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As a cultural and industrial hub in Southern California, Long Beach remains a favored destination for tourists and a great place to call home for locals. The city is renowned as one of the major shipping centers in the world, and the Port of Long Beach is one of the busiest shipping ports in the entire country. Also home to California State University, Long Beach and plenty of perfect surfing spots, you’ll find a plethora of educational and entertainment opportunities which makes it perfect to look at apartments for rent in Long Beach.


California State University, Long Beach is one of the state's largest universities and a powerhouse in terms of innovation and education. The school's athletic teams play home games at the Walter Pyramid, which also acts as a popular venue for other local sports teams. The university's campus includes the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden, a beautiful and alluring destination that provides residents with a great place to relax and enjoy the city.


If you're in search of fun attractions in Long Beach, pay a visit to the RMS Queen Mary, a retired ocean liner that was built in 1936 and remains permanently docked as a museum and events facility. Shopping and dining in Long Beach's East Village Arts District and performances at the Long Beach Symphony are also popular things to do.


Searching for apartments for rent in Long Beach? Look no further then Apartment Guide to find available rentals and to learn more about the best neighborhoods in the area.

  • Naples: A strong Italian influence characterizes the Naples area, which boasts three islands with beautiful canals, walkways and shops.
  • Belmont Shore: Belmont Shore has a variety of businesses, retail stores and entertainment opportunities, and is also conveniently located near the ocean.
  • Lakewood Village: Easy access to public transportation and a lower crime rate than other areas make Lakewood Village a sought-after neighborhood.
  • Belmont Heights: Renters looking to live in a more established area love Belmont Heights. The neighborhood is known for its charming bungalows and colorful parrots who hang out in the palm trees.
  • East Village: If you're looking for a neighborhood that caters to the young, artsy crowd, then East Village might be for you.


Making your way around the Long Beach area is easy thanks to the city's array of transport options, including bus and train transit systems and the AquaLink and AquaBus water taxi systems.


Over time, Long Beach has become a central transportation hub, with rail, road and marine lines all making their way through and to the city. This has helped foster the city's strong commercial and industrial community, and with a number of major firms like Epson America, Inc. and Pioneer Corporation calling the city home, residents have no shortage of employment options when looking for work.


Make a trip to The Pike at Rainbow Harbor, a waterfront shopping and entertainment village that allows its guests to saunter down the shoreline, visit the lighthouse, and sit and enjoy premier people-watching opportunities.


One of the most popular attractions for families in Long Beach is the Aquarium of the Pacific, which guides guests through the various regions of the Pacific and introduces them to native marine animals like sharks, rays and penguins.


The Long Beach Unified School District boasts a number of highly rated schools, including Naples Elementary School, Carver Elementary School, Henry K-8, Lakewood High School and Renaissance High School for the Arts.


Despite its industry-focused reputation, Long Beach has made great strides to increase its cultural offerings and environmental awareness. The city is committed to becoming one of the most bike-friendly urban areas in the world. An expansive network of biking paths allows residents and visitors to traverse the city with ease.


When searching for a respite from your busy lifestyle, visit nearby Long Beach, widely regarded as one of the best beaches in southern California. Grab a drink or a snack from one of the oceanfront restaurants and relax on the shore. If you love to surf, Huntington Beach lies close to the Long Beach area and is known for its excellent waves.

Find Apartments for rent in Long Beach, CA

Finding a new place to live is a stressful experience. Be sure to use an apartment finder like Apartment Guide to help you locate your next rental property. Whether you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment or simply want an affordable place to live, we’ll help you find apartments for rent in Long Beach that match your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions About Long Beach

What is the average rent in Long Beach?

The average rent of a studio apartment in Long Beach is $1,995 per month. For a one-bedroom apartment it's $2,643 per month. For a two-bedroom apartment the average rent is $3,231 per month.

What is the average cost of rent for a one-bedroom in Long Beach?

The average rent of a one-bedroom apartment in Long Beach is $2,643

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