About Huntington Beach
This is the city that is officially known as ‘Surf City, USA’ – and trademarked itself as such! Huntington Beach may be all about the beach – but it’s so much more than that, offering residents the best in both urban-suburban living and an outdoor lifestyle.
Huntington Beach is situated to the south of Seal Beach and to the north of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, placing it at the very heart of Orange County and making it a quintessential southern California community.
Five Great Reasons to Live in Huntington Beach
Surf, Surf, Surf!
Yes, it’s all about the surf in Huntington Beach. Hardly surprising given its 8.5 miles of perfect golden beaches, mild year-around climate and rich surfing history. It certainly helps Huntington Beach retain its laid-back, carefree spirit.
Take A Walk on the Pier
Cross the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and you will come upon the iconic heart of the city, the famous Huntington Beach Pier. You can enjoy a stroll and views along its 1,850 feet and grab a bite at Ruby's Surf City Diner.
Nature Beyond the Beaches
Huntington Beach is not just about beaches. The Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is a 1,300-acre coastal estuary with five miles of trails and amazing bird-watching. Huntington Central Park is the county’s largest state park with its sprawling 300 acres.
A Main Street Jaunt
Main Street in the city’s Downtown is always worth a visit. It has over 250 shops and being over 100 years old means it has an interesting mix of the old and the new. It features a terrific Farmer's Market every Tuesday night.
Huntington Beach Central Library is an architectural gem, with its stunning mid-century design, including a wonky central bookstack! The Huntington Beach Symphony Orchestra is a source of cultural pride for the city.
Apartment Stats in Huntington Beach:
58% of residents own their home in this Orange County city. The average apartment size in Huntington Beach is 858 sq. ft, with the median list price per square foot being $502. This is significantly higher per square foot than the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Metro average. The average apartment rental is $1,993.
Huntington Beach is not cheap for homebuyers but it’s an iconic city that offers a beach lifestyle that is the epitome of Southern California living.