Surf City USA
Popularly known as “Surf City USA”, Huntington Beach has a reputation as a coastal city and as a playground for people who love the beach. Named for real estate developer Henry E. Huntington (who the famous Huntington Library is also named after), Huntington Beach homes are varied in style and age, with options for starter homes all the way up to the most luxe estates.
Growing in the early 1900s to the present day, Huntington Beach homes are as different and varied as the years would indicate. With the Mediterranean climate Orange County is known for, many homes embrace more outdoor entertaining than average, with terraces on homes or close proximity to urban hubs to stay in the excitement at all hours. Huntington Beach real estate is particularly great for people looking for townhomes and condominiums. The closer you get to the ocean and to downtown, the more interesting the developments become, weaving in mixed use with local businesses, shopping, and entertainment.
With exception of the piers, no development is allowed on the actual beach lining Huntington Beach. This makes the houses in Huntington Beach closest to the shore particularly valuable for their unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, and the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Huntington Beach real estate is also frequently near or directly next to marshlands and coastal estuaries like Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve.
A few popular neighborhoods in Huntington Beach include:
- Canyon Villas
- Heather Ridge
- St. Moritz
- Casa La Paz
- Provence D’Aliso
- Wood Canyon
While known primarily as a surfing hotspot and home to the US Surfing Open, Huntington Beach has a vibrant local community on the shore. Major shopping destinations like Bella Terra and Pacific City provide dining and retail, while landmarks like the Bolsa Chica Wetlands provide pleasant walks in nature with sea breezes. Huntington Central Park is the largest part owned by a city, with 350 acres of land that have been artfully xeriscaped to blend with native California plants and wildlife. That being said, the sweeping expanses of sand that make up Huntington Beach’s coast are amongst the most friendly to visitors and locals alike, making this city a perpetual vacation hotspot.
Single Family, Condominiums, Duplex
Varied - multiple tracts with different styles.
Surfing capital of the USA with home options at multiple price points.
Ocean views along PCH and close to shoreline; some marshland views.
Walking and close driving distance.
Homes Currently Listed in Huntington Beach
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