Huntington Beach, also known as Surf City USA, is the epitome of southern California living. Huntington Beach is located on the coast in Orange County, with the city of Seal Beach bordering to the north and the city of Costa Mesa to the south. Huntington Beach real estate often offers the pleasures of indoor/outdoor lifestyle, making it a highly desirable place to live. Along with the rest of coastal southern California, Huntington Beach offers a pleasurable Mediterranean climate with mild winters and summers.
WHY IT’S APPEALING
Huntington Beach draws beach-lovers from all over the world who enjoy the exceptional beaches and surf available. This coastal region offers ample surfing along the 10-mile stretch of oceanfront as well as shopping, dining, farmer’s markets and nightlife in the lively and vibrant downtown area on Main Street, near the pier. There is a wide-range of culinary indulgences available, many with amazing views of the ocean. A few of these include the famous Duke’s at the pier, offering libations and a tantalizing Hawaiian-themed menu and Watertable, located in the Hyatt Regency on PCH, serving upscale California cuisine.For more casual dining, Fish Camp on PCH in nearby Sunset Beach is an excellent place for fresh seafood and fun. In Huntington Harbour you will often find people kayaking, paddle-boarding, boating, fishing and enjoying other sports on the water. There is a plethora of rental companies available if you don’t have your own gear. A nod must be given to the majestic sunsets along this coastal region! Just inland from the coast, you’ll find the open fields, flowers and trees sprawling over 350-acres of park at Huntington Beach Central Park. This park is so expansive it includes fire rings, picnic facilities, four playgrounds, nature center, fishing, a dog park, golf, equestrian trails, lakes, exercise course, an amphitheater and four restaurants! Also in this area is the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center, which offers horseback riding and expansive stables. Further inland, Huntington Beach is home of the beautiful piazza-style shopping, dining and entertainment center of Bella Terra, which is conveniently located adjacent to the 405 freeway.
No description of Huntington Beach would be complete without mentioning the U.S. Open of Surfing, which is the world’s largest surf competition and lifestyle festival. This competition, including the best surfers in the world, spans over several days and has half a million people in attendance each summer.
●In 2011, an Australian Kelpie broke the world record for the longest surf ride by a dog – 65 yards!
●Huntington Beach is the only beach in OC where you can let the dogs out – off the leash.
●The Ruby’s Diner at the end of the Huntington Beach pier provides 360-degree views of the ocean and the city.
Area: 31.88 square miles
Median Home Value: $720,200
Average Household Income: $84,915
Average Commute Time: 26.01 mins
- OCRC Raceway
- Huntington State Beach
- Huntington Beach Pier
- BolsaChica Wetlands/BolsaChica Conservancy
- Huntington Beach Historical Society
- XP Museum
- Main Street
- Bella Terra
- Goldenwest College
- IInternational Surfing Museum
- Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
- The Strand on 5th
- Pacific City
- US Open of Surfing July 23-31th 2016
- Dog Beach
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