California Heights, Long Beach, CA

California Heights – A Little Piece of History

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What do the neighborhoods of Rose Park, Wrigley, Bluff Park, and California Heights all have in common? It’s not just that they are all Long Beach neighborhoods, they are all Historic Districts!

California Heights is the largest Historic District in Long Beach and bursting with charm and character. Great shopping, beautiful homes, and community pride are just several reasons why people chose to make Cal Heights their home.

California Heights, Long Beach, CA

Where is California Heights?

California Heights is located north of the 405 Freeway, near Bixby Knolls area. California Heights is bordered by Bixby Road on the north, Cherry Avenue on the east, Wardlow to the south, and Long Beach Blvd. to the west.  Also nearby in an area considered by some to be “Uptown Long Beach” are Bixby Terrace, Bixby Highlands, Ridgewood Heights, and Virginia Country Club.  The area is mainly residential, though there are many shops and restaurants along Atlantic. 

California Heights, Long Beach, CA

What is the Neighborhood Like?

Being a Historic District, this neighborhood is all about the charm. Many of the 1500 homes in this area date back to the 1920s and 30s. It is a must-see area for those who love Spanish and Colonial Spanish Revival style homes  as there are many beautiful examples. There are also California Bungalows, English Tudor, and other architectural styles represented here.

California Heights, Long Beach, CA

Residents who live here take great pride in their neighborhood, and there are several volunteer organizations that work hard to keep the historic feel alive. The area has a very active neighborhood association.   One of the biggest neighborhood projects is the Lamppost Restoration Project, which works to bring back the original historic look of the neighborhood with vintage style lampposts. 

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Other projects include the Cal. Heights ReLeaf Program and street clean-ups every Thursday morning. There are also various community events held throughout the year such as the annual Home & Garden Tour, Christmas caroling, food drives, monthly Alley Clean-Up/Block Party days, and the Bixby Knolls First Fridays, where people gather along Atlantic Ave to enjoy art, live music, and more.

California Heights, Long Beach, CA

What about the schools?

The schools that serve California Heights are Longfellow Elementary, Hughes Middle School, and Long Beach Polytechnic High School. Both Longfellow and Hughes sit on the northern edge of the neighborhood. 

California Heights Longfellow Elementary School

What else is special about California Heights?

Cal Heights has been able to put itself on the map as far as Long Beach neighborhoods go. Aside from being the largest Historic District, it has also won many awards. “The Heights” is an award winning, bi-monthly community newsletter designed to keep residents up to date on all that’s happening in the neighborhood California Heights has been featured as one of Sunset Magazine‘s “Best of the West” neighborhoods and was named the 2012 Neighborhood of the Year at the Neighborhoods USA Convention. It also received 1st place in the “Physical Revitalization” category at that same convention. Cal Heights has a very active neighborhood association which runs “The Heights” newsletter and organizes many of the events previously mentioned.

California Heights, Long Beach, CA

California Heights, Long Beach, CA

California Heights, Long Beach, CA

Historic homes, great location, and a tight-knit community…Don’t you want to make this former “Neighborhood of the Year” your home now?

We thought so!

 

Check out these Homes for Sale in California Heights

  1. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 1,782 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,395 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 4
  2. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,608 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,335 sqft
    Year built: 1933
    Parking spots: 7
    Days on market: 8
  3. 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: 17
  4. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 2,284 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,220 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Parking spots: 11
    Days on market: 27
  5. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,693 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,837 sqft
    Year built: 1929
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 30
  6. 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: 58

See all Homes for sale in California Heights.
(all data current as of 4/30/2017)

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

Homes for Sale in Bixby Knolls

  1. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,534 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,766 sqft
    Year built: 1940
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 1
  2. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,328 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,292 sqft
    Year built: 1940
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
  3. 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: 6
  4. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 960 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,938 sqft
    Year built: 1930
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 8
  5. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,608 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,335 sqft
    Year built: 1933
    Parking spots: 7
    Days on market: 8
  6. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,733 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,063 sqft
    Year built: 1936
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 9
  7. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,929 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,320 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Parking spots: 11
    Days on market: 13
  8. 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: 17
  9. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,632 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,567 sqft
    Year built: 1947
    Days on market: 22
  10. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,650 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,828 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 24
  11. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,510 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,276 sqft
    Year built: 1937
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 25
  12. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,236 sq ft
    Lot size: 27,549 sqft
    Year built: 1967
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 25
  13. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,693 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,837 sqft
    Year built: 1929
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 30
  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: 30
  15. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,471 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,338 sqft
    Year built: 1946
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 34
  16. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 2,770 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,985 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 39
  17. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 3,037 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,900 sqft
    Year built: 1953
    Parking spots: 7
    Days on market: 46
  18. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,419 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,716 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 52
  19. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,189 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,202 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 58
  20. 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: 58
  21. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,399 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,974 sqft
    Year built: 1948
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 71
  22. 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: 95
  23. 6 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 6,640 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,602 sqft
    Year built: 1952
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 108
  24. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,537 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,600 sqft
    Year built: 1949
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 146

See all Homes for sale in Bixby Knolls, Long Beach.
(all data current as of 4/30/2017)

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

Homes for Sale in Ridgewood Heights

  1. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 861 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,031 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 3
  2. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,557 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,656 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 16
  3. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,064 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,481 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 17
  4. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,632 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,567 sqft
    Year built: 1947
    Days on market: 22
  5. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 3,037 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,900 sqft
    Year built: 1953
    Parking spots: 7
    Days on market: 46

See all Homes for Sale in Ridgewood Heights, Long Beach CA.
(all data current as of 4/30/2017)

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

Homes for Sale in Virginia Country Club

  1. 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: 6
  2. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,733 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,063 sqft
    Year built: 1936
    Parking spots: 6
    Days on market: 9
  3. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 2,414 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,276 sqft
    Year built: 1963
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 28
  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: 30
  5. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 2,770 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,985 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 39
  6. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,189 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,202 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 58
  7. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,399 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,974 sqft
    Year built: 1948
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 71
  8. 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: 95

See all Homes for Sale in Virginia Country Club/Los Cerritos, Long Beach CA.
(all data current as of 4/30/2017)

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

Homes for Sale in Bixby Terrace

  1. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,534 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,766 sqft
    Year built: 1940
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 1
  2. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,328 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,292 sqft
    Year built: 1940
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3

See all Homes for Sale In Bixby Terrace, Long Beach.
(all data current as of 4/30/2017)

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

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