The city of Long Beach, New York is situated in the New York - Newark metropolitan area.
Long Beach is quiet overall, as there are low levels of noise from traffic - although that is not the case closer to the railway line.
The majority of the housing stock of Long Beach is made up of large apartment buildings and single detached homes, and the remaining homes are mainly duplexes. This part of the New York - Newark metropolitan area has a good selection of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About two thirds of the population of this city own their home while renters make up the remainder. Most of the houses available in the housing market in this city were constructed before the 1960s, when a large proportion of the housing growth happened.
The closest grocery store in Long Beach is typically only a short walk away. Park Avenue is among the best streets for groceries. There are also a limited number of choices for those who value restaurants and cafes within walking distance. With regards to education, both primary and secondary schools are easy to get to on foot from most homes for sale in Long Beach. Property buyers have the option of public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level.
Long Beach will draw physically active home buyers as it is reasonably convenient for walking, although running common errands is occasionally challenging without a vehicle. Long Beach is reasonably car friendly. Parking is quite easy. On the other hand, traveling by public transit is challenging in this city. Nonetheless, commuters can count on the Long Beach Station on the Long Beach Branch. There are a few bus lines passing through the city, and it is convenient to get to a nearby bus stop from most residences.