Orange County Estate News & Market Trends

Our Orange County real estate news blog covers everything from local market statistics, to home value trends, to community happenings. That’s because we care about the community and want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. We’d love to talk with you!

Feb. 15, 2019

The Best Date Night Spots In Huntington and Seal Beach

 

Since Valentine's Day fell on a Thursday, we’re celebrating local business we love all weekend, and the best part is that we will be past the prix fixe menus, reservations, and high prices. The perfect time for you to enjoy your significant other out on the town in some of our team at I Love OC Homes’ favorite spots.

Seal Beach Mahé

Mahé was started in Seal Beach by three good friends who believed in great food, exceptional service, and making lasting friendships with our customers. The atmosphere is casual, comfortable, and cool. There is live music and some of the finest chefs around serving the highest quality steaks, the freshest fish available, and an amazing sushi bar! A must try in Seal Beach.

Walt’s Wharf

Walt's Wharf is an award-winning seafood restaurant located in Seal Beach, and specializes in the freshest seafood, prepared over an open oak fire. They also offer an extensive wine list featuring selections from top local wineries.

Ola Mexican Kitchen

Ola, which is Spanish for “wave” and Hawaiian for “life” is the inspiration behind Ola Mexican Kitchen, an exciting and tasty new culinary concept located at Pacific City in Huntington Beach. With one of the best views on the coast, Ola offers authentic Mexican comfort food with South of the Border influences.

Captain Jack’s

If you enjoy laid-back joint that lures locals with its classic surf 'n' turf, casual vibe, and kitschy decor, Captain Jacks is your go-to in Surf City!

Duke’s

Duke’s may be touristy, but this Hawaiian-themed restaurant that is named after surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku is a kick. With unbeatable views of the beach, fresh fish and punchy cocktails, it’s a primo spot.

All of these restaurants are original to Coastal North Orange County and are just a few of the many reasons we love calling this place home. Each year we like showing our love by supporting local businesses.

If you are looking to move to or from the Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, or Rossmoor areas, or you just want some more restaurant tips to celebrate a special night, give me (Tim DeShazer), of I Love OC Homes, a call at (562) 881-8252   

Posted in Huntington Beach
Feb. 8, 2019

Relocating With The Dannan Family

Last year we had the pleasure of working with the Dannan family who relocated from Southern California to Washington. Tim DeShazer, founder of I Love OC Homes, helped them do so efficiently and get the most from their current home in Orange County. Here’s their experience:

I Love OC Homes: Tell us about working with Tim and the I Love OC Homes team.

Dominic Dannan: Tim was always on time and always checked in with us in between appointments.

I Love OC Homes: Can you walk us through some of the factors in the sale of your home?

Dominic Dannan: Tim and the declutter specialists gave us a fairly large checklist of things to do, fix, move, and clean. We were able to finish them all, and I am positive that it lead to our home being sold for over $1 million.

I Love OC Homes: What was your overall experience working with Tim and the I Love OC Homes team?

Dominic Dannan: Tim was always positive about selling our house and had to keep my wife’s hopes of a higher selling point in check, but it was great. He didn’t give us a false assurance but knew the market and what our house was worth.

I Love OC Homes: Did I Love OC Homes offer a certain level of advice, services, support, and market knowledge?

Dominic Dannan: Tim explained the differences in the price of our home being so close to Magnolia compared to a home on the interior track in HB. He explained because we were so close to a major street, the location was desirable, but it cooled off some buyers. He definitely knows what he is talking about.

He set us up with a handyman who helped me out, as my fingers are normally useless away from a keyboard. In addition, the declutter specialist was amazing and came out for several days to assist us with our task list.

I Love OC Homes: How likely are you to refer Tim and the team at I Love OC Homes to friends?

Dominic Dannan: I would absolutely recommend Tim to any of my friends in Orange County as their realtor. He does an amazing job, he is knowledgeable, and his positive attitude is what makes the difference between someone who cares for their clients versus someone interested in just another sale.

With the help of our experienced team, we have another satisfied I Love OC Homes client who was willing to share their story.  If you are looking to sell your home or relocate to or from the area, give us a call at (562) 881-8252. We’re ready to help declutter your home and have a profitable experience.

Feb. 1, 2019

What Are The Best Coffee Shops In Town

These days it’s hard to find anyone that doesn’t run on coffee, especially our team at I Love OC Homes. Luckily, we have a plethora of local one of a kind coffee shops all over coastal North Orange County that brew the best beans in town, and all bring their own unique flair.

