Signal Hill

A panoramic oasis above Los Angeles.

Welcome to Signal Hill

A panoramic oasis above Los Angeles.

Signal Hill emerges as an exceptional community, inviting residents to experience a harmonious blend of history, natural splendor, and contemporary conveniences. Positioned atop a scenic hill, the city provides a panoramic canvas that unfolds breathtaking vistas of the Pacific Ocean, the iconic Long Beach skyline, and the expansive Los Angeles Basin. This elevated vantage point not only grants residents unparalleled views but also sets the stage for a living experience that seamlessly integrates the serenity of nature with the convenience of modern urban living.

What to Love

  • Strong demand for homes
  • Various housing options for different lifestyles and budgets
  • Easy access to major highways
  • High home appreciation rates

Local Lifestyle

Signal Hill, with its iconic Hilltop Park, invites residents to savor stunning views from its elevated vantage point. The city's rich history is intertwined with its oil heritage, marked by the iconic Discovery Well Park, symbolizing the beginning of Southern California's oil industry. Embracing the future, Signal Hill offers newly developed walking paths and outdoor spaces, creating a thriving community for residents to call home.

Dining and Shopping

Golden Eagle Restaurant in Signal Hill serves classic American diner fare with a cozy atmosphere. WaBa Grill is a popular choice for healthy and flavorful grilled dishes. Black Bear Diner offers a family-friendly environment with hearty portions of comfort food. Curley’s Cafe is a local favorite known for its breakfast and brunch options, providing a welcoming space for the community to gather. These Signal Hill restaurants contribute to the city's diverse dining scene, catering to various tastes and preferences.

Entertainment and Things to Do

Hilltop Park, a cherished destination for outdoor enthusiasts, offers panoramic views and features well-maintained green spaces, making it an ideal spot for picnics and leisurely strolls. The city takes pride in hosting various community events throughout the year, creating opportunities for residents to come together, and fostering solid camaraderie and celebration.

For those intrigued by the city's rich history, the Signal Hill Historical Society is a treasure trove of insights, showcasing exhibits and artifacts illuminating the past. This historical journey allows residents and visitors alike to connect with the roots of Signal Hill and appreciate its evolution over time.
Nearby attractions add to the city's allure. The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach provides an immersive marine experience, offering an educational and entertaining outing for families and individuals alike. This variety of cultural, historical, and recreational offerings underscores Signal Hill's commitment to providing an engaging and vibrant environment for its residents and visitors.

Overview for Signal Hill, CA

12,012 people live in Signal Hill, where the median age is 34 and the average individual income is $36,779. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

34 years

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Around Signal Hill, CA

There's plenty to do around Signal Hill, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Tom Hicks Baseball Camp, Dynamic Fitness Training, and United States Pro Scooters.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 3.89 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.38 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.56 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.61 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.41 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Signal Hill, CA

Signal Hill has 4,613 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Signal Hill do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 12,012 people call Signal Hill home. The population density is 26,675.884 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

49.3 / 50.7%

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  • High School Degree
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Schools in Signal Hill, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Signal Hill. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Signal Hill Elementary
K - 5th
Jessie Nelson Academy
6th - 8th
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