Huntington Beach communities offer residents and visitors an active yet laid back lifestyle. Stretching between Seal Beach to the North and Newport Beach to the South, Huntington boasts miles of beautiful sandy beaches and some very highly sought after Orange County Real Estate. Huntington Beach homes for sale will always have the beautiful beach as a main selling point.
The city first boomed in the 1920’s when a large oil deposits were discovered. The hundreds of derricks along the shore were eventually removed and in the 1950’s the residents started to flock to Huntington and started the Huntington Real Estate boom. It was at that time, the fastest growing city in the United States!
Huntington Beach is now known around the world as “Surf City” for the great waves and yearly professional surfing tournaments. It is a must-see destination for surfers and fans of all ages.
The city operates 70 parks covering 750 acres, preserving one of the best places in the country to live, work, and play. It’s 191,000 residents agree! (Huntington Beach 2011 population estimate)
Take a stroll around Main Street and the Huntington Beach pier for a wide selection of shops and restaurants. A the North end, the city has carved out Huntington Harbor with 5 manmade islands -Admirality, Gilbert, Humboldt, Davenport, and Trinidad with its beautiful waterfront homes along the many canals. Kayaking and electric Duffy boats are a popular way to get around and enjoy the year-round sunshine!
The Huntington Beach School District contains 35 Elementary schools and 5 High Schools and has been the recipient of top national awards for Education. Huntington Beach is also home to 2 community colleges for higher education needs.
Huntington Beach also prides itself by consistently appearing on the list of safest places to live for its safe streets and low crime rate.
Huntington Beach homes for sale are offered at every variety and to meet all lifestyles and budgets.