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Old 07-09-2020, 08:01 PM
 
Location: SoCal, but itching to relocate
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Not to be a downer, but before you set your sights on Rossmoor (or Seal Beach, etc.), maybe do a quick search for homes for sale in those communities. Sadly, your $1 million budget will only go so far (like not far enough for Rossmoor unless you want a house that backs to the freeway).
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Old 07-09-2020, 08:43 PM
 
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Maybe consider Signal Hill. I have a friend that lives over there in a nice house with views, but it is a hillside lot so the back yard isn't big. I think that neighborhood runs around $1-1.2, but there may be a less expensive neighborhood there. Here's something in that area:

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2...50347680_zpid/

There are also some good areas in Long Beach itself, but you may have better luck in the LA forum. The Belmont Shore area of Long Beach is probably out of your price range.
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Old 07-10-2020, 07:48 AM
 
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Texamichiforniasota. That is a nice house and i appreciate you providing the link. i can go up to 1.2 but it seems so crazy. i live in a 6,000 sq foot house now for 700K. lol i know i cannot get that in OC but cookie cutter style is something i really like. thank you! I will have to check out Signal Hill more closely....
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Old 07-10-2020, 08:01 AM
 
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The "problem" with Signal Hill is the city consists of a single uprisen hill surrounded by entirely flat Long Beach. You may "live" in Signal Hill but all your shopping, access to boulevards and freeways, medical care, etc will be in Long Beach.

"Problem" is in quotes for emphasis because not everyone will consider that an issue muchless a problem.
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Old 07-10-2020, 09:32 AM
 
Location: SoCal, but itching to relocate
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Well, that extra $.2 million makes a difference! I agree with Texamichiforniasota to post on the Los Angeles forum to ask about desirable areas in Long Beach. I know they exist, but not where exactly. Are you concerned about schools? If so, another tool I've found helpful is schooldigger.com.
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Old 07-10-2020, 11:33 AM
 
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ElDiabloJoe Thank you of the potential "problem".
i am not concerned about the schools (thank goodness) as my kids are just out of high school. But you know how it goes.. the better the school district the better the area and the quicker houses sell. I know...why am i thinking of selling already when i haven't bought yet but i have also moved and sold many times. One of my homes in Connecticut took 9 months to sell. it wasn't fun!
I will look into the LA Forum. i didn't know that Long Beach was in LA county.
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Old 07-11-2020, 08:16 PM
 
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Why is everyone so negative about commutes? Just move out of the state already if you don’t like it! Move to Arkansas!
Back to topic, 30-40mins is not that bad really.
Bad is when you are going into downtown LA and beyond.
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