Long Beach is a large and diverse city on the Southern California coast. It is made up of commerce centers, a large Marina, a university town center, and has stately residential areas as well. There is a rich architectural heritage here. Neighborhoods showcase Spanish Mission-style and Victorian homes and Craftsman-style bungalows side by side. Beach living mixes hi-rises, artists’ colonies, California bungalows and casual apartment living.
You’ll never be bored with three performing art centers, four museums, galleries, shopping areas, restaurants and multiple movie theatres in this city.
The Long Beach Marina is a destination all it’s own. The state’s largest owned marina has 3,400 boat slips, harbor cruises and romantic gondola rides in Naples.
Long Beach Marina features the Queen Mary- the world famous ocean liner, and a state-of-the-art aquarium at the waters’ edge.
Long Beach is one of the most populous cities in Los Angeles County. Aerospace is a major employer. Other local employment includes hospitals and medical, city government, tourism, shipping, manufacturing, high tech and retail.
About 24 miles from downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach is also a short drive from Orange County. Long Beach’s light rail service ties into the L.A. Metro and four freeways run through the city. It has its own municipal airport.
The Long Beach School District was the first to make school uniforms mandatory. Scores range from low to very high, depending on the area. Long Beach has two community colleges and is home to California State University Long Beach-with a 30,000+ student population.
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