Beach Vintage Homes
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neighborhoods are also identified on the VinatgeHomes.net
website by their own neighborhood category. You may select
individual neighborhoods from the list of Great Vintage Neighborhoods
below or continue to browse from this page for a more
comprehensive coverage of vintage homes within the
of Long Beach.
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Out of the Great Oil Boom of the 1920's arose some of the finest vintage
neighborhoods at Long Beach.
The 1921 Oil Strike at Signal Hill brought great prosperity to Long Beach at a time when the United States was enjoying the first golden age of the 20th
Craftsman and Spanish Estates were built along
Ocean Boulevard as testament to those that had struck it
rich in the "Black Gold" being pumped up
on Signal Hill. Beautiful
with names like Bluff Park, Belmont Heights, Rose Park,
Belmont Shore and Naples Island became synonymous with the
"good life" of Southern California.
Starting in late the 1960's and
well into the early 1990's , many of these neighborhoods were forgotten during
the Los Angeles migration to the "newer" post -WWII communities of Orange
County. This was especially evident during the popularity offered by the
"Master Planned Communities" of Southern Orange County, Simi Valley
and the ever expanding Inland Empire.
is experiencing another real estate "Boom" ! The largest "Boom" since the
1920's. With freeway commute times to Los Angeles and Orange County business
centers from these "Master Planned Communities" , becoming nightmarish on an
ever increasing scale, the central geographic nature on Long Beach has taken on
And it gets even better!
Long Beach is unique because of its under valued vintage housing
stock, coastal breezes, light-rail transit and a cool downtown
shopping and nightlife environment. Some of the best values in first-time
home buying exist where the cost of renting can buy a wonderful bungalow or
cottage minutes from the beach. . . and NO Mello~Roos or HOA's to drain your
Architecture is a wonderful example of Pre-WWII Classic California
Architecture, whether you're interested in a Mansion or Bungalow. These homes
exist in many of the fine vintage neighborhoods of Long Beach. There are beautiful
Victorian homes from the early 1900's that are quietly blended with
stunning California Craftsman Bungalows,
Prairie Style, Tudor, Bordeaux Arts, Spanish and other Mediterranean
adaptations. Most of these homes and formal residences have
been restored to their full glory. However, a plentiful collection of
untouched bungalows and cottages are awaiting your special touch of
restoration and renovation.
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