About Long Beach California

About Long Beach California-Theres a reason that people who live in Long Beach CA tend to stay here. Everything you'll ever need is right here! In Long Beach, you'll enjoy 5 ½ miles of wide sandy beach, trendy nightclubs, fine dining and cultural events. Visit the Waterfront District in Downtown where you'll find world class entertainment like the Aquarium of the Pacific. Stroll the shops of Shoreline Village.

Long Beach California


Downtown Long Beach CaliforniaEverything You Need is Right Here

There's a reason that people who live in Long Beach CA tend to stay here. Everything you'll ever need is right here! In Long Beach, you'll enjoy 5 ½ miles of wide sandy beach, trendy nightclubs, fine dining and cultural events. Visit the Waterfront District in Downtown where you'll find world class entertainment like the Aquarium of the Pacific. Stroll the shops of Shoreline Village. Sip a cocktail at a waterfront café as you slip into the comforting sights and sounds of Long Beach Harbor. Listen as a calming foghorn blows in the distance and watch as an inimitable California sunset cast its pinks and blues over the glittering Pacific Ocean.


Long Beach has an amazingly mild year round average temperature of 64 degrees. You can count on almost every day being sun filled with 345 sunny days annually. Climate doesn´t get much more perfect than that!

You'll Love Long Beach CA

If you like clean air, sunshine, ocean breezes, spectacular vistas, exotic food and cultural diversity you'll Love Long Beach. Dine on a wide variety of mouthwatering delights in a city where there are great restaurants of every type. Here, quaint Craftsman bungalows line peaceful tree lined streets. Spanish duplexes and fourplexes with classic clay tiled roofs dot the landscape. Are you seeking an estate sized home? Tour the million dollar mansions that run along Bluff Park or enjoy the luxury of a golf course view from your Virginia Country Club Estate. For location, climate, beauty and lifestyle Long Beach is 50 square miles of perfection.

From Here to Anywhere

Do you travel for business? The Long Beach Airport is right in town and offers convenient flights to wherever you want to go. The Long Beach Municipal Airport is the west coast hub for Jet Blue Airways. Need more? The city is 25 miles south of Los Angeles International Airport. And John Wayne Airport is just 20 miles south of Long Beach in Irvine. Prefer to drive? Sitting at the edge of Los Angeles County, Long Beach is a handshake away from most Southern California cities. Its easy to get from here to anywhere with major freeways like the 405, 605 and 710 running through town.

Beat Freeway Traffic

Commuting is easy when you live and work in Long Beach. Heading into Los Angeles? Sip a cappuccino and enjoy your newspaper as you ride the Metro Blue Line into Downtown Los Angeles. Is your destination farther out? Amtrak or Greyhound will take you there! Its easy to beat freeway traffic using Long Beach's public transportation system.

Unique Culture

From business suits to bikinis, you´ll see it all in Long Beach. Street murals, trendy and ethnic restaurants, period architecture and the Pacific Ocean all promote the Bohemian feel and allure of Long Beach. You'll find art in our architecture and on our buildings too. Since 1985, local buildings have featured exquisite mural displays. All are created by local artists through the Long Beach Mural and Cultural Arts Program. These exhibits promote cultural understanding and unity within the community. And they're beautiful!        View a Gallery of Street Murals>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Cultural Diversity

If you enjoy the flair, food and fun of a culturally diverse city, you´ll love Long Beach. Nearly every culture and nationality is represented here!  Next to Paris (and excluding Asia), Long Beach boasts the second largest population of Cambodians in the world. There are Central American communities, a small population of Pacific Islanders, especially Samoans, and Long Beach is home to one of the nations largest gay communities. Almost every month of the year, there´s a celebration including a Grecian Festival, Gay Pride Parade, Bayou Festival, Martin Luther King celebration, Scottish Festival and Games, Cambodian New Year and Brazilian Street Carnaval, just to name a few.

