West Side is a neighborhood within Long Beach, California.
There are a lot of green spaces to enjoy in West Side, despite its sometimes busy ambience. There are a few parks nearby for residents to relax in, including Silverado Park and Admiral Kidd Park, and they are very well-situated, which results in them being easy to access from a large number of locations in the neighborhood. This part of Long Beach remains relatively quiet, thanks to the presence of few pedestrians, although those who are closer to San Diego Freeway, Interstate 710 or one of the railway lines may experience higher levels of noise.
There are equal parts renters and owners living in West Side. In this area, about 60% of the dwellings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings make up most of the remaining housing stock. A majority of the housing growth in this neighborhood occurred pre-1960. This part of Long Beach has a good selection of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
The closest grocery store in this area is generally only a short walk away. In addition, a restaurant is commonly just around the corner, and a small selection of coffee shops is available as well. Concerning education, both primary and secondary schools are convenient to walk to from most properties for sale in this part of Long Beach. Residents can choose between public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level.
It is convenient for pedestrians to get around in West Side; many common errands can be run on foot. This part of the city is especially car friendly. Coming across a place to park is easy, and the majority of real estate listings are a very short drive from the closest highway, such as Long Beach Freeway. However, commuting by transit can be sometimes difficult in West Side as a result of the low service level. Nonetheless, the neighborhood is connected by around 10 bus lines, and bus stops are not very far away from most residences.