Downtown Long Beach
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Urban Living

A Great Place to Call Home

Individuals and families looking for a vibrant urban environment are moving to Downtown Long Beach in increasing numbers. The population density is twice as high as the rest of the city and the population is growing four times faster than the rest of Long Beach. This is due in large part to Downtown attractions including the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Museum of Latin American Art, and Aquarium of the Pacific, along with the renaissance of dining centers like The Promenade and Pine Avenue that offer craft beer, fine wine, and award-winning dishes to the cuisine-conscious.  Add the high walkability, bikeability, and easy access to the beach, it is easy to see why more an more people are calling Downtown Long Beach home.


Who Lives in Downtown?

Nearly 30,000 people call Downtown home, but who are they?
  • 30% are between the age of 19 to 34 and 29% are between the age of 35 and 54
  • The largest percentage of residents (20%), work in the Education Services and Health Care fields followed by 15% that work in the Professional, Scientific, Management, and Administrative fields.
  • More than 37% of owner-occupied housing in Downtown cost $300,000 or more whereas in 2000, only 5% accounted for same price range.
  • Over 58% have some college education or higher.
  • Average household income is $56,448, which is 76% increase compared to 2000.
*As of DLBA 2014 Economic Profile

Downtown Long Beach offer apartments, single family homes, and condos to accommodate a variety of different lifestyles.  Amenities such as easy access to transportation, culture, world-class dining, bike friendly infrastructure, and parks suit the needs of a way variety of households.