Located in the Lakewood Plaza area of Long Beach is a wonderful neighborhood known as Rancho Estates. These are beautiful mid-century modern style homes that date back to the 1950's. One of the most famous architect that originally designed and built these homes was Cliff May. Many of the homes advertised for sale will clearly state that the homes are Cliff May homes due to the unique open floor plans and distinctive architectural designs. The homes often offer similar traits with one story floor plans, pitched roofs that offer wonderful cathedral ceilings, large picture windows and outdoor spaces that have the feel of an extension of the house. This style is very familiar with Eichler designed homes that were mainly built in the early 1960's.
Real Estate prices currently start in the mid $650,00 range for a three bedroom, one and a half bath home with 1,130 square feet. This is advertised as a "fixer-upper" that does require some TLC and remodeling. Properties that are have been completely remodeled go up to $849,000 for a three bedroom, one and a half bath home with 1,633 square feet. On average most of these homes will be on lot sizes between 5,000 to 6,000 square feet which allows for a small front yard and a decent size backyard with room to entertain. Since this is an older neighborhood there is no formal association here so residents who live her do no pay any association dues. Owner also have more flexibility when it comes to fixing up their homes without all the regulations that an association may have. To learn more about this very desirable neighborhood in Long Beach please reach out to us 562-355-8228 today.