Continuing our look at the best suburban cities of the Los Angeles area, we will take a look at the beautiful and inviting Seal Beach Community. Seal Beach is located along the coast, about 28 miles east of Los Angeles – between the cities of Long Beach and Huntington Beach. The city was named for the seals that once took up residence along the beachfront. Although the seals have relocated, the city is now full of quaint neighborhoods and a strong sense of community.
Seal Beach serves as a gateway to Orange County’s 42 miles of northern coastline. The town is quiet and laid-back, providing a true sense of community. Residents of this charming seaside city can work, play, eat and live inside the city limits. Don’t let the laid-back atmosphere fool you; Seal Beach is a great place to find fine-dining, to get outside and enjoy water sports and find the shopping treasures you are looking for.
The city sits on a total area of 13.1 square miles; with 11.3 square miles of this as land and the remaining 1.8 square miles is water. There is a mile and a half of beachfront, from 1st Street through Surfside. One of the most popular attractions at Seal Beach is the Pier, which is the second longest wooden pier in the state of California. It was originally constructed in the early 1900’s, but was later rebuilt in the 1980’s after a storm destroyed two sections of it. The park system in Seal Beach is made up of 18 parks, four Community Centers, one Tennis Center, one Gymnasium (Indoor Sports Facility), and one Aquatics Facility.
There is plenty of outdoor activity found throughout the town. The wide, sandy beaches and perfect surfing spots make Seal Beach ideal for swimming, kitesurfing, board surfing, windsurfing, kayaking and even sandcastle building with the family. The average daily temperature ranges from 70º F in summer to 55º F in winter.
The many neighborhoods throughout Seal Beach provide residents with a quiet, beachfront community where you can raise a family in one of the most ideal climates in the country. The median housing cost is $867,500 and the average median age of homeowners is 49. The school system is considered a top-notch district with many award-winning teachers.
There is plenty to keep the locals busy in Seal Beach.
- Seal Beach Food Tours offers an opportunity for foodies to wine and dine at seven award-winning restaurants throughout Old Town Seal Beach. There are a large number of culinary and cultural gems along historic Main Street.
- M&M Surfing School is a great spot where surfers of all levels of experience can learn to ride the waves. Experienced instructors can help you hang ten and look good doing it.
- Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge is the best place to experience the splendor of nature in Seal Beach. You can choose to wander the paths yourself or sign up for a guided tour.
- Main Street Wine Cellar may have the best wine selection in town, but it also is a great place for appetizers or dinner. The friendly atmosphere makes this is a great local hangout.
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