Seal Beach is an Orange County, California city which is in the western most corner of the county. Seal Beach is bordered by Long Beach and San Pedro Bay on the northwest, Huntington Beach and Huntington Harbour on the southwest, Garden Grove and Westminster on the east and Los Alamitos on the north. The city was incorporated and took its current name in 1915. Previously the city was called both “Anaheim Landing” and Bay City. The city is known as the “Friendly City” and has an approximate population of 25,000 residents. Seal Beach is just 29 miles from Los Angeles and 102 miles from San Diego.
Seal Beach is a mid-size city with a wide variety of real estate options. Seal Beach is divided into three areas; Leisure World, Seal Beach Naval Station and the rest of the city. Leisure World is large senior community. The city has a large variety of property choices such as condos, starter homes, townhomes, duplexes, single family homes, beach cottages and custom built ocean front estates. Residences are scattered throughout several neighborhoods including Leisure World, Old Town, Herron Point, College Park West and The Hill. There are both guard gated and non-guard gated developments to choose from. Views from Seal Beach properties include the Pacific Ocean, Seal Beach Pier, coastline, white water, city night lights and beautiful sunsets. Home prices range from $175,000 to five million dollars in Seal Beach.
Seal Beach students attend schools in the award winning Los Alamitos School District. The five elementary schools serving the city include McGaugh Elementary School, Hopkinson Elementary School, Rossmoor Elementary, Lee Elementary and Weaver Elementary School. There are two middle schools; Oak Middle School and McAuliffe Middle School and one high school; Los Alamitos High School. In addition there are 24 private schools in the city.
With gorgeous year round weather, Seal Beach is home to a host of outdoor activities. There is an aquatics center, tennis courts and soccer fields scattered throughout the multiple parks in Seal Beach. Many local parks offer classes year round. Seal Beach is home to a 920 acre National Wildlife Refuge. The Seal Beach Pier is the second longest wooden pier in California. The pier is a great place watching both people and sea life.