GREATER LONG BEACH
NEIGHBORHOODS
DESCRIPTION
Long Beach is a city in Los Angeles County in Southern California, on the Pacific coast of the United States. Long Beach offers a unique blend of urban sophistication and beach city charm. It is the 36th largest city in the United States and seventh-largest in California. As of 2010, its population was 462,257. In addition, Long Beach is the second largest city within Greater Los Angeles Area, after Los Angeles, and a principal city of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana metropolitan area. The city is a maritime center of the United States. The Port of Long Beach is the United States’ second busiest container port and one of the world’s largest shipping ports. The city also maintains a large oil industry with wells located both underground and offshore. Manufacturing sectors include those in aircraft, car parts, electronic and audiovisual equipment, and home furnishings.There are many facets to this coastal city with many names over the years – Wilmore City, Iowa by the Sea, The international City – but one thing is consistent is the diversity. With a cutting edge Convention Center, vibrant local business community, and a median annual temperature of 76 degrees fahrenheit, residents and large tourist population enjoy the many offerings year round.Long Beach is composed of many different neighborhoods, including 17 historically designated neighborhoods. The names and boundaries of these communities are not always officially recognized as their identities are ever evolving and growing. We have provided some helpful links to guide you and allow you to explore. Some neighborhoods are named after thoroughfares, while others are named for nearby parks, schools, or city features.