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What Bert Has To Say About Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana Metro Area

In the mid–20th century, the complex Los Angeles–Long Beach area started as a warm-weather paradise with a strong economic base and the attraction of cosmopolitan adventure. The area is huge. Because of earthquake risk and the increasing importance of the automobile, the city built outward—into every nook and cranny of available level land for miles—rather than upward.


Quick Facts About Long Beach

    The unemployment rate in Long Beach is 8.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Long Beach jobs have Increased by 2.50 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Long Beach's cost of living is 57.90% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Long Beach's population is 463,589 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 0.04 percent.
    Average Commute time is 28 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Long Beach is $446,100. Home appreciation the last year has been 20.50 percent.
    Long Beach public schools spend $12,346 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 22.6 students per teacher in Long Beach.

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Quality of Life
LB offers or is close too every possible amenity you could imagine, so you will want for nothing here materially or as far as entertainment. Downside, cost of living is... (read more)
Long Beach is a great place to live. It is in close to both the OC and South Bay areas. We have it all - weather, entertainment, plenty of outdoor activities. ... (read more)
I'm ready to leave
Being born and raised in Southern California I have been used to our high quality of life for a long time. That, however is changing. Higher costs to live, ever... (read more)
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