$1,000/month studio apartments are virtually extinct in Long Beach these days, with only about 2% of rentals going for $1,000 or less, while more than 50% are renting for more than $2,000 a month.
Among the award-winning homes this year is a pair of fairly heroic projects that rescued some examples of early Long Beach from obscurity, if not outright destruction.
The penthouses are all two-story units situated on the 18th and 19th floors of the towers at 388 and 488 E. Ocean Blvd., and range in interior roaming space from 2,094 to 2,330 square feet.
Homes costing in excess of a million dollars are beginning to appear in neighborhoods north of the high-dollar coastal areas in Long Beach, such as Los Altos and Lakewood Village.
The ship’s news archive is one long and disappointing saga of carpet-baggery, financial loss, a continuum of carelessness, a neverending inability to turn it into a money-making tourist attraction and, most recently, something close to a shipwreck.
The residents of Seal Beach Shores incorporated in November 2005 with the specific purpose of buying the park. It is now a stock cooperative in which the residents own not only their homes, but a share of the land on which they sit.
If it helps you rationalize the cost, that’s only the price of about 425 venti lattes per day at Starbucks. Everything’s less costly when you compare it to the price of a Starbucks’ lattes.
Avalon home prices roughly mirror the prices you’ll find in coastal Long Beach, not surprisingly because Catalina is largely coastal and even a rundown lean-to is likely to have an ocean view or be “steps from the beach.”
Studies have located the precise date when you will fall back into your filthy, slovenly, reckless and dangerous habits: Jan. 12. Failure Day.
True, this plot of land doesn’t have most of the amenities you’d find in a $660,000 home, but if parking is an issue, you can scratch that item off your list. The 9,687-square-foot property will easily accommodate 26 vehicles.