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Top 7 Reasons to Live in Long Beach

  • Long Beach, nicknamed City by the Sea at it's incorporation, is a Long Island beach town that is just as popular with residents as with tourists. There's plenty to do for both beach fans and fans of shopping and nightlife, plus the town is less than an hour away from New York City. For these reasons, Long Beach is popular with people looking to move to the island.

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  • Stroll along the beautiful boardwalk! Long Beach is known for the boardwalk that was built in the 1800s and rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Residents walk their dogs, go for runs and just enjoy the sights and sounds of the beach from this boardwalk. There are also bicycle paths here; plenty of people ride bikes for fun and exercise while exploring Lido Beach and other nearby attractions.
  • Close to New York City! Hop on the Long Island Railroad and q quick 45 minutes later, you'll be in New York City with all its sights, shopping opportunities and theaters. If you prefer to drive, Long Beach is close to the Southern State Parkway, and there are also buses available to the nearby Roosevelt Field mall or to New York City itself.
  • Live on the beach! There are rent to own bungalows all over the beach, perfect for those who dream of a beachfront home. There's even a restaurant, The Bungalow, named after these homes! The boardwalk is also home to condos and apartment buildings, guaranteeing that you can find the beachfront property that best meets your needs. You can also find housing along the Long Beach Canals.
  • Enjoy a temperate climate! Long Beach has a varied climate, but is one of the nicest places in New York to live in terms of weather. Although it gets cold in winter, you're more likely to get rain than snow, thanks to its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, especially in the Fulton Street and Shore Road areas.
  • Unique, interesting neighborhoods abound! Long Beach consists of several neighborhoods, all with their own history and attractions. The Presidents neighborhood consists entirely of streets named after former Presidents, while the streets of the Canals neighborhood run parallel to water-filled canals throughout.
  • Lots of enriching museums and memorials! No matter what your interests are, you're sure to be able to find a museum in Long Beach. In addition to the 9/11 memorial, there're a memorial for the Holocaust, and Kennedy Plaza features a statue and information honoring John F. Kennedy. There is also the Long Beach Historical and Preservation Society Museum for those who are interested in local and national history.
  • Plenty of housing available! Whether you're looking to own a condo or you need a large house, you're sure to find the housing you need in Long Beach. Plenty of housing is available along Beech Street as well as in the neighborhood of City Center.