The Plaza neighborhood is a fabulous, family-oriented community of people. I think it is one of the nicest neighborhoods in all of Long Beach. Plaza is in East Long Beach, entirely north of Interstate 405. Its borders are Stearns Street to the south and Studebaker Road to the east. The western borders are Palo Verde Ave. (to Spring Street) and Woodruff Ave. (to Conant Street).
This neighborhood, like Old Lakewood City, Carson Park and the South of Conant neighborhoods of East Long Beach, was built after World War II, in the late 1940s through the 1950s. Plaza primarily features midsize homes that were originally built in several phases as part of the Lakewood, California subdivision Lakewood Plaza. On March 13, 1953 edition, residents in Lakewood Plaza units 3, 4 and 5 voted 2-1 to become the first Lakewood area choosing to be annexed into Long Beach.
East Long Beach’s primary shopping and dining district, East Spring Street, is located in the Plaza area. Schools in the area enjoy some of the top ratings locally by Great Schools. Everything needed is found nearby, helping to make Plaza one of the top neighborhoods in Long Beach!