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Live in Los Altos or Lakewood and, instead of a 10 minute walk to the beach, it's a 10 minute drive.  The homes, however, are on generally larger lots for a lower price than neighborhoods nearer the ocean.  

Think of Los Altos and Lakewood as "Homes of the Future -- 1940s Style".  Starting at Atherton and Bellflower Streets and extending north as far as the eye can see are modest 2 and 3 bedroom homes built for returning G.I.s after World War II.  Home sizes in these neighborhoods range from about 900 to 1100 sq. ft.  Some have been updated and enlarged over the years, some have not.

  The lots in Lakewood and Los Altos are considerably larger than in neighborhoods closer to the beach.  There is definitely a more open and spacious feeling in these areas. 

There are some pockets of custom homes, in particular around Lakewood Village.  These homes, however, are from a later era.

For architectural aficionados, there is a small neighborhood of mid-century modern homes designed by Cliff May in the Rancho area near Los Altos.  Some are in beautiful original condition, some need attention, and some--unfortunately--have been "remodeled" almost beyond recognition. 

Park Estates which is actually in Long Beach is also full of custom mid-century modern residences on large lots.  These are large and expensive homes.

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Paddleboarding near Belmont Shore Willmore lofts lobby Long Beach Marina Pacifica condos
Paddleboarders on the Naples Canal next to Belmont Shore. The elegant lobby of Willmore Lofts, one of many loft conversions near downtown. Tie your boat up right outside the door at the Marina Pacifica condos.


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