lb-vintageLocated in Southern California, Long Beach is a city in Los Angeles. It is the 2nd largest city in the Greater Los Angeles area (after LA), the 7th largest city in California, and the 36th largest city in the United States.

It is home to the Port of Long Beach which is one of the world’s largest shipping ports and the second busiest in the United States. It’s also home to a large oil industry and has both offshore and underground wells. Its oil was originally discovered in 1921 on Signal Hill and it was one of the most productive in the world. Then in 1932, the Wilmington Oil Field, which is mostly in Long Beach and is the 4th largest in the US, was discovered, bringing fame to Long Beach in the 1930s for being an oil town.

Long Beach has a Mediterranean climate and it’s mostly sunny year-round, with an average of 345 sunny days each year. On average it rains approximately 35 days each year (source NOAA) and an ocean breeze kisses the city throughout the year.

The culture is very diverse and includes people, music, art, and entertainment from all walks of life. It has even been recognized by USA Today as one of the most diverse cities in the US. It was also designated as the Aquatic Capital of America in 2008 due to its great offshore sailing waters, temperate climate, protected Marine Stadium competition zone, and its widely diverse population of athletes and beach enthusiasts. Long Beach holds an impressive list of word record holders, world champions, and Olympians in aquatics.

Beautiful, diverse, Long Beach also boasts plenty of family activities and nightlife. There are endless amounts of fun for people of all ages, whether single or married, and with or without children. Whether you’re a single man or woman looking to live life to the fullest, or a big family wanting to create lasting memories, Long Beach has something for you.

If you are looking for real estate, including lofts or condos in Long Beach, contact Long Beach realtor Bill Hayward. With access to an impressive list of Long Beach lofts and Long Beach condos, he can help you find the perfect bachelor or bachelorette’s pad or an amazing home for you and your family.