Long Beach, California Real Estate

Long Beach CA Real Estate, Long Beach Area and Community Information

Long Beach is in Los Angeles County between the city of Los Angeles and Orange County. Long Beach CA real estate includes family homes, historic houses and penthouses with ocean views. Families can purchase homes with three or four bedrooms within walking distance of schools. Those who are interested in historic homes will be able to buy houses built in the early 1900s. People who want small Long Beach CA homes can buy houses or condos with one bedroom. Some eight-bedroom Long Beach homes are available for those who want plenty of space for their families and overnight guests. Luxury homes with private beaches are available.

History

Spanish settlers came to the Long Beach area in 1784. The land in the area changed ownership several times until it was purchased by the Long Beach Land and Water Company in the 1880s. A community established here was named Long Beach, and it became a city in 1888. Oceanfront property in the city was developed during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Long Beach is now one of the largest shipping ports in the world. Owners of Long Beach CA homes can learn more about the city's history at bycitylight.com/cities/us-ca-long_beach-history.php.

Parks and Recreation

People who enjoy the outdoors can buy Long Beach homes for sale near the city's parks. Ramona Park has ball fields, playgrounds and picnic areas. People who visit Davenport Park can enjoy a large green space, playground equipment and basketball courts. Jackson Park is a small park with a picnic area and a playground. El Dorado Nature Center has hiking trails, lakes and trees. A list of the parks in Long Beach is available at longbeach.gov/park/parks_and_open_spaces/parks/default.asp.

Attractions and Activities

Long Beach real estate owners can tour the Queen Mary to see what it was like to travel across the ocean on a luxury cruise ship during the 1930s. The ship has shops and restaurants. Rooms are available on the ship for those who want to spend the night in a luxurious stateroom. More information about tours of the Queen Mary is available at queenmary.com.

Families will enjoy visiting the Aquarium of the Pacific. Visitors can see marine life from different parts of the Pacific Ocean. Marine life from the ocean around Southern California includes California scorpionfish and porcupine fish. There are otters from the Bering Sea in the northern part of the ocean. Penguins, seals and sharks are some of the other species of marine life here. More information is available at aquariumofpacific.org.

Events

Owners of Long Beach properties can enjoy a variety of annual events. The Turkey Trot Run/Walk is held on Thanksgiving. The Belmont Shore Christmas Parade takes place in December. Long Beach residents can celebrate the Fourth of July by watching a fireworks show above the water. Lobsters and live entertainment are part of the fun at the Lobster Festival in September. Music lovers will enjoy the annual Jazz Festival in August. More information about events in Long Beach is available at visitlongbeach.com/events-calendar.

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