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Perfect House, Wrong Neighborhood?

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The time for your house hunt has come. You’ve decided on a city, have a short list of things you’d like to have in your future home, and a few requests in terms of neighborhoods to check out with your buyer’s agent. You sit down to look online at properties that are available. There it is: the house you’re looking for. It’s charming, old but well maintained. There’s a nice front yard, great patio space in the back, and it’s on a quiet street. The only problem is it’s not necessarily in the “best” neighborhood. You wouldn’t have even considered …


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 …


Wrigley, Long Beach’s Hidden Gem

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Wrigley is a neighborhood that is well-known for both its name and its tradition as a well-established neighborhood. As one of the earliest developments of Long Beach, this neighborhood has seen a lot of change, but remains largely untouched by time. Tidy streets lined with palm trees and carefully tended lawns give this area the nostalgic feeling of suburban America which has changed in some parts of Southern California.   Yes, That Wrigley The Wrigley neighborhood was founded by the Wrigley Gum dynasty’s William Wrigley Jr. It began as a 12 acre development of Spanish style homes in 1927,  one …


Neighborhood Features That Boost Resale Value

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  What To Look for In A Neighborhood? * Some Features Help Boost Value * When you’re looking at homes for sale, certain factors may be at the top of your list — whether they are large walk-in closets, a gourmet kitchen, or a private backyard. But beyond the details of the house itself, your potential new home’s neighborhood will most likely be high on your list (location, location, location!). Maybe it’s a community pool, the nearby beach, biking trails, or walkability to the elementary school and grocery store. Or maybe it’s the overall curb appeal of the neighborhood. Who doesn’t want a neighborhood that’s …

564 N. Bellflower Blvd. 315 Long Beach

564 N. Bellflower Blvd. #315

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Spacious Stoneybrook Condo 564 N. Bellflower Blvd. #315 Long Beach, CA Sold!!! Spacious 2 bedroom/ 2 bath condo in desirable Stoneybrook complex, walking distance to Cal State University Long Beach, VA hospital, shopping and the beach. There is a large living room, sliding glass door to a balcony, galley-style kitchen and a split floor plan ideal for roommates. This unit is conveniently located near the main clubhouse, swimming pool, fitness center and near the elevator for easy access. There are 2 assigned parking spaces in the secure parking garage. Check out the photos below to see all this home has to …

Belmont Heights, Long Beach, CA

Life in Belmont Heights

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Did You Know: Belmont Heights was its own city for an entire year before it was annexed to Long Beach? Now, this little city-turned-neighborhood still boasts a small-town charm and a close-knit community to this day. The old City of Belmont Heights was first developed in the first few years of the 1900s and became incorporated as a city in 1908. At the time, Long Beach was a dry town (meaning there was no alcohol sold anywhere), so Long Beach residents looking for a drink would head down to the taverns in Belmont Heights. Yet even with this type of business, the …

Carroll Park, Long Beach, CA

The Winding Streets of Carroll Park

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Carroll Park Historic District is one of the oldest and most unique neighborhoods in the city. The iconic curving streets and peaceful nature give it personality all its own. Carroll Park was laid out in 1907, developed by John Carroll, and consists of several looping narrow streets lined with trees and situated around a quaint park. The street that makes up the inner circle is anchored by four landscaped islands. Carroll Park was the first planned tract neighborhood in Long Beach and in 1982 it was one of the first to become a designated Long Beach Historic District. Carroll Park is bordered by 3rd …

East Village Arts District, Long Beach, CA

East Village: the Official Arts District

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East Village, also called the East Village Arts District, is located on the southeast end of Downtown Long Beach. Established in 1922, this neighborhood is, as the name implies, the official Arts District of Long Beach, and is thus a thriving center for visual arts, music, and creativity. There are not official boundaries for East Village, but it is roughly encompassed by Alamitos Avenue to the east, Ocean Blvd on the south, Long Beach Blvd on the west, and 3rd Street to the north. Even without specific borders, it is obvious when you’ve entered East Village, because this little community has a …

Virginia Country Club: All-American Luxury

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The Virginia Country Club neighborhood of Long Beach, adjacent to the Los Cerritos neighborhood, is one of Long Beach’s best kept secrets. This charming neighborhood features beautiful, stately homes on large lots – some of which you may even recognize from cinema, as well as very social neighbors and one of the best private golf courses in the city. Let’s Talk Homes The Virginia Country Club area has about 700 homes, which date back to as early as the 1920s. These are large, beautiful homes with styles that include Craftsman, Tudor, and Mediterranean. The lot size follows suit, consisting of some …

Los Altos, Long Beach, CA

Living in Los Altos

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Los Altos is one of the most familiar neighborhoods in East Long Beach. It boasts a quiet, family-friendly feel while also being home to a very popular shopping center, large park, and neighboring California State University Long Beach. Where is Los Altos? Los Altos located on the east side of Long Beach. It is bounded by Clark Avenue on the west, Spring Street on the north, Palo Verde and Studebaker on the east, and Atherton on the south. Across Atherton to the south lies California State University Long Beach, and Los Altos is surrounded on other sides by the neighborhoods …