SIT STAY CAFE

The Sit Stay Cafe off Orange in the heart of Surf City is a true neighborhood gem that is continuing traditions started nearly 10 years ago when the first coffee shop was opened at this location. Shorts, flip-flops, even pjs...you will feel welcome in our friendly, casual and relaxed atmosphere. The cafe is owned and staffed by dog lovers and is a dog-friendly place.

602 COFFEE HOUSE

 Kick start any of your mornings at 602 Coffee House. They heavily focus on serving quality roasted coffee and the presentation of each cup. Teaming up with Equator®, 602 has been able to support environmentally sound certifications, as well as practices that produce the highest quality coffee while securing a dignified life for those who produce it. This tasty drink so many of us rely on and enjoy has a much bigger impact on our earth then people think.

BOGART'S COFFEE 

Bogarts Coffee has been home to Seal Beach residents since 2002 and brings organic coffee and tea with views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island, from sunrise to sunset. Bogart’s host weekly musical events - Tuesday Open Mic nights as well as weekend music featuring local talent.  They also work with all the local schools and community organizations and participate in the many events in and around Seal Beach. 

PORTOLA COFFEE LAB

 Portola is one of the newer shops to open at Pacific City in Downtown Huntington Beach but was voted Roast Magazine’s prestigious 2015 Micro Roaster of the Year for brings their meticulous artistry-in-a cup. This is expected when the owners travel to Africa, South and Central Americas every year in search of the perfect raw ingredients.  

PHILZ COFFEE

Although Philz is a part of a larger chain of coffee shops, it started 25 years ago when Phil Jaber began experimenting with beans from around the world, and after years of perfecting the process, today there are over 30 unique blends at Philz, and a team of passionate and committed baristas handcrafting cups to an amazingly high standard! 

All of these shops also offer a variety of treats from açai bowls, donuts, and avocado toast! It’s safe to say that the team at I love OC Homes are frequent flyers to all of these local coffee houses depending on where our next listing takes us around town.

Would you like to have a cup of coffee with me?

If you are looking for a new home, or you are considering listing your home in the Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, or Rossmoor areas, give me (Tim DeShazer), of I Love OC Homes, a call at (562) 881-8252    

Posted in Huntington Beach
Jan. 25, 2019

Best Way to Prepare Your Home For Sale During Peak Real Estate Season

 

We are just a couple months away from peak season in the real estate market, and this is the perfect time to start working on increasing the value of your home if you are looking to sell. Our team at I Love OC Homes has carefully curated our checklist of upgrades that your home could use, and not all of them are costly.  

OUTSIDE 

You’ve heard it before; it’s all about curb appeal! First impressions are everything, and the first thing buyers see is the outside of the home. The yard and front of the house also give buyers a good hint at what the upkeep of the inside of the home looks like and an overall feel for the neighborhood. You don’t have to hire professional landscapers.  Here’s what you can do: you can pull any weeds that have sprouted, pot a seasonal plant by the front door, check that all of the light bulbs work, and even a good pressure washing of the walkway and driveway goes a very long way.  Some more formal upkeep to check for is:

 

      Driveway and walkway cracks that can be sealed

      Check fencing and gates

      Check and trim trees near the house

      Check for loose, damaged, or missing roofing and flashings

      Clean all gutters

      Check weather-stripping and seals on all windows and doors

      Check condition of the water heater

INSIDE

There are a number of things you can do on the inside of your home to increase its value. First things first, lighting is everything, and it can easily be enhanced. You can add brighter light bulbs, open the blinds to let in natural light, and remove any heavy curtains that keep natural light out. If you have rooms in your house with more eccentric colors, painting all of the rooms neutral will not only be more welcoming, but it makes smaller rooms appear larger.

Every house has wear and tear, and that’s ok.  Now is the perfect time to complete the maintenance that you have been neglecting. When it comes time for home inspections, the little things like ripped screens and faucets matter.

Last but not least, if you have the means in your budget to hire a professional photographer to capture your home, it will help your home sell faster since most buyers are doing more research online than ever before.

When you’re ready to list your home, let us help you find ways to boost the value. We’ll guide you through the home selling process, working to protect your interests every step of the way and including our decluttering and staging services. If you are thinking about selling your home, call me Tim Deshazer at (562) 881-8252.

Posted in Huntington Beach
Jan. 18, 2019

The Beauty and Charm of Rossmoor

Welcome to Rossmoor, California! Rossmoor is an affluent unincorporated neighborhood in Orange County, bordering Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, and Long Beach. It truly is a hidden gem. Rossmoor has a population of about 10,000 people and the take advantage of the wonderful local facilities, schools, and shopping malls.

