3 North Long Beach, Long Beach, California

North Long Beach, Long Beach, California

North Long Beach (or "Northtown") is a predominantly working class area of Long Beach, California. The neighborhood is bounded to the west, north and east by the Long Beach city limits (the Rancho Dominguez unincorporated county area and the cities of Compton, Paramount, Bellflower and Lakewood), and to the south by Del Amo Blvd and the Bixby Knolls neighborhood. The north boundary with Paramount is only a few blocks north of the 91 - Artesia Freeway.

North Long Beach is mostly residential. There is a business and retail district centered at the 5600 block of Atlantic Avenue, as well as retail activity along most major streets in the area, including Artesia Blvd., Long Beach Blvd., and Cherry Ave. There are some industrial businesses, mostly along the eastern edge of North Long Beach between Cherry Ave. and Paramount Blvd. serviced by the Union Pacific Railroad.

The northern end of the district is home to Houghton Park and Jordan High School, while the southern end includes the Carmelitos housing project and its adjacent small shopping center. On its west side, at approximately Market St. and Long Beach Blvd., is the site of the original Long Beach civic center dating back to the city's Rancho days. The Long Beach Police Department's North Division operates a substation on the corner of Atlantic and Del Amo, at Scherer Park.

North Long Beach was once a predominantly white working-class neighborhood that became increasingly diverse since the 1970s. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the neighborhood was home to over 90,000 people (roughly one-fifth of the total population of the city). Roughly 46% of the population was Hispanic, roughly 24% were black, roughly 15% were non-Hispanic whites, and roughly 10% were Asian. There is also a significant Tongan and Samoan population in North Long Beach.


North Long Beach is in the Long Beach Unified School District.

  • Jordan High School (main Campus)-
  • Jordan High School (Freshmen Academy)-
  • Charles Evans Hughes Middle School
  • Charles Lindbergh Middle School
  • Alexander Hamilton Middle School -
  • Colin Powell Middle School (K-8)
  • Ulysses S. Grant Elementary School
  • Bret Harte Elementary School
  • McKinley Elementary School
  • Starr King Elementary School
  • Perry Lindsey Middle School
  • Dooley Elementary
  • Jane Adams Elementary
  • Longfellow Elementary

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Special events

  • Long Beach Veterans Day Parade (Nov.) [2] [3]
  • National Bob Marley day- (April, 20th)

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