Here’s Why People Move To Long Beach, CA

Long Beach stands out as a beacon of relative affordability amidst the soaring real estate prices of Southern California’s beach towns. With a median home price well below neighboring communities, Long Beach offers the opportunity for individuals and families to own property in a desirable coastal location without breaking the bank.

Comparing the median home prices as of March 2024:

  • Long Beach: $972,000
  • Santa Monica: $3,630,000
  • Redondo Beach: $2,120,000
  • Newport Beach: $4,590,000

Aside from being the most affordable beach community in Southern California, here are more benefits of living in Long Beach.


Diversity and Inclusivity:

Long Beach takes pride in its rich cultural tapestry, earning its spot as the #20 most diverse city in America according to Residents of Long Beach enjoy the vibrant blend of cultures, backgrounds, and traditions, creating a welcoming and inclusive community that embraces diversity. The city’s annual festivals and events give a glimpse of what I mean when I say there’s a little something for everyone here:

Long Beach Marathon

Long Beach Grand Prix

Long Beach Pride Festival & Parade

Long Beach Jazz Festival

Long Beach Juneteenth Celebration

Cambodia Town Parade & Festival


Local Business Support and Growth Opportunities:

For entrepreneurs and small business owners Long Beach offers a fertile ground for growth and success. The city provides various resources, including business loans, free mentorships, and ongoing educational series tailored to support the local business community. Whether you’re starting a new venture or expanding an existing business, Long Beach fosters an environment conducive to entrepreneurial success.

Learn about programs and the “Entrepreneur and Small Business Education Series” by visiting the DTLB Alliance website HERE

It’s Beautiful:

Beyond its affordability and cultural richness, Long Beach is truly beautiful. From a long coast line to many historic districts and architectural gems ranging from Spanish revival, Craftsman, Tudor, Mid-century Modern, and more. It is LA County’s second biggest city with dozens of neighborhoods, each as unique as its residents. Visit my YouTube channel for a series of neighborhood tours HERE 

Dog-Friendly and Active Lifestyle:

For dog owners and outdoor enthusiasts Long Beach is a paradise waiting to be explored. Rosie’s Dog Beach provides a haven for furry companions to frolic in the sand and surf, while the city’s extensive network of bike trails offers endless opportunities for physical activity and mental rejuvenation. Come spend a day on the beach bike path to get a taste of what Long Beach has to offer.  Watch my video guide on where to park and where to grab a refreshing drink along the way HERE

The Perfect Blend of LA and OC:

Long Beach occupies a unique position, serving as a bridge between the vibrant energy of Los Angeles and the laid-back charm of Orange County. Residents enjoy easy access to the cultural attractions, entertainment venues, and career opportunities of LA, while savoring the relaxed coastal lifestyle reminiscent of OC.

So if you’ve been looking for the perfect neighborhood to all home, Long Beach, CA is perfect for those seeking fulfilling and balanced lifestyle. With its affordability, diversity, business support, beauty, and active community, Long Beach offers the perfect combination of elements for individuals and families looking to thrive in the heart of SoCal’s coastal paradise.

Whether you’re searching for your dream home, launching a new business venture, or simply craving a change of scenery, Long Beach beckons with open arms, ready to welcome you into its vibrant tapestry of life.


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