BACKGROUND

The Rossmoor community was developed from 1955 - 1961 by Ross W. Cortese, who was a well-known Orange County developer. Once Rossmoor was complete, Cortese constructed the first of the Leisure World gated retirement communities in Seal Beach, adjacent to  Rossmoor. The Rossmoor community is easy to recognize because of its red brick "signature wall" that borders the entire community and differentiates it from neighboring Orange County cities.

LIVE

Rossmoor schools are part of the Los Alamitos Unified School District. Younger students (K-5) can attend four of the six elementary schools of the district. Rossmoor, Weaver, Lee, and Hopkinson are all located within the boundaries of Rossmoor. As for upper-level schooling, Rossmoor residents have to leave the community and attend a school in a neighboring region in Orange County to attend either Oak Middle School or McAuliffe Middle School. High school students go to Laurel or Los Alamitos High School, which is a Gold Ribbon School. When it comes to college, the area contains multiple reputable schools, including California State University Long Beach which is less than a 10-minute drive from Rossmoor.  Other nearby campuses include Pepperdine University, the University of California Irvine, Chapman University, Cal State Dominguez Hills, USC, UCLA, and the Art Institute of California, and more.

As far as commuting goes, Rossmoor is conveniently located near the 405 Freeway as well as the 605 giving residents and visitors easy access to South Orange County and up into Los Angeles County.

SHOP & DINE

The community of Rossmoor has two shopping centers within its boundaries, the Rossmoor Village Square, and the Shops at Rossmoor. The Shops at Rossmoor has everything from Chipotle, Panera Bread, and In-N-Out to Ulta, Loft, Marshalls, HomeGoods and so much more. You can view the entire directory here. You’ll be able to find everything you need less than 5 minutes from home.

There is also excellent food in its neighboring cities. In Los Alamitos, you can find the Original Fish Co, Shenandoah At the Arbor, Katella Deli, Maderas Steakhouse, and Hof’s Hut Restaurant and Bakery. Seal Beach is also home to high-end restaurants, many of which offer panoramic views of the ocean. Must-try restaurants in Seal Beach include the Kobe Steakhouse, The Hangout Restaurant & Beach Bar, Walt’s Wharf, Beachwood BBQ, Mahe, and the Crema Cafe.

PLAY

Although Rossmoor is located just inland from it's surrounding beach communities, it’s a short drive to the Pacific Ocean.  Neighboring Seal Beach is the home to California’s second largest wooden pier, where you can find surfers catching waves all year long.

The carefully curated community of Rossmoor is an excellent place in our opinion to raise a family. If you are thinking of calling Rossmoor home, take a peek at the current homes available on the market in Rossmoor for you to view HERE. You can also contact me directly at (562) 881-8252 or tim@iloveochomes.com if you have any questions or see something you like.

Posted in Seal Beach
Jan. 11, 2019

What’s Happening In 2019

 

We are already a couple of weeks into the New Year, but we are pumped! You know the phrase, “the future is so bright, we have to wear sunglasses?”  Grab your shades because we have a lot of fun in the sun ahead of us here in Huntington Beach and the surrounding communities of Seal Beach and Rossmoor.  The I Love OC Homes team has picked four big events in Orange County you don’t want to miss out on this year and all the more reason you should make this coastal destination your home.

 

Coastal Country Jam

 

Sunshine, sand in your toes, and country music. What more could you ask for? Coastal Country Jam will be going down in Huntington Beach on Saturday, April 6. Taking the stage is Jake Owen, Dylan Scott, and country music superstar Tim Mcgraw. Enjoy amazing BBQ, beach bars, hammocks, line dancing, art installations, and the best looking country crowd around! Tickets are available for purchase now and are going fast, just use the link above.

Seal Beach Summer Concerts

 

Each summer from June through August, the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce, the City of Seal Beach, and Seal Beach Businesses sponsor FREE Summer Concerts at the foot of the Seal Beach Pier in Eisenhower Park every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. The concerts are fun for date nights and the kids to run around and burn some energy.

