Wrigley, named for William Wrigley Jr. of Wrigley Spearmint Gum, is one of the oldest communities in Long Beach, established in 1905. The major thoroughfares of this area include Pine Avenue, Willow Street, Pacific Coast Highway, and Long Beach Boulevard. The 710 and 405 Freeways and the MetroLink Blue Line connect this area to the rest of Southern California.
This area is in the process of reinventing itself. Resident groups in the area such as The Wrigley Association and Wrigley is Going Green help in this effort, organizing cleanups, tree plantings, speaker appearances, and other local events. One of the best known annual traditions is the transformation of Daisy Avenue into Christmas Tree Lane.
This neighborhood is home to the Long Beach Marketplace, a charming and popular shopping district and social center.
The schools for this area include Lafayette Elementary, Robinson Academy, Hughes Middle School, and Cabrillo High School.
Wrigley is just south of the Virginia Country Club and Bixby Knolls neighborhoods. Streets in this area are tree-lined and the houses have lots of charm. Many of them date back to the 1920s in Tudor and Spanish styles. The area also features many apartment buildings, particularly in the southeast.
The median price range for this neighborhood is $450,000, with some fluctuations between north and south, usually not venturing much further than $650,000, although there are some exceptions.
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If you are interested in finding a place to live in Wrigley, or anywhere in Long Beach or the surrounding communities, Jon Kolsky is a real estate agent specializing in the area. Whatever your budget, he can help you locate exactly what you are looking for, and get you the best price.
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