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. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,490 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,925 sqft
    Year built: 1940
    Days on market: 7
  2. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,100 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,450 sqft
    Year built: 1978
    Days on market: 7
  3. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,592 sqft
    Year built: 1937
    Days on market: 10
  4. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,313 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,755 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 16
  5. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 1,958 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,754 sqft
    Year built: 1946
    Days on market: 20
  6. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,524 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,482 sqft
    Year built: 1930
    Days on market: 39
  7. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,782 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,395 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 49
  8. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,272 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Days on market: 60
  9. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,819 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,662 sqft
    Year built: 1938
    Days on market: 412

See all Homes for sale in California Heights.
(all data current as of 10/17/2017)

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

Homes for Sale in Bixby Knolls

  1. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,919 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,568 sqft
    Year built: 1951
    Days on market: 4
  2. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,869 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,134 sqft
    Year built: 1952
    Days on market: 6
  3. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,653 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,827 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Days on market: 11
  4. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,046 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,103 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Days on market: 11
  5. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,342 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,513 sqft
    Year built: 1952
    Days on market: 11
  6. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,454 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,206 sqft
    Year built: 1987
    Days on market: 12
  7. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,169 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,498 sqft
    Year built: 1955
    Days on market: 12
  8. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,313 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,755 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 16
  9. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,622 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,991 sqft
    Year built: 1941
    Days on market: 17
  10. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,100 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,249 sqft
    Year built: 1938
    Days on market: 20
  11. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 1,958 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,754 sqft
    Year built: 1946
    Days on market: 20
  12. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 983 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,419 sqft
    Year built: 1966
    Days on market: 23
  13. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,109 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,889 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Days on market: 25
  14. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,632 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,567 sqft
    Year built: 1947
    Days on market: 29
  15. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,387 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,915 sqft
    Year built: 1917
    Days on market: 34
  16. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,350 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,092 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Days on market: 36
  17. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,128 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,520 sqft
    Year built: 1951
    Days on market: 37
  18. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,524 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,482 sqft
    Year built: 1930
    Days on market: 39
  19. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,234 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,765 sqft
    Year built: 1953
    Days on market: 40
  20. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,957 sq ft
    Lot size: 27,548 sqft
    Year built: 1967
    Days on market: 44
  21. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,782 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,395 sqft
    Year built: 1925
    Days on market: 49
  22. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,914 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,249 sqft
    Year built: 1938
    Days on market: 54
  23. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,878 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,398 sqft
    Year built: 1968
    Days on market: 55
  24. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,201 sq ft
    Lot size: 27,935 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Days on market: 57
  25. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,272 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Year built: 1924
    Days on market: 60
  26. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,578 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,331 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Days on market: 68
  27. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,978 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,969 sqft
    Year built: 1995
    Days on market: 81
  28. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,172 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,965 sqft
    Year built: 1953
    Days on market: 82
  29. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,210 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,387 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Days on market: 83
  30. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 719 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.91 ac
    Year built: 1973
    Days on market: 90

See all Homes for sale in Bixby Knolls, Long Beach.
(all data current as of 10/17/2017)

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

Homes for Sale in Ridgewood Heights

  1. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,869 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,134 sqft
    Year built: 1952
    Days on market: 6
  2. 3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,169 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,498 sqft
    Year built: 1955
    Days on market: 12
  3. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,632 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,567 sqft
    Year built: 1947
    Days on market: 29
  4. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,477 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,199 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Days on market: 57
  5. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,578 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,331 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Days on market: 68
  6. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,210 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,387 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Days on market: 83
  7. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,430 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,608 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Days on market: 99
  8. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,561 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,485 sqft
    Year built: 1943
    Days on market: 125

See all Homes for Sale in Ridgewood Heights, Long Beach CA.
(all data current as of 10/17/2017)

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

Homes for Sale in Virginia Country Club

  1. 2 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,046 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,103 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Days on market: 11
  2. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,622 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,991 sqft
    Year built: 1941
    Days on market: 17
  3. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,109 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,889 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Days on market: 25
  4. 4 beds, 5 baths
    Home size: 4,387 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,915 sqft
    Year built: 1917
    Days on market: 34
  5. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,234 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,765 sqft
    Year built: 1953
    Days on market: 40
  6. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,172 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,965 sqft
    Year built: 1953
    Days on market: 82

See all Homes for Sale in Virginia Country Club/Los Cerritos, Long Beach CA.
(all data current as of 10/17/2017)

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

Homes for Sale in Bixby Terrace

  1. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,100 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,249 sqft
    Year built: 1938
    Days on market: 20
  2. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,914 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,249 sqft
    Year built: 1938
    Days on market: 54

See all Homes for Sale In Bixby Terrace, Long Beach.
(all data current as of 10/17/2017)

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

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