Long Beach has a lot to offer. It's home to the Queen Mary, the Aquarium of the Pacific, beautiful gardens and beaches yet it may not be the first place a person thinks of when considering a "walkable city". However WalkScore has recently named Long Beach one of the top ten most walkable places in the country.
From LA's first light rail line to extensive bikeways, alternative transit here is easy. The question becomes whether or not you'll want to leave your neighborhood. With miles of beaches and a bustling business centers nearby, it's easy to enjoy a true live-work-play lifestyle. If that sounds good, here are the two neighborhoods that you'll want to look at first.
If you are interested in Resort-Style Living, the stretch of Ocean Boulevard that faces the water has arguably the finest Long Beach condos for sale. True beachfront addresses abound, as do fun community events and major cultural resources.
You can wake up to an ocean view every morning in any number of buildings along the boulevard. The Pacific is moments away from the marina, Queens Surf has the Long Beach Museum of Art as a neighbor, and The Meridian is nestled in Alamitos Beach, one of the city's most vibrant micro-neighborhoods. An Ocean Blvd address gives you access the best the city has to offer.
Technically, you could consider Ocean Boulevard a subsection of the greater downtown area. The beachfront is fabulous, but the entire downtown area offers easy access to the surf and sand, whether you're walking or riding your bike. It's also a highly walkable neighborhood, with plenty of new development and a vibrant small business community.
Many of the deluxe Long Beach Condos for sale will still be around the beach area — the landmark International Tower and full-amenity Harbor Place Tower immediately spring to mind. Of course, the city is experiencing a major boom in development, so there's always something exciting coming up fast.
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Whether you are looking Downtown or on Ocean Boulevard, living in Long Beach is like having your own a slice of paradise with all the conveniences of a big city. Check out all Long Beach condos currently for sale here, or contact us to find out what's on the horizon.