Long Beach, CA is a city located in southern California within the confines of Los Angeles County. Long Beach is the seventh largest city in California, behind Los Angeles (LA), San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, and Sacramento. The next most populous is Oakland.
Long Beach is only 25 miles from Downtown Los Angeles, but the two could not be further worlds apart. Long Beach has a deep history from the Spanish Empire, which is chronicled deeply here. As a result of the climate, similar to Santa Monica, Long Beach has over 300 days of sun per year, making it an ideal city for those who desire to live on the beach and enjoy the slow Southern California lifestyle.