more]
80
  • Rossmoor, CA
  • City: 6.6mi / 10.7km away
  • Population: 10,933
  • Living in Rossmoor, CA was one of my greatest experiences. Even though I was only here for a short period of time, I was able to do a lot. This city is near the beaches, so there was plenty of tourist…[read more]
80
  • Rolling Hills Estates, CA
  • City: 7.6mi / 12.2km away
  • Population: 8,206
  • I visit here each month since we live right by in Redondo Beach. The views are beautiful. It has lush green trees and a forest atmosphere that makes you feel secluded. There are plenty of places to shop…[read more]
80
  • Rolling Hills, CA
  • City: 8.8mi / 14.2km away
  • Population: 1,760
79
  • Ladera Heights, CA
  • City: 18.8mi / 30.2km away
  • Population: 7,195
79
  • Walnut, CA
  • City: 26.8mi / 43.1km away
  • Population: 30,026
  • I've lived in Walnut, CA for about 2 years now, and I couldn't be happier with my decision to move here. It is quiet, safe, and you are close to all kinds of fun things to do! The Annual Walnut Family…[read more]
79
  • Park Estates, Long Beach, CA
  • Neighborhood: 3.9mi / 6.3km away
  • Population: 2,646
79
  • The Plaza, Long Beach, CA
  • Neighborhood: 5.9mi / 9.4km away
  • Population: 21,865
79
  • Seal Beach, CA
  • City: 7.0mi / 11.3km away
  • Population: 24,510
  • Seal Beach is full of fun and engaging activities, as well as relaxing attractions that can make a day in the city one to remember. Seal Beach food tours are a wonderful way to experience the…[read more]
78
  • La Palma, CA
  • City: 10.5mi / 16.8km away
  • Population: 15,834
  • Living in La Palma, California provides me with the convenience of being close to Los Angeles, while giving me a good place to raise my family. This community is small and everyone seems to know…[read more]
78
  • Los Alamitos, CA
  • City: 7.8mi / 12.6km away
  • Population: 11,661
  • The city of Los Alamitos is a medium sized suburb of Los Angeles. This is a great neighborhood for all types of families, including ones with kids that are going to school. The city's school districts…[read more]
77
  • City Of Signal Hill, Long Beach, CA
  • Neighborhood: 2.7mi / 4.3km away
  • Population: 10,207
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  • West Torrance, Torrance, CA
  • Neighborhood: 9.4mi / 15.1km away
  • Population: 68,889
  • I lived in the West Torrance neighborhood of Torrance, California for several years after graduating from college. I relocated to West Torrance from Costa Mesa in Orange County. I adore the convenience,…[read more]
76
  • Los Altos, Long Beach, CA
  • Neighborhood: 4.6mi / 7.5km away
  • Population: 13,766
76
  • Fountain Valley, CA
  • City: 14.5mi / 23.4km away
  • Population: 56,670
  • While not being nearly as pretentious as some of it's neighbors (looking at you Irvine), Fountain Valley is an agreeable city to live in if you must live in Orange County. But, it's all relative right?…[read more]
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  • Torrance, CA
  • City: 9.6mi / 15.4km away
  • Population: 147,307
  • City maintenance of streets is ridiculous. Very unpleasant to drive in the city. This is compounded by the high density of the population. Further more underground water lines repeatedly fail and…[read more]
76
  • Walteria, Torrance, CA
  • Neighborhood: 8.6mi / 13.8km away
  • Population: 8,348
76
  • Los Cerritos Area, Long Beach, CA
  • Neighborhood: 4.2mi / 6.8km away
  • Population: 7,391
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  • Huntington Beach, CA
  • City: 13.5mi / 21.7km away
  • Population: 198,724
  • I've lived in Huntington Beach, CA (Orange County) for almost 5 years. I like the suburbs because it's a better alternative to living in LA County (Santa Monica). Orange County is extremely beautiful and…[read more]
75
  • El Segundo, CA
  • City: 15.7mi / 25.2km away
  • Population: 16,901
  • I have lived near El Segundo for my entire life and know all the things that a tourist or new resident would want to know about the city. El Segundo is right next to the Los Angeles Airport and there…[read more]
74
  • La Mirada, CA
  • City: 14.0mi / 22.5km away
  • Population: 49,130
  • I was born just down the road from La Merida, California. My parents moved several times while I was young but we always stayed in this part of the state. Southern California has so much to offer with…[read more]
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  • Floral Park, Santa Ana, CA
  • Neighborhood: 18.4mi / 29.7km away
  • Population: 1,619
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  • Placentia, CA
  • City: 20.9mi / 33.7km away
  • Population: 52,168
  • I grew up in Placentia, California. As a child, it was a wonderful place to live. My parents often complained about the traffic, but I didn't care because I went to a great high school close to my house…[read more]
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  • Brea, CA
  • City: 19.7mi / 31.6km away
  • Population: 41,351
  • While visiting several different cities in California. I had a perfect peace about Brea Ca. So here we are. Close proximity to schools, shopping, restaurants, theaters, post office and churches. Easy…[read more]
73
  • South East Torrance, Torrance, CA
  • Neighborhood: 7.7mi / 12.4km away
  • Population: 11,108
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  • Rose Hills, CA
  • City: 18.7mi / 30.0km away
  • Population: 3,033
73
  • La Habra Heights, CA
  • City: 19.2mi / 30.8km away
  • Population: 5,406
73
  • Californial Heights, Long Beach, CA
  • Neighborhood: 3.7mi / 6.0km away
  • Population: 6,988
73
  • West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • Neighborhood: 22.8mi / 36.6km away
  • Population: 42,797
72
  • El Dorado Park, Long Beach, CA
  • Neighborhood: 7.2mi / 11.6km away
  • Population: 5,378
72
  • Belmont Shore, Long Beach, CA
  • Neighborhood: 3.3mi / 5.3km away
  • Population: 7,093
  • I am from Sydney, Australia and is currently visiting Belmont Shore, Long Beach with my 17 year old daughter and I have to say that this place is a real hidden gem! We have been here for a month and…[read more]
71
  • Naples-Marina Area, Long Beach, CA
  • Neighborhood: 4.7mi / 7.6km away
  • Population: 8,881
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  • State College Area, Long Beach, CA
  • Neighborhood: 5.0mi / 8.0km away
  • Population: 9,427
71
  • Cerritos, CA
  • City: 9.8mi / 15.8km away
  • Population: 49,797
  • I lived in Cerritos for two years while on a work assignment, and the experience was unforgettable. The city is filled with so many fun things to see and do. I miss the diverse restaurant availability.…[read more]
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  • Terminal Island, Los Angeles, CA
  • Neighborhood: 4.2mi / 6.8km away
  • Population: 352
70
  • Research Park, Irvine, CA
  • Neighborhood: 21.2mi / 34.1km away
  • Population: 1,438
70
  • Rolling Hills CDP, CA
  • City: 8.8mi / 14.2km away
  • Population: 832
70
  • Culver City, CA
  • City: 20.0mi / 32.2km away
  • Population: 39,395
  • I enjoyed living in Culver City, there are many positives to living in this area of California. There are great recreational areas, such as biking routes that go on for several miles. There are also…[read more]
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  • Westside, CA
  • City: 23.9mi / 38.4km away
  • Population: 269
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  • North Torrance, Torrance, CA
  • Neighborhood: 10.7mi / 17.2km away
  • Population: 34,684
  • North Torrance is a simple middle class Southern California neighborhood that was very typical all over the region in the 50’s -70’s, with nicely maintained simple homes, basic shopping, schools,…[read more]

