I'm looking for a condo--is Long Beach safe?

Asked by denniscaeton, Long Beach, CA Fri Mar 28, 2014

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Glenn Gaspar, Agent, Signal Hill, CA
Fri Mar 28, 2014
The question you have asked cannot truly be answered by a real estate agent due to the fact we would be placing ourselves in harms way of a law suit. All we can do is guide you to sources or inform you to search the local statistics on the crime ratio to resident from sources such as the police or city.

Here is one you are more then welcome to check out but it is up to you to perform your due diligence on this concern of yours: http://www.relocationessentials.com/aff/www/tools/crime/crime.aspx

Please note that I nor others are passing the buck here. This is a material fact that you will base your purchase of a condo upon. There are way to many variables to this topic no one can control.

Always here to help and provide you with solid information or guidance.

You are more then welcome to visit my blog for real estate information at: http://activerain.com/blogs/reagentglenn

I do work over the weekend!
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Fri Mar 28, 2014
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local authorities with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods. http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
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Keri Watkins, Agent, Glastonbury, CT
Fri Mar 28, 2014
This questions does not have a simple answer as it is all personal opinion.
Realtors by law can not answer this question - we can only direct you to places where you can properly educate yourself to make an informed decision if a specific area suits your needs.

You can visit the local websites within the town, call the police department and ask statistical information regarding the town. You can go http://www.familywatchdog.us to get information on registry information. You can call schools as well.

I wish you luck with your purchase where ever it is that you decide to call home!
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My personal opinion is the downtown area can be a safe place with the right amenities & com potent security. Downtown Long Beach has police, security, and guides roaming the area all day, it does make for a feeling of safety.
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Kawain Payne, Agent, Seal Beach, CA
Tue May 6, 2014
Long beach is a great well managed city with lots to offer

If you want crime statistics contact the Long Beach Police Department, they will be able to provide you with the facts you need.

Best of luck to you!!1

Kawain Payne, Realtor/Notary
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Seal Beach Ca
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Shannon Jones, Agent, Seal Beach, CA
Thu Apr 3, 2014
I've lived in Long Beach since 1996 and have been selling homes here since 1998 so I've had occasion to explore and sell homes in most neighborhoods. There are some extremely safe neighborhoods where I've met people who don't lock doors and there are some neighborhoods where there crime rates are a bit higher. Long Beach is a large city with a great deal of diversity in housing stock and housing prices. The other answers have provided you with some good online resources to compare areas. If you'd like to chat about what you're seeking in a home and a neighborhood, we'd be happy to help.
Web Reference:  http://www.ShowMeHome.com
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Samantha Bak…, Agent, Huntington Beach, CA
Wed Apr 2, 2014
Hi Dennis,

Long Beach is a great area to live! I lived in the downtown area for many years and know the area well. Here is the link to the Trulia Crime Map, which may help you as you begin your search.


Let me know if you have other questions, or want to have some listings sent over so you can see what the area has to offer.

Best regards,
Samantha Baksic
Precision Realty

714.330.2021 (cell)
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Kawain Payne, Agent, Seal Beach, CA
Mon Mar 31, 2014

Overall Long Beach is a great well managed city.

It has something for everyone.

Long Beach is a college town as it is home to California's largest state university.

It has great golf course for those who like to take life a little easy

It has the BEACH for those who want to have fun in the sun

Great dinning

Family friendly areas with active youth sports leagues.

From small starter homes, to high rise lofts, vintage homes, and new construction you can find what you desire in Long Beach CA.

Kawain Payne, Realtor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Seal Beach CA
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Alex Montelo…, Agent, Seal Beach, CA
Mon Mar 31, 2014
It sounds to me that you are not from here. Long Beach is very diverse. It is a thriving urban city. There are many different areas and the only way you are going to get the inside scoop on the different neighborhoods is if you work with a local Broker. I live and work in this beautiful city and I'd be glad to share my local knowledge so that you know what you are buying.

Give me a call anytime. Also feel free to check out my profile here on Trulia. This will give you a feel for the level of service that I provide.

All the best,

Alex Montelongo/Broker
Coldwell Banker Star Realty
562-810-7387 Cell
BRE Lic#01456982
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buysmanb, Renter, Long Beach, CA
Sat Mar 29, 2014
Long Beach is as safe as any other city. Bad news happens everywhere in this world, some places have more media coverage telling you about it than others.
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John Schneit…, Agent, Long Beach, CA
Fri Mar 28, 2014
That is a funny question. Compared to what? It has better crime Statistics than Hollywood, Many parts of San Francisco. If you are looking for a nice condo we would need to know a little more information to help fit into your Budget, Lifestyle, and other wants.
Feel free to give me a call if you would like to discuss these.
Best Regards.

John Schneiter
3633 E. BROADWAY Ste. 100
OFFICE: 562-856-9300 ext. 33
Mobile: 562-221-7706
Fax: 562-987-1145
DRE License # 01834404
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Susan and Ma…, Agent, Long Beach, CA
Fri Mar 28, 2014
We have a great 2bedroom 2.5 bath townhouse, coming on the market soon give us a call 310-251-0795. Is Julie Hughes said, Long Beach is a very large city, with such diversity in it's neighborhoods. We not only work in LB, we live here as well.
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Katie Larson, Agent, Long Beach, CA
Fri Mar 28, 2014
Like any urban area, Long Beach has areas of very low crime rate and higher crime rates. Some of the answers below have given you resources to check. The answer isn't the same for everyone, as people have different levels of expectations.

Use the resources listed here and if you have specific questions that can be answered with factual information, I'd be happy to help. I absolutely love living in Long Beach!

Katie Larson, Realtor
Keller Williams Pacific Estates
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Emily Knell, Agent, Huntington Beach, CA
Fri Mar 28, 2014
I'll be listing a small Single Family home soon in Long Beach, that is 'like' condo pricing, it's in a nice area. Has a backyard, 2car garage, No HOA fees, low down pymt, FHA loan ok.

Shoot me an email directly or give me call, I can talk to you more about it. I don't look back on this same Trulia posting for answers after mine or Replies beneath my answer.

Emily S. Knell
562-430-3053 c
Realtor Since--- 1996
Realty ONE Group
BRE# 01211967
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Penny McCann, Agent, Seal Beach, CA
Fri Mar 28, 2014
Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods. Below please find some links that you use to help answer your questions.


I have great 2 bath, 2 bedroom plus loft condo, that will be hitting the market in the next few days, please call me at the number shown below and I will be happy to schedule a showing prior to the home hitting the market.

Penny McCann
Keller Williams Realty
BRE: 01925479
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Alexander Gr…, Agent, San Jose, CA
Fri Mar 28, 2014
You should call the local precinct and ask them. They have all of the inside knowledge that you are looking for. Just send me an email if you have any further questions.

Alex Greer
Loan Officer
NMLS #1056079

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Julie Hughes, Agent, Long Beach, CA
Fri Mar 28, 2014
Long Beach is a huge city so it really depends where in LB you're looking... Many parts of LB are very safe. Since LB is such a large city with such diversity in its neighborhoods, its always best to work with a real estate agent who specializes in Long Beach. Hope this helps, Dennis.
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