Belmont Heights is a pristine area in Long Beach
Belmont Heights is a pristine area in Long Beach that’s adjacent to the Pacific Ocean located on the south-east side of Long Beach City. The neighborhood memorializes the old City of Belmont Heights that incorporated in 1908 and annexed to Long Beach in 1909. In the neighborhoods of Belmont Heights, you’ll find Craftsman bungalow homes are the predominant architectural style choice in the district. Mediterranean, Spanish Colonial, Victorian, Tudor and Traditional are the other architectural designs that marinate the beautiful tree lined streets found in the “mostly” unaltered homes of Belmont Heights.
If it’s history you are looking for “the Belmont Heights Historic Landmark homes north of Seventh Street, west of Newport Avenue, south of Fourth Street and on the east of Roswell Avenue, plus there are several properties located on Seventh & Fourth Streets are included. The Belmont Heights district was subdivided and developed in the 1900s. To this day there are homes built in 1905 that remain. Out of 304 homes surveyed, 206 are "contributing" Craftsman bungalows, and 125 of these are pristine unaltered examples.
The vast range of Belmont Height is a city inside a city and offers you a little bit of this and a little bit of that. The residents of Belmont Heights enjoy the breeze of the Pacific Ocean, palm tree lined streets and an unaltered life style. In the Belmont Heights community, it offers a simple life style for the community “as well as” conveniently located close to all main shopping conveniences.
30 homes on Eliot Lane are protected by historic designation to the look of the neighborhood. The movement was started by homeowner Linda Becker. There are seven versions of the popular Craftsman Bungalow or Spanish Revival homes in the area, all built in 1923 by Boland & Smith. "Eliot Court” was designed to be dear and cozy in scope. The homes are still small - 600 to 900 square feet.
Long Beach Unified School District. Elementary Schools: John C. Fremont Elementary School, 4000 East 4th Street, Lowell Elementary School, 5201 East Broadway, Horace Mann Elementary School, 57 Coronado Avenue. Middle Schools: Jefferson Leadership Academies, 750 Euclid Avenue, Will Rogers Middle School, 365 Monrovia Avenue. High School: Woodrow Wilson Classical High School, 4400 E. 10th Street
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In between Redondo Avenue and Livingston Drive along Ocean Blvd, amongst the palm trees Feral Parrots are a notable feature of Belmont Heights. The large population of feral parrots can be seen and heard. Due to their rather vocal and loud sounds, some believe these birds to be a nuisance. Conversely, the residents of Belmont Heights view them as part of their community. ***Before annexation into the City of Long Beach, Belmont Heights was a dry town.
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