Huntington Beach

Are you thinking of moving or relocating to Huntington Beach, California? Would you like to know what the quality of life is like living in Huntington Beach?

Weather   How much crime?   What are the neighborhoods like?   What are the people like?

The weather in the summer is always 10 degree cooler than Los Angeles. Summer months it ranges from 75-85 and a few times it has been in the mid-90's later in the summer months around July-Aug. Winters are very mild about 50-60 degrees. There is no need for air conditioning because there is a ocean breeze. In the winter, the fog can be very thick and hard to drive in. When it does rain, it will rain hard for a couple days at a time. We do have earthquakes that are mild.

  This is surf city USA where the U.S Open bringing many tourist into the the downtown areas and beaches. There are a lot of DUI because people come from all over and drink and drive here. Downtown there have been riots during major events and brawls usually due to alcohol consumption. I have had personally my purse stolen during a busy time downtown and items stolen. We have problems with hit and runs with some leading to critical injuries. Much of the crime is tourist related as the streets are not like most areas.   The areas around the beach are nicer to live by because of the closeness of the beach. Downtown main street is a nice tourist place with a lot of alcohol related problems as this is a party town. The areas more inland that are further from the beach areas are not good areas to live in as Utica/Florida St. This main race are white or caucasian very few minorities living in the area. There are million dollar houses next to apartment complexes.The houses are narrow and tall like that of San Francisco. Houses closer to the beach do not come with big backyards. Your yard in is the front of your house or you have a balcony. Houses further from the beach will look like track houses. Some of the best looking homes or more unique looking are scattered around downtown or the number streets from 1st to twentyth St. This is downtown.  

This is a party town closer to the beach. It is a hard place to raise a family because of the beach culture. Blue collar or lower incomes cannot survive in an area with higher priced real estate. I think older individuals will want to live closer inland area of Huntington Beach. It is a great place for singles to meet others as people come from all over to live here. I think African Americans will feel out of place with the lack of racial diversity.

Downtown Area   Restaurants   Schools   Single life
Downtown is a nice area but more for tourist entertainment. The Bella Terra has a a lot of good stores with a Costco. The buildings are modernized and a few have the original brick otherwise it has all been rebuilt. There are a lot of specialty stores. They have a market night for fresh foods and great shopping for new business owners bring new products to the area.   The best restaurants are located downtown main st with the variety of foods selections. I like Las Barcas for their Mexican food, BJ's pizza for great pizza and beer, Sugar shack has the best breakfast,Bodhi Tree Cafe has good vegetarian food, Ruby's on the pier has the best shakes/fries/burgers, and Fred's Mexican restaurant has the best drinks.   The schools are good with solid programs and a lot parent involvement. At Huntington Beach High School, they have an separate school for performing arts school that anyone can attend with an application and a separate admission qualifications other than living in the surrounding area.   There is a good opportunity to meet singles with many bars with comedy shops, dancing, and karaoke for entertainment. There are many people at the beaches and tourist from all over the world, which means there are a lot of people to meet.
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