The neighborhood of Lakewood Village is also simply called, “The Village” by area residents, and it is located in the city of Long Beach. Because it can be difficult to distinguish boundary lines between so many cities in Los Angeles County, the Lakewood Village is often mistaken to be in the city of Lakewood, particularly since it is surrounded by Lakewood on three sides. The Village is generally regarded as a desirable place to live, because it includes quality housing and family-friendly neighborhoods. It is not uncommon to see walkers, bike riders, pets, and children in this area.
Shopping can be found in the Parkview Village area, but there is also a large amount of shopping at the Lakewood Center Shopping Center and the Long Beach Town Center, both of which are within easy driving distance. The Long Beach City College campus is located in the village, as are award-winning schools, such as Mark Twain Elementary School and Bancroft Middle School.
A key golfing attraction is the Lakewood Country Club. Residents are also close to the Heartwell Park Golf Course and the Skylinks Golf Course. In addition, there are a wide variety of Southern California activities within easy driving distance. These include local parks, the beach, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Anaheim Stadium, and downtown Los Angeles.
The Lakewood Village area does have access to bus lines that run throughout Los Angeles and Orange County, though most residents tend to utilize the freeway system. From Lakewood Village people can easily access the Long Beach Airport or drive a bit farther to the Los Angeles International Airport.