Downtown Long Beach

Theres plenty to do in bustling, busy, colorful Downtown Long Beach. Access the Internet from anywhere in the city it's a Wireless Hot Zone! Do you like art? Tour galleries in the East Village Arts District. Enjoy a late night, European style dinner at one of many fine Pine Avenue restaurants. Take in some waterfront shopping and nationally acclaimed entertainment at the Shoreline Village and Marina. Don't miss the Wyland Whaling Wall, a 116,000 square foot mural painted on the cylindrical shaped Long Beach Convention Center!      
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Easy Living Long Beach Style

Are you looking for an estate sized home or luxury condominium with beachfront access? Maybe you prefer a single family residence in a cozy community. Whether you're seeking a history rich neighborhood in an urban setting, a condo, coop, Manhattan Style Loft, OYO or resort hideaway you'll find it in Long Beach! Whether you prefer waterfront living to an inland lifestyle, your dream home is waiting for you here. From Downtown Long Beach to Alamitos Bay from coastline to inland there's Long Beach Real Estate here to suit every lifestyle.


If you're looking for business opportunity, you've come to the right place. As California´s fifth largest city, Long Beach is a convention hot spot and center for business and industry. It is proud of it´s focus on the three T´s: technology, tourism and trade. Many well known national businesses are headquartered here. Computer giant Epson America, Molina Health Care, Inc., and SCAN Health Plan all call Long Beach home. To meet the growing need, Downtown Long Beach is undergoing a $1 Billion residential and business redevelopment.

Based on the number of employees, the largest commercial businesses in Long Beach are: Boeing, Verizon, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation and The Bragg Companies.  Another world renown Long Beach business is the Port of Long Beach. As the second busiest seaport in the nation and the tenth busiest in the world, port-related activities support 320,000 jobs and nearly $15 billion in wages in Southern California.

History of Long Beach CA

This area was established by William E. Willmore in 1882 as Willmore City. When Mr. Willmore´s plan to develop the city into a farming community failed, the land was purchased by the Long Beach Land and Water Company. They changed the name to Long Beach and it was incorporated as a city in 1888. The city grew as a waterfront resort, but its main growth occurred after oil was discovered in 1921. It was once known as ˜Iowa by the Sea" because of the large number of Midwesterners from Iowa and other states who relocated here. Read More About the Citys Historic Homes and Districts>>>>>>>



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A Visitor Friendly World Class Destination Resort

There's plenty to do in Long Beach, California. This visitor-friendly world class destination resort is home to some of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. 5.5 million people visit superior beaches and enjoy top notch entertainment here each year. Whether you're looking for family fun at
Shoreline Village, a honeymoon condo at Catalina Island, excellent golfing or the wild fun of a Grand Prix race come to Long Beach! Guests are drawn to the city for its location, recreation, beauty, fine restaurants and great hotels. Long Beach offers the finest resort style amenities. But remember residents can take in the sights too!



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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

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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

El Dorado Park 18-Hole Golf Course-Long Beach Real EstateThe 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

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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)

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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.

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


Sail, ski, Jet Ski, windsurf, fish, boat or sunbathe it's up to you. Long Beach has 92 parks scattered across 3,100 acres. There are 69 tennis courts, four public swimming pools and miles of pedestrian and bicycle friendly beach.
The El Dorado Regional Park is 800 acres of lakes, an archery range, bike trails, and campground and picnic areas. The parks Nature Center is 102.5 acres and features trails, meadows, lakes and forests. Recreation Park is a popular 210.9 acre park and recreation center. Let your pet run at the dog park while you meet with friends and community groups.

Area Beaches

Love the beach?
With over 5 ½ miles of beach front, it´s no surprise that this area is known world wide as Surf City. Huntington Beach and Huntington Harbor are popular early morning surfing destinations. Don't miss Seal Beach and the beach at Belmont Shore. Rent a Kayak and enjoy the day in the Naples Island Canals or the Canals of Huntington Harbor at Sunset Beach. Pack up a bottle of wine, some cheese and bread for a romantic, sunset gondola ride through Naples Island canals. Do you have small children? Head to Naples Islands Mothers Beach. There's no surf, so your children can enjoy splashing in a calm ocean, as you lay out a picnic lunch.



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 Alfredo's.


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.

Long Beach Marina

Like to angle your fishing rod from the side of your own boat? Or, spend the day lazing on deck or entertaining on board? You'll like Shoreline Marina and Alamitos Bay Marina. The location is irresistible because it´s just a short walk from your boat to
Shoreline Village. As the largest city owned Marina in the country, it has an amazing 3,400 slips. A south-facing bay and breakwaters offshore protect boats moored here.





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