Long Beach, CA, is the ultimate beachgoer’s paradise. The city of 469,428 — which is just south of hotspot Los Angeles — sits right on the Pacific Coast and offers plenty of attractions and great weather for anyone who makes a stop there.
The city rests on just over 50 square miles, but it is packed with activities for visitors and residents alike. With its sunny climate, outdoor recreation is always an option, from the beautiful beaches to the city’s 92 public parks — which have been recognized as “outstanding” by the National Recreation and Park Association.
Even in the winter, when rain is more common, there are plenty of indoor activities to do, including a delightful tour to Long Beach’s museums, including the Museum of Latin American Art, the only one of its kind this side of the United States. Or visit the diverse and educational Aquarium of the Pacific, which hosts many kinds of artistic, cultural and educational workshops and festivals.
With a median home value of $417,600 and median monthly rent of $1,106, living in Long Beach will have you living in luxury in a great Southern California city. But thanks to the manufacturing base the city has and its importance in shipping and transportation, the city is always lively with plenty of business opportunities.