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Old 03-23-2016, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Fullerton, CA
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Hello,

I usually post in the Orange County forum and my fiancé and I were looking to move to Huntington Beach this year in August. After looking we noticed long beach is not only closer to my job but also offers less expensive rent than Huntington Beach. That being said we are considering long beach as a possible move and are looking for a 2 bedroom apartment. Any recommendations of where in long beach? Our budget is 2000 but hopefully looking to spend around 1800. Thank you and if you have any questions let me know!
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Old 03-23-2016, 09:23 PM
 
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https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/vi...4yS4w&hl=en_US

Looks like you might want to avoid most parts east of the 710.

There are some truly nasty gangs in Long Beach.
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Old 03-23-2016, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Fullerton, CA
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Interesting, thank you for this I appreciate it
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Old 03-23-2016, 09:41 PM
 
Location: OC, CA
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Stick around 2nd and Belmont Shores you'll be fine.
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Old 03-24-2016, 10:59 AM
 
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If you can find somewhere in or around Belmont Shores, that would be most ideal.

Long Beach is cheaper than Huntington because it has a lot of marginal/bad areas.
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Old 03-24-2016, 12:25 PM
 
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Eeesh I do not understand people and their incorrect notions on Long Beach.

Anything, and I do mean anything, to the south/east of Lakewood Bl is plenty fine. That includes city of Lakewood also. It is not limited to Belmont shores and in fact that notion shows an extreme level of ignorance. Literally everything south of Artesia, between Lakewood bl. and the 605 fwy is at minimum a safe middle class neighborhood. Between Cherry and Lakewood Bl can also be nice but it depends and can be a block by block thing. Signal hill is also plenty fine. Additionally there's places like Bixby Knolls and even parts of Wrigley though Wrigley is was to close to drugs/prostitutions for my personal taste. I'm sure there's other areas too.

And of course anywhere in Belmont Shores and Bluff Heights is nice. And there's also nice pockets south of 7th going into and including downtown LB
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Old 03-24-2016, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Find a crime map to help you determine good/bad areas; it's going to give you mostly the same results as the gang map upthread. lbreport.com periodically posts "shots fired" maps that are also useful.

Generally speaking, you want to be east of Redondo Ave. and not in north Long Beach. Belmont Shore/Naples/Peninsula, Traffic Circle/CSULB, and Bluff Park/Bluff Heights are the good areas. Bixby Knolls seems okay too but I know less about it. In all areas, even these good ones, check to make sure the exact street/block you are looking at is good, as things vary even in the better parts of the city. Don't be fooled by cutesy names like "arts district", as in LB many of these are problem areas that the city is trying to improve.

Be aware that a few blocks one way or the other can change everything. There are perfectly nice streets a few blocks away from places you wouldn't like to go too often, let alone live.
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