South of Conant – Neighborhood Description
Like most of the post W.W.II tract homes there is not much difference between areas to the untrained eye. Most of Lakewood and East Long Beach in the tract areas feature the following, modest homes originally 2 bedroom 1 bath or 3 bedroom 1 bath homes, ranging in size from 880sf to 1250sf, on a minimum of a 5,000sf lot, built between 1948 and 1954. Since the homes are quite modest by today's standards many people have added a master suite and a family room. When looking at any home with more than 1250sf and 1 bath focus more on the floor plan and how well the addition was integrated into the original home than exterior street appeal. There is a large variation in quality with regards to the additions. Some people have done beautiful additions making the home contemporary and up to today's standards. Other times you just think "what were these people thinking?". South of Conant varies from some of the surround tracts in the following ways. There is a general appeal the quality of the South of Conant homes, most have fireplaces and all have two car garages. The lot size tends to take a small jump going South of Conant Street, with many lots but not all being 6,000sf instead of 5,000sf. This is a subtle difference but can make the street slightly more appealing when lots are 60 wide instead of 50 wide and give you a little more distance from your neighbors. Most of the homes were originally lathe and plaster and built quite solidly. Most of the homes were built between 1949 and 1950. Some of the homes with roof lines of lower pitch may not have as much street appeal but are still fine homes non the less. Since the tract is consistently single family there are no less than desirable locations. A busy street may pull in $10,000 - $15,000 less than an interior location and there may be some light plane noise more noticeable in the western portions of the tract, this however is very insignificant since these are only light planes landing, so there is little noise. We invite your call, should you have any questions about the homes currently for sale or recently sold.