 

Vans US Open of Surfing

 

Huntington Beach, otherwise known as "Surf City," is one of the premier surfing breaks in Orange County. The pier is known for having the perfect shape and regularly having waves while the rest of the coast is flat. For this reason, Huntington host the Vans US Open — a nine-day surf competition and largest action sports festivals that’s been a tradition since 1959. This year the US Open will run from Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 – Sunday, Aug 4, 2019, and will include curated retail spaces, world-class skateboard, and BMX competitions, and the Van Doren Village featuring art exhibitions and hands-on creative workshops for attendees. This event attracts nearly 500,000 from all over to watch some of the best surfers in the world duke it out while surfing the pier.

 

The Great Pacific Air Show

 

Ask anyone in Huntington Beach; The Great Pacific Airshow is the best airshow in the US,  The show draws more than 1.5 million attendees from across Southern California annually, just three years after its debut, and is well on its way to bring two million in 2019. The Great Pacific Airshow blends the excitement of extreme sports, high-tech aerial acrobatics, beachside surf nostalgia, and patriotism for an unforgettable experience in the sand. Produced by Huntington Beach-based creative production agency Code Four, The Great Pacific Airshow is a family-friendly, inspiring event that thrills people of all ages.

 

All of these events are just another reason we love living in Orange County, California. We hope you mark your calendars, work these into your yearly budgets, and enjoy all we have to offer in the community!

 

If you are looking for homes in the area, we’ve pulled the current listings for your viewing pleasure here! If you are looking for an agent I’d love to help, contact me (Tim DeShazer) anytime at 562-881-8252 or tim@iloveochomes.com.

Posted in Huntington Beach
Jan. 4, 2019

Huntington Beach Harbour Home Life

 

If you can’t live on the beach, the next best thing is living on Huntington Beach Harbour in Surf City USA. The Harbour is a community of about 3,500 people located in the northwestern section of Huntington Beach and just South of Seal Beach.

Our team at I Love OC Homes is just smitten with this area.  We have gathered your go-to guide for everything you need to know about living in the Huntington Beach Harbour which is an amazing place for families, bachelors, and beach lovers.

HARBOUR HISTORY

Construction of the Huntington Harbour began in 1963 for $200 million dollars with the removal of the historic Sunset Bay Estuary wetlands. The goal was to create the residential development of 680 acres of five man-made islands with waterways varying from 15 to 20 feet in depth used for boating. The five man-made islands in Huntington Harbour include Admiralty, Davenport, Gilbert, Humboldt, and Trinidad. The majority of the homes were built in the 1960s to late 1970 varying from one to nearly five million dollars and feature three to six bedrooms that range from 2,090 to 6,739 square feet of living space. The Huntington Harbour is also home to the Huntington Harbour Yacht Club (HHYC), with a membership of about 300 people.

COMMUNITY

The Harbour is home to five public beaches where homeowners can bring their children to play in the sand and swim in the shallow water by the shore.  You’ll love this water too – it is a few degrees warmer than the ocean due to the shallow waters. Kayakers and paddle boarders also use these beaches as access points to the wonderful harbor as well as swimmers who can enjoy long-distance swims undisturbed by waves and currents, Rowers, ranging from middle-schoolers to Olympic gold medalists and from the Southern California Scullers Club train daily on the main channel of the Harbour. Boat traffic is limited to a five MPH and no wake for safety, and the harbor is patrolled by the Orange County Sheriff's Department Huntington Harbour Patrol and Huntington Beach Marine Fire Rescue.  This is a very safe and controlled environment giving you peace of mind.


During December, a boat parade takes place through the waterways as well as the "Cruise of Lights" in which tour boats go around the channels viewing the decorated homes as a fundraiser.  This is one of my kids’ favorite holiday activities. 

OUT AND ABOUT

Although Huntington Harbour is primarily residential, there is the Huntington Harbour Mall on Algonquin Street. This shopping center includes a Trader Joe's, two banks, a medical center, a UPS store, and several restaurants including the Harbour Rackhouse Bar and Grill, Red Table Restaurant, VegiLicious Vegan Restaurant, A Slice of New York, and AoSa Coffee. If you live in the Harbour and you are looking for nightlife, you are just a few miles away from Downtown Huntington Beach, Pacific City, or fun bars in Seal Beach.

CRUISE CONTROL  

The Harbour is located off of Pacific Coast Highway and Warner Avenue which has direct access to the 405 freeway for commuters. The Harbour is just a small bike ride from Sunset Beach and a short drive up or down the coast in the car to Downtown Huntington Beach or Seal Beach. If you want to have a night out on the town, we always recommend taking an Uber or Lyft, as there are no shortages of them in the area.

