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. 

California Heights 1

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. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,014 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,901 sqft
    Year built: 1939
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 3
  2. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,819 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,805 sqft
    Year built: 1938
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 75

See all Homes for sale in California Heights.
(all data current as of 3/25/2017)

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: 1,716 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,092 sqft
    Year built: 1966
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
  2. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,014 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,901 sqft
    Year built: 1939
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 3
  3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,052 sq ft
    Lot size: 25,955 sqft
    Year built: 1979
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
  4. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 810 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,419 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
  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: 3
  6. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,540 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,261 sqft
    Year built: 1944
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 4
  7. 3 beds, 1 full, 2 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,766 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,249 sqft
    Year built: 1939
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 4
  8. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,199 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,300 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 8
  9. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,382 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,295 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 8
  10. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 3,037 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,900 sqft
    Year built: 1953
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 10
  11. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,420 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,326 sqft
    Year built: 1944
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 10
  12. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,578 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,331 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 16
  13. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,227 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,393 sqft
    Year built: 1945
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 19
  14. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,178 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,256 sqft
    Year built: 1979
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 21
  15. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,189 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,202 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 22
  16. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,225 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,952 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 22
  17. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,350 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,092 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 22
  18. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,253 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.50 ac
    Year built: 1974
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 23
  19. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,372 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,222 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 30
  20. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,171 sq ft
    Lot size: 25,157 sqft
    Year built: 1971
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 35
  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: 35
  22. 2 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,046 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,954 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 50
  23. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,126 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,431 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 59
  24. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,263 sq ft
    Lot size: 597 sqft
    Year built: 1971
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 67
  25. 6 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 6,640 sq ft
    Lot size: 19,602 sqft
    Year built: 1952
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 72
  26. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,819 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,805 sqft
    Year built: 1938
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 75
  27. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,998 sqft
    Year built: 1944
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 87
  28. 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: 110

See all Homes for sale in Bixby Knolls, Long Beach.
(all data current as of 3/25/2017)

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

Homes for Sale in Ridgewood Heights

  1. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 810 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,419 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
  2. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,199 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,300 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 8
  3. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,382 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,295 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 8
  4. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 3,037 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,900 sqft
    Year built: 1953
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 10
  5. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,578 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,331 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 16
  6. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,225 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,952 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 22
  7. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,889 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,059 sqft
    Year built: 1947
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 31

See all Homes for Sale in Ridgewood Heights, Long Beach CA.
(all data current as of 3/25/2017)

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: 2,770 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,985 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 3
  2. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,221 sq ft
    Lot size: 4.48 ac
    Year built: 1975
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 11
  3. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,178 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,256 sqft
    Year built: 1979
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 21
  4. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,189 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,202 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 22
  5. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,253 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.50 ac
    Year built: 1974
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 23
  6. 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: 35
  7. 2 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,046 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,954 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 50
  8. 4 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,126 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,431 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 59

See all Homes for Sale in Virginia Country Club/Los Cerritos, Long Beach CA.
(all data current as of 3/25/2017)

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

Homes for Sale in Bixby Terrace

  1. 3 beds, 1 full, 2 three-quarter baths
    Home size: 1,766 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,249 sqft
    Year built: 1939
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 4
  2. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,372 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,222 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 30

See all Homes for Sale In Bixby Terrace, Long Beach.
(all data current as of 3/25/2017)

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

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