North Long Beach, Long Beach, California
North 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 Boulevard and the Bixby Knolls neighborhood. The north boundary with Paramount is only a few blocks north of the Artesia Freeway (California State Route 91).
North Long Beach is mostly residential. It is home to the Uptown Business Improvement District, which represents commercial and multifarious property owners on Atlantic Avenue between Artesia Blvd and Market Street and a portion of Artesia Blvd adjacent to Jordan High School, as well as retail activity along most major streets in the area, including Artesia Boulevard, Long Beach Boulevard, and Cherry Avenue. There are some industrial businesses, mostly along the eastern edge of North Long Beach between Cherry Avenue and Paramount Boulevard, serviced by the Union Pacific Railroad.
The northern end of the district is home to Houghton Park, the North Neighborhood Library, Fire Station 12, 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 Street and Long Beach Boulevard, 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.
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the neighborhood was home to over 93,000 people (roughly one-fifth of the total population of the city). Roughly 54% of the population was Hispanic, roughly 21% were black, roughly 8.7% were non-Hispanic whites, and roughly 11% were Asian. There is also a significant Tongan and Samoan population.
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 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 School
- Jane Addams Elementary School
- Longfellow Elementary School
- Intellectual Virtues Academy
- Long Beach Veterans Day Parade (Nov.)