Long Beach is home to approximately 500,000 people who love living in this city with all their hearts. Houses for sale in Long Beach are divided into pocket neighborhoods, each as different as the next. Belmont Shore is the quintessential beach community, with narrow streets and open-minded residents. Belmont Heights and Belmont Park are where the former residents of Belmont Shore go once they have kids and want a yard. North Long Beach is a residential, working-class neighborhood near the 405 Freeway. Bixby Knolls is suburbia near the beach, with the usual lineup of ranch homes and minivans. Shoreline Village is a tourist’s paradise, with shops and restaurants on the north end of the 11-mile beach. Downtown Long Beach is a waterfront metropolis for most of the city’s major tourist attractions and municipal services.
The south-facing bay and nearby offshore breakwaters make Long Beach Marina one of the calmest and most popular boat mooring spots in Southern California. The protected enclave and the idyllic boating conditions make sailing the number one recreational activity in Long Beach, home of Congressional Cup, Transpac, and Olympic trial races. The birthplace of both the silent film industry and Snoop Dogg, Long Beach holds the distinction of being the most ethnically diverse metropolis in the United States. The Port of Long Beach is the United States’ second busiest container port and one of the world’s largest shipping ports. Points of interest include the Long Beach Playhouse, a day trip to nearby Catalina Island, the Long Beach Museum of Art, and the RMS Queen Mary floating hotel, an iconic 1936 ocean liner.
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