Long Beach, California has 17 historic districts and the largest is California Heights. This area is located north of Signal Hill and south of Bixby Knolls.
California Heights was once part of Rancho Los Cerritos in the early 1920s when it was used mostly as grazing land. When oil was discovered on Signal Hill, this land was subdivided. In 1927 Chateau Thierry was included in this neighborhood and Long Beach provided sidewalks, ornamental lighting, and paved streets for California Heights. Between 1925 and 1927 more houses were built and 250 families moved in. It continued to grow and today you find some of the most beautiful California, Tudor, and Spanish Revival style bungalows.
There are several private education facilities including Cambodian Christian School, Parkridge Private School, St. Anthony High School, Oakwood Academy, and Los Altos Brethren School. This community is served by the Long Beach Unified School District with facilities such as Hughes Middle School and Polytechnic High School as well as highly ranked Longfellow Elementary School. This is also the home of California State University, Long Beach as well as Long Beach City College, DeVry University, and Pacific Coast University School of Law.
There are many restaurants and shops in this region and California Heights is south of the Bixby Hills Shopping Center. The Long Beach Airport is only minutes away to the west. And the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center is to the south across the 405 Freeway. There are many recreational activities with the beach and harbor close by. The Lakewood Country Club offers a Rees Jones designed championship course as well as facilities for dining and special events.
Long Beach is the nation’s 35th largest city and the state’s seventh. It has the busiest container port as well as one of the largest shipping ports in the world. Other popular historic districts include Carroll Park, Belmont Heights, and Rose Park.
1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach, CA 90810-1839
5951 Downey Ave, Long Beach, CA 90805
701 Locust Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813
* Data courtesy of Greatschools.org