The City of Huntington Beach, CA is a seaside city in Orange County. It is the largest coastal city in Orange County stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the 405 freeway on the north. As of 2010, the population was 189,992.
Huntington Beach is known as Surf City, USA, this name was a marketing idea to market the beach life style and culture that Huntington Beach offers is residents and visitors. Ultimately there is great deal of truth in name, as the city offers one of the best surf breaks in Southern California and because of this, many of the residents of HB have a passion for surfing. One of the largest surfing events, The US Open takes place every summer in Huntington Beach, with most of the events located in and around the pier.
Huntington Beach Real Estate offers a diverse collection of options ranging from first time buyer condos, estate homes, golf view homes, and water front estate homes with your own private boat dock. The majority of the city is located within the areas of Northwest HB, Ocean View, and Southeast HB, these areas are primarily single family homes.
The balance of the city is made up of three distinct areas, Huntington Harbour, Sea Cliff, and Downtown Huntington Beach. These neighborhoods have been detailed below to provide a better idea of the homes and condos in the each neighborhood.
The City is served by the Huntington Beach Union High School District, the schools include Edison High School, Marina High School, Ocean View High School and Huntington Beach High School. The city is also home to Golden West College, a community college.
Living in Downtown HB offers many choices of home and condos. There are beach cottages, modern ocean view homes and numerous downtown condos. The condos located in downtown area include larger gated town home developments that sit on the edge of Downtown HB, these include Sea Bridge Townhomes and Villas, Pacific Ranch Townhomes and Seaside Village. There are condo developments in the heart of downtown including Villas Del Mar, Huntington Bayshore and Townsquare Condos. There are also ocean view condos located on PCH, these include Huntington Pacific, Pier House and Pier Colony. All these downtown HB condos are great for second homes or full time residents looking to enjoy the downtown lifestyle.
The home in the downtown area include some older beach cottages and a few ranch style homes. However the most the downtown HB area has been redeveloped over the years with modern three story Mediterranean and contemporary style homes. Many of the these homes offer ocean views either from the third floors of the roof decks, which are great for enjoying the beautiful southern California weather.
Huntington Harbour is the premier boating community located in Northwest Huntington Beach. The community is made up of five man-made islands and the channels which flow about these islands. There are six separate neighborhoods which make up Huntington Harbour, these neighborhoods include Trinidad Island, Humbolt Island, Davenport Island, Admiralty Island and Gilbert Island, as well as the gated community of Coral Cay and Huntington Harbour mainland.