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Inland Long Beach CA Communities: Find the perfect Long Beach Home for your family in one of the unique communities of Inland Long Beach CA. These communities are diverse and they have much to offer. Learn about the style of homes, local parks, golf courses, universities, shopping and much more. Come home to Inland Long Beach where you are still just a few short minutes from the beach! Compliments of Laurie Manny. Call Laurie today for further information or assistance in your next real estate transaction (562) 212-5420. 


Long Beach California is a patchwork of unique communities.  Some are well-defined and others meld into nearby neighborhoods.  Whether youre looking for a home for a single professional or a family of five, youre sure to find your perfect fit within the diverse communities of Long Beach.



Bixby Knolls / Highland Terrace


Located only a few minutes from Downtown Long Beach,
Bixby Knolls is one of Long Beach's oldest and most desirable neighborhoods.  This popular community offers a wide variety of home ownership opportunities. 

Ready to move up to a larger home?  In Bixby Knolls you'll find elegant homes with square footage of 2,000 and up.  If you're looking for a condo or townhome, you've come to the right place. There are plenty of multi-unit properties along this community's quiet, tree lined streets.  You'll even find homes with golf course views in this upscale neighborhood.  





Uptown Long Beach


Located only four miles north of Downtown Long Beach, Bixby Knolls is historically known as ˜uptown.  As youd expect in any uptown area, there are great restaurants and shopping.  For great American Cuisine and ˜Live Jazz Thursdays, visit Four Olives Café located at 4276 Atlantic Avenue.   If you prefer a more European dining experience, make a reservation at the romantic Delius Restaurant where youll be served wine with a seven course prix fixe meal.

Love Antiques?


Put Thor Antiques on your list of must visit shops.  Located in a restored 1950s building in the beautiful Bixby Knolls neighborhood, Thor Antiques specializes in Edwardian, Victorian, Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Retro jewelry.  They also have vast art, silver and enamel collections. 


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Bixby Knolls Park


Child Care Co-Op Program

The Bixby Knolls Park may be small, but it has a lot to offer.  Need child care?  Check out the Child Care Co-Op Program.  When youre ready for a game of hoops, check out the Bixby Knolls Park basketball courts.   Theres also a volleyball court and picnic area waiting just for you. 



California Heights Historic District

Its like going back in time or Living in History.

If youd like to live in a historic community with old-fashion ambience, you've found it!  Take a stroll down the tree-lined avenues lit by the renovated antique street lamps.  Along the way, you´ll see a wide variety of home styles including 1938 Ranch, Tudor Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival, and the well-known Craftsman Bungalow.

How It All Started


 Until the discovery of oil in nearby Signal Hill in the early 1920s, California Heights was part of the Bixby Ranch and was primarily cattle land.  Once oil was discovered, there were those who thought California Heights might have oil reserves as well.  But by 1923, it became painfully evident that there was very little oil to be had and residential development began.

The Jothan Bixby Company built 25 Spanish style bungalows.  Then other homes were built one at a time creating a variety of home styles in the neighborhood.  The California Heights area grew rapidly attracting new families, and by 1939, most of the building was complete.



Today, this neighborhood is a close community dedicated to protecting and preserving the character of each home and the integrity of the neighborhood as a whole.  Because of its high concentration of older original homes, California Heights is officially recognized by the city as one of 17 historic neighborhoods in Long Beach.


Bixby Knolls and California Heights Homes For Sale


It would be my pleasure to consult with you regarding available properties in the California Heights Historic District.  Contact Laurie


Carson Park

Imagine walking down beautiful tree-lined streets in a family-friendly residential community.  Tha
ts what youll experience when you call Carson Park home.


Carson Park is conveniently located:

  • West of Palo Verde Ave & Woodruff
  • East of the Gabriel River
  • North of Wardlow and Los Coyotes Diagonal
  • South of Centralia

    This area has everything you could want in a community:
  • Larger homes nestled on large, park-like yards
  • Close to shopping
  • Easy commute to all areas of Long Beach and Los Angeles with quick access to 605, 405 and 91 freeways
  • Just minutes from CSULB, LBCC
  • 90808 Zip Code, statistically the safest in Long Beach
  • El Dorado Park is just minutes away
  • Close to the award winning Cerritos Library
  • Peaceful enjoyment abounds



Need room for your growing family? 

