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Old 01-10-2018, 04:09 PM
 
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I plan on moving to another city within the next 6 months. Currently I live in Georgia. I'm a young self employed male. I do buy and sell (mainly fashion and electronics). Im moving because I need access to a larger metropolitan area for selling locally (Craigslist etc.) .Long Beach is one of my options for moving. Im considering Downtown, Alamitos beach, and Belmont shores area. I mainly looking for a highly walkable/bikable area with close access to stores and groceries. I don't drive. The entire beach area seems pretty walkable. Crime isn't much a concern as long as there aren't constant shootings/robberies/or beggars. I'm looking to rent a 1bedroom under $1300 although I may be able to rent slightly higher. Which of these neighborhoods would you prefer? Any help will be appreciated.
*Chicago is my other option for comparison
*Also how friendly overall are the people in Long Beach?
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Miami, The Magic City
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I cannot answer rent costs but always loved Belmont Shores...Long Beach is mentally and geographically in between LA and OC--nice gritty city with different sections (some very affluent, some very rough, many in between). Belmont Shores has a great neighborhood feel. Good bike path though the ocean does not get great waves because of breakers. Easy to pop on over to OC or up to LA...airport options include the one in Long Beach and OC as well as LAX. Some college students from nearby CSULB. Has a bit of a rough edge to it but that's what I like about it--people down to earth. Enough professionals in Naples, Belmont Shores and downtown. Has a small town feel yet more urban than suburban. Good restaurants, great sports bar, artsy events, festivals. Marina/boating nearby.

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http://www.gazettes.com

Chicago is a different animal altogether....great city (except Dec 1 through mid March).

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Old 01-13-2018, 01:11 AM
 
Location: Earth
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I cannot answer rent costs but always loved Belmont Shores...Long Beach is mentally and geographically in between LA and OC--nice gritty city with different sections (some very affluent, some very rough, many in between). Belmont Shores has a great neighborhood feel. Good bike path though the ocean does not get great waves because of breakers. Easy to pop on over to OC or up to LA...airport options include the one in Long Beach and OC as well as LAX. Some college students from nearby CSULB. Has a bit of a rough edge to it but that's what I like about it--people down to earth. Enough professionals in Naples, Belmont Shores and downtown. Has a small town feel yet more urban than suburban. Good restaurants, great sports bar, artsy events, festivals. Marina/boating nearby.

Keep up with the area by reading this:

gazettes.com | Long Beach's Favorite Community Website

Chicago is a different animal altogether....great city (except Dec 1 through mid March).
Thanks for the advice! I like Long Beach for pretty much the reasons you listed. I'm looking into to mainly downtown, but I'll check out Belmont shores also.
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Old 01-15-2018, 08:38 PM
 
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