Located 20 miles south of Los Angeles, Long Beach is the 7th most populated state in California and the second most populated city within the Greater Los Angeles Area. Known worldwide, the Port of Long Beach is the second busiest container port in the U.S. as well as one of the world’s largest shipping ports.
Due to its temperate year-round climate, incredible off-shore sailing water, protected marine stadium competition zone, and diverse population drawing in athletes and beachgoers alike, Long Beach has been designated as the “Aquatic Capital of America.” If you’re thinking of moving to or from Long Beach, California, keep reading to discover even more opportunities this Oceanside city has to offer.
Get to Know Long Beach
Long Beach, depending upon the exact location, has a Mediterranean climate. Like most days in Southern California, days in Long Beach are mostly sunny. Summer months can frequently bring low clouds and fog, blanketing the city, but quickly clear up by the afternoon. Thanks to the Pacific westerly sea breeze, temperatures are kept mild; heat and humidity rarely coincide. If you’re looking to move to a city with lovely, yearlong climate, Long Beach is for you.
If you’re wondering what the city has to offer, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Are you an art enthusiast? Check out the Long Beach Museum of Art – home to approximately 3,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures and more! Otherwise, you can simply walk around because the city is known for its street art, even home to Wylands’ Whaling Walls, the world’s largest mural, according to the Guinness Book of Records.
Need some music or performing art in your day? The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music offers a wide variety of classical, jazz and world music concerts each year. Or come for a night of sound thanks to the Long Beach Symphony which plays numerous classical and pop concerts through the year. Or enjoy an evening at the Long Beach Opera, the oldest professional opera company serving in Los Angeles and Orange County regions.
If you’re looking for cultural enrichment, the Aquarium of the Pacific has ideal events for you. Because of the Aquarium’s belief that bringing together people from diverse backgrounds and interests to understand and respect one another’s differences is key to solving environmental issue, the Aquarium offers cultural festivals with dance, music, art and educational activities. Unrelated to the Aquarium but still just as much fun, is the Long Beach Sea Festival. Held during the summer months (June through August), the focus is centered upon the ocean and the beach. This yearly festival includes beach volleyball, movies on the beach and an awesome tiki festival.
Even after all of this, you have plenty of more options in this fascinating city. Whether it be running in the Long Beach Marathon, watching the annual Catalina (Water) Ski Race, or getting down and dirty at a Belmont Shore rugby team game, you have so many choices it’ll be hard, to pick what you get to first.
Long Beach Moving and Storage
When you decide you’re ready to move to Long Beach, Stevens Worldwide Van Lines is ready to get you there. From our professional and knowledgeable movers, to our 110 year family-owned company history, there are several strong reasons to choose us. Whether you need our help packing or require moving assistance at every turn, Stevens is prepared to help to move to or from Long Beach with ease.
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