Welcome to Alamitos Beach
The up-and-coming hotspot for nightlife and entertainment where the laid-back beach vibes meet up with an energetic population
The bustling neighborhood of Alamitos Beach welcomes everyone who craves the warm welcome of this eclectic beachside community. Sunny days at the namesake beach are just as popular as nights out at the club, and locals can rest assured that the neighborhood is only going to grow as time rolls on.
Originally planned as its own community with a townsite laid out, Alamitos Beach residents have the advantage of living in a neighborhood that’s nearly autonomous from the rest of Long Beach. Its thriving commercial corridor is loaded with hip cocktail lounges and gastropubs, tucked side-by-side with local thrift shops and small, independent art galleries.
Along its beach, Alamitos Beach is brimming with desirable seaside properties, primarily in the form of swanky condos and million-dollar penthouses. Enviable amenities and jaw-dropping, panoramic views of the ocean are just a few of the perks gifted to those living in the mid-rise buildings right on the shore. Inland, the neighborhood is rich in historic, single-family homes, and is particularly notable for its abundance of 1920s bungalows.
What to Love
- Diverse population with a universal appreciation for fun
- Engaging community with plenty of sources for entertainment
- Show-stopping condo units right on the beach
The dynamic nightlife and engaging commercial offerings of East Broadway Street both contribute to the neighborhood’s young personality. Residents of Alamitos Beach are known for their inclusivity and acceptance, making it the perfect enclave for anyone who loves marching to the beat of their own drum.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Alamitos Beach is both connected to and finds harmony with the effortlessly cool 4th Street Corridor, also known as Retro Row. Inviting all those who love kitschy goods and authentic creativity, Retro Row contains more than 100 independent shops and eateries, each worthy of exploration.
Proving the community’s commitment to continued growth, the City of Long Beach is currently in the process of a dazzling development project. One of the main facets of the project is the creation of a concession stand on Alamitos Beach, the Beach Cafe.
Among the assortment of already-established restaurants, Little Coyote makes its mark through its top-quality, New York Style pizzas served at a no-fuss, contemporary venue. Gastronomes should make sure they underestimate the unassuming storefront of Spicy Sugar Thai on East Broadway Street. Beloved by the community, this hole-in-the-wall, family-run restaurant is praised by locals as one of the best spots for authentic Thai cuisine in all of SoCal.
With its reputation for inclusivity, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that Alamitos Beach is replete with LGBTQ-friendly establishments. The Falcon is one of Long Beach’s best gay bars and brags live house music, a spacious bar, a dance area, and an outdoor patio decorated in adorable leafy plants.
Things to Do
From the landmark Pride Lifeguard Tower and the beach itself to brand new, luxury developments, Alamitos Heights embodies the diversity of its residents in every way. For example, Shoreline Gateway is a recently completed, luxury residential building for lease that boasts the tallest rooftop pool and spa on the entire West Coast.
Villa Riviera counters the newness of Shoreline as an iconic and historic residential building. A visually stunning example of Gothic revivalism, the Villa offers residents the opportunity to live in one of the most unique set-ups in all of Long Beach. Just one mile from Villa Riviera down East Ocean Avenue, the Long Beach Museum of Art is more than just its exceptional exhibits and continues to promote arts education throughout the community.
Alamitos Beach is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
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