Huntington Beach CA Real Estate

Huntington Beach is the original “Surf City,” known worldwide for its unbeatable waves and beautiful waterfront. The community is home to the International Surfing Museum, and is the longtime site of the U.S. Open Surfing Championships, attended by many thousands of surf enthusiasts every July. Huntington Beach's notoriety has greatly inflated local land values, and once led a New England encyclopedia company to give away free property deeds to Huntington Beach as a promotional gimmick. To east coasters, Huntington Beach a symbol of the California real estate boom, a beautiful oceanfront city in constant demand among home buyers. Prices amid Huntington Beach real estate range from the low 600's to more than $6 million.

Huntington Beach was named for Henry E. Huntington, who helped bring rail service and early prosperity to towns on the west coast. Today, Huntington Beach enjoys a diverse economy, with prospects ranging from tourism to high-tech, and a steadily growing population. Within the city are a number of distinct residential and resort communities, including the beautiful Huntington Harbor, and Sea Cliff, which includes a private golf and tennis club.

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Huntington Beach ranks among the top 10 safest cities in the US, and is a favorite among families for its excellent education opportunities. The city supports its own school district, with five high schools, and 35 elementary schools, and is also home to the respected Goldenwest College.

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