Long Beach, CA: California Sunshine

The City of Long Beach is a vibrant, oceanfront metropolis in sunny Southern California. Full of delightful neighborhoods, each with its own unique style and flair, this delightful city on the Pacific Ocean sparkles with life. The city has a diverse population of more than 460,000 people. Officially part of the Greater Los Angeles Area, Long Beach shares a border with its larger neighbor to the north, Los Angeles. The busy Port of Long Beach is one of the most active seaports in the nation. Southern California sunshine, the Pacific Ocean, fantastic employment opportunities, a diverse population, and outstanding cultural offerings make Long Beach a great place to call home.

Long Beach has a stunning, walkable waterfront full of restaurants, shops, and a variety of activities. Famous attractions include the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific and the Queen Mary. Catalina Island is only a short cruise away. A strong manufacturing base drives the city's economy.

Buses run throughout the city. The free Passport shuttle carries passengers to popular destinations downtown. The Aquabus and Aqualink water taxis service the waterfront during the summer. Various transit operators provide frequent connections to nearby cities from the Long Beach Transit Mall. The Blue Line light rail runs between Long Beach and downtown los Angeles.

Long Beach's Mediterranean climate provides year-round sunshine, mild temperatures, and a delightful lack of humidity. Summers bring warm days and cool but pleasant evenings. Winter daytime temperatures rarely dip below 65 degress. You won't need a serious parka even on the coldest winter night.

The cost of living is significantly higher in Long Beach than in cities such as Dallas and Minneapolis. Those moving from San Francisco, Washington, DC, and New York City will be pleasantly surprised at how far their housing dollars can go in this sun-kissed city. Expect to spend more on transportation if you're moving from Washington, DC or Boston.

With so many great places to live in Long Beach it can be hard to make a choice. We've worked hard to come up with a list of the best places to live in Long Beach to help get you started. Personalize your search of the best places in Long Beach by selecting the filters you find most important. Available livability filters include amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing, and weather. You can also restrict the geographic range of your search, specify preferred community population size, search by neighborhood, city, or both, and limit the amount you wish to spend on housing.