Always dreamed of moving to the beach but just can’t give up that sweet city life? Consider a move to Nassau County’s Long Beach, the westernmost of the outer barrier islands off Long Island’s South Shore. Known to natives as the City by the Sea, Long Beach, NY, offers three miles of white, sandy beach complete with 2.2 miles of boardwalk just a short walk from an array of shops, restaurants and more. Ride your bike to get around to enjoy the wonderful ocean views. Keep reading to learn more about the lifestyle that awaits you in Long Beach, NY.

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Year Founded: 1880

Population as of 2014: 35,462

Land Area (sq. miles): 3.9

Median Age: 43.9

Median Household Income: $83,581

Median Home Price: $459,407

Annual Weather Averages:

High Temperature: 88° F

Low Temperature: 28° F

Rainfall: 45 inches

Snowfall: 27 inches

Notable Employment Facts: Long Beach was ranked as one of the best places to start a business in New York State, according to NerdWallet, which analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau to rank the business climate and economic health of 83 New York communities.

Major Employer: Planet Payment, Inc. provides international payment processing and multicurrency processing services. The firm is on Newsday’s list of Long Island’s Top Public Companies.


Nearest Major City: Approximately 30 miles from Manhattan.

Local Radio Stations:

  • WKCR (89.9-FM) Variety
  • WFUV (90.7-FM) Classical Music and News
  • WKTU (103.5-FM) Top 40

Public Transit: Long Island Rail Road, NYC Transit Bus, City of Long Beach Trolley

  • Clark Street Parkis great for kids of all ages. Kids can go from the sprinklers right to the park with plenty to do while drying off. The park also has a shaded picnic table area so you can have your lunch in shady comfort.
  • Long Beach Ice Arena is home to the New York Apple Coreand Long Beach High School’s club hockey teams. It’s also the former practice facility of the New York Rangers.
  • Dog Park on the bay, a doggie playground adjacent to the Long Beach Recreation Center, accommodates up to three dogs per person and is open every day from 7 a.m. to dusk.
  • I.FLY Trapeze lets you fly through the air during the summer months, with flying trapeze and circus arts lessons for the whole family.

Rich and Vibrant Arts and Culture:

  • Enjoy summer concerts with a view of the ocean. The popular series is free for everyone and features an eclectic mix of musical favorites from classic rock to the big bands.
  • Check out the many events organized by Long Beach Historical Society. From arts and crafts show on the boardwalk to a Murder Mystery Play in late October and a holiday boutique beginning each November, you’ll find just what you’re looking for year round.
  • Take in some of the best movies you’ll ever see at the Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF). Founded in 2012, the festival celebrates the art of storytelling through cinema, presenting shorts, fiction and documentary formats, and aims to exhibit films that convey a fresh voice and differing perspectives.
  • If you dare, join the world record holders at the annual Long Beach Polar Bear Swim charity event, which attracts thousands who strip down to swimsuits and run straight into the chilly ocean at Long Beach. All proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
  • Come down and have a peek at the antique cars, firetrucks, floats and bicycles wrapped in Christmas lights at the festive West End Electric Light holiday parade held annually in mid-December. Canned goods are collected at nearby local eateries and at collection sites along the parade route.

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