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Taking a Flight From the Long Beach Airport

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Flying away for a weekend trip is no problem at all for Long Beach residents. The Long Beach Airport, built in 1941, has continued to evolve with the city while still retaining its historic character. Acting as a convenient hub for residents of the surrounding neighborhoods and cities like Lakewood and Signal Hill, LGB provides easy access and a great alternative to the hassle of the behemoth LAX. Destinations The places you can go from Long Beach’s airport are quite diverse from coast to coast. The flights to and from Long Beach are largely furnished by JetBlue and Southwest. Multiple flights …

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Community Service & Involvement in Long Beach

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In neighborhoods across the US, a need for community involvement is cropping up from all generations, but it differs according to generation. While the older generations are feeling a keen sense of loss of community of their cities, the younger are feeling a driving need to become more invested in both involvement and community service. But where do we get started? Within our own neighborhoods in Long Beach, there’s many opportunities to be a part of the local fabric. Long Beach has a great sense of its identity from area to area, and an immense interest in its continual improvement. For …

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Tudor, The Old World Classic Home

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As we begin cozying up for the winter, watching holiday classics and thinking of the spaces that make us feel the most festive, the Tudor home begins to creep into the foreground. This architectural style is famously seen in multiple films and TV shows, ranging from Harry Potter to Beverly Hills 90210. Long Beach is home to many of these classically elegant homes, reaching back to the city’s early history. History of Tudor Style Tudor originally gets its roots in England, during the rule of the House of Tudor. This earliest era of Tudor falls between 1485 and 1603. It has …

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Colorado Lagoon Restoration Project

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The lagoon is getting a facelift, but that’s not all… The Colorado Lagoon was once a flourishing part of the historic Los Cerritos Wetlands and remains a habitat for various animals and plants. Today, it’s surrounded by beautiful homes and parks and is a special haven for families and Long Beach locals. But you’ve probably noticed… something’s afoot at the lagoon. Despite so many drastic environmental changes over the years, the saltwater lagoon is still an important retreat to many fish and jellyfish and it’s a rest stop for all kinds of migrating birds year after year. Lately though, that natural scene has  been …

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Shop Small in Long Beach

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Move Over Black Friday, Long Beach Loves Small Business Saturday Tightly wedged between the door-busting deals of Black Friday and the internet insanity of Cyber Monday is the most feel good shopping event of the year — Small Business Saturday. And Long Beach does it better than anywhere else. Turns out, you can support local businesses and meet all your holiday shopping needs without fighting the crowds or encountering technical difficulties. The following neighborhoods offer several opportunities to meet, stroll, shop and eat this Thanksgiving weekend. 4th Street Retro Row Every day is Throwback Thursday at Retro Row. Whether you’re …

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Take A Ride On the Metro Blue Line

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The Los Angeles County Metro is one of the greatest developments in Southern California. Connecting the wide array of cities across the region, the Metro has the unique ability to help commuters, visitors, and eco-conscious citizens alike. The overwhelming approval of Measure M this last Tuesday approves a massive expansion of Metro lines. More people are becoming curious about this transit system and what is can connect them to and are embracing a vision for the region that includes expanded public transit. Long Beach is the terminus of the Blue Line, running down into the downtown area and adding an easy …

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Biking in Long Beach

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Biking has become more than a hobbyist activity for many in Long Beach. While parts of Southern California have been slow to adopt biking in the city streets, Long Beach has embraced it and will do so again this weekend with the Beach Streets event in Midtown. Events like this combined with decades of incorporating bikes into the daily infrastructurehave helped make Long Beach one of the best cities in America for biking. Beach Streets This coming weekend bicyclists will be hitting the streets during the city’s Beach Streets event, an amazing opportunity for the community that occurs a couple times …

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Long Beach Open Houses & Price Reduction

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2 Open Houses Plus A Price Reduction from The Shannon Jones Team We’re excited to announce our newest listing, which is a beautiful townhouse near Recreation Park. We’ll have an open house there Sunday, Oct. 30th, 1 to 4 p.m. as well as at a cute Spanish style home in West Long Beach. Additionally, be sure to check out the new price on 845 Obispo, a great vintage home in the Rose Park Historic District. 4113 E. 10th Street, #5 This two-story unit has what so many home buyers want: an efficient floor plan with light and bright spaces and elegant …

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The Ranch Style Home: An American Classic

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Once one of the most prominent styles in the United States, Ranch style homes have become a ubiquitous part of the American neighborhood landscape. Characterized by their modernist appearance in comparison to earlier elaborate styles like Craftsman and Victorian, these open floor planned properties were the standard of living. The questions we look to to answer is what makes a Ranch home what it is, why was it so popular, and where do you find one for yourself locally here in Long Beach. Features of a Ranch Style House This architecture style is an American tradition. Ranch style homes were once …

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90804 Market Update: October 2016

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October 2016 Real Estate Market Update for the 90804 Area of Long Beach Including the neighborhoods of Rose Park and Traffic Circle Area The number of closed listings on the market for single family homes in the 90804 area took a substantial dive in the month of September, aligning with a decreased number of new available listings. With 3 closed sales, this is a 42% decrease from the year prior’s 7 closed sales. At first blush, this looks quite dire, but it follows a pattern that the region experiences periodically over the last three years. We lead with the number of sales …