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. 

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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

$799,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,844
SQFT
3758 Rose Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
California Heights (CH) Subdivision
Open House 08/16 at 10AM
$770,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,336
SQFT
3412 Myrtle Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
California Heights (CH) Subdivision
Open House 08/16 at 10AM
$729,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,168
SQFT
3559 Brayton Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
California Heights (CH) Subdivision
Open House 08/17 at 12PM
$729,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,342
SQFT
3430 Lime Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
California Heights (CH) Subdivision
$715,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,513
SQFT
3654 Lemon Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
California Heights (CH) Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$714,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,300
SQFT
3739 California Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
 
Open House 08/16 at 4PM
$705,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,683
SQFT
3621 Gardenia Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
California Heights (CH) Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$649,950
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,140
SQFT
3634 Falcon Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
California Heights (CH) Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$450,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.2224
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
Wardlow
Long Beach, CA 90808
California Heights (CH) Subdivision

Homes for Sale in Bixby Knolls

$2,995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
9
TOTAL BATHS
6,086
SQFT
4297 Country Club Drive
Long Beach, CA 90807
Virginia Country Club (VCC) Subdivision
$1,800,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.2961
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
3690 Country Club Drive
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bixby Knolls (BK) Subdivision
$1,499,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,569
SQFT
1062 E Tehachapi Drive
Long Beach, CA 90807
New Bixby (NB) Subdivision
$1,499,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,155
SQFT
4109 Cedar Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Virginia Country Club (VCC) Subdivision
$1,445,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,964
SQFT
4242 Locust Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Virginia Country Club (VCC) Subdivision
$1,400,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,313
SQFT
4201 N Virginia Road
Long Beach, CA 90807
Virginia Country Club (VCC) Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$1,295,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,678
SQFT
1031 E Andrews Drive
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bixby Knolls (BK) Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$1,295,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,243
SQFT
3811 Linden Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Chateau Thierry (CT) Subdivision
$1,249,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,463
SQFT
3918 Elm Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bixby Knolls (BK) Subdivision
$1,197,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,126
SQFT
3845 Cedar Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Virginia Country Club (VCC) Subdivision
$1,159,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,399
SQFT
3848 Linden Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Chateau Thierry (CT) Subdivision
$1,093,333
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.1695
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
63 W 48th Street
Long Beach, CA 90805
North Long Beach (NLB) Subdivision
Open House 08/17 at 1PM
$1,020,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,352
SQFT
1023 E Cartagena Drive
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bixby Knolls (BK) Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$990,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
8
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,519
SQFT
3809 Pacific Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Los Cerritos (LC) Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$949,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,134
SQFT
1015 E Marshall Place
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bixby Knolls (BK) Subdivision
$865,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,491
SQFT
650 Edith Way
Long Beach, CA 90807
Crown Pointe (CPT) Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$859,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,242
SQFT
172 W Ridgewood
Long Beach, CA 90805
North Long Beach (NLB) Subdivision
Open House 08/17 at 2PM
$850,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,278
SQFT
4370 Cerritos Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bixby Knolls (BK) Subdivision
$829,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,418
SQFT
3808 Walnut Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bixby Knolls (BK) Subdivision
$799,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,844
SQFT
3758 Rose Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
California Heights (CH) Subdivision

Homes for Sale in Ridgewood Heights

$690,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,632
SQFT
1032 E Freeland Street
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bixby Knolls (BK) Subdivision
Open House 08/18 at 12PM
$669,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,843
SQFT
1072 E 45th Way
Long Beach, CA 90807
 
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$575,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
864
SQFT
5033 Rose Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Ridgewood Heights (RH) Subdivision
Open House 08/17 at 1PM
$409,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,349
SQFT
4505 California Avenue #301
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bixby Knolls (BK) Subdivision

Homes for Sale in Virginia Country Club

$2,995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
9
TOTAL BATHS
6,086
SQFT
4297 Country Club Drive
Long Beach, CA 90807
Virginia Country Club (VCC) Subdivision
$1,800,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.2961
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
3690 Country Club Drive
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bixby Knolls (BK) Subdivision
$1,499,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,155
SQFT
4109 Cedar Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Virginia Country Club (VCC) Subdivision
$1,445,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,964
SQFT
4242 Locust Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Virginia Country Club (VCC) Subdivision
$1,400,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,313
SQFT
4201 N Virginia Road
Long Beach, CA 90807
Virginia Country Club (VCC) Subdivision
$1,197,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,126
SQFT
3845 Cedar Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Virginia Country Club (VCC) Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$990,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
8
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,519
SQFT
3809 Pacific Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Los Cerritos (LC) Subdivision
$865,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,491
SQFT
650 Edith Way
Long Beach, CA 90807
Crown Pointe (CPT) Subdivision
$695,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,178
SQFT
652 Avery Place
Long Beach, CA 90807
Crown Pointe (CPT) Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$635,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,799
SQFT
4015 N Virginia Road #4
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bixby Knolls (BK) Subdivision

Homes for Sale in Bixby Terrace

$829,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,418
SQFT
3808 Walnut Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Bixby Knolls (BK) Subdivision

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