The city of Seal Beach is the gateway to Orange County. It is situated between Long Beach, to the north and Huntington Beach, to the south. Seal Beach definitely has that “small town” feel. Seal Beach homes for sale in Orange County are a hidden treasure!
Initially Seal Beach began as a seaside getaway and boat landing and was a popular summer vacation destination. During World War II, the United States Navy purchased 5000 acres in Seal Beach and established the Naval Weapons Station which remains there today.
The population of Seal Beach is just over 25,000 people. It is well known for its retirement community, Leisure World, which is comprised of over 9,000 residents. Leisure World is a private guard gated community of homes with one and two bedroom apartments and condos. These Seal Beach homes overlook beautiful green belts and some also have golf course views. Although better known for its retirement community, along the Seal Beach coast you will find the community of Old Town which has many cozy beach cottages. There are also those premium waterfront properties that come with million dollar price tags and can be found in the guard gated community known as Surfside. All of these communities homes and condos are featured on our Seal Beach Homes for Sale page.
In keeping with that small town feel, Main Street is the shopping and dining hub of Seal Beach. Currently, there are 49 shops, 6 art galleries, a few antique stores and over 20 restaurants. The Red Car Historical Museum is just west of Main Street. Of course there is always the Seal Beach Pier. The pier is the perfect place to go pier fishing, take a nice walk or have lunch at the end of the pier at Ruby’s Diner. The Seal Beach Pier is known for being the longest wooden pier in California. Want to see some wildlife? Located in Seal Beach is the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge area. The Refuge is a vital resource to dwindling populations of native plants and animals. It also provides an essential habitat for three endangered species.
If you're searching for homes for sale with that “small town” atmosphere near the beach then check out the quaint town of Seal Beach. Seal Beach, one of Orange County’s finest cities with some of the finest real estate.