Relocating to Long Beach California-Resource Guide

Relocating to Long Beach-Resource Guide-Long Beach Relocation Guide

Relocating to Long Beach California?

If you are relocating to Long Beach California you will need lots of information. You will be curious to know about Long Beach communities, neighborhoods and resources. We have tried to include as many area resources as possible here to make your transition a smooth one.


Long Beach California has become a destination resort area. This sleepy seaside city, known as Iowa by the sea, has blossomed into a fabulous beach resort area. Luxury high rise condos are sprouting all along the coastline, in Downtown Long Beach and Alamitos Beach. These elegant and prestigious coastal properties provide sweeping ocean views down the beautiful California coastline, views of Catalina Island - 25 miles off of our coastline and delicious, clean ocean breezes wafting in daily. The sound of gently lapping waves can be heard from your 17th floor Hi Rise condo on the sand.

Here are some local resources to help make your transition a pleasant one:


Local Area and Neighborhood Information:




Long Beach Homes and Condos For Sale
(Direct feeds from the Southern California MLS)

Search all Long Beach and Southern California Listings-SoCalMLS


Long Beach Income Properties For Sale



California Megans Law

California Department of Justice


Schools & Libraries





  • Business Licenses - Long Beach Business Development Center - (562) 570-3800
  • Drivers License - (562) 973-3621
  • Marriage License - (562) 462-2137
  • Animal Licensing or Tags -Long Beach Animal Control Center (562) 570-7387


Top Downtown Long Beach Hotels:



Long Beach Bed and Breakfasts:


  • The Turret House - 556 Chestnut Avenue; Long Beach, CA 90802; 888-4-TURRET
  • Dockside Boat & Bed - Dock 5 - Rainbow Harbor Long Beach, CA 90802; 562-436-3111
  • Beachrunners Inn - 231 Kennebec Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90803.; Toll Free: 1-866-221-0001; Local: 562-856-0202


The Restaurants of Long Beach:



Downtown Long Beach Restaurants:



Belmont Shore Restaurants:


  • Apengo; 5325 2nd St; 562-433-0221
  • Archibalds; 4600 2nd St; 562-434-0444
  • Aroma di Roma; 5327 2nd St; 562-434-6353
  • Baja Fresh; 5020 East 2nd Street; 562-434-0466
  • Biggs; 4722 2nd St; 562-434-1313
  • BJs Pizza & Grill; 5258 East 2nd Street; 562-437-8181
  • Bonos; 4901 2nd St; 562-434-9501
  • Buona Gente; 5205 East 2nd Street; 562-438-8763
  • Cafe Gazelle; 191 LaVerne Avenue; 562-438-5033
  • Caffe La Strada; 4716 East 2nd Street; 562-433-8100
  • Domenicos; 5339 East 2nd Street; 562-439-0261
  • Georges Greek Café; 5316 2nd St; 562-433-1755
  • Hamabe Sushi Saurus; 5260 East 2nd Street; 562-439-1950
  • Jack in the Box; 5252 East 2nd Street; 562-439-8323
  • Jr. Mex; 4705 East 2nd Street; 562-439-4489
  • La Creperie Café; 4911 2nd St; 562-434-8499
  • Legends Sports Bar and Restaurant; 5236 East 2nd Street; 562-433-5743
  • Lucilles Smokehouse BBQ; 4828 East 2nd Street; 562-434-7427
  • Malvasia; 5316 East 2nd Street; 562-433-5005
  • Mykonos; 5374 East 2nd Street; 562-434-1856
  • Natraj Cuisine of India; 5262 East 2nd Street; 562-930-0930
  • NYs Upper Crust Pizza; 5291 East 2nd Street; 562-987-4700
  • Open Sesame; 5215-5217 East 2nd Street; 562-621-1698
  • Panama Joes; 5100 East 2nd Street; 562-434-7417
  • Papaluccis; 5100 East 2nd Street; 562-434-4454
  • Pauls Place; 5374 2nd St; 562-433-8351
  • Peets Coffee and Tea; 5246 East 2nd Street; 562-433-7306
  • Phuket Thai; 5274 East 2nd Street; 562-433-5859
  • Provence Boulangerie; 191 Park Avenue; 562-930-0010
  • Shannons Bayshore Irish/American Bar; 5335 East 2nd Street; 562-433-5901
  • Shore House Cafe; 5271 East 2nd Street; 562-433-2266
  • Steak O-Rama; 5201 East 2nd Street; 562-597-9548
  • Subway Sandwiches; 5353 East 2nd Street; 562-987-2155
  • Sunnin; 5110 2nd St; 562-433-9000
  • Supermex; 4711 East 2nd Street; 562-439-4489
  • Taco Surf; 5316 1/2 East 2nd Street; 562-434-8646
  • Tea Garden; 5295 East 2nd Street; 562-438-8378
  • Yen Sushi; 4905 2nd St; 562-434-5757
  • Z Pizza; 4612A East 2nd Street; 562-987-4500


