living long beach? - Page 2 - Southern California Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts (SCAPE) - Aquatic Plant Central

Go Back   Aquatic Plant Central > Local or Regional Clubs - (Click button on right to expand) > Southern California Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts (SCAPE)

Southern California Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts (SCAPE) Southern California Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-17-2007, 06:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ihooklow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: LBC, CA
Posts: 134
iTrader Ratings: 14
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
ihooklow is a regular member
Default

That area is fine. As you head N on PCH it gets a bit run down, but South of there (toward CSULB) it is quite nice. Lots of restaurants, shopping, etc. Further South it becomes Seal Beach and then HB.

North East of there (toward Lakewood) is also nice.

Signal Hill (NW of the LC Diagonal) is a bit "industrial" but they are shutting down many of the oilfields and building houses, townhouses, and apartments. Most of them are quite nice.

I live due West of the LB Airport (in a Historical District called California Heights, South of Bixby Knolls - also nice). Except for the plane noise (I get Cessnas and other General Aviation - not jets - they go out to the North) it is great here. I live in an area of restored 1920's and 30's houses (mine is 1937) and surrounding us is a lot of 1920's apartments. Quite cool, actually. And just for the record, there is a house just two blocks from me that they are asking $1.3M.

Where I live...
The West's best places to live
Keep in mind that the home prices in that article are almost 3-years old.

About 10 blocks West of me is the Virginia Country Club. If you can find something there that area is spectacular. The smallest house I saw for sale was $1.7M. There are some apartments surrounding that area too. Find San Antonio and LB Blvd on a map to see where I am speaking of.

You might also check on the hospitals bulletin board. There are lots of houses around LB for rent. Splitting one with shomeone may be a way to go.

Last edited by ihooklow; 01-17-2007 at 06:40 PM..
ihooklow is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisement [Remove Advertisement]
Old 01-17-2007, 06:59 PM   #12 (permalink)
Member of SCAPE
 
Neon Shrimp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 494
iTrader Ratings: 55
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
Neon Shrimp is a regular member
Default

Quote:
Well, I had my first interview at Miller Children's today, and it seemed to go well and I liked the place.
Great news! Please keep us updated.
Neon Shrimp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2007, 07:11 PM   #13 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
slickwillislim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 908
iTrader Ratings: 9
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
slickwillislim is a regular member
Default

Yah I am only 16 so I don't know much about apartments and what not. I live over by Eldorado park. Nice area but not much in the way of apartments nere me... I go to school at Long Beach Polytechnic High School which is on the 1600 block of Atlantic. I wouldn't recommend housing over there. The area is less than hospitable. Ihooklow described some nice areas. PCH and the Los Coyotes Diagnol. So over by the traffic circle? I drive past that every day. Yah thats a pretty nice area. It only starts to get a little worse when you go West? on pch towards atlantic.
slickwillislim is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 01-18-2007, 10:14 AM   #14 (permalink)
Member of SCAPE
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Garden Grove, CA
Posts: 561
iTrader Ratings: 12
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
Cassie is a regular member
Default

I think I'm going to look a bit closer at a few apartments in the area of traffic circle, down LC diagonal, and then I'll have to also drive by/check out the ones over on/near San Antonio. Two, Bixby Knolls and Clair Del Gardens both got pretty bad reviews on apartmentraitings.com, but I'll have to go check out the area for my self. they are between two country clubs and a cementary, so they couldn't be that bad, right?
Cassie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2007, 08:21 AM   #15 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ihooklow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: LBC, CA
Posts: 134
iTrader Ratings: 14
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
ihooklow is a regular member
Default

Bixby Knolls is great. Lots of apartments. Especially on the North end, near San Antonio and Atlantic. Again, great main street - tons of restaurants and small shops, Trader Joe's. You could walk to anything. The farther North you go from there the worse it gets, but Bixby Knolls (despite the Halloween beating) is a nice place to live.

One word of warning on Bixby Knolls, when looking at particular apartments in the BK neighborhoods, keep your ears peeled for jet traffic. If you look at Google or Yahoo Maps at the Long Beach Airport, the runway that runs diagonally usually takes off to the NorthWest - which cuts across the corner of BK. LB Airport isn't terribly busy now, but is looking to expand over the next 10 years.

I drive through there all the time. If I see something you might be interested in I will make a note of it and PM you.

I don't know the Clair Del Gardens area. I have never heard of it.

- Mg
ihooklow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2007, 01:47 PM   #16 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
247Plants's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Long Beach Ca
Posts: 548
iTrader Ratings: 6
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
247Plants is a regular member
Default

I have to agree with all of ihooklow's suggestions.....

Pretty much anywhere from the beach to Bixby and from Seal Beach to Long Beach Blvd.

I used to live downtown and there tends to be a lot of bums and clinically insane people roaming around in the heart of downtown.

I live on the edge between Signal Hill and the beach side of LB and its not a bad area.....Long Beach isnt as horrible as it used to be from what I have heard but I have only lived here for about 4 years and I like the area.
247Plants is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2007, 09:57 AM   #17 (permalink)
Member of SCAPE
 
turbomkt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: San Diego, Ca
Posts: 2,249
iTrader Ratings: 15
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
turbomkt is an inspiration to us all turbomkt is an inspiration to us all turbomkt is an inspiration to us all turbomkt is an inspiration to us all
Default

Kurtis!!! We've missed you, man.
turbomkt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 02:41 PM   #18 (permalink)
Member of SCAPE
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Somewhere in SoCal
Posts: 240
iTrader Ratings: 12
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
aquaphish is a regular member
Default

Cassie,

The Northern part of Long Beach is pretty nice to live. I don't live there but my brother does. He has 2 sons that were raised there. One has graduated and is now at Amhurst University in MASS.. The younger one is a senior in High School and will most likely follow his brother.

My three brothers also worked at Long Beach Memorial. One as a trauma tech for Life Flight and the others did their first years of RN there. My sister-in law worked in neo-natal with all the preemies for many years.

But me, Could not stand the sight of my own blood let alone someone else's!!! So I'll stick with working in R&D for Hydrogen fueled vehicles!!! NO BLOOD and GUTS!!!

Hoping you get to work at Millers.

Ed

Last edited by aquaphish; 01-30-2007 at 09:40 AM..
aquaphish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2007, 01:08 PM   #19 (permalink)
Member
 
Justintoxicated's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Long Beach / San Diego
Posts: 60
iTrader Ratings: 1
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
Justintoxicated is a regular member
Default

Thats sorta near where I live (los Coyotes Diagonal), only a little more southeast off studabaker & 405.

Seems pretty safe on my street here, but LB is spotty, so you might have a really nice area, then a really bad area a mile away.

I need to find a new place to live as well because my landlord just increased rent.
Justintoxicated is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Aquatic Plant Central > Local or Regional Clubs - (Click button on right to expand) > Southern California Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts (SCAPE) > living long beach?

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Aquatic Plant Forum Replies Last Post
OT: AFI long beach arena 9/15/06 adin Southern California Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts (SCAPE) 0 08-29-2006 06:16 PM
any living creature leenaz General Aquarium Plants Discussions 5 06-22-2006 03:52 PM
LFS Long Beach: All About Fish guppy Southern California Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts (SCAPE) 32 06-02-2006 04:11 PM
Hola from Long Beach, CA Abe Froman Introductions and Greets 9 03-31-2006 03:21 PM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:24 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1