Alamitos Heights Long Beach

Your Neighborhood Blog by Craig Wallace Group

Month – May 2014

A New Listing in Alamitos Heights

There is a new listing in Alamitos Heights.  680 Havana Avenue This a cute single story 4 bedroom  with 1 full bathroom, 1- 3/4 bathroom, and 2 -1/2 bathrooms. It has a bonus room and a pool.

If you know of someone who would like to move to our great neighborhood, and might be interested in seeing this house, have them call me. (562-673-1138)frontpool

 

( Note, this is not my listing, I have permission from the listing agent to show this property on the blog)

Unofficial Start to Summer, Neighborhood Yard Sale and Local Wildlife

The unofficial start of summer happened this past Friday in Alamitos Heights. The 80’s and 90’s cover band KNYGHT RYDER played at Marina Vista Park for the kickoff to the City of Long Beaches 100 Days of Summer ( www.100daysofsummer.org ) A good time was had by all.

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Some upcoming events worth seeing are:

  • Free Movie Screening of “42” the Jackie Robinson Story at Blair Field on July 19.
  • Dragon Boat Festival at Marine Stadium, July 26-27 (www.lbdragonboat.com )
  • Sprint Nationals speed Boat Races in Marine Stadium August 2-3  (www.scscracing.com )

Time to clean out the Garage and closets and make some money!

The Alamitos Heights Improvement Association is hosting a Community Yard Sale on Saturday June 19 from 7am to 12 noon. For more information contact president@ahia.info

Last is Wildlife. We live in an urban setting, we have our share of opossums, Raccoons and Coyotes that visit our neighborhood. The other morning I was driving north on Santiago and noticed this Coopers Hawk taking a morning bath in the street. Here are some facts about Coopers Hawks. ( All about Birds )

20140520_105050If you are thinking about sellingwant to know the current value of your home please send me an email  or call. If you know of someone looking for a 5 Bedroom Home, let me know.

Remember, I am a Realtor and Certified Appraiser, and have been a resident of Alamitos Heights for 18 Years.

 

Alamitos Heights Then and Now

Dave Miller stopped by to share some pictures of Alamitos Heights from way back. Dave grew up here. His dad, George Miller moved here in 1946. He past away last year. ( future post)

Dave was telling me all kinds of fun stories about what it was like as a kid to Grow up in Alamitos Heights in the late 1940’s and 1950’s.

As you can see in a few of these pictures, there are Oil Derricks in the back grounds.

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.

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This is a photo of Dave Miller – 3yo (front, feet up) Larry Hunter, Russell Hunter, John Dykstra, Jr and Robert Johnson holding the wheel barrow. in the alley behind their house on Havana.

If you have any old phots, or if you  know some neighbors that have some, please have them contact me.

If you are thinking about selling your house, and would like to know the current market value or discuss a sales plan, call or email me. If you know someone who wants to move to our wonderful neighborhood, call me, I would be happy to help find them a home. Remember, I am a  Long Beach Real Estate Agent, Certified Appraiser, and a resident of Alamitos Heights, Long Beach.  I know values. Call me for all your Real Estate needs 562-673-1138

 

 

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