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

New Listing - 4 weeks online
$869,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,375
SQFT
720 E 35th Street
Long Beach, CA 90807
California Heights (CH) Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$849,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,766
SQFT
3561 Cerritos Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
California Heights (CH) Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$780,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,903
SQFT
3639 Gardenia Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
California Heights (CH) Subdivision

Homes for Sale in Bixby Knolls

New Listing - 3 weeks online
$3,600,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,400
SQFT
4256 Country Club Drive
Long Beach, CA 90807
Virginia Country Club (VCC) Subdivision
$3,295,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
4186 Elm Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
 
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$3,195,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
8
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
6,978
SQFT
11 La Linda Drive
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bixby Knolls (BK) Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$2,416,600
Land For Sale
Active
0.5548
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
3655 Elm Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Chateau Thierry (CT) Subdivision
Open House 03/15 at 11AM
$2,390,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,522
SQFT
4319 N Country Club Lane
Long Beach, CA 90807
Virginia Country Club (VCC) Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$2,190,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,071
SQFT
525 W Devon Place
Long Beach, CA 90807
Virginia Country Club (VCC) Subdivision
Open House 03/14 at 12PM
$1,990,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
6,400
SQFT
3835 Elm Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bixby Knolls (BK) Subdivision
$1,900,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.1638
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
4652 N Banner Drive
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bixby Knolls (BK) Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$1,869,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,954
SQFT
4218 Country Club Drive
Long Beach, CA 90807
Los Cerritos (LC) Subdivision
$1,575,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.1841
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
3808 Orange Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bixby Terrace (BT) Subdivision
Open House 03/15 at 1PM
$1,299,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,467
SQFT
19 La Linda Drive
Long Beach, CA 90807
Virginia Country Club (VCC) Subdivision
$1,250,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.135
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
3540 Orange Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
California Heights (CH) Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,250,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,378
SQFT
4243 N Virginia Road
Long Beach, CA 90807
Virginia Country Club (VCC) Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,200,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,962
SQFT
4020 Country Club Drive
Long Beach, CA 90807
Virginia Country Club (VCC) Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$949,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,989
SQFT
3733 Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Los Cerritos (LC) Subdivision
Open House 03/15 at 1PM
$900,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,491
SQFT
4002 Marion Way
Long Beach, CA 90807
Crown Pointe (CPT) Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$899,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,375
SQFT
720 E 35th Street
Long Beach, CA 90807
California Heights (CH) Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$899,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,727
SQFT
630 Edith Way
Long Beach, CA 90807
Crown Pointe (CPT) Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$885,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,478
SQFT
608 Avery Place
Long Beach, CA 90807
Crown Pointe (CPT) Subdivision
Open House 03/14 at 1PM
$875,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.1471
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
3725 Cerritos Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
California Heights (CH) Subdivision

Homes for Sale in Ridgewood Heights

$1,900,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.1638
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
4652 N Banner Drive
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bixby Knolls (BK) Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$777,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,333
SQFT
5019 Gundry Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bixby Knolls (BK) Subdivision
$749,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,253
SQFT
1101 E 45th Way
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bixby Knolls (BK) Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$585,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,357
SQFT
1025 E Silva St.
Long Beach, CA 90807
Out Of Area Subdivision
$399,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,201
SQFT
4505 N California Avenue #513
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bixby Knolls (BK) Subdivision
New Listing - 7 days online
$358,888
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
920
SQFT
4515 California Avenue #201
Long Beach, CA 90807
Other (OTHR) Subdivision

Homes for Sale in Virginia Country Club

New Listing - 4 weeks online
$3,600,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,400
SQFT
4256 Country Club Drive
Long Beach, CA 90807
Virginia Country Club (VCC) Subdivision
$3,195,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
8
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
6,978
SQFT
11 La Linda Drive
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bixby Knolls (BK) Subdivision
$2,390,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,522
SQFT
4319 N Country Club Lane
Long Beach, CA 90807
Virginia Country Club (VCC) Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$2,190,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,071
SQFT
525 W Devon Place
Long Beach, CA 90807
Virginia Country Club (VCC) Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,869,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,954
SQFT
4218 Country Club Drive
Long Beach, CA 90807
Los Cerritos (LC) Subdivision
Open House 03/18 at 12PM
$1,550,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,867
SQFT
3719 Pacific Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Los Cerritos (LC) Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,299,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,467
SQFT
19 La Linda Drive
Long Beach, CA 90807
Virginia Country Club (VCC) Subdivision
New Listing - 7 days online
$1,250,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,378
SQFT
4243 N Virginia Road
Long Beach, CA 90807
Virginia Country Club (VCC) Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$900,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,491
SQFT
4002 Marion Way
Long Beach, CA 90807
Crown Pointe (CPT) Subdivision
$899,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,727
SQFT
630 Edith Way
Long Beach, CA 90807
Crown Pointe (CPT) Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$885,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,478
SQFT
608 Avery Place
Long Beach, CA 90807
Crown Pointe (CPT) Subdivision

Homes for Sale in Bixby Terrace

$1,575,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.1841
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
3808 Orange Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bixby Terrace (BT) Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$798,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,166
SQFT
1301 E Marshall Place
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bixby Terrace (BT) Subdivision
$599,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,460
SQFT
3823 Cherry Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
California Heights (CH) Subdivision

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