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Best Places To Live In Long Beach, CA

  • Long Beach, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 469,793
  • Long Beach is a great city! It’s in the shadow of Los Angeles, but it is its own amazing city! It’s one of the most diverse cities in America, it’s a fact! We have Queen Mary, beautiful murals, beautiful…[read more]


Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score85
  • Marina del Rey, CA
  • 20.7 miles away (City)
  • 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]
  • Hermosa Beach, CA
  • 13.4 miles away (City)
  • 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]
  • Manhattan Beach, CA
  • 14.3 miles away (City)
  • 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]
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • 18.5 miles away (City)
  • 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]
  • Rolling Hills, CA
  • 8.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,760
  • Palos Verdes Estates, CA
  • 11.6 miles away (City)
  • 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]
  • Park Estates, Long Beach, CA
  • 3.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,646
  • Rolling Hills Estates, CA
  • 7.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,206
  • Redondo Beach, CA
  • 12.1 miles away (City)
  • 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]
  • Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  • 10.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 42,412
  • For your Rancho Palos Verdes Real Estate needs visit From the beautiful coastlines, Trump Golf Course, to Terranea Resort Rancho Palos Verdes how so much to see and do. he…[read more]
  • Cypress, CA
  • 9.5 miles away (City)
  • 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]
  • Ladera Heights, CA
  • 18.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,195
  • Rossmoor, CA
  • 6.6 miles away (City)
  • 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]
  • Alamitos Heights, Long Beach, CA
  • 3.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • 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]
  • Walteria, Torrance, CA
  • 8.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 8,348
  • Hollywood Riviera, Torrance, CA
  • 10.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 10,432
  • The Plaza, Long Beach, CA
  • 5.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 21,865
  • City College Area, Long Beach, CA
  • 5.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 10,097
  • West Torrance, Torrance, CA
  • 9.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • 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]
  • Seal Beach, CA
  • 7 miles away (City)
  • 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]
  • El Segundo, CA
  • 15.7 miles away (City)
  • 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]
  • Torrance, CA
  • 9.6 miles away (City)
  • 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]
  • Rose Hills, CA
  • 18.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,033
  • La Habra Heights, CA
  • 19.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,406
  • West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • 22.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 42,797
  • Los Alamitos, CA
  • 7.8 miles away (City)
  • 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]
  • La Palma, CA
  • 10.5 miles away (City)
  • 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]
  • Huntington Beach, CA
  • 13.5 miles away (City)
  • 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]
  • Century City, Los Angeles, CA
  • 23.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,574
  • Research Park, Irvine, CA
  • 21.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,438
  • Walnut, CA
  • 26.8 miles away (City)
  • 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]
  • Los Altos, Long Beach, CA
  • 4.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 13,766
  • State College Area, Long Beach, CA
  • 5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 9,427
  • Placentia, CA
  • 20.9 miles away (City)
  • 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]
  • Fountain Valley, CA
  • 14.5 miles away (City)
  • 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]
  • Naples-Marina Area, Long Beach, CA
  • 4.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 8,881
  • Terminal Island, Los Angeles, CA
  • 4.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 352
  • Los Cerritos Area, Long Beach, CA
  • 4.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 7,391
  • El Dorado Park, Long Beach, CA
  • 7.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,378
  • City Of Signal Hill, Long Beach, CA
  • 2.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 10,207
  • Brea, CA
  • 19.7 miles away (City)
  • 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]
  • Rolling Hills CDP, CA
  • 8.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 832
  • Lakewood Village, Long Beach, CA
  • 5.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 7,774
  • La Mirada, CA
  • 14 miles away (City)
  • 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]
  • Westside, CA
  • 23.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 269
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • 24.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 92,247
  • I lived in Santa Monica for 5 years and I loved some things about it and hated many things about it. The crime and homeless problem are out of control. It's a beautiful city with many things to do and…[read more]
  • Airport Area, Long Beach, CA
  • 3.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 416
  • Fullerton, CA
  • 17.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 139,491
  • I am a single female in my early 30's who lived in Fullerton, CA for 4 years. Fullerton is apart of, Orange County. Fullerton has a lot to offer for those who are in college or a student, but may become…[read more]
  • Cerritos, CA
  • 9.8 miles away (City)
  • 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]
  • Californial Heights, Long Beach, CA
  • 3.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,988

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.

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