The Long Beach residential market contains Naples which is a local neighborhood that is built on three islands located in Alamitos Bay: the islands are divided by canals which open into the bay, it also used to be home to the Pike, which was an amusement zone located in Long Beach. The Pike was founded in 1902 along the shoreline south of Ocean Boulevard with several independent arcades, food stands, gift shops, a variety of rides and a grand bath house. The El Dorado Park neighborhood is found on the east side of the city adjacent to the large El Dorado Regional Park, and the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach is a theater that hosts a variety of events, including films, forums, and musical and theatrical performances. The Walter Pyramid, formerly known as The Pyramid, is a 5,000-seat, indoor multi-purpose arena on the campus of Long Beach State University, The Port of Long Beach, also known as Long Beach's Harbor Department, is the second-busiest container port in the United States, after the Port of Los Angeles.
The Long Beach real estate market benefits from being home to the Los Cerritos Ranch House, which is also known as Rancho Los Cerritos or Casa de los Cerritos, which was "the largest and most impressive adobe residence erected in southern California during the Mexican period, it is also close to Terminal Island, which is a largely-artificial island. The Long Beach properties are just a short commute away from the Point Vicente Lighthouse which stands on the most southwesterly point of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Point Vicente Lighthouse has long been one of this area's jewels. Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is a nature reserve in the city of Huntington Beach. It is designated by the California Department of Fish and Game to protect a coastal wetland, with its resident threatened and endangered species. Blair Field is a stadium in Long Beach, California. It originally opened in 1956 and is primarily used for baseball. It holds 3,238 people. It is named for Frank Blair, the sports editor for the Long Beach Press-Telegram newspaper for 32 years. BanCorp REG® has always stood for easier and faster™ Long Beach city real estate – view Long Beach city homes for sale where our local Long Beach Realtors offer a rare insider’s perspective into the market.
Silverado Park is a city-operated park of 11.8 acres in the West-Side area of Long Beach, California. It was built in the 1930s under the auspices of the Works Progress Administration and the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Long Beach is a Long Beach Historic Landmark. It is a five-story Romanesque Revival structure built for the local Scottish Rite branch of Freemasonry. It was declared a historic landmark in 1980. The First Congregational Church is a church of the United Church of Christ located in downtown Long Beach, California. The church occupies a historic red brick structure that was built in 1914, and the Port Disney was a planned property of The Walt Disney Company that was to have been built next to Port of Long Beach.
Long Beach Print Media: Long Beach’s daily newspaper is the Long Beach Press Telegram which is distributed through most of the city of Long Beach including the South Bay areas and the Gateway Cities areas of southwest Los Angeles County. California State University Long Beach has a student newspaper published over 3 times per week during the fall and spring semesters, it is called the Daily Forty-Niner. The Long Beach community also gets distribution from La Opinion and the Los Angeles Times Newspapers as well as the Los Angeles Sentinel. Palacio de Long Beach is a free biweekly, bilingual magazine which runs stories focusing on community, education, art, health and wellness side-by-side in English and Spanish. Other free biweekly newspapers that focus on local news are the BeachComber, and the Gazette newspapers called The Grunion Gazette, The Downtown Gazette, and The Uptown Gazette which are focused on various parts of the city. Although not based in Long Beach, the alternative weeklies, Orange County Weekly, and LA Weekly are distributed widely in Long Beach. Starting in 2007, Long Beach was served by its own The District Weekly, an alternative weekly that covered news, the arts, restaurants, and the local music scene. The District Weekly ceased publication in March 2010, citing lack of advertiser support.
The City of Long Beach's vision is to be the most bicycle-friendly urban city in the nation. The Long Beach real estate market has five major Class 1 bike paths (separate off road bike paths) within its boundaries, encompassing over 60 miles. The Long Beach residential market also has many Class 2 (painted lanes on roadway) and Class 3 paths (connecting bike routes with shared use of road with cars). The 3.1-mile Shoreline Pedestrian Bike path runs along the ocean from Shoreline Village to Belmont Shore. The southern terminus of the LA bicycle path is located in southwest Long Beach between Downtown and the Port. The southern terminus of the San Gabriel River bicycle path is located just east of Long Beach in Seal Beach, and the trail runs north through the El Dorado Park neighborhood in east Long Beach and adjacent to El Dorado Regional Park. The Long Beach homes for sale are also found in the city's green lane project in Belmont Shore (sharrows, bike boxes) earned an award from the Institute of Transportation Engineers for best innovative project of the year (2010). In an effort to provide sustainable transportation alternatives to the community, as well as a safe route to several neighborhood schools, the City of Long Beach is also installing a “bike boulevard” on Vista Street, extending from Temple Avenue to Nieto Avenue. BanCorp REG® offers a rare insider’s perspective into Long Beach Downtown real estate – where our Long Beach Downtown homes for sale is facilitated by market-savvy Long Beach Downtown Realtors.
