Long Beach ranked #1 most serviced city in Southern California


May 2017

Long Beach is the most serviced city in Southern California, with 97 percent of homes, apartments and condos within one mile of 31 types of services, such as restaurants and grocery stores.

That finding, and many others, was detailed in the Metropolitan Futures Initiative's latest report. The website LongBeachize spotlighted the report.

"Simply put, density is important for accessibility and decongestion," said Kevin Kane, a postdoctoral research fellow at the School of Social Ecology, and the lead author of the report. "There might be 1,000 new residents living on a fairly small piece of land, but if they have a lot of things they need nearby, there aren’t necessarily going to be these congestion impacts that a lot of planning commissions are worried about."

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