Long Beach, California


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Belmont Shores

Young Professionals

Belmont Shores is one of the coolest neighborhoods in Long Beach for young professionals (and college students). While it has a mix of urban/suburban living options there are plenty of apartments and condo buildings for those getting their start. Most notably the area has beautiful beaches, lagoons, canals and boardwalks that burst with day and nightlife. This includes a number of great pubs and breweries and perhaps the coolest thing: Rosie’s Dog Beach, a four-acre playground for your furry friends.

  • Belmont Shores
  • East Village Arts District
  • Downtown Long Beach



Naples is one of the cooler neighborhoods in Long Beach. Built on three islands and separated by canals it is designed to look and feel like an Italian neighborhood. Beautiful homes line the waterways, along with walking paths to get you around the extremely walkable area. If living by water, and boating, kayaking or even gondola-ing around the area appeals to you then Naples is your spot.

  • Naples
  • The Waterfront
  • Bixby Knolls

Bixby Knolls


Bixby Knolls is in the heart of the city but remains a hotspot for families due to the tree-lined streets, big beautiful home and rating as being one of the safest neighborhoods in the city. It also has an incredible open-air shopping center with tons of boutique shops and great restaurants. It also has several amazing parks including Scherer; which has a pond, dog park, playground, tennis/pickleball courts and a community center. Cherry Avenue park is another draw with baseball and soccer fields, and tennis and volleyball courts.

  • Bixby Knolls
  • Lakewood Village
  • Alamitos Heights