Living in Long Beach can be a dream come true.

If you don’t find an apartment in the right location, you will struggle with long commutes on the 405 and being far away from friends and family. You need a place to get out of the rat race at an affordable price.

Daisy Avenue Apartments offer a two-bedroom apartment for less than $1,200. The building is recently updated and the living areas are clean. The Daisy Avenue Apartment community is close to downtown, Pine Avenue and many freeways. The units are spacious and there are garages available.

Marina Apartments on the Water has a lot to offer. Originally built in 1938, these townhouse style apartments were remodeled in 1998. One bedroom apartments rent for $1,100 a month. Hardwood floors are throughout the apartment, except in the kitchen and bathroom, which features ceramic tiles. Covered parking and on-site 24-hour laundry are just a couple of the many amenities offered at this apartment community.

The Grand Terrace Apartments offer studios at $1,000 and avalon gallery place one bedroom apartments at $1,200. This community is kept safe through a controlled access gate, night patrol, and 24-hour maintenance. There is covered, assigned parking and the apartments are near Public Transit. The rooms are spacious and there is an on-site laundry. A pool and spa make this community a great one in which to live.

Long Beach Terrace Apartments feature studios starting at $960 and one bedrooms at $1,185. The apartments are located near downtown and Bellmont Shores, not to mention that it has incredible beach access. There is on-site management in this 76-unit low-rise building. Amenities include laundry facilities, sundeck and updated kitchens and baths.

124 E.12th Street Apartments are garden-style apartments built in the 1980s and renovated in 2004. It is a small community, with only 11 units. A one bedroom, one bathroom apartment is around $925 per month. On-site laundry and parking are available.

The 1167 Daisy Avenue Apartments offer a one bedroom apartment for $900 and a two-bedroom apartment for $1,050. The apartments were originally built in 1964 and were remodeled in 2007. The apartments are garden-style and there are only 10 total units. They are located one mile from downtown and the beaches.

The Park del Amo Apartments are located near Lakewood Mall and the CA-91, I-405, I-710 and I-605 freeways. Studio apartments are from $1,000 and one bedroom apartments start at $1,300. The apartments are located in a cul de sac, so there is little traffic. Each unit has a large private terrace. On-site management, laundry facilities and storage space are a few of the amenities that Park del Amo has to offer.