The Winding Streets of Carroll Park

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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 personality all its own.

Carroll Park, Long Beach, CA

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, Long Beach, CA

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.

Carroll Park, Long Beach, CA

Carroll Park, Long Beach, CA

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.

Carroll Park, Long Beach, CA

Carroll Park, Long Beach, CA

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, Long Beach, CA

Carroll Park, Long Beach, CA

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.

Carroll Park, Long Beach, CA

Carroll Park, Long Beach, CA

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.

Carroll Park, Long Beach, CA

Carroll Park, Long Beach, CA

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.

4th Street Retro Row, Long Beach, CA

Carroll Park, Long Beach, CA

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

 

$7,495,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.1898
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
1518 E 3rd Street
Long Beach, CA 90802
Alamitos Beach (AB) Subdivision
$4,299,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.1888
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
1142 E 1st Street
Long Beach, CA 90802
Alamitos Beach (AB) Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$3,400,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.19
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
1524 E 3rd Street
Long Beach, CA 90802
 
$2,100,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.0935
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
825 E Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90802
Downtown (DT) Subdivision
$1,500,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active Under Contract
0.101
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
273 Bonito Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
 
$1,498,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.0579
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
1001 E 1st Street
Long Beach, CA 90802
Alamitos Beach (AB) Subdivision
$1,489,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.1493
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
774 Obispo Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90804
Other (OTHR) Subdivision
$1,395,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.1216
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
2122 E 6th Street
Long Beach, CA 90814
Alamitos Beach (AB) Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$1,380,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.0894
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
1701 E 1st Street
Long Beach, CA 90802
Alamitos Beach (AB) Subdivision
$1,350,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.0576
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
1513 E Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
Alamitos Beach (AB) Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,349,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.1549
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
664 Stanley Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90814
 
Price Change - a week ago
$1,235,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.1551
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
825 Obispo Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90804
Other (OTHR) Subdivision
$1,125,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.166
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
915 Temple Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90804
Other (OTHR) Subdivision
$1,000,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.155
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
658 Coronado Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90814
 
Price Change - a week ago
$989,950
Multi-Family For Sale
Active Under Contract
0.1012
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
810 Orizaba Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90804
Other (OTHR) Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$949,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
0.1493
ACRES
LOS ANGELES
COUNTY
820 Stanley Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90804
Other (OTHR) Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$930,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,520
SQFT
25 15th Place #101
Long Beach, CA 90802
Other (OTHR) Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$920,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,116
SQFT
1750 Ocean Boulevard #1605
Long Beach, CA 90802
Not Applicable-1 Subdivision
New Listing - 7 days online
$819,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,330
SQFT
1400 E Ocean Boulevard #2304
Long Beach, CA 90802
Alamitos Beach (AB) Subdivision

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