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Neighborhood Overview


The East Village is the official Arts District in Long Beach and home to trendy shops, restaurants and galleries. The borders are Ocean Boulevard to the south, Long Beach Boulevard to the west, 7th Street to the north, and Alamitos Avenue to the east. 

The North Pine neighborhood has undergone a revival in recent years, as former retail and office spaces have been converted to residential lofts.  Between Long Beach Boulevard and Pacific from 4th to 10th, North Pine is a mix of residential and small businesses. 

The promenade may be the smallest neighborhood in Downtown, but it holds many of the most popular restaurants and watering holes in the city.  The Promenade extends from Ocean Boulevard to 3rd Street, between Long Beach Boulevard and Pacific Avenue.

The Gateway was the first financial district and government center of Long Beach and the new Governor Deukmejian Courthouse and Gallery 421 have upgraded the skyline east of Pine Avenue. Currently in Development, Parc Broadway at Pacific and Broadway will bring more opportunity for residents to experience Downtown living close to the heart of commerce and government in Long Beach. The Gateway starts at Ocean Boulevard and goes up to 4th between Pacific Avenue and the Los Angeles River.

With one of the best views in Southern California, the Waterfront is a convention and tourism destination and a relaxing place for residents to enjoy an evening of fine dining and entertainment. The waterfront area extents from Shoreline drive in the west, Alamitos in the east, south of Ocean Boulevard.

William Willmore was the founding father of Long Beach and many early twentieth century homes still exist in this culturally diverse neighborhood that stretched from 4th street to Anaheim, and Pacific Avenue west to the Los Angeles River.

LED Building Lights

20,000 brightly colored lights illuminate prominent buildings throughout downtown Long Beach thanks to a partnership between the DLBA and several community organizations.Learn More >>

Community Watch

Community Watch is a crime prevention program that involves all aspects of the community working together and assisting law enforcement to discourage crime.
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Safe Team 

Downtown Long Beach is one of the safest neighborhoods in the City of Long Beach.
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