Naples is a unique community in Long Beach, California that was built on three islands in Alamitos Bay.
Naples is divided by canals that eventually open up into the bay. There are many Italianate named streets and the center of the neighborhood is adorned with a large fountain and meeting spot.
There are several private education facilities including Cambodian Christian School, Parkridge Private School, St. Anthony High School, Oakwood Academy, and Los Altos Brethren School. This community is served by the Long Beach Unified School District with facilities such as Wilson High School as well as highly ranked Naples Elementary School and Rogers Middle School. This is also the home of California State University, Long Beach as well as Long Beach City College, DeVry University, and Pacific Coast University School of Law.
There are many things to do in this community. The Marine Park which is known as “Mother’s Beach” offers volleyball courts, picnic areas, shallow swimming, gentle waves, and playgrounds. Gondola trips are available for those who want to take a romantic ride along the canals. This is one of only eight cities in the Western United States where you can take a gondola ride.
Naples is known for its Christmas Boat Parade which began in 1946. Out on the bay, visitors can rent kayaks, hydro bikes, and stand up paddle boards. The Naples Plaza has a beautiful view of Seal Beach and Los Alamitos Bay. And La Bella Fontana di Napoli a great place for picnicking.
There are many restaurants and shops in Long Beach as well as centers like Long Beach Town Center, Marina Pacifica Mall, and City Place. And to the north you’ll find Recreation Park Golf Course and the Bixby Village Golf Course.
Long Beach is the nation’s 35th largest city and the state’s seventh. It has the busiest container port as well as one of the largest shipping ports in the world.
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