I can only answer your questions in terms of Long Beach Area. It is a small beautiful community with its boardwalk and beautiful white sandy beaches. Summers are always filled with fun, whether walking or cycling the length of the boardwalk (2.2. miles), or grab a book and lay on one of our sandy beaches. Every year the city is host to many recreation and cultural events. During summer, every other day we have a night beach concert. It is place to be, place to live, it is a privileged to be part of this community.