The Huntington Beach Harbour is made for water lovers and families looking to call Surf City their new home. Take a peek at all of the gorgeous homes currently on the market in the Harbour, and if you see one you like, you can contact me (Tim DeShazer) directly at 562-881-8252 or tim@iloveochomes.com so we can schedule a tour!

Posted in Huntington Harbour
Dec. 28, 2018

New Years Eve Events in Huntington Beach and Seal Beach

 

If there’s one thing we love in Orange County, it’s the social life!  How will you celebrate the New Year? End 2018 with a bang at one of the many New Year’s Eve parties happening in Huntington Beach and Seal Beach. Our team at I Love OC Homes has rounded up all of the events happening this weekend in celebration of the New Year!

 

SeaSalt Woodfire Grill

 

This year, SeaSalt, HB Cult, Sport Of Kings, Cold Cock Whiskey, Bevel & Stickevape are hosting New Year's Eve at Seal Salt Woodfire Grille from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. in downtown Huntington Beach. DJs performing include Mark Moreno, Amanda XO, Casey Wheat, and Dirty Vac. Tickets start at $40 and go up from there.

 

Kool & The Gang

 

The Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach is showcasing its New Year's Eve Celebration with Kool & The Gang in their The Grand Ballroom. Get funky for $165 from 8:30 p.m. to midnight with the platinum-selling Grammy winners.

Gatsby’s House

 

Countdown 2019 in style at the upscale & trendy Pasea Hotel in your best throwback outfits from the roaring ’20s. There will be five top rated OC DJs, four-hour premium open bar three areas to mingle, two rooms of music, and one epic countdown. Tickets start at $149 and go up from there for VIP packages.

 

Killarney’s New Years Eve 19

 

Did someone say open bar? For $40 you will receive a two-hour open bar from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., party favors, a DJ, balloon drop, champagne at midnight, and memories to last until next year!

 

Huntington Sharkeez New Years Eve 2019

 

Who let the sharks out? Spend your New Year’s with the crew over at Sharkeez HB. They will be serving a four-course dinner for $34.99 and a complimentary bottle of champagne along with party favors, VIP entrance with no lines, and reserved seating.

 

Dance at the Plaza - Los Alamitos

The St. Isidore Historical Plaza in Los Al will hold a New Year's Eve fundraiser, themed “Dance at the Plaza'' to raise money to renovate the historic plaza and chapel into a park and community center.

 

O'Malley's on Main

 

O'Malley's on Main will be having an Irish New Year with $1 Guinness from 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. while counting down to the New Year in Ireland at 4:00 p.m. local time.  The event will feature live music by the Whooligans. Then later at night, there will be a DJ and a champagne toast at midnight.

 

For tickets, to RSVP and more details on all of these events follow the link HERE. Stay connected on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for Orange County real estate and happenings.

 

If you would like to reach me (Tim De Shazer) directly you can at 562-881-8252 or email me at tim@iloveochomes.com.

 

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Posted in Huntington Beach
Dec. 21, 2018

The Best Surf Spots in Orange County

 

If you call Orange County home, there is a good chance that you have surfed or know the surfing culture well.  By the 1920s and 1930s, there was a growing community of surfers here.  The first surfing club was the Corona del Mar Surfboard Club.  The first commercial surfboard shop, Hobie Surfboards, opened in Dana Point in 1954. Surfer, the first magazine about surfing, began publishing in the Spring of 1960, in San Clemente. This is why surf culture is such a big part of the OC.


One of the hottest spots around, is of course, “Surf City!” 
The I Love OC Homes Team rounded up the best surf spots in the neighborhood and why they’ve all made names for themselves.

The Huntington Beach Pier 

Huntington Beach, otherwise known as "Surf City," is one of the premier surfing breaks in Orange County.  Here, the skill level can vary from beginner to expert due to the type of waves here. The pier is known for having the perfect shape and regularly having waves while the rest of the coast is flat. For this reason, Huntington host the Vans US Open — a nine-day surf competition and lifestyle festival every year. This event attracts nearly 500,000 from all over to watch some of the best surfers in the world duke it out while surfing the pier.

56th Street

With eight miles of picturesque beaches, Newport Beach was bound to have a couple of great surf spots. 56th street is known for its man-made rock jetty that stops the sand from moving down the coast on the north and the south sides of the jetty, creating sandbars that are perfect for almost any swell direction. This spot is home to experienced locals who can handle a fast moving pace and hollow shaped waves. 

