Seal Beach, formerly known as “Anaheim Landing”, is a small town located just south of Long Beach in the northwest corner of Orange County. The city is home to a naval base and an impressive stretch of beach, including the second longest pier in California. Seal Beach was previously known as a extremely popular tourist destination with a waterfront amusement park and regularly packed beaches and a throughout the summer months. While much of this traffic has migrated south to Newport and Huntington, the city still attracts a number of surfers and neighboring residents. The great weather, friendly people, and small-town charm make Seal Beach a great place to live.
Places to see in Seal Beach
Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge – Established in 1972 and located on 1,000 acres of land in northern Orange County, the National Wildlife Refuge is a must see for nature lovers. The park is home to a number of local endangered wildlife but is only open a few days per month, so plan your trip accordingly.
Seal Beach Pier – The second longest wooden pier in California can be found in Seal Beach. The pier was recently destroyed by a fire but quickly rebuilt. It remains an ideal spot to fish, watch surfers, or check out unbelievable views othe city and the sparkling ocean.
Eisenhower Park – Located at the beginning of the pier, Eisenhower Park is a great place to bring your kids to take in the sights and sounds of the city. the park features a playground, picnic areas, and beach volleyball courts.
Popular Local Restaurants
McGaugh Elementary School
Los Alamitos Elementary School
Hopkinson Elementary School
Oak Middle School
McAuliffe Middle School
Los Alamitos High School
Full List of Schools in Los Alamitos Unified School District can be Found Here
Seal Beach Real Estate Market: The median home value in Seal Beach is approximately $886,600 (as of December 2016) while price per square foot is approximately $269. This is significantly lower than the average price per square foot of $389 for the rest of the Long Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Metro area. The current housing market in the city has cooled off significantly after a massive rise in home values in 2016. Since 2015, home values have risen 11.9% but are expected to grow just 1.9% before December of 2017.
Seal Beach Rental Market: The average rent in Seal Beach is $3,255. This is significantly higher than the average rent of $2,675 for the rest of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Metro area.
Demographics and More
Zip Codes: 90740
Population: Seal Beach has a population of 24,168 as of the last available census. The median age of residents is very high with an average age of 57.3 years old. 39.4% of residents are male while 61.6% of residents are female.
Climate: Seal Beach is located on the coast in northern Orange County. Consequently, the city typically has a semi-arid climate with very little change in temperature throughout the year. The coastal location causes warmer winter temperatures and cooler summer temperatures than inland cities. Temperatures rarely climb above 85 and below 45 degrees throughout the year.
Crime: The overall crime rate in Seal Beach is 59% lower than the national average, and safer than approximately 74% of the cities in California. Safety has become a matter of discussion in the city, however, as the number of crimes has increased by 18% from the previous year.
81% Caucasian (14.2% Hispanic)
0.8% African American
Incorporated Date: October 27, 1915