The Winding Streets of Carroll Park

Carroll Park Historic District is one of the oldest and most unique neighborhoods in the city.

The iconic curving streets and peaceful nature give it a personality all its own.

 

Carroll Park was laid out in 1907, developed by John Carroll, and consists of several looping narrow streets lined with trees and situated around a quaint park. The street that makes up the inner circle is anchored by four landscaped islands. Carroll Park was the first planned tract neighborhood in Long Beach and in 1982 it was one of the first to become a designated Long Beach Historic District.

 

 

Carroll Park is bordered by 3rd Street on the south, 4th Street on the north, Junipero on the west and Wisconsin on the east. There are only about 80 homes in total, and the neighborhood has one of the lowest turnover rates in the city.

 

It is said that Carroll’s daughter had health problems, which influenced the design of the neighborhood. The curving, almost circular pattern of the streets were meant to stop farmers from driving their loaded wagons through the neighborhood and kicking up dust on the way to the market in Downtown Long Beach. The wagons may now be long gone, but current residents still enjoy a lack of car traffic.

Homes in this neighborhood were built between 1898 and 1923, making it one of the oldest of Long Beach’s Historic Districts. Many of these original homes were large and impressive, though over the years many smaller homes have been added as well. In fact, only a few of the original homes remain. There are all types of housing styles represented in Carroll Park including California Bungalows, Craftsman, Colonial Revival, and Mediterranean.

Carroll Park’s neighborhood association has been around for years, and residents come together for an annual potluck picnic every year. The neighborhood association also deals with anything that threatens the peacefulness or historic nature of the Park, though this rarely happens. Unlike some of the other Historic Districts, Carroll Park does not offer home tours – the last one was in the summer of 1982. Aside from two churches on the outskirts, there are no schools or businesses within the boundaries of Carroll Park, which only adds to its peaceful nature. Children living in this neighborhood become students of schools like Fremont Elementary School, Burbank Elementary School, Mann Elementary School and Wilson High School.

Residents within Carroll Park are not short of any amenities despite the lack of businesses. The neighborhood is adjacent to 4th Street Retro Row, a few blocks away from the beach, and just a short drive from Downtown Long Beach or Belmont Shore. Carroll Park is the perfect neighborhood for having a peaceful, small-town feel while still having so many great shopping, dining, and entertainment options just minutes away.

Want to call Carroll Park home? We’d be happy to help!

Give us a call today at 562.896.2456.

 

Homes for Sale in Carroll Park, Rose Park, and Alamitos Beach

$7,150,000
ResidentialIncome For Sale
Active
0.1898
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
1518 E 3rd Street
Long Beach, CA 90802
Alamitos Beach (AB) Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$4,350,000
ResidentialIncome For Sale
Active
0.14
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
2104 E Florida Street
Long Beach, CA 90814
 
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$2,995,000
ResidentialIncome For Sale
Active
0.1894
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
1750 E 1st Street
Long Beach, CA 90802
Alamitos Beach (AB) Subdivision
$2,500,000
ResidentialIncome For Sale
Active
0.155
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
3011 E 4th Street
Long Beach, CA 90814
Other (OTHR) Subdivision
$2,150,000
ResidentialIncome For Sale
Active
0.124
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
333 Orange Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
 
$1,500,000
ResidentialIncome For Sale
Active
0.0522
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
126 Esperanza Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
Alamitos Heights (AH) Subdivision
$1,388,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active Under Contract
0.1224
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
1719 E Florida Street
Long Beach, CA 90802
 
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$1,349,000
ResidentialIncome For Sale
Active
0.0843
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
946 E. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
Alamitos Beach (AB) Subdivision
$1,300,000
ResidentialIncome For Sale
Active Under Contract
0.0863
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
1145 E 2nd Street
Long Beach, CA 90802
Alamitos Beach (AB) Subdivision
$1,280,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.0894
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
1701 E 1st Street
Long Beach, CA 90802
Alamitos Beach (AB) Subdivision
$1,250,000
ResidentialIncome For Sale
Active
0.1492
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
752 Coronado Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90804
Other (OTHR) Subdivision
$1,250,000
ResidentialIncome For Sale
Active
0.0576
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
1513 E Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
Alamitos Beach (AB) Subdivision
$1,245,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
0.1554
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
760 Ohio Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90804
Eastside (ES) Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$1,229,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.155
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
2845 E 4th Street
Long Beach, CA 90814
Belmont Heights (BH) Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$1,229,000
ResidentialIncome For Sale
Active
0.1551
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
825 Obispo Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90804
Other (OTHR) Subdivision
$1,199,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,978
SQFT
811 Orizaba Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90804
Eastside (ES) Subdivision
$1,000,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.155
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
658 Coronado Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90814
 
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$949,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.0876
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
607 Temple Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90814
Eastside (ES) Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$925,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,764
SQFT
820 Freeman Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90804
Other (OTHR) Subdivision
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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