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Old 05-06-2012, 12:26 PM
 
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Hello,

I've been searching the forms, trying to get a better understanding of what Long Beach is like in terms of overall standard of living, safety, etc.

I've found some apartments for rent, and hoping to get some input on what the areas around them are like:

1300 block of Walnut Ave
1900 block of E 7th St
400 block of Cedar Ave
1500 block of N Stanton

Are there any I should avoid?

Thank you.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:56 PM
 
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Densely packed older apartment buildings. Fairly high property crime, although MUCH less than say 15 years ago. Mostly latino, african american, and cambodian population.

Those are not very good areas of Long Beach.
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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Hello,

I've been searching the forms, trying to get a better understanding of what Long Beach is like in terms of overall standard of living, safety, etc.

I've found some apartments for rent, and hoping to get some input on what the areas around them are like:

1300 block of Walnut Ave
1900 block of E 7th St
400 block of Cedar Ave
1500 block of N Stanton

Are there any I should avoid?

Thank you.
As a general rule, the closer to the ocean, the less the commotion.
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:56 PM
 
Location: South Korea
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If you're on a budget and want somewhere safe, I'd look at the Alamitos Beach area. There's a ton of for rent signs there and when I've checked them out they looked pretty cheap, like $900 a month for a 1br. The people living there are a bit ghetto but it's better than areas further north.
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Long Beach, California
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please dont stereotype. i live in a studio acrlss from the beach in alamitos beach. i am a sped teacher with a masters degree. i hardky think i am ghetto, and neither are my neighbors (who include a nurse and a retail manager) stereotyping people is ghetto and ignorant.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:32 PM
 
Location: South Korea
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Well I live nearby myself, just west of Alamitos Ave. People here kind of stereotype themselves but generally I find them pretty harmless. The condos along Ocean Ave are nice but I'm not going to deny that as you go north from there people start getting pretty riff-raff-ish. Again I don't think it's that bad, people here generally behave themselves pretty well, but some people might be put off by the folks around here.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:23 AM
 
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JohnG72 - Thank you for the info.

Forrest of Dean - I've been getting that sense about the ocean/less commotion link.

MayorHaggar/MayaLevi - Thank you for your input as well.

I can't see myself living in the areas mentioned in my original post.
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:26 PM
 
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I live on the 300 block of Chestnut, which is one block away from 400 Cedar. It is not terrible by any means, but if you moved into the 300 Cedar block it's actually much better. The area is basically the border between poverty and respectability. Lot's of homeless people around, but the police station is fairly close.
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:52 PM
 
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I personally would avoid the area west of Cherry and north of 4th Street.
If you want to go further North of 4th street, (inland) then make sure you are also going further East:



Regardless, there is riff-raff or ghetto like people in almost every part of LB and I do not mean the way people look, I always refer to the way they live, talk to and treat others.
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:48 PM
 
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I personally would avoid the area west of Cherry and north of 4th Street.
If you want to go further North of 4th street, (inland) then make sure you are also going further East:



Regardless, there is riff-raff or ghetto like people in almost every part of LB and I do not mean the way people look, I always refer to the way they live, talk to and treat others.
LOL! That's a great graphic!

Based on the comments so far and what I'm reading, I think you're right about staying South of 4th and East of Cherry.

Thank you.
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