They aren't really comparable.
Escondido is an inland city that is blazing hot a lot of the time. It doesn't really have any of it's own personality - predominately track homes, chain restaurants and, mainstream stores.
Long Beach is coastal (although because it has an east/west facing beach is warmer than most other coastal areas. There are one of kind stores & restaurants. It has walking neighborhoods. It has little shopping &/or restaurant hubs - Belmont Shore, 4th Street, Retro Row, Bixby Knolls, Cal Heights, Steelcraft, The Hangar, etc.