Wrigley is a community in Long Beach, California that was named after the founder of Wrigley Spearmint Gum, William Wrigley, Jr. This neighborhood is close to stores, restaurants, the Aquarium, the floating hotel Queen Mary, and many city attractions.
Wrigley was one of the city’s first established communities and its original layout was approved in 1905. Today it is bordered by Interstate 405, the Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach Boulevard, Interstate 710, and the Los Angeles River. Wrigley is the home of Veteran’s Park and residents have easy access to the freeways. The Blue Line light rail transportation system is readily available for commuters and shoppers.
There are several private education facilities in Long Beach 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 Lafayette Elementary School, Washington Middle School, and Cabrillo High 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.
Long Beach is the state’s 7th largest city and has 17 historic districts including Carroll Park, California Heights, and Rose Park. There is a variety of Spanish, Tudor, and California bungalows. People love to visit the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, and the Long Beach Symphony. This city has the busiest container port as well as one of the largest shipping ports in the world.
Long Beach is popular for many sports like sailing, rugby, water skiing, baseball, and basketball. The Long Beach Grand Prix is held here every April as the largest event in the city. And the Long Beach Marathon is held each October with a variety of races.
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