Long Beach would be a great city to relocate to. My family has been in Long Beach since 1922, so I know
the city well. There are so many desireable areas to live, it would be in your best interest to have a
tour of the city to see them. Prices vary, depending on the location and the condition/age of the home. The
approximate average prices for a 3 bedroom 2 bath range from the high $400k's to $500k's in 90815 near Cal State Long Beach, to the high $800k's closer to the ocean. No matter where you live in Long Beach, you're usually not
more than ten minutes from the water.
Good luck on your relocation!
Barbara Robbins-Olexa, Broker, e-Pro(R), SRES(R)
L B Brokerage
Servicing Long Beach & Neighboring Communities for 30+ years
Long Beach is a beautiful city and a wonderful place to live and raise a family.
So far, your question has garnered good advice from other agents.
I feel compelled to be blunt...so as to eliminate any confusion about where the safest neighborhoods are located in the city. The eastern portion of the city is the safest area. By taking a one-day drive around, you'll be able to quickly see these areas (yes, there are over 40 total in the city) are better maintained, with lower crime rates. They are also closer to good schools and convenient shopping.
I agree with Melissa McCrone, the Los Altos area is among most desireable. This may be due to the fact that I live in this area and is is also my specialty.
Once again, we welcome you to our city. May you and your family enjoy all it has to offer!
There's all different types of areas in Long Beach. If you want to be by the water I would suggest Belmont Shore/Heights. It's a great and fun area just a few steps from the beach, however, the houses are much more expensive and there isn't much property but the location is great. If you have a larger family and kids I would recommend the Los Altos area. The property is much larger and it's a very nice, clean, and safe area. The schools are great as well. In general, the average 3bed/2bath in Long Beach is 500K but it really just depends on the neighborhood. If you have a questions about the city please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck to you! ;)
PS-I'm going to Ireland this summer for the first time. Can't wait!!
If you want to be near the water you can choose from various sections of the city like Bluff Park, Belmont shore, Belmont Heights,downtown Long Beach (a lot of condos), etc. We have a variety of styles of homes, prices, etc. to select from. Like any city in the world, there are some parts of the city that you likely will not want to live.
A knowledgeable realtor can help guide you to the best home and neighborhood for your family. Good luck on your relocation to Long Beach and if there is any information I can provide you please call me at 562-754-9941 or email me at email@example.com