Signal Hill is a small city in Los Angeles County that is perched on a hill 365 feet above the surrounding city of Long Beach. Signal Hill was named because it was originally used by local Native Americans for signal fires that could be seen throughout the area as far as Catalina Island, 26 miles away. A mix of residential and commercial areas. Signal Hill has an estimated population of 10,951. The city’s schools have earned California Achieving Schools Award and the National Achieving Schools Award, as well as the honor of being California Distinguished Schools. Families of this charming neighborhood enjoy Signal Hill’s parks, featuring picnic tables, a playground, a horseshoe pit, basketball courts and a softball field, as well as an amphitheater where there are weekly outdoor summer concerts and the benefits of its close proximity to busting Long Beach and Southern California attractions.