Condominium towers reach
skyward on the Long Beach shoreline facing the ocean --
and new buildings are rising every day. In the
foreground are tents set up near the Rainbow Lagoon for
the annual Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix.
high rise condominiums
line Ocean Boulevard from downtown Long Beach, California to
the edge of Belmont Heights.
The grandmother of them
all is the
Villa Riviera, an elegant condo tower that looks as
if it had been transplanted from the 1930s New York.
Also notable, and right across the street, is the 1960s
International Tower, with its pie-shaped condos.
There are also several other high rises, more
beautiful condos with modern amenities.
Many older office buildings in
downtown Long Beach have also been converted into
loft spaces for sale.
||At dawn ships enter the Long
Beach harbor -- a view enjoyed daily by many high rise
It goes without saying-- but I will say
it anyway -- the views from these high rise condos are fabulous
whether they face the ocean and Catalina Island on the horizon
or look inland toward the city lights of Los Angeles and the
distant mountains. Great amenities, such as fitness centers and
pools, are available in most of them.
If you are interested in an alternative
to a high rise condo, there are also
low-rise beach front condos
where you can step out your door and onto the sand.
||Beginning at the eastern
edge of downtown, condos face onto the 7 mile long
beach that gives the city its name. Some are high rise
towers, and some, like these are just a few stories
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