Welcome to Alamitos Heights
A relaxed, well-maintained, community-oriented neighborhood
close to the water in Long Beach, CA
Located in Long Beach, CA, Alamitos Heights is a relaxed community that consists of mostly mid-size and larger single-family homes. With the first homes dating back to the early 1920's, the others were built between the 30's and the 50's. Architectural styles range from two-story Mediterranean and large colonials sporting pillars to single-level ranch styles and mid-century modern. Known for its wide, tree-lined streets, award-winning schools, and proximity to the water, Alamitos Heights is a desirable neighborhood with tons to offer its residents. Alamitos Heights is a great place to be for those who desire a fun, active lifestyle.
What to Love
- Relaxed atmosphere with tons to do
- Family-friendly area with a tight-knit community
- Green spaces with close water access
Alamitos Heights is especially desirable for young professionals seeking an active lifestyle and those looking for a kid-friendly neighborhood known for great schools. Retirees are also attracted to Alamitos Heights and find plenty to do between the public tennis courts, the weekly farmers market at Marine Vista Park, and water skiing in the world-famous Marine Stadium.
During the summer months, there are free concerts in Marine Stadium/Larry Curtis Concert Park and other community activities. The unparalleled California weather here means residents are often out and about, enjoying the beautiful climate and surroundings. Locals in Alamitos Heights can also be spotted in the evenings at the nearby Music Center, enjoying one of the largest performing art centers in the nation.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
While mostly residential, Alamitos Heights provides a few dining options right in the neighborhood for locals to explore! Ubuntu “The Greatest Neighborhood Cafe”, is one of the most well-known spots in the area, overlooking the Will Rogers Mini Park and the Colorado Lagoon. People love to frequent this restaurant because of its locally sourced, organic ingredients and GMO-free dairy, meat, and poultry options.
With a global influence, its farm-to-table menu changes with the season. While known for its incredible menu, Ubuntu is also loved for its friendly staff and pet-friendly environment. Must-try items include the Brazilian Cheese Bread, the Heirloom Tomato & Whipped Burrata Salad, and the Beef Short-Ribs Tacos. Guests also enjoy finishing their experience here with a glass of wine and delicious dessert while watching the stunning sunset.
On the Rocks Bar & Grill is another iconic spot in the Alamitos Heights area. This well-loved neighborhood destination is known for its live music, great beer collection, and happy hour menu. Guests here can expect delicious entrees and bar food favorites, making it the perfect place for a casual evening meal or a fun night out with friends. Guests can enjoy their expertly-prepared cocktails and yummy meal in the bar, restaurant, or outside on the patio.
Alamitos Heights is also very close to all that Long Beach has to offer, with many shopping destinations and dining options for residents to enjoy. The area is known for having plenty of small, local businesses and individuals love to support on nearby 2nd St., as well as larger, much-loved favorites at the 2nd & PCH dining, workout, and shopping destination, just a few minutes away. Offering chic apparel retailers like Linnes Boutique and Free People, 2nd & PCH also has many workout options like GritCycle, Barry’s Long Beach, and BE Fit Modern Pilates Long Beach — residents have tons of great options to explore!
Things to Do
Alamitos Heights has many different places for residents to explore during their leisure time. Often folks can be found on the beautiful public golf course at Recreation Park 18, or "Big Rec." This classic Billy Bell-designed course is one of Southern California's oldest and most popular courses. Recreation Park's clubhouse is a historical landmark set amongst the trees and beautiful grounds.
Alamitos Heights locals can also be found swimming in the highly-rated Colorado Lagoon. The Lagoon is a popular place to gather, as in addition to sandy beach swimming and wetlands, this sunny area attracts picnickers, families, and more. Alamitos Heights is also very close to Cal State University Long Beach, where the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Gardens are located. The gardens are very popular, and for a small donation, folks may choose to take a walk through the meticulously tended zen garden and then stroll through the picture-perfect extensive Japanese garden with its waterfall, bridges, and koi pond. The Japanese Gardens are also a fabulous wedding venue and a peaceful spot that attracts people from all around the Alamitos Heights area, and is a must-see location for new residents.
The schools in Alamitos Heights are highly rated, often Blue Ribbon winners. Parents in the area can consider Lowell Elementary School, which boasts of a collaborative parent/teacher approach and a technology-driven curriculum, and the Will Rogers Middle School, which strongly emphasizes academics, athletics, enrichment activities, and caring teaching staff.
Also nearby, Wilson High School presents rigorous academics and award-winning extracurricular programs. Ranked by Newsweek among the top 4% of U.S. high schools every year since 2003.