Things to do in Rainbow Harbor:


  • Rent a speedboat
  • Rent a jet ski
  • Bicycle Boats
  • Rent a Kayak
  • Go Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Whale Watching
  • Scuba Dive Charters
  • Private Charters
  • Yacht Charters
  • Harbor Tours
  • Harbor Cruises
  • Burials at Sea
  • Private Charters
  • Wedding & Corporate Charter
  • Tall Ship American Pride Educational & Charter Tours
  • Romance Charters
  • Aqua Link
  • Aqua Bus
  • Dream Cruises
  • Educational Expeditions to Catalina & Channel Islands
  • Rainbow Rocket-Ride
  • Guest Day Mooring Area
  • Dockside Boat & Bed - Spend the night on a Yacht


Things To Do in Long Beach:



Transportation in and around Long Beach CA:



Local Beaches of Long Beach California:


Alamitos Beach from Alamitos to 15th Place. You can glide, ride or stride along the waters edge on the main beach from Alamitos Avenue on the west to 54th Place on the east on the 3.1-mile, 17-foot-wide Shoreline Pedestrian Bike Path. Two six foot lanes are for bicycle traffic and one five foot lane is for pedestrians. You can rent skates, bikes, umbrellas and beach chairs at Alfredos.


Bayshore Beach at 5415 E. Ocean Blvd. offers access to Alamitos Bay and other diversions such as:

  • basketball,
  • volleyball
  • handball courts
  • play equipment for the kids


Belmont Plaza Beach at 4000 Olympic Plaza is close to the bike path and Belmont Pier. Be sure to get a front row seat (bring your own chair!) for exciting California Beach Volleyball Association events during the upcoming International Sea Festival.


Belmont Shore Beach from 39th Place to 54th Place, and Peninsula Beach from 54th to 72nd Place offer long stretches of white sand, volleyball courts and beautiful scenery.


Colorado Lagoon at 5119 E. Colorado St. offers calm waters, picnic areas and a nautical themed playground.


Junipero Beach from 15th to 39th Place can be conveniently accessed from Ocean Blvd. on Junipero Avenue which ends at a beach parking lot.


Marine Park at 5839 Appian Way is known as ˜Mothers Beach because of its popularity among families with small children. All ages can relax and enjoy the day with shallow, calm waters, a lifeguard station, restrooms and play equipment.


The next chance you have to spend a day at the beach, remember that some of the best ones are right here in Long Beach.


Dog Parks and Beaches


Long Beach Relocation Specialist:



Life is good in Long Beach California! We have countless outdoor activities for you to enjoy. We experience a mild climate year round. In addition to boating and other activities on the beach, you may enjoy a good round of Golf. We have 5 Public Golf Courses as well as private courses here in Long Beach CA area for you to enjoy!

Did you know that Tiger Woods was born in the Long Beach CA area and was a child prodigy who began to play golf at the age of two? In 1978, he putted against comedian Bob Hope in a television appearance on The Mike Douglas Show. At age three, Woods shot a 48 over nine holes at the Navy Golf Club in Cypress, California.