The Wedge

The City of Newport Beach extended the rock jetty in the 1930s on the south end of the Balboa Peninsula to protect the harbor from large swells. Thus, the Wedge was born. The waves are formed when one wave reflects off the jetty wall and combines with another incoming wave, creating a giant peak. During the summer months in Orange County, when the south swells hit our coast, the waves can get larger than thirty feet.  This is one of the world’s legendary surf spots!

Salt Creek

Salt Creek is comfortably located in the northern end of Laguna Niguel, where you name a type of wave, and it probably exists here. Salt Creek attracts locals, visitors, high-school surf teams that all create a one-of-a-kind crowd of surfers.  

Doheny State Beach

Doheny State Beach is a family friendly protected beach in the state park system of California, located in the city of Dana Point. The beach covers an area of 62 acres and includes a day use surfing beach at the northern end, as well as campgrounds in its southern area. The beach also has a popular surf spot located at the mouth of San Juan Creek, which flows from the Santa Ana Mountains southwest to the beach, where it forms a fresh-water lagoon. 

Lower Trestles

Down in South County, you will find Lower Trestles in San Clemente. Trestles is a collection of five different surf-breaks: Cottons, Barbs, Uppers, Middles, and Lowers at San Onofre State Beach. Lowers is the best of the five and is a reef/point break that is home to one of Southern California’s longest riding rights.  It is home to some of the best longboarders. Lowers Trestles’ waves hold up well into the afternoon, so this is where you will find families from all over SoCal camping out and making the most of the entire day on their boards.

 

For more local hot spots in Orange County, stay connected on our Facebook, Instagram, and weekly blog. If you or someone you know is looking to call OC your home, you can contact me (Tim De Shazer) directly at 562-881-8252 or view the available listings on our website www.iloveochomes.com.

 

Posted in Huntington Beach
Dec. 14, 2018

Glen Mar And All Its Glory

 

When it comes to the most desirable areas to live in Huntington Beach, if you can’t afford a multi-million dollar waterfront property on the harbor or don’t want to live near the water, Glen Mar is the place I think takes top honors!

 

Glen Mar is located on the south end of Huntington Beach, just north of Adams Ave, south of Yorktown, west of Bushard, and is one of the best family neighborhoods in all of Orange County. It consists of Gen Mar West and Glen Mar Shores. Glen Mar mostly features midsize homes that are of high value in a well-established community that continues to attract interest from buyers looking for a slice of paradise in the Huntington Beach area. 

 History

Huntington Beach was incorporated in 1909 under its first mayor, Ed Manning.  The homes in Glen Mar were mostly built in the late 1960s to early 1970s.  So while they seem new in comparison to the establishment of Surf City, they still bring some character as detached homes that will range on average from 1,303 to 3,100 square feet of living space.

Schooling

The area features top schools like Newland Elementary and Talbert Middle School.  For high school, Glen Mar residents are able to attend Huntington Beach High School or Edison High School. HBHS by the numbers:

      99% attendance rates

      85% of students are involved in sports, clubs, and activities

      70% of students attend college.

 

Edison High School is known for it’s 30 CIF Championships and 25 accelerated course programs and AP offerings.

Neighborhood 

Glen Mar is minutes from the coast, which is popular to people in Huntington Beach like swimmers, bodysurfers, and boogie boarders—especially during high season when surfing is restricted in select areas. This area is also a prime stretch of sand for birdwatching during the day, and beach bonfires come sunset.

 

Across Pacific Coast Highway, RV campers roll up to Huntington By The Sea RV Resort for a waterfront experience like no other. Bicyclists pedal the Santa Ana River Trail, which runs all the way to San Bernardino, and bird watchers stroll the Huntington Beach Wetlands trails for a glimpse of approximately 90 species of birds.

Shopping and Dining

Feeding your family will never be an issue as Glen Mar is home to a Trader Joes on Brookhurst and a Sprouts Farmers Market on Adams Ave. Celebrate date night at Mona Lisa Cucina, an intimate Italian bistro plating gourmet pasta and pizza, or at The Corner, serving playful gourmet American bites and classic cocktails—with a twist. Other local favorites include Irassae Sushi and its fresh specialty rolls, Massimo’s Pizza and its lunch slice specials, as well as Lucci’s Italian American Deli, a SoCal favorite since 1946.

 

If none of these spark your interest, Glen Mar is just minutes away from Downtown Huntington Beach where the shopping and dining options are endless.

Transportation

Glen Mar is located just inland from Pacific Coast Highway right between Newport Beach, California and Downtown Huntington Beach. While it’s a stretch off of the freeways, it's conveniently located next to Magnolia St which leads directly to the 405 Freeway entