Many people drive through the Lakewood Village neighborhood without ever knowing they’ve done so! Clark Avenue runs right through the middle of it so it’s easy for this neighborhood to get lost in the shuffle. Yet, if you’re seeking a neighborhood with mostly low-traffic streets and custom homes that’s convenient to good schools, shopping, and restaurants, you may want to check out the neighborhood.
Lakewood Village. or The Village, sits in the northeast part of Long Beach. A common misconception is that this neighborhood is located in Lakewood because of its name. However, it is simply surrounded on the north, west, and east sides by the city of Lakewood. The boundaries are Del Amo on the north, Carson on the south, Lakewood Boulevard on the West, and Bellflower Boulevard on the east.
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Schools in Lakewood Village
One thing that draws people to the neighborhood is the schools. Award-winning Mark Twain Elementary School lies at the corner of Centralia and Clark, with Bancroft Middle School just across the street. Lakewood High School lies just east of the neighborhood. Finally, Lakewood Village even has its own community college! Long Beach City College‘s Liberal Arts campus sits on the southern end of the neighborhood. Additionally, several local churches have elementary schools.
Recreation in Lakewood Village
Lakewood Village has great access to parks. Pan American Park is on Centralia between Clark and Bellflower. It’s a city park with a gym, picnic areas, and a playground, plus lighted outdoor sports fields and courts. Just south of the neighborhood is Heartwell Park. This popular spot has a fishing pond, bike/skate path, fitness course, picnic areas, a library, and more.
Lover of travel? The Village is extremely convenient to Long Beach Airport. This small, local airport has a number of domestic flights. Currently, you can fly to Phoenix, Oakland, Denver, and more, with additional flights still to come this year!
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Shopping and Restaurants in Lakewood Village
Shopping and restaurants can be found along Viking Way at the southeast corner of Lakewood Village as well as along Norse Way at the southwest corner of Lakewood Village. Restaurants range from Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Mexican, and even classic American food from Dale’s Diner. Panvimarn Thai Cuisine is a super popular Thai spot among the locals.
Additional shopping and restaurants are in and around the Lakewood Center Mall just north of Del Amo. Furthermore, the brand new Long Beach Exchange is located just down the road from The Village. This popular spot features popular favorites like Nordstrom Rack, Ulta, Dunkin’ Donuts, and more. Additionally, The Hangar is an upscale food court with food stalls featuring various types of food.
Houses in Lakewood Village
Homes in Lakewood Village start around $800,000, although those are starting to become a rarity. Today, you are more likely to find homes upwards of $1,000,000 or more. Generally, the lots in this neighborhood are large, averaging about 8,000 square feet with some even larger. CLICK HERE to see a home with a double lot that we recently listed!
The homes in Lakewood Village range from small 2 bedroom cottages to spacious mansions with more than 4,000 square feet. Architectural styles in the neighborhood include Tudor, Cape Cod, Medieval, Ranch, Spanish Colonial, Streamline Moderne, Craftsman, and more. Due to the varied architecture and the fact that the streets have no sidewalks, Lakewood Village has a different feel than surrounding areas.
Homes for Sale in Lakewood Village
Moving to Lakewood Village
If you’re interested in moving to The Village, we’d love to help. The Shannon Jones Team is well-versed in all areas in Long Beach and would be happy to help you find your next home. Simply fill out the form below or give us a call at 562.896.2456.