Enjoy the Long Beach Golf Festival every July; the Pro/Am Charity Open at El Dorado Park Golf Course will be held this year on July 23, 2008. Featuring 36 professionals competing in the Long Beach Open paired with one professional and three amateurs in an 18-hole, two best-ball of the foursome, team event. The Long Beach Open will be held July 24-27 at the Skylinks & El Dorado Park golf courses.

The Golf courses of Long Beach CA

Bixby Village Golf Course, Bixby Village Course

The 9-hole ˜Bixby Village course at the Bixby Village Golf Course facility in Long Beach, California features 1,567 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 29. The course rating is 57.5 and it has a slope rating of 86. Designed by Ron Fream, the Bixby Village golf course opened in 1980.

6180 Bixby Village Dr
Long Beach, CA 90803-2001
(562) 498-7003

Recreation Park South Golf Course 18-Hole

This Municipal 18 hole Golf Course with over 6,317 yards with a par of 72. Billy Bell-designed layout is one of the oldest courses in Southern California.

Located among beautiful rolling hills, Recreation Park was constructed in 1917 and was originally known as Virginia Country Club. This very private club was opened to the public in 1931 and has since been known by its current name. Recreation Park, designated as one of the busiest golf courses in the nation, provides a night lighted driving range, practice greens, pro shop, full service restaurant and banquet facilities for up to 150 people.

5000 E. Anaheim
Long Beach, CA
(562) 494-5000

Recreation Park Golf Course 9-Hole

Located directly across 7th Street from the majestic 18-hole course, this nine-hole, par 29, executive facility affords guests a selection of shots and settings, which range from rolling hills to views of the Colorado Lagoon. This course also offers practice greens, a pro shop and food service.

5000 E 7th St
Long Beach, CA 90804-4340
(562) 438-4012

El Dorado Park Golf Course, El Dorado Park Course

The previous venue of the Queen Mary Open, this facility has now been selected as the site of the prestigious Long Beach Open. A magnificent 18-hole layout, El Dorado can truly be called a ˜players course, due to its expansive layout and numerous water hazards. Extensive practice facilities and full service restaurant are available at El Dorado.

2400 Studebaker Rd
Long Beach, CA 90815-2428
(562) 430-5411

Skylinks At Long Beach Golf Course, Skylinks Course

Directly across Lakewood Blvd., from the Long Beach Airport, this course provides an interesting blend of playing characteristics. Several water hazards and numerous bunkers await your errant shots, while excellent fairways and greens rewards your good play. This 18-hole course is a very enjoyable experience for all skill levels. Skylinks also offers a night lighted driving range, practice greens, a full service restaurant, bar and banquet facilities that can hold up to 150 people.

18 holes over 6,372 yards with a par of 72 (Municipal)

Skylinks Flyover Tour Video

4800 E Wardlow Rd
Long Beach, CA 90808-1737
(562) 421-3388

Heartwell Golf Course, Heartwell Course

18 holes over 2,143 yards with a par of 54 (Municipal)

For those seeking this alternative, this facility offers an extremely enjoyable 18-hole round of par 3 golf. With holes ranging from 85 to 140 yards, two water hazards and numerous sand traps, this course will test the skills of the most seasoned player, as well as remain exceptionally enjoyable for the beginner. This fully lighted course also boasts of its excellent practice range, full size chipping and putting greens, full service restaurant and a professionally staffed pro shop.

  • Click here for information about golf instruction for youth.
  • Click here for information about golf instruction for adults.

