Seal Beach is a quaint, charming seaside town located in northern Orange County, bordered on the north by Long Beach and the south by Huntington Beach. Just inland from Seal Beach you’ll find the cities of Rossmoor and Westminster. Along with the rest of coastal southern California, Seal Beach offers a pleasurable Mediterranean climate with mild winters and summers.
Why It’s Appealing:
Seal Beach has so much appeal it’s hard to acknowledge it all! This friendly, laid-back community is endearing from the beach to the pier to the Main Street Promenade. If you are fortunate enough to live below PCH, nearly everything you could ever want or need is found just a short walk from your front door, including banks, shops, restaurants, etc. Seal Beach has wonderful eateries, including Walt’s Wharf, Café Lafayette,Mahe Restaurant and four Irish pubs. Main Street also boasts Javatinis Espresso, where they micro-roast their own coffee beans for your enjoyment. A short drive inland but still within Seal Beach you will find Spaghettini Grill & Jazz Club. The Bay Theatre on PCH and Main, designed in the 1940’s with an art deco style, offers only independent and classic films. You can take surfing lessons or try your hand at fishing off the pier. Water sports abound in this small town where people enjoy swimming, boating, surfing, body surfing and more. A stroll out onto the pier will provide you with sensational views of downtown Long Beach, the Ports of L.A. and Long Beach and the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Gum Grove Nature Park is a great place for a hike, to walk the dog, or just enjoy the birds and foliage. Each spring and summer, local residents and visitors enjoy the annual grunion run on Seal Beach, where the little fish leave the water at night to spawn on the beach. Search the web for tide/spawning schedules. The streets of Seal Beach are lined with historic, lovely architecture and beautiful landscaping with everything from delightful bungalows and cottages to palatial waterfront homes. Seal Beach businesses and residence are a warm, friendly, tight-knit group.
● Seal Beach is home to the second longest wooden pier in the state of California. Originally built in the early1900’s, the pier was rebuilt in the 1980’s after a storm destroyed two sections.
● The elevation of Seal Beach is 15’ above sea level.
● The City of Seal Beach was first known as Bay City, but there was already a Bay City located in Northern California, so when the time came to incorporate on October 25, 1915, the town was named Seal Beach.
Area: 13.04 square miles
Median Home Value: $857,700
Average Household Income: $51,242
Average Commute Time: 29 minutes
Points of Interest:
- McGaugh Elementary
- Harbour View Elementary
Shares many middle and high schools with Los Alamitos school district. Long Beach School District is also nearby.
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