(LBLN) – With 2017 beginning and home and rental prices continuing to tick up in Long Beach, many seeking places to call home are looking for neighborhoods which fit within their budget. Well known areas in Long Beach such as Belmont Heights, Bixby Knolls, The Plaza, and Downtown Long Beach continue to become more expensive, yet there are bargains to be had in our fair city by the coast. Here are 6 more affordable neighborhoods to consider when looking for a home or apartment.
Wrigley Listed as one of the 4 Up and Coming Neighborhoods in Los Angeles to look for a home by US News & World Report, Wrigley boasts tree lined streets and a variety of single family Spanish style homes built in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s easily rivaling the architectural beauty of areas like Belmont Heights. The Wrigley neighborhood surrounds two distinct business districts, located on both Pacific Avenue and Willow Avenue with incredible potential.
Memorial Heights Nestled between Wrigley and California Heights, the Memorial Heights neighborhood is often forgotten. This community shows its own unique strength and character with hilly streets and home bargains to be had. A quick drive will take you to popular Bixby Knolls where you can shop and dine.
Rose Park This historic neighborhood has seen an incredible renaissance over the past 10 years with the revitalization of the park, and formerly rundown homes being restored by homeowners. Rose Park is located northeast of popular 4th Street Retro Row and goes as far north as 10th street.
Bixby Highlands – This neighborhood sits just north of California Heights blocks away from the very popular Bixby Knolls business district. It comes all set with a great location, clean tree lined streets, without the high price point.
Willmore District One of the oldest neighborhoods in Long Beach and the first neighborhood to be designated a historic District, The Willmore District is just blocks away from the downtown core and considered to be the defacto historic district in Downtown Long Beach.
Zaferia District Over the past few years, the Zaferia District has been experiencing a transformation with a revitalized Orizaba park and new eateries, stores, and businesses opening their doors. This has generated increased interest by those looking to be in a more vibrant area at bargain prices.