About Seal Beach
Did you know that Forbes magazine named Seal Beach as one of the five friendliest towns in America? This seaside community has come a long way in its evolution from a raucous port to one of the most genuine and nicest communities in southern California.
"Mayberry by the Sea" as it’s known is nestled between the larger cities of Long Beach and Huntington Beach and is the perfect northern gateway into Orange County.
Five Great Reasons to Live in Seal Beach
Quaint Yet Central
Seal Beach is superbly located for easy access to the rest of Orange County, as well as LA County, being situated 27 miles south of LAX. Access is super easy via the 405 freeway or PCH (Pacific Coast Highway).
A Great Place for the Family
Seal Beach boasts excellent public schools and is a noticeably family-friendly, tight-knit place to live. It’s also very safe. Dogs love it too – there are doggie parks and doggie beaches everywhere!
Seal Beach is terrific for the outdoors with its golden beaches and enviable parks and recreation system, which includes 75.45 acres of parks and many facilities. The epic San Gabriel River Bike Trail offers breathtaking vistas.
Main Street Ahoy!
Think of over 100 inviting retail spaces, including diverse restaurants and a host of antique and specialty shops at the end of which is the romantic wooden Seal Beach Pier, the second-longest pier in California. On a clear day you can view Long Beach Harbor and Catalina Island from it.
Seal Beach thrives on its festivals, many of them free. The Japan America Kite Festival is southern California's largest kiting event, whilst there’s an annual Restaurant Week, not to mention St. Patrick's Day on Main Street which is when the leprechauns come out to play!
Apartment Stats in Seal Beach:
Seal Beach was recently ranked #2 in Best Places to buy a house in California! The average apartment size in Seal Beach is 792 sq. ft, with the median list price per square foot being $319. The average rental for an apartment in Seal Beach is $1,913. 75% of residents own their home in this city, making it quite a tight, competitive rental market due to a lack of available stock relative to other cities in Orange County.
Apartments to buy in Seal Beach may not come cheap but it’s more than compensated by offering a laidback, safe and unpretentious lifestyle.