Living in Los Altos

Los Altos, Long Beach, CA

Los Altos is one of the most familiar neighborhoods in East Long Beach. It boasts a quiet, family-friendly feel while also being home to a very popular shopping center, large park, and neighboring California State University Long Beach.

Los Altos Homes

Where is Los Altos?

Los Altos located on the east side of Long Beach. It is bounded by Clark Avenue on the west, Spring Street on the north, Palo Verde and Studebaker on the east, and Atherton on the south. Across Atherton to the south lies California State University Long Beach, and Los Altos is surrounded on other sides by the neighborhoods of Circle Area, Stratford Square, El Dorado South, The Plaza, Park Estates, La Marina Estates, and South of Conant.

Los Altos, Long Beach, CA

What is living in Los Altos like?

To the untrained eye, many of the neighborhoods in east Long Beach look the same. However Los Altos has been able to stand apart from the rest. This quiet, suburban-feeling neighborhood consists mainly of single-family homes. Many of these homes were built in the 1950s and 60s and are traditionally ranch-style homes. However many of these homes have gone through various remodels and additions since they were first built.

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This neighborhood is known for its family-oriented atmosphere. Residents are often seen taking family bike rides, walking dogs, and conversing with each other. The heavily shaded streets give the area the peaceful, homey feel that one would find in a small town.

Los Altos, Long Beach, CA

What about schools?

Los Altos is served by several excellent schools. There are five public schools within its boundaries; Florence Bixby Elementary, Minnie Gant Elementary, Prisk Elementary, Stanford Middle School, and Robert A. Millikan High School, as well as several private schools. Also, as was mentioned before, California State University Long Beach is directly south of Los Altos across Atherton Street.

Los Altos, Long Beach, CA

What else is in Los Altos?

The Los Altos Shopping Center is home to many popular stores for residents in this part of Long Beach. Here, shoppers have access to many major stores such as Target, Trader Joe’s, Sears, TJ Maxx, and Lazy Acres. There are also small Mom-and-Pop businesses, such as Deli News Pizza,  which are very popular with the locals.

Los Altos, Long Beach, CA

In addition to the shopping center, there are also many recreational opportunities available. The Los Altos YMCA boasts many different amenities for its members. Whaley Park, the largest in the neighborhood, consists of dozens of various sports fields and courts, such as baseball, basketball, and volleyball, as well as a roller hockey rink, playground, and picnic tables.

Los Altos, Long Beach, CA

The Los Altos Neighborhood Library, a branch of the Long Beach Public Library, offers story times, book clubs, and other special events. It even has the award winning Information Center for People with Disabilities. This state-of-the-art technology center is catered directly towards people with physical, visual, hearing, and learning disabilities.

Los Altos, Long Beach, CA

Even Cal State Long Beach offers many attractions for people of all ages – not just those who are attending the university. The iconic symbol of CSULB, the Mike and Arlene Walter Pyramid is one of three pyramids in the US, and the only one painted bright blue. This 18-story pyramid includes several basketball and volleyball courts and is home to the school’s Division 1 teams.

Los Altos, Long Beach, CA

Just a short walk from the Pyramid is the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. Named after Richard and Karen Carpenter, this 1000 seat auditorium hosts dozens of performances and events each year.

Los Altos, Long Beach, CA

Also on campus is the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden. This 1.3 acre garden is open to the public five days a week, except when it is privately booked for weddings and other events. It features a Zen garden, tea house, and a large koi pond where you can even feed the fish.

CSULB Japanese Gardens

Why Los Altos?

The Los Altos neighborhood truly has some of everything. Residents get both the quiet, family-friendly neighborhood as well as access to major stores and restaurants. The convenient access to the Long Beach airport and the 405 and 605 freeways make traveling easy, and the various parks and attractions throughout the neighborhood provide plenty of opportunities for fun and entertainment. Los Altos is a place where big city life meets small-town feel in perfect harmony.

Los Altos, Long Beach, CA

 

Many people have decided to call Los Altos home, and now you can too!

 

Check out these Homes for Sale in Los Altos

$939,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,657
SQFT
2115 Rutgers Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90815
X-100s (X1) Subdivision
$899,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,540
SQFT
2259 San Vicente Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90815
Los Altos/South of Fwy (LSF) Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$799,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,584
SQFT
2070 Mcnab Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90815
Los Altos/South of Fwy (LSF) Subdivision
$725,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,950
SQFT
2290 Tevis Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90815
Los Altos/South of Fwy (LSF) Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$711,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,664
SQFT
2221 Tulane Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90815
 
$675,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,050
SQFT
2280 Tevis Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90815
 
Short Sale
$630,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,574
SQFT
5681 E Vernon Street
Long Beach, CA 90815
Los Altos/South of Fwy (LSF) Subdivision

Homes for Sale in The Plaza

New Listing - 3 weeks online
$868,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,884
SQFT
2415 Petaluma Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90815
Plaza South of Spring (PZS) Subdivision
$819,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,574
SQFT
2815 Ladoga Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90815
Plaza South of Spring (PZS) Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$769,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,261
SQFT
2851 Nipomo Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90815
Plaza South of Spring (PZS) Subdivision
$765,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,251
SQFT
2806 Iroquois Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90815
Plaza South of Spring (PZS) Subdivision
Price Change - yesterday
$755,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,509
SQFT
2857 Monogram Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90815
Plaza South of Spring (PZS) Subdivision
$699,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,179
SQFT
1802 Volk Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90815
Other (OTHR) Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$679,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,214
SQFT
3659 Lees Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90808
Carson Park/Long Beach (CLB) Subdivision
$665,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,135
SQFT
6609 E Wardlow Road E
Long Beach, CA 90808
Rancho (RNC) Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$639,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,710
SQFT
3364 Hackett Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90808
Plaza North of Spring (PZN) Subdivision
$635,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
904
SQFT
3640 Conquista Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90808
Los Cerritos (LC) Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$625,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
924
SQFT
3539 Fanwood Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90808
Plaza North of Spring (PZN) Subdivision

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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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