Los Altos is a quite, residential neighborhood on the eastern end of Long Beach that has long been known for its family-friendly environment and first-rate school system.
You will find some Los Altos homes for sale date back to the late 1940’s and 1950’s from when the sub-division was first developed by Lloyd S. Whaley, a Nebraska-born real estate developer who foresaw the need for additional housing in the area when thousands of soldiers began returning home from World War II. However, in addition to these well-built and sturdy mid-century homes, there are also newer homes that were built in the 1980’s and even some that were constructed within the last 10 to 15 years.
Los Altos real estate is highly desirable for a number of reasons, not the least of which is its affordability as compared to other nearby beach communities like Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, etc. Los Altos consists of 14,500 households and nearly 38,000 residents. It is largely a white-collar neighborhood with an average household income of $105,214.
Los Altos homes for sale will typically cost slightly more than the average price of a home in Long Beach, which as of November 2013 had shot up by more than 20% to $436,200. It’s easy to see why that’s the case when touring the area.
Los Altos is conveniently located between two freeways that grants easy access to a plethora of destinations in Los Angeles County and beyond. However, it is also adequately separated from much of the overbearing hustle and bustle that can define big-city living. It’s common to see residents biking and walking along the wonderfully tree-lined streets. To further illustrate the small-town feel of Los Altos, block parties are a common site in the summer and the neighborhood even has its own Fourth of July parade that is put on and supported by local residents.
The community of Los Altos in Long Beach is bordered by Interstate 405 and Willow Street on the north, Clark Avenue on the west, Studebaker Avenue on the east and Long Beach State University on the south. It has plenty of amenities and destinations to enjoy as well. That includes the popular Los Altos Shopping Center, which features such retailers as Trader Joes, Sears, Pilates Joes, Golden Spoon and even a Karate dojo that is a local institution.
Families will also be happy to know that a wonderful school system is a part of Los Altos living. The schools in Los Altos are highly-ranked and befitting of a neighborhood that’s filled with community pride. There are elementary schools, charter schools, Catholic schools and a high school, Robert Millikan High, that boasts some of the strongest academic programs in the state.
As you can see, Los Altos has plenty to offer and is a viable option for any new home buyer. Whether you are a family looking to settle in a friendly and peaceful community, or a young suburbanite looking for an affordable home near the beach, Los Altos has you covered.
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