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Cliff May Ranchos
For those who love midcentury architecture, the Ranchos of Long Beach are a must-see. Built in 1953 and 1954, this 700 home neighborhood is tucked next to El Dorado Park on the east side of Long Beach. Designed by Cliff May, considered by some to be the father of the modern ranch home, these homes offer open floor plans and clean, modern style. The homes range from 1,100 to about 1,600 square feet with three or four bedrooms. Many have fenced front yards, allowing utilization of the entire lot for indoor-outdoor living. This neighborhood is convenient to El Dorado Park, a large regional park Read More +
For those who love midcentury architecture, the Ranchos of Long Beach are a must-see. Built in 1953 and 1954, this 700 home neighborhood is tucked next to El Dorado Park on the east side of Long Beach. Designed by Cliff May, considered by some to be the father of the modern ranch home, these homes offer open floor plans and clean, modern style. The homes range from 1,100 to about 1,600 square feet with three or four bedrooms. Many have fenced front yards, allowing utilization of the entire lot for indoor-outdoor living. This neighborhood is convenient to El Dorado Park, a large regional park that offers numerous recreational activities. Read less –

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