Bixby Knolls

A Bixby Knolls Tradition Ends

shannonjones City of Long Beach , Featured Articles , long beach homes , Neighborhoods Leave a Comment

Luan’s Girls Dress Shop Says, “Goodbye”

Bixby Knolls

Dress from Luan’s Dress Shop – Bixby Knolls

A treasured Bixby Knolls tradition comes to an end after 62 years. Luan’s, a boutique girls dress shop closes its doors. The store was found in 1952 by Luan’s mother, Marion, but Luan took it over in 1982. She said she was raised to run the store, and now she is ready to retire.

The store was one of kind. Luan sold classic dresses for every special occasion, and they never went out of style. The dresses were beautiful, and the customer service was exceptional. Not only would Luan help little girls find the perfect party dress, she would press it before it left the store.

Just like the unique dress shop, so is the neighborhood Luan’s called home. Bixby Knolls is also one of a kind. It connects North Long Beach to the North, California Heights to the South East, and Wrigley to the South West. There are several small retail shops and restaurants down Atlantic Blvd., a main artery through Bixby Knolls.

Virginia Country Club - Club House

Virginia Country Club –

Club House

The neighborhood is also home to the Historic Rancho Los Cerritos , a historic site, and one of the oldest gated communities in Long Beach, Los Cerritos – Virginia Country Club.

The Virginia Country Club was established in 1906, and the streets are lined with 700 homes. Many of them are estate sized custom built houses. The neighborhood was one of three finalist in the 2007 Neighborhood of the Year Awards, a national championship in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The homes are amazing, and are often sought after by the film industry. Did you know?  In 1985, a home on Country Club Drive was used as the “Bueller Home” in the 1986 comedy film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Home used in the Movie - Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Home used in the Movie – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Drive through the streets of Bixby Knolls and step back in time to a place filled with history and rich traditions. The beautiful homes reflect true elegance and style. If you are searching for a home in 90807, there are many to choose from.

Homes for Sale in Bixby Knolls, Long Beach CA

  1. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,395 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,471 sqft
    Year built: 1951
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 1
  2. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,679 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,060 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 10
    Days on market: 2
  3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 953 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,249 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
  4. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,528 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,353 sqft
    Year built: 1936
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 2
  5. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,204 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,740 sqft
    Year built: 1944
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 6
  6. 5 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,467 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,472 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 6
  7. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 2,521 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,665 sqft
    Year built: 1939
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 7
  8. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,551 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,350 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 7
  9. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,724 sqft
    Year built: 1940
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 8
  10. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 2,700 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,445 sqft
    Year built: 1951
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 9
  11. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,496 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,633 sqft
    Year built: 1973
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 9
  12. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 890 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,439 sqft
    Year built: 1976
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 12
  13. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,703 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,317 sqft
    Year built: 1945
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 13
  14. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,189 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,115 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 13
  15. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 2,144 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,935 sqft
    Year built: 1957
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 13
  16. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,892 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,520 sqft
    Year built: 1949
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 15
  17. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,697 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,254 sqft
    Year built: 1941
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 15
  18. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,523 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,473 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 17
  19. 6 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 2,720 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,595 sqft
    Year built: 1944
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 18
  20. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,761 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,864 sqft
    Year built: 1944
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 21
  21. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,777 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,114 sqft
    Year built: 1905
    Parking spots: 8
    Days on market: 24
  22. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,705 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,864 sqft
    Year built: 1941
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 31
  23. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 960 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,938 sqft
    Year built: 1930
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 33
  24. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,819 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,805 sqft
    Year built: 1938
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 43
  25. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,632 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,567 sqft
    Year built: 1947
    Days on market: 47

See all Homes for sale in Bixby Knolls, Long Beach.
(all data current as of 5/25/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Homes for Sale in Virginia Country Club, Long Beach CA

  1. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,679 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,060 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 10
    Days on market: 2
  2. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 2,700 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,445 sqft
    Year built: 1951
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 9
  3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,496 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,633 sqft
    Year built: 1973
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 9
  4. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,189 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,115 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 13
  5. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,705 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,864 sqft
    Year built: 1941
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 31
  6. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,126 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,431 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 120

See all Homes for Sale in Virginia Country Club/Los Cerritos, Long Beach CA.
(all data current as of 5/25/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Homes for Sale in California Heights, Long Beach CA

  1. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 953 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,249 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
  2. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,528 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,353 sqft
    Year built: 1936
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 2
  3. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 2,521 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,665 sqft
    Year built: 1939
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 7
  4. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,724 sqft
    Year built: 1940
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 8
  5. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,777 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,114 sqft
    Year built: 1905
    Parking spots: 8
    Days on market: 24
  6. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 1,782 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,395 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 30
  7. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,819 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,805 sqft
    Year built: 1938
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 43
  8. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 2,284 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,220 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Parking spots: 11
    Days on market: 53
  9. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,696 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,400 sqft
    Year built: 1939
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 83

See all Homes for sale in California Heights.
(all data current as of 5/25/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Homes for Sale in Bixby Terrace, Long Beach CA

  1. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,761 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,864 sqft
    Year built: 1944
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 21

See all Homes for Sale In Bixby Terrace, Long Beach.
(all data current as of 5/25/2017)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

About the Author