North Long Beach is a large area, and yes, parts of it are sketchy, and other areas are pride of ownership neighborhoods. I have worked with families who have raised their children in North Long Beach and been there for many, many years. Others I have helped purchase homes have started in North Long Beach, sold a few years later and moved on to other neighborhoods within our City. Please consider this part of our City if you find it is within your price range, there are some pretty great houses and nice blocks with friendly neighbors that are definitely worth your consideration!
Main Street Realtors
I have a list of contacts who can provide you with the information you need prior to making a decision. This information is normally provided at no charge, but you should allows inquire and confirm any obligation.
As to schools and safety information, you may wish to view http://www.greatschools.org and http://www.crimereports.com for information from independent sources. When using these sites, you may wish to compare where you currently live against other areas...this will allow for a broader view.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have concerning real estate.
First Team Real Estate
You may be surprised to find out you can buy more home than you think. With today's low interesrt rates buyers can actually afford more home.
That being said, if you have school aged children you will want to find an area with good schools.
I work primarly with buyers and would be more than happy to asisist you in getting pre approved to find out for sure how much home you can purchase.
I always advise my clients not to get too hung up on any one area.
If you would like to set up a "no obligation" meeting please give me a call.
The conerstone of my business is helping first time buyers, especially young families.
Happy Holidays to you, and I wish you all the success in your home quest!
Kawain Payne, Realtor
Often people "rate" neighborhoods based on school quality or crime statistics. If you want to compare North Long Beach with other areas of Long Beach (or surrounding communities), you can go to http://www.LongBeachHomeSpot.com/micommunity/zip/90805. You can see information about various communities, allowing you to compare and contrast.
I've been helping home buyers and sellers in Long Beach since 1998 and would be happy to discuss areas with you as well. Feel free to give me a call if you'd like.
Keller Williams Realty
I would love to help you investigate different Long Beach areas. The discussion is much too long to have on here. If you would like to get together and talk, please give me a call at 562 833-4008. I have been selling Long Beach for many years and have an excellent handle on the communities.
Main Street Realtors
We Realtors can't report on whether particular areas are more "unsafe" than others, we have to just tell you to call the police department or look for crime statistics in any given area.
I'd be happy to help you, just shoot me an email directly, I won't look back on this same Trulia posting for answers after mine.
Emily S. Knell
Realtor Since 1996
Realty ONE Group