Located just south of the New York City, NY boroughs Bronx and Queens, the city of Long Beach is one of the most sought-after communities in the Big Apple. Home to a historic boardwalk, a long and storied history of beach-going excitement for the entire metro area, and proximity to everything that the largest city in the United States has to offer, it should come as no surprise that Long Beach apartments for rent have become a hot commodity in recent years.
According to City-Data, the city has seen a dramatic increase in median household income - more than $20,000 from 2000 to 2010. Based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Long Beach is home to more than 33,000 residents, giving it a charming small-town atmosphere in the middle of a large metropolis.
Long Beach is one of the oldest and most well-established areas in Long Island. Although it was once a resort community for New Yorkers at the end of the 19th century, the city began growing into a residential community as New York began to expand and grow. Since it has always been a seaside community, Long Beach has been a hub of activity for residents as well as businesses for the past six decades.
Although the city has gone through several hardships - including the recent devastation of Hurricane Sandy - the city is determined to bounce back with more modern structures and renovated businesses. Another reason why so many families like calling Long Beach home is due to the city's low crime rate and excellent schools, which is a very important factor for residents in an urban setting.
Since Long Beach is so close to the scenic beauty of the Atlantic Ocean, it should come as no surprise that some of the city's best attractions are located along the shore. The city's beaches are full of traditional fare, including lounging on white sandy beaches and concerts in the summer, to the shore's ice hockey rink available to residents every winter.
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