6700 E Carson St.
Long Beach, CA 90808-2297
(562) 421-8855

Virginia Country Club, Virginia Course

The 18-hole ˜Virginia course at the Virginia Country Club facility in Long Beach, California features 6,505 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 70.9 and it has a slope rating of 128 on . Designed by William P. Bell, ASGCA/(R) Robert Muir Graves, ASGCA/Edward B. Dearie, Jr., the Virginia golf course opened in 1909. (Private Equity)

4602 N Virginia Road
Long Beach, CA 90807-1916
(562) 427-0924


Golf Courses near the City of Long Beach CA:

Within a 10 mile radius of Long Beach there is a large Selection of additional Golf Courses to enjoy:

Leisure World Seal Beach Golf Course, Leisure World Seal Beach Course

9 holes over 829 yards with a par of 27 (Private Equity)

Golden Rain & St Andrews
Seal Beach, CA 90740
(562) 431-6586

Old Ranch Country Club, Old Ranch Course

18 holes over 6,835 yards with a par of 72 (Private Non-Equity)

3901 Lampson Ave
Seal Beach, CA 90740-2756
(562) 596-4425

Lakewood Country Club & Tennis Center, Lakewood Course

18 holes over 7,045 yards with a par of 72 (Municipal)

3101 Carson St
Lakewood, CA 90712-4005
(562) 429-9711

Navy Golf Course, Executive Course

9 holes (Public)

5660 Orangewood Ave
Cypress, CA 90630-5550
(714) 889-1576

Navy Golf Course, Navy Course

18 holes (Public) and 9 hole Executive Course (Public)

5660 Orangewood Ave
Cypress, CA 90630-5550
(714) 889-1576

Meadowlark Golf Course, Meadowlark Course

18 holes over 5,609 yards with a par of 70 (Municipal)

16782 Graham St
Huntington Beach, CA 92649-3738
(714) 846-1364

SeaCliff Country Club, Sea Cliff Course

18 holes over 6,935 yards with a par of 72 (Private Non-Equity)

6501 Palm Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92648-2698
(714) 536-7575

Cerritos Iron-Wood Nine, Cerritos Iron-Wood Nine Course

9 holes over 1,468 yards with a par of 29 (Municipal)

16449 Piuma Avenue
Cerritos, CA 90703-1530
(562) 916-8400

Harbor Park Golf Course, Harbor Park Course

9 holes over 3,200 yards with a par of 37 (Municipal)

1235 Figueroa Pl
Wilmington, CA 90744-2312
(310) 549-4953

David L. Baker Memorial Golf Course, David L. Baker Memorial Course

18 holes over 3,825 yards with a par of 62 (Municipal)

10410 Edinger Ave
Fountain Valley, CA 92708-1622
(714) 418-2152

Golf Resources on the Web:


Other Long Beach CA Resources:


Moving & Relocation Information


Kids Sites

Your Home and Taxes

Misc. Resources


Community Resources


Financial Assistance & Housing


Health Care Services

  • Long Beach Department of Health & Human Services (562) 570-4000
  • Long Beach Community Medical Center - (562) 494-0620
  • Los Angeles County Department of Veteran Affairs - (310) 761-2221
  • Long Beach Comprehensive Health Center (562) 599-8787
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (562) 493-5323
  • Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program of Long Beach (562) 570-4242
  • CSU Long Beach/Community Psychology Clinic (562) 985-5005
  • Los Angeles County Mental Health Association (213) 413-1130
  • National Rehabilitation Information Center (800) 346-2742


Emergency Services

  • American Red Cross (Long Beach Chapter) (562) 595-6341
  • Los Angeles Regional Drug & Poison Information Center (213) 222-3212
  • Rape Hotline of Long Beach (562) 597-2002
  • Suicide Prevention Center (213) 381-5111
  • The Salvation Army - (310) 591-7691


Youth Services

  • Long Beach Youth Services (562) 570-5019
  • Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation & Marine - (562) 570-3100
  • Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles (213) 258-3333
  • Big Sisters of Los Angeles (213) 933-5749


Abuse & Family Violence

  • Bilingual Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence (213) 268-7564
  • Good Shepherd Shelter for Battered Women (213) 737-6111
  • National Domestic Violence Hot Line (800) 799-SAFE

Community Sports


Long Beach Theaters


State Links


If you are a Long Beach Business Owner and would like your business included here, contact Laurie Manny at 562-212-5420 or via email at The only requirement is that your business is related to either relocating to Long Beach or to Long Beach Tourism.

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