Long Beach Transit provides local public transportation to the local Long Beach residents within Long Beach, Lakewood, and Signal Hill.Long Beach Transit regularly operates 38 bus routes. Most regular service bus routes begin or end at the Long Beach Transit Mall in Downtown Long Beach. Long Beach Transit also operates the Passport shuttle within downtown Long Beach. The free shuttle carries passengers to the Aquarium of the Pacific, Pine Avenue, Shoreline Village, the Long Beach Convention Center, the Queen Mary, Catalina Landing, various hotels, and other points of interest. During the summer, Long Beach Transit operates the AquaLink, a 68-foot catamaran that carries passengers between the Downtown Long Beach waterfront and the Alamitos Bay Landing. In addition, during the summer, a 49-passenger water taxis called the AquaBus is provided. With $1 fares, the AquaBus serves six different locations within the downtown Long Beach waterfront. Several transit operators offer services from the Long Beach Transit Mall.
The Long Beach is a California charter city, and is governed by nine City Council members, who are elected by district, and the Mayor, who is elected at-large since a citywide initiative passed in 1988. The City Attorney, City Auditor, and City Prosecutor are also elected positions. The Long Beach homes for sale are supported by a budget of $2.3 billion, and has more than 5,500 employees. The Long Beach community was first incorporated in 1888 with 59 buildings and a new school. Nine years later, dissatisfaction with prohibition and high taxes led to an abortive and short-lived disincorporation. Before the year 1897 was out, the citizens voted to reincorporate, and the 1897 date of incorporation is shown on the city seal. Long Beach is a full-service, one of the few in California. This means that the city provides nearly all of its own municipal services, in contrast with a contract city such as Lakewood, where most services are provided by the parent county or other agencies. In addition to its own police and fire departments, Long Beach provides people within the Long Beach real estate market: Municipal water supply and sewer service through the Long Beach Water Department, which has a water treatment plant located within the city; A Gas & Oil Department, which manages consumer natural gas service and infrastructure, as well as crude oil extraction subsidence control; Health services through the Long Beach Health & Human Services Department, which handles both environmental health (such as restaurant/food inspection) and public health services. This is one of the only three municipal health departments in California.
The Long Beach Museum of Art, sited in the historic Elizabeth Milbank Anderson residence, is owned by the City of Long Beach, and operated by the Long Beach Museum of Art Foundation. Long Beach also features the Museum of Latin American Art, founded in 1996 by Dr. Robert Gumbiner. It is the only museum in the western United States that exclusively features modern and contemporary Latin American art. The University Art Museum on the Long Beach State campus (founded in 1973) has a national reputation for its high-quality and innovative programs. Long Beach State is also home to the largest publicly funded art school west of the Mississippi. Long Beach's newest museum is The Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum (PieAM). This museum was a project of Robert Gumbiner at the time of his death. The museum opened October 15, 2010. In 1965, Long Beach State hosted the first International Sculpture Symposium to be held in the United States and the first at a college or university. Six sculptors from around the world and two from the United States created many of the monumental sculptures seen on the campus. There are now over 20 sculptures on the campus. The Long Beach residential market is known for its street art. Some of the murals were created in conjunction with the city's Mural and Cultural Arts Program, but many others were not. On the exterior of the Long Beach Sports Arena is one of the artist Wyland’s Whaling Walls. At 116,000 square feet, it is the world's largest mural).Shops and galleries in the East Village Arts District, where you will find Long Beach homes for sale close to downtown Long Beach hold their monthly art openings and artists exhibit in street galleries on the second Saturday of the month during the Artwalk.