Settled in 1784 by Spanish soldier Manuel Nieto as part of a land grant, Long Beach has since grown into the 39th most populated city in the U.S.
The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest container port in the country, and the city offers a variety of luxury homes on the water.
In 2017, the city's real estate market recorded more than 220 single-family home sales of $1 million or more, up from 177 the previous year. There were 25 sales of of $2 million or more for the year. Here's a look at the most expensive.
$6.9 million – East The Toledo
Long Beach's high-end market got off to a quick start last year, when this multilevel contemporary sold in February for $595,000 less than the asking price.
The waterfront residence in the Naples Island community features three stories of living and a rooftop deck. A private dock can hold a yacht of up to 80 feet.
Built in 2004, the home includes a great room with a full bar, a sleek living room and four bedrooms in 5,371 square feet. The master suite, which spans the entire third floor, features floor-to-ceiling windows and a private balcony with an outdoor fireplace.
Kym Elder of Coldwell Banker Coast Alliance represented both the buyer and seller.
$6.581 million – Lido Lane
On and off the market since 2011, this waterfront Italianate villa in Naples Island found a buyer in January, selling for about $800,000 less than the asking price.
A white façade with royal blue accents makes the house look right at home on the water.
Wraparound decks on the second and third stories provide views of the harbor and Catalina Island. The 7,294-square-foot living space includes a wet bar, formal dining room and five bedrooms.
Robert Schumann of Real Estate West was the listing agent. Dalia Sedra of Dalia Sedra Real Estate represented the buyer.
$5.275 million – Vista Del Golfo
This custom-built home, designed by architect Renato Corso, sits on a corner lot overlooking Alamitos Bay.
A white oak front door opens to a chic entry with indoor landscaping and two-story ceilings. Up the limestone staircase sits the great room, which holds a wet bar and walls of glass overlooking the water.
Black granite accents all the countertops and fireplaces in the nearly 4,000 square feet of modern interior space.
The property listed for sale in March for $5.495 million and under contract pending contingencies after two days on the market, records show.
Spencer Snyder of Nationwide Real Estate held the listing. Keith Muirhead of Equity Brokers represented the buyer.
$4.075 million – Lido Lane
Set on a corner lot, this Naples Island waterfront home sold in April for $100,000 over the asking price.
The multilevel home features a spacious rooftop deck with a bar and fireplace. Over 3,000 square feet of living space holds an open-plan living room, dining area and three bedrooms.
A center island topped with quartzite stone stretches across the kitchen, which also holds walnut counter seating.
Out back, a patio leads to a 45-foot boat dock.
Robert Haaga of Coldwell Banker Beachside held the listing.
$3.985 million – East Ocean Boulevard
Distressed hickory floors and cherry cabinetry accent the living spaces of this waterfront Craftsman, which sold in June for the asking price.
A front door accented with a mosaic tile tree opens to 3,188 square feet of interiors. In the living room, two motorized walls of glass create an indoor-outdoor feel, leading out to a covered balcony.
A center-island kitchen, dining room, three bedrooms and an office complete the spread.
Kristie Pabst of Pabst, Kinney & Associates was the listing agent. Loree Scarborough of Coldwell Banker Coast Alliance represented the buyer.