Hawaii & California Communities information
Long Beach Real Estate
There is a keen sense of economic renaissance taking place in the City of Long Beach. More than two million square feet of retail space has been added or refurbished thoughout the city since 1995. Long Beach property values continue to climb; homes and condominiums continue to escalate, rising more than 19 percent in the past year. To top it off, the Long Beach real estate market’s development is booming: both residential and commercial construction permits are up over 16 percent from last year, and permit valuation is up to approximately 420 million, a 100 percent increase in just three years.
Long Beach Homes for Sale Information – By Region
Planning on buying a home or condominium in Long Beach? You can’t beat the location! Home values in Long Beach are still affordable in comparison with other coastal cities in California. Find out about how the market varies between different neighborhoods below. Or use this link to find properties listed on the Long Beach Homes for Sale MLS (Multiple Listing Service).
* Alamitos Beach
* Belmont Shore
* Belmont Heights
* Bixby Knolls
* Bluff Park
* Huntington Beach
* Los Alamitos
* California Heights
* Los Cerritos
* Rose Park Historic District
* Los Altos
* Seal Beach
Long Beach Lifestyle
Incorporated in 1897, Long Beach is the fifth largest city in the State of California. It occupies a land area of approximately 52 square miles and boasts a population of 481,000 and growing. One would describe Long Beach as a series of strong, diverse, interwoven smaller neighborhoods within a large city. USA Today has called Long Beach the “most diverse city” out of the 65 most populous cities in the nation.
The City of Long Beach is known for its award winning, seamless education at all levels, including the Long Beach Unified School District, Long Beach City College, and California State University Long Beach.
>> More info about schools in Long Beach and Orange County.
Enjoying temperatures averaging 5 degrees warmer than in the areas to the North and South, Long Beach hosts an abundance of cultural and recreational opportunities. The Long Beach Convention Center, Aquarium of the Pacific, Queen Mary, Ice Dogs Hockey Team, Toyota Grand Prix, Long Beach International Marathon, and Carnival Cruises are simply a few of the wonders that occupy residents’ time.
Honolulu Real Estate
The statistics reported by the Honolulu Board of REALTORS® in 2006 reveal a market with a little less activity, but with even greater prices on single-family homes and condos. Indeed, the Honolulu real estate market seems poised to continue its headlong rush, even after the rest of the nation’s housing market settles down to a more balanced state.
Honolulu real estate enjoys this special status because it’s in such a highly desirable, beautiful location. Where else can American residents enjoy stunning views of lush jungle mountainsides falling down to crystal blue waters? Hawaii offers a premier lifestyle for beach-bums and adventurers alike. Oahu’s terrain in particular has a diverse collection of broad beaches, sculpted mountains, and cool bays.
The Oahu condominium market has also seen growth. More Honolulu condos are being built, they’re selling faster, and their prices are getting more reasonable. We are knee-deep in the Honolulu condo market, so if you’d like to sink your teeth into a market with guaranteed appreciation and a fantastic location, contact us right away.
>>More information on the Honolulu condo market.
Here is a list of some of the areas of Honolulu, so you won’t be blind when you see these names on listings. We’ve organized them in descending order of proximity to downtown:
Downtown – This is where you’ll find the modern cityscape, where skyscrapers shade the ethnic character of the streets below.
Kakaako – Kakaako is beleaguered with the leftovers of a more industrial past, but its location has prompted local developers and politicians to imagine its potential. Watch for big things happening in “the new heart of Honolulu”.
Makiki – Makiki is the neighborhood of choice for those who are willing to trade waterfront privileges for peace and quiet. Just a couple miles from downtown Honolulu, Makiki occupies the space between downtown and Mt Tantalus, so residents have two very different worlds within five minutes in either direction.
Ala Moana – The luxurious waterfront between downtown Honolulu and Waikiki, Ala Moana is the site of the famous Ala Moana Beach Park, where swimmers and surfers enjoy the luxurious waters usually associated with Hawaii.
Kapiolani – Just inland from Ala Moana and Waikiki, Kapiolani is in a convenient place for its residents to enjoy quick access to the beaches and mountains and downtown, from within the solitude of a residential street network.
Waikiki – Separated from the rest of Honolulu by the Ala Wai Canal, Waikiki is the luxurious tourist mecca that many people envision when they think “Hawaii”. Once the playground of the native royalty, Waikiki’s beach now houses a multitude of condos and hotels, though these tend to be set back from the beach itself. Waikiki is divided into three parts: East, West, and Central.
Diamond Head – This is Hawaii’s “Gold Coast”, named for the extremely valuable real estate around Diamond Head. There are unobstructed views, oceanfront properties, and of course residents are within spitting distance of both the Diamond Head Crater and Kapiolani Park.