Belmont Heights Homes for Sale
Belmont Heights is a community in Long Beach California in the southeast portion of the city bordering the Pacific Ocean and the more commercial community of Belmont Shore. Read on below the listings to learn more about Belmont Heights, schools, and what folks think about living in this community.
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Should We Live in Belmont Heights?
Belmont Heights, home to about 5600 residents, stretches from E. 7th St. to the Pacific Ocean, north of E. Livington Dr. and borders Redondo Avenue on the west. It stretches to the Colorado Lagoon and borders Belmont Park, Belmont Shore, Bluff Heights, and the Eastside neighborhood.
It was originally its own city of Belmont Heights, Inc. in 1908 but annexed to Long Beach in 1909. It features its own historical district between seventh Street on the north, fourth Street on the south, Newport Avenue on the west, and Roswell Avenue on the east. There are several historical properties and the oldest homes date back to 1905. You'll likely find a lot of Craftsman bungalow properties and about 1/3 of them are in pristine, unaltered states. While most homes are Craftsman, you'll likely find a little bit of Victorian, Mediterranean, tudor and neo-traditional architecture as well. The peak of construction ended back in 1922 so most homes have been completed or torn down and rebuilt. There are very few duplexes and just a couple of apartment buildings.
Belmont Heights has a unique history. Before it was annexed to Long Beach, Long Beach itself was a dry town so residents would have to head over to Belmont Heights for a drink at one of the pubs. Belmont Heights also has an unusually large population of feral parrots… Yes, I said parrots! Most residents have grown to accept them as part of their community and you'll find them between Redondo Avenue and Livingston Drive along Ocean Boulevard up in the palm trees.
What local residents have to say:
"I have loved living in Belmont Heights in Long Beach. It is a safe neighborhood and although it can be expensive to find rentals, if you keep a good eye out, you can find great deals! Restaurants are walking distance and there are many options to choose from. Most, if not all, local restaurants have great ratings and are very unique. I can go on runs at any time without feeling uneasy or worried about something happening. This neighborhood is very pet friendly; you will always see people walking their dogs. Some homes have water bowls and treats outside their homes for furry friends." - Niche.com
Belmont Heights Schools
Belmont Heights as part of the Long Beach Unified School District and features three elementary schools including the Fremont elementary school, the Lowell, and the Horace Mann elementary school. There are two middle schools including Jefferson Leadership Academics and Will Rogers middle school. The high school assigned to most of Belmont Heights is the Woodrow Wilson Classical high school. The Fremont elementary school, Lowell elementary school, and Rogers middle school receive excellent reviews and ratings from students and parents alike.
Belmont Heights Real Estates
The median rent is actually quite affordable and 66% of residents rent with a median rent of about $1700. The median home value is about $800,000. The neighborhood itself has been given the score of #4 of the best neighborhoods to live in Long Beach, one of the best neighborhoods to raise a family, and one of the best for young professionals.
Many of the older homes are not under any homeowner association and several historical homes may be covered under the Federal Mills Act, which offers historical homeowners tax deductions for preserving the integrity of the home.
Diversity, nightlife, entertainment, families, low crime, and excellent public schools make Belmont Heights an exceptional place to call home. If you're moving to the Long Beach area, consider Belmont Heights. Check out all of the homes for sale in Belmont Heights, new real estate listings, and for more information or to schedule a showing for a virtual tour contact me below.
Contact Andy Carter, Belmont Heights Realtor®
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