Welcome to Beach with Benefits – a series where I discuss all the benefits of living in Long Beach, California. One neighborhood at a time.

Today, I’m in Wrigley, the hottest talk of the town. Let’s find out what makes this area so special.

The borders are Pacific Coast Highway and 405 Freeway Long Beach Boulevard and 710 Freeway. This neighborhood is ideal for someone who wants the proximity of a downtown but doesn’t want to be right in the middle of the hustle and bustle. It’s just 5 miles from the beach, and because your borders are freeway, you can get in and out of Long Beach very easily.

Wrigley is composed mostly of single family residences which gives it a nice suburban feel. 34% of the residents here own and the median age is 34 so it feels nice and relatively young. The average sales price in the last six months was $812,000

Wrigley does have a historic district and it’s full of beautiful Spanish Revival architecture most of it along Eucalyptus Avenue. And if Wrigley sounds familiar, that’s because you’re thinking of Wrigley chewing gum. Yes, William S. Wrigley developed this neighborhood in the 1920s-30s.

If you’re an active person, you have easy access to the bike path and the Greenbelt Park.

Shopping and Dining – two options: Bixby Knolls and Downtown Long Beach. Both are very close.

So if you’re looking for a SoCal neighborhood with proximity to the beach, a nice suburban feel in the $800,000? Consider Wrigley.

For more information on this beautiful neighborhood, head over to my website ( and download your neighborhood guide.

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