Long Beach, California is located in Los Angeles; it's the fifth largest city in California. The port is this town's economic mainstay, a fact that draws many newcomers and keeps local Long Beach movers busy.
The town is also involved in manufacturing, distribution and technology. Commonly manufactured products include aeronautics equipment, automotives, electronics, and various home goods. Oil is also important to the city as it is found both underground and offshore in the area. The port of Long Beach is the second busiest in the United States and one of the largest container ports in the world. Boeing has a large presence in the area and is the largest employer of Long Beach.
Originally, the Long Beach area was inhabited by the Tongva tribe and later Spanish settlers. Jonathan Bixby bought a large amount of land in 1866 and created a sheep ranch. Bixby sold some of the land to William Willmore in 1880 who wanted to create a farm and resort in the area. This idea failed and he sold the land to the Long Beach Land and Water Company. The city was incorporated as Long Beach in 1888. In the coming years, the city grew quickly as a resort area and major trading center through the port of Long Beach. A large earthquake hit the city in 1933 which caused considerable damage to many buildings and homes. The Japanese were a large immigrant group of the city around this time.
Long Beach - Daugherty Field Airport is located just two miles from the city. Tourism is a significant part of the city's economy and it may be what the city is most known for. Long Beach features 8 1/2 miles of beach as well as numerous marinas. The area features several college and minor league sports teams, as well as hosts the annual Long Beach Grand Prix. Museums in the city include the Long Beach Museum of Art and the Museum of Latin American Art. Many people also choose to relocate to the area, making Long Beach moving companies very busy.