Washington Neighborhood Location & Shade Analysis

Washington Neighborhood Location & Shade Analysis

The Washington Neighborhood is a mostly residential area of approximately 2,200 households. There are many community destinations in the neighborhood, including three schools, two parks, several health and service providers, and businesses concentrated on the major roads that are on the perimeter of the neighborhood: Anaheim Street to the south, Long Beach Boulevard to the east, and the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) to the north. The western neighborhood boundary, Magnolia Avenue, separates the Washington Neighborhood from industrial land uses to the west. 

The map shown at left shows the existing tree canopy and shade structures within the study area. Green dots represent the relative size of each tree’s canopy. Large trees that provide more shade are concentrated around parks and on north/south running residential streets. The major streets (Pacific Ave, PCH, Anaheim, Long Beach Blvd, and Magnolia Ave) have very few trees or trees that provide little shade, like palm trees. These areas without shade are hotter, making walking biking and waiting for transit less comfortable.