Built predominantly in the 1950s, Carson Park homes range in size from 1,300 to 1,800 square feet and beyond.  Most homes have 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, providing ample room for family life.  Many sit on lots in excess of 5,000 square feet. 


It would be my pleasure to consult with you regarding available properties in the Carson Park area.  Contact Laurie


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  Long Beach Towne Center


Shop, Dine and Play

At the expansive Long Beach Towne Center,  you can do all three.   If youre hungry, have lunch at Lucilles Smokehouse BBQ.  Just want a snack?  Wetzels Pretzels may be calling your name.  When you need a jolt of caffeine, Starbucks is ready and waiting.  Whether youre looking for a gift, home renovation materials or back-to-school clothes, youll find it here.  From hair cuts to movie theaters to bulk shopping, Long Beach Towne Center has it all.



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Hartwell Golf Course



Wouldnt it be great to drive just a few minutes from your Carson Park home and play 18 holes of golf?  At Heartwell Golf Course, you can do just that.  Named by Southland Golf Magazine as one of the 2 best par-3 golf courses in Southern California, Heartwell Golf Course is a 2,143 yard par-54 course with bunkers, water, fairways, plenty of undulation and grass tee boxes.
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College Park Estates

Located close to Cal State Long Beach, this family oriented, residential, park-like community continues to grow in popularity.  Not only is it located conveniently to the university, it also provides easy access to shopping in nearby Los Altos.  The homes, built in the 40s, 50s and 60s, are larger than most Long Beach homes and are shaded by mature trees.

A College Town


Here in aptly named College Park Estates, youll find California State University Long Beach, also known as Cal State Long Beach, CSULB, LBSU or The Beach.   Whatever you choose to call it, youll be impressed with its credentials:


  • The largest campus in the California State University system
  • The second largest university in California
  • Ranked as one of the top three public masters universities in the west by U.S. News and World Reports ˜Americas Best Colleges Guide, for 2005 and 2006
  • The largest publicly funded art school in the west
  • Operates with one of the lowest student tuition fees of any university in the country



Walter Pyramid
Long Beach State University
Courtesy of Wikipedia

The Walter Pyramid is a collegiate athletic facility located at Long Beach State University in Long Beach, California. It officially opened on November 30, 1994, and cost approximately $22 million to construct. It rises 18 stories high and measures 345 feet along each side of the base.

 The Walter Pyramid, formerly known as the Long Beach Pyramid, is the on-campus basketball and volleyball arena for the NCAA college basketball and college volleyball teams of Long Beach State University 49ers





Los Altos


Located north of the CSULB campus, this suburban community of Long Beach consists primarily of single-family homes built during the 1950s and 60s.  From small starter homes to larger homes for growing families, Los Altos has them all.

Stores Galore


New shopping centers have sprung up as Los Altos popularity has increased.  At the recently rebuilt Los Altos Center you can shop at nationwide stores like Sears, Borders, CompUSA as well as smaller local shops.  With a $70 million renovation, the former Navy Hospital has been converted into the nearly 400,000 square foot Los Altos Gateway Center.  Composed of value-oriented retailers such as Big K and auto dealerships.

Earthquake Survivor


Located at the Los Altos United Methodist Church is a unique and historically-significant church organ.  Historians believe this organ to be the oldest Tracker-Type church instrument in existence west of the Mississippi.  Built in Boston the organ was shipped to San Francisco in a clipper ship.  It survived the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 and is in excellent condition today.



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El Dorado East Regional Park

Lakewood Plaza and Rancho

If you are seeking a tree lined, quiet, well established neighborhood with a family atmosphere¦youll love Lakewood Plaza and the Rancho neighborhoods.

Its located close to Long Beachs El Dorado Park where your family can enjoy a day of golf or a picnic in the park.  Nearby freeways are easily accessible and make for an easy commute to work and shopping.  The Plaza area is home to Cubberley School, a K-8 California Distinguished School.


Ranch style homes are the specialty

Built up between 1950 and the late 1960s, this neighborhood is well known for its open floor plan Ranch style homes.  Whether you´re looking for a smaller starter home with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath or a spacious family home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, youll find it here.  There are homes from 850 square feet to over 1,700 square feet.

Of particular interest are the Cliff May ranch-style homes, built in the early 50s, for which The Ranchos are famous.  Considered by many to be the father of the California ranch-style house, Cliff May was a builder with extraordinary vision of what the ideal California home should encompass.  He believed homes should be designed for livability rather than facade and designed about 18,000 of these beautiful homes as well as more than 1000 custom homes across the United States.  His additional goal of bringing the outdoors in was achieved in his designs by incorporating large expanses of glass creating a home that was filled with natural light bringing the outside gardens in, vaulted ceilings with exposed wood beams, clean lines with little decoration, attached garages, large patios with sliding glass doors, and rooms that flow into each other.

As you can imagine, the classic, mid-century Cliff May style homes are highly desirable and as a result rarely come on the market.  If youre interested in finding out more about the availability of these fabulous homes, give Laurie Manny, your Ranchos real estate expert, a call at (562) 212-5420.

Enjoy the Outdoors

At nearby El Dorado Park, youll find activities for the whole family.  Theres a 12-station fitness course, an archery range, bicycle trails and even radio controlled model aircraft and sailboat areas.         Read More>>>

Rancho Los Cerritos (Virginia Country Club area)

Do you dream of living in a golf community?  Then discover Rancho Los Cerritos, the almost hidden jewel of Long Beach. 

This exclusive neighborhood, filled with beautiful estates and mansions, is situated around the Virginia Country Club golf course.  That´s why its lovingly known as the Virginia Country Club area. 


In the Virginia Country Club area, you wont find the typical Long Beach size lots that average 4 to 6 thousand square feet.  Instead, youll find huge, lush, estate size lots of 10 to 20 thousand square feet. 

This is the neighborhood people dream of living in.  Elegant historic mansions set well back from the wide tree-lined streets.  Plenty of open space between estate-size homes that back to the Virginia Country Club golf course. 

Located just a short 10 minute drive from Long Beach Boulevard, the Virginia Country Club area is easily accessible.

Interwoven Communities

Confused about where one community ends and another begins?  It is a bit confusing.  All you really need to know is that the Long Beach communities of California Heights, Bixby Knolls, Ranchos Los Cerittos and Highland Terrace meld together to form an incredible enclave of beautiful homes with an historical feel.  A place youll love to call home!



Virginia Country Club Golf Course

The prestigious 18-hole Virginia Country Club Golf Course, which opened in 1909, features 6,505 yards of golf for a par of 71.  The courses slope rating is 128 and 70.9 is its course rating.

Golfers love this course, as you can tell from these rave reviews:

  • Great classic architecture
  • State of the art greens
  • Lots of mature trees



Experience the old-world charm of this historic neighborhood.  The Rancho consists of 27,000 rambling acres.  It was once part of an 18th Century Spanish-American land grant given to a soldier by the name of Manuel Nieto.  Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is one of only two ranchos in Long Beach that are still visited today by tourists. 


Historic Rancho Los Cerritos was originally built in 1844 and is now a public museum.  The Rancho is a significant state archaeological site due to the many artifacts and treasures unearthed there.  Take a tour of the adobe style home and ranch built originally for Spanish, Mexican and American families.  Meander through the two story adobe and experience how life might have been in the late 1800s.  


The Rancho includes an archive of 3,000 + books in the California History Research Library.  Some of the highlights include the Sarah Bixby Smith Manuscript Collection and the Llewellyn Bixby, Jr. Manuscript collection.  View antique furniture, over 1,100 historic photographs, manuscripts, legal papers, blueprints, video, maps, deeds and letters from the early occupants.  See the original architectural blueprints of the adobe during the 1930 remodeling phase.  Sit beside the beautiful gardens and get a glimpse of an earlier time in history or visit the local gift shop. 


Hollywood loves the Virginia Country Club Community.

Want to Know More About Buying or Selling in the Rancho Los Cerittos/Virginia Country Club area?  Call Laurie Manny today at (562) 212-5420.





Signal Hill

Are you looking for a community that has it all¦beauty, shopping, entertainment and fabulous homes¦look no further than Signal Hill


Here you will find a mix of many residential options and commercial areas.  Property values in Signal Hill grew an astounding 13.961% over last year¦only 9 cities experienced growths above 10%.


When choosing a home, you can choose from single family homes, townhouses, condominiums, multi-family dwellings, upscale two and three story single family homes and historical houses.  (Read More about Signal Hill Neighborhoods>)



  • Single family homes

    • Crescent Heights Historic District
    • Eastbluff
    • Hathaway Ridge
    • Westbluff Estates
  • Townhouses
    • Cherry Avenue Townhouses
    • Skyline Estates
    • Skyline Villas
  • Multi-family dwellings
    • City View Condominiums
    • Las Brisas Phase I and II



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Signal Hill North-End Neighborhood


No Utility Tax and one of the lowest Business License Taxes in the country make Signal Hill a desirable home for businesses.  Its convenient location, close to the Long Beach Municipal Airport and not too far from the Port of Long Beach, is another attractive feature for businesses. 


A few of the companies making their home in Signal Hill are DHL, oil-related companies such as Signal Hill Petroleum and Schlumberger, and the HMO Universal Care which is headquartered here

Concerned about education, property values or neighborhood crime?

No need to worry in Signal Hill¦you will enjoy one of the lowest crime rates in Southern California


Signal Hill Elementary School has earned the California Achieving Schools Award and the National Achieving Schools Award.  The acclaimed Long Beach Unified School District serves Signal Hill.




Parks in Signal Hill


There are 10 beautiful and diverse parks in Signal Hill.  Whether you are looking for an entertaining day with your family and friends, exercising outdoors, or just learning about and enjoying nature, Signal Hill has the park for you.  Are you getting married?  Several parks even allow weddings¦but dont forget to get your permit.


Many wonderful activities are available for you to choose from.   You could play basketball, have a picnic and barbeque, bring the children to the playground or get a game of football together in the open fields.  Enjoy nature by walking the trails and take in the lush plants and wildlife in the area.  You can even roller skate, bike or ride your scooter. 


There are other opportunities such as community buildings where you could hold a meeting or class.  You can even catch a small play or see other entertainment at the amphitheater.  Below are the parks located in Signal Hill.


  • Calbrisas Park
  • Discovery Well Park
  • Hillbrook Park
  • Hilltop Park
  • Panorama Promenade
  • Raymond Arbor Park
  • Reservoir Park
  • Signal Hill Park
  • Sunset View Park
  • Temple View Park



Make Signal Hill Your New Home

Come experience Signal Hill´s beauty, shopping, entertainment, parks and fabulous homes. 


For an agent who is knowledgeable about this area and market values, call Laurie Manny, today at (562) 212-5420 for all of your Signal Hill Real Estate needs.



Wrigley Heights


Want to live in a quiet, tree lined, neighborhood with a small town atmosphere, but still have the amenities of the big city?  Come home to Wrigley Heights. 


Wrigley was one of the first communities to be established in Long Beach.  The neighborhood was first developed in 1905.  The town received its name from William Wrigley, the owner and founder of the well-known Wrigley Spearmint Gum Corporation in Chicago.


Located north of Downtown Long Beach, Wrigley Heights is a terrific community with diverse home styles and prices.  Choose from traditional, Craftsman, or Spanish distinctive style homes that range in size from 1,300 square feet and up.  Looking for space to spread out?  There are some lots that are over 10,000 square feet.  Thinking of buying a duplex?  You'll find one here. 

Wrigley is in the Long Beach Unified School District. 


Wrigley Metro Station



Easy Access to Freeways


If you like living close to Long Beach and easy access to freeways, you will love Wrigley Heights.  Local freeways are just a short drive away.  The area is bounded on the north by the 405 Freeway, on the west by the 710 Freeway and the LA River, on the south by Pacific Coast Highway and on the east by Long Beach Boulevard.  From Wrigley it is easy to jump on the Metro Blue Line light rail for easy commuting into Downtown Long Beach or into Los Angeles.  The Metro Blue Line is one of the most successful light rail lines in the country with an average of 63,000 riders daily. 


The residents of Daisy Avenue in Wrigley host the Daisy Avenue Christmas Parade every December.  The parade begins at Pacific Coast Highway and proceeds to the greenbelt at Hill Street.  The large fir trees that line the Daisy Avenue center medians are lit for the Christmas holiday season.  Many of the Daisy Avenue residents participate by lavishly decorating their homes and have contributed to the area being dubbed ˜Christmas Tree Lane.  The parade is a wonderful event which the locals look forward to every year and for which motorists line up for the holiday drive up the avenue.  It has been an annual tradition since 1953.

Ready to Buy or Sell in Long Beach?


Call Laurie Manny, the Long Beach expert, at (562) 212-5420.

Want to Know More? 

Are you thinking of buying or selling in any of the Beach or Inland Long Beach Communities or Long Beach California Real Estate?  I can help you find your luxury dream home.  Call Laurie Manny today.

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