Huntington Beach is located on the shore of the Pacific Ocean in northwestern Orange County. It is surrounded by Westminster to the north, Fountain Valley to the northeast, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach to the east, and Seal Beach to the west . Los Angeles is located 35 miles to the northwest and San Diego is 95 miles to the southeast.
Founded in the late 1880's, Huntington Beach was incorporated on Feb. 17. 1909. Population is 190,000. It is the third largest city in Orange County, the 11th largest city in California and the 92nd largest city in the United States.
Ranked #1 by several publications
"Safest City" in America among the 100 largest cities -- Morgan Quitno Press
"#1 in Personal Income" among the 100 largest cities -- Governing Magazine
"#1 Place to raise children" -- Zero Population Growth International
"#1 City for business in California" -- California Business Magazine
Median Household Income -- $59,187
Climate -- Mean annual temperature is 62 degrees Fahrenheit, Mean annual humidity is 64.7 percent Annual rainfall is under 12 inches, with the majority falling from December through March.
Recreation -- The crown jewel of the recreational system is its nine miles of spacious, sandy beaches. Huntington Beach is also home to one of the largest pleasure piers in the world. City's park system includes 58 public parks and the largest city-owned and operated regional park in Orange County -- Huntington Central Park. Also within the city's boundaries are three miles of equestrian trails, school playgrounds, a city gym, a seniors' recreation center, two golf courses, 72 tennis courts, a marina, and a protected wildlife preserve.
Huntington Beach's 8 miles of pristine, uninterrupted beach-front enjoy a year-round Mediterranean climate and offer great swimming, surfing, sunbathing, beach sports, and romantic sunset walks. There's also plentiful parking, restrooms and showers, convenient food and rental concessions, all-season daytime lifeguard services, and fire rings for evening gatherings
There's never a shortage of things to do in Huntington Beach, from fun-filled recreational activities like surfing, skateboarding, biking, boating, fishing, golf, tennis, and beach volleyball to shopping, dining, museum and theater-going. And Disneyland, Knott's Theme Park, and Wild Rivers Waterpark are less than 20 miles away!
Huntington Beach's 19 hotels, motels and hostel, many conveniently located near the beach, offer a wide range of accommodations and amenities, from luxuriously appointed suites and state-of-the-art meeting and conference facilities to economy options for the budget-minded traveler.
Whatever your culinary or nightlife preferences, Huntington Beach has the perfect choice for you. From fast food to foie gras, the city offers an incredible range of dining options. For evening entertainment, visit the pulsating hot spots along Main Street, enjoy a night at the theater, or stargaze with your significant other on a romantic beach walk.
Huntington Beach is a shopper's paradise. Main Street, the city's downtown commercial hub just steps from the beach, offers a mix of quaint shops and modern shopping complexes, with everything from seashells to sexy clothes. If Main Street doesn't have what you need, there are numerous shopping malls within a 15-mile radius of the city.