California Heights – A Little Piece of History

California Heights, Long Beach, CA

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 - yesterday
$725,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,104
SQFT
3440 Olive Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
California Heights (CH) Subdivision
$639,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
990
SQFT
3526 Gardenia Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
California Heights (CH) Subdivision

Homes for Sale in Bixby Knolls

New Listing - 2 weeks online
$3,795,000
ResidentialIncome For Sale
Active
0.4117
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
440 E San Antonio Drive
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bixby Knolls (BK) Subdivision
$3,495,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
5,060
SQFT
4256 Country Club Drive
Long Beach, CA 90807
Virginia Country Club (VCC) Subdivision
$2,900,000
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
$2,679,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,744
SQFT
4531 N Country Club Lane
Long Beach, CA 90807
Virginia Country Club (VCC) Subdivision
$2,390,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,522
SQFT
4319 Country Club Lane
Long Beach, CA 90807
Virginia Country Club (VCC) Subdivision
$2,250,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,976
SQFT
4239 Country Club Drive
Long Beach, CA 90807
Virginia Country Club (VCC) Subdivision
$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
$1,829,000
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
New Listing - a week online
$1,295,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,470
SQFT
4005 Locust Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
 
New Listing - a week online
$1,150,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,199
SQFT
3815 Olive Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bixby Knolls (BK) Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$998,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,106
SQFT
4552 Tolbert Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bixby Manor (BM) Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$949,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,701
SQFT
3920 Lemon Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bixby Knolls (BK) Subdivision
$927,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.3038
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
3429 Elm Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bixby Knolls (BK) Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$899,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,088
SQFT
119 W 36th Street
Long Beach, CA 90807
 
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$790,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,038
SQFT
4161 Keever Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
 
$775,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,800
SQFT
1110 E Marcellus Street
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bixby Knolls (BK) Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$725,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,104
SQFT
3440 Olive Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
California Heights (CH) Subdivision
$690,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.241
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
3910 Elm Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bixby Knolls (BK) Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$649,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,523
SQFT
4815 Boyar Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
 
$640,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,417
SQFT
3917 Cherry Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
 

Homes for Sale in Ridgewood Heights

$775,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,800
SQFT
1110 E Marcellus Street
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bixby Knolls (BK) Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$649,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,523
SQFT
4815 Boyar Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
 
New Listing - an hour online
$419,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,349
SQFT
4505 California Avenue #206
Long Beach, CA 90807
 

Homes for Sale in Virginia Country Club

$3,495,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
5,060
SQFT
4256 Country Club Drive
Long Beach, CA 90807
Virginia Country Club (VCC) Subdivision
$2,900,000
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
$2,679,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,744
SQFT
4531 N Country Club Lane
Long Beach, CA 90807
Virginia Country Club (VCC) Subdivision
$2,390,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,522
SQFT
4319 Country Club Lane
Long Beach, CA 90807
Virginia Country Club (VCC) Subdivision
$2,250,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,976
SQFT
4239 Country Club Drive
Long Beach, CA 90807
Virginia Country Club (VCC) Subdivision
$1,829,000
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
New Listing - a week online
$1,295,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,470
SQFT
4005 Locust Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
 
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$899,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,088
SQFT
119 W 36th Street
Long Beach, CA 90807
 

Homes for Sale in Bixby Terrace

$640,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,417
SQFT
3917 Cherry Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
 

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About the Author

Shannon Jones has been selling real estate since 1998 and specializes in listing and marketing homes. She has consistently been one of the top Realtors in the Long Beach area. Prior to her award-winning career in real estate with the Shannon jones Team, Shannon has had successful careers in journalism and public relations. She holds a bachelors degree from UC Irvine and a masters degree from UC Berkeley. Shannon holds E-Pro, CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert), and PSC (Pre-Foreclosure Specialist) certifications. Shannon is very personable and maintains a very strong moral compass, always putting the best interest of home buyers/sellers above monetary goals. A California native, Shannon enjoys gardening, travel, reading, cooking and poker when she’s not selling homes MY DESIGNATIONS Lic# 01247705 | CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) | E-Pro | PSC (Pre-Foreclosure Specialist) MY SERVICE AREAS Anaheim Bellflower Buena Park Carson Cerritos Cypress Downey Fountain Valley Garden Grove Huntington Beach La Palma Lakewood Long Beach Los Alamitos Los Angeles County Norwalk Orange County Rossmoor San Pedro Seal Beach Signal Hill South Bay Westminster

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