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Old 08-20-2007, 07:45 PM
 
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Default Safe areas to live in in long beach

Hi I'm moving to long beach. I'll be working at St. Marry medical center. I'm looking for safe areas to live in ! any advices to what zip codes & streets are safe and what zip codes and street i should avoid???

thank you for all your help
Jammy
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Old 08-20-2007, 08:58 PM
 
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Long Beach is a big city though it doesn't feel like it because it has so many distinct neighborhoods. Most of the city is quite safe. Anything in East Long Beach is safe. The areas that have problems are North and West Long Beach.

I would check out the 90803 zip code. It includes Belmont Shore, Naples, the Peninsula, and Belmont Heights, etc. These are expensive, beach areas.

College Park, El Dorado, Park Estates, etc. are also nice. Very suburban.

You could also check out Bixby Knolls or the Virginia Country Club area. Also Suburban.

Downtown by the coast is nice. It's very urban as you might expect.
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:54 AM
 
Location: Los Feliz
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I just walked downtown yesterday for the first time in a while. Stay south of 6th street and west of Alamitos and you'll be fine. It's turned into a respectable area. Belmont Shores, Belmont Heights, Rose Park and of course Naples Island are the other pics. You get a lot for your $ downtown and there's plenty to do.
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Old 08-21-2007, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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The above 2 posters gave you very good information. The area of St. Mary's is not the best place to live in - I would avoid it. Either go south, more toward the water, or east, where you will run into Belmont Shore, Belmont Heights or Naples. Keep in mind, Naples is very expensive, and Naples & the Shores has major parking problems. If you choose to live in those areas, you definately need a garage or assigned parking.

Zip codes:

90803
90814 (be south of 7th and east of Redondo)
90804 (some areas - be east of Redondo/Termino)
90815 (Park Estates, Los Altos and the area of Cal State). Cal State area is a high student population, so there is noise issues and parking problems.
90808 is desirable, however it more single family homes.

Hope this helps and good luck.

Paula

Paula
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Old 08-21-2007, 08:50 AM
 
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Hi all
Thank you NaplesRes,Sorcerer68,and Paula for your replay. Your advise is a great help, since i never been to long beach. I'm moving from the east coast.

I'm looking for a safe place where I'll have access to bus/public transportation. For the first 2 months i wont have a car.

I'm not planning in living around St. Marry. Currently I'm looking for apartments on Belmont Shore. I was advised to avoid living near Long Beach Blvd.

Any apartment complex / rental agencies you advise?
I'm looking to rent a studio up to $1000.

How safe are zip code 90802 & 90807?

Thank you all again.
Jammy
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Old 08-21-2007, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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Here are some links regarding crime in the zips you posted:

Long Beach Neighborhood Profile on Yahoo! Real Estate - Demographics, Cost of Living & more!
Long Beach Neighborhood Profile on Yahoo! Real Estate - Demographics, Cost of Living & more!
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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test101,

Long Beach has wonderful transportion. You won't miss having a car.

90802 is downtown

90807 I think is North Long Beach
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:21 AM
 
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i have some questions..i'm a foreign student and i used to live in irvine,ca and it was soooo safe and nice place..and now i'm moving to long beach cuz i have been eccepted at CSULB..my Q is does anyybody knows any safe areas there such as the quality of irvine? and safe? and witch apartments do anyone suggest that is good?
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:23 AM
 
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can nayone advice me plz? i need a family areas and safe in long beach cuz i have a baby too..
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Old 10-23-2008, 12:11 PM
 
Location: LA
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anywhere within a few miles of the university is nice and safe.
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