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90810 Homes and Lifestyle
This is a part of Long Beach, California that is very near and dear to my heart because this is where I grew up and was raised. I went to elementary school here at St. Lucy and played in both Admiral Kidd and Hudson Park for football practice after school. I used to run to Brett Harte Library often after school to finish up projects, check out some of the latest books before the Kindle was a thing, or to make it to story time events during the summer. The neighborhoods here in the 90810 are home to many working-class Hispanic and Filipino families. You can expect mainly residential neighborhoods here with close proximity to industrial businesses. Much of the homes here are single-family Spanish-style homes built in the 1920s and 1930s. Many of the families in this community have lived here for many years, some, even generations. The Port of Long Beach and Downtown Long Beach are also just minutes away. Also notable, there used to be a Naval Base located in this part of town.
Things to Do
Lots of Culture to Experience
While this part of Long Beach is mainly residential and commercial, there’s a lot of culture to be found here. For example, one of my favorite Sandwich shops can be found in the 90810 at Santa Fe Importers. Santa Fe Importers is an Italian-style deli that’s been part of this neighborhood since 1947. Workers from the various painting, sign, truck parts, welding, printing, and various mechanic and construction companies nearby frequent this place for lunch. Tucked away in a residential corner off of Willow Street you’ll find The Khemara Buddhikaram Buddhist Temple, which is the largest and oldest Cambodian Buddhist temple in the area. This is a major cultural center that joins the Cambodian community in Long Beach, which is home to the second-largest Cambodian population outside of Cambodia.
If you’re looking for rare and exotic homemade Mexican Sorbets using fresh local produce, look no further than Guanabana Ice Cream and Refreshments. Most people here get the Mangoneada, which is a popular Mexican dessert traditionally made with shaved ice blended with fresh mangoes, topped with a tamarind-based chamoy sauce and a zing of chili powder. And if you’re craving fresh traditional Filipino breads, pastries, and cakes, you can find them in the 90810 at Gemmae Bake shop, another long-time business thriving in this community since the 1970s.
Schools and Parks
Suitable Place to Raise a Family
Many fail to realize the number of parks and schools in this part of town – it’s a shame. Homes in the 90810 have many options to choose from for both, making it quite an attractive place to live for many families. For elementary to middle school education, if you are looking for a private school education, you can send your kids to St Lucy Catholic School. Other elementary schools in the 90810 neighborhoods include Garfield Elementary School, Hudson, Muir, and Stephens. For high school, you have the option of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo High School, which opened in 1995. One thing that makes Cabrillo high school pretty unique is that, according to US news, total minority enrollment is 99 percent.
As mentioned, another feature that makes homes in the 90810 desirable is the proximity of parks nearby. One of those parks is Admiral Kidd Park, named after a Commander, Isaac C. Kidd, who resided in Long Beach and was stationed on the U.S.S. Arizona Flagship the day Pearl Harbor was attacked. The park features basketball courts, soccer fields, a nautical-themed playground, after-school activities and summer camps. There is also a Community Center located at this park that serves as a resource for the residents who live nearby. Another park accessible to people who own a home in the 90810 is Hudson Park. Hudson park features two softball fields and a community gardens project. Another park option available to residents in the neighborhood is Silverado Park, which features an indoor 25-meter pool open year-round. Private swim lessons are held at the pool, as well as shallow water exercise classes. You can even rent out the pool for a private party. Silverado Park also hosts various programs for all ages, from youth to seniors. Some senior programs include senior floral arrangements, senior exercise classes, and day trips for seniors. Silverado Park also features a skate park, basketball courts, and a gymnasium.
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