Houses For Sale Long Beach CA: Downtown

Written by Posted On Friday, 28 March 2014 13:43

What is it like to live in Downtown Long Beach?

Downtown Long Beach roughly encompasses the area east of the Los Angeles River, north of the Pacific Ocean, west of Alamitos Avenue and south of 7th Street zip code 90802Houses for sale Long Beach CA within Downtown include high-rise condos, artist lofts and small cottages. The city center includes a wide range of home prices and residents from all different walks of life.

There is always something to do or see in Downtown Long Beach and all within walking distance. The beach, shops, restaurants, local events, and local attractions are all within reach. Bursting with urban flair, convenience and the laid back feel of a coastal city Long Beach has it all.

Downtown Long Beach includes the East Village artist district neighborhood located east of Long Beach Boulevard and the West End which is located west of Pacific Avenue.  Downtown Long Beach is a vibrant and exciting area with over 30 restaurants, breweries, wine bars, cocktail lounges and casual pubs.

What is transportation in Long Beach like?

There is a Long Beach Transit center located in Downtown.  The Passport is a free bus that connects to all of the most exciting Downtown destinations like the Queen Mary, Pine Avenue, the Pike and more. Real estate for sale in Long Beach CA located in Downtown is just a quick drive or bus ride from tons of exciting things to do and see.

The regular service transit downtown includes 34 bus routes and can take residents and visitors anywhere within Long Beach and the surrounding cities of Lakewood and Signal Hill. There is also the AquaLink and AquaLink Express which are water taxis services available to popular attractions by boat like the aquarium, Belmont Pier and more.

Schools serving the Downtown Long Beach area

Long Beach Unified School District: 

  • Thomas Edison Elementary School
  • Cesar Chavez Elementary School
  • Stevenson Elementary School
  • International Elementary School
  • Franklin Middles School
  • Renaissance High School for the Arts

Parks in Downtown Long Beach

  • Lincoln Park – Lincoln Park is the oldest park in the city of Long Beach. With a picnic area and open space, it is a popular spot for dog owners to let their pets stretch their legs and roam.
  • Promenade Square – Opened in 2010, Promenade Square is another green space located in Downtown to serve residents. The area is used for yoga classes, summer concerts and outdoor movies.
  • Marina Green – Marina Green is located along Shoreline Drive by the Shoreline Yacht Club. Residents come for beach volleyball, outdoor movies and food trucks.
  • Victory Park – Grassy park with scenic ocean views is located on the south side of Ocean Boulevard. It is a beautiful place to sit and enjoy the ocean breezes and sight see.

Attractions and Shopping in Downtown Long Beach

There are so many attractions and shopping destinations located in and around Downtown Long Beach for both residents to enjoy which makes houses in Long Beach for sale desirable to those searching for a fast paced city environment. The unique grouping of venues and places in Downtown also makes it an ideal location for events and festivals held throughout the year.

Downtown Long Beach and the surrounding areas hosts several events throughout the year including a regular art walk, farmers market, Congressional Cup sailing races, Long Beach Grand Prix, Bob Marley Reggae Festival and much more.

Things to do and places to go in Downtown Long Beach

  • Aquarium of the Pacific – This non-profit aquarium features over 11,000 sea creatures, 500 species and tons of fun and interactive exhibits. Located in Rainbow Harbor the Aquarium of the Pacific is just across the street from the Long Beach Convention Center, Shoreline village and the Queen Mary Hotel.
  • The Pike – The Pike located in Rainbow Harbor features several restaurants, a movie theater and outdoor amphitheater, carousel and Ferris wheel.
  • Pine Avenue – Pine Avenue runs through downtown Long Beach and is a center for restaurants and nightclubs. Perfect place to grab a bite and take a stroll on a lazy Sunday afternoon or bar hop on a Friday night.
  • Queen Mary – Located across the Los Angeles River from Shoreline Village is The Queen Mary historic ship, hotel, restaurants and conventions. The Queen Mary has tons of events and fun things to do all year round including Sunday Champagne brunch, themed mazes and haunted tours for Halloween, Chill during the holiday season with ice skating and ice tubing and more.
  • Shoreline Village – Shopping, restaurants, arcades and an old time carnival feel abound in Shoreline Village. The area is very family friendly and full of activities and specialty shops to enjoy.
  • Long Beach Convention Center – Sporting events, conventions, Olympic Games and more are held at the Long Beach Conventional Center.

To view Downtown Long Beach real estate and start planning your move to this exciting city, call the experts at one of our three First Team Real Estate Long Beach Offices. Call 888-870-1142 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll connect you with an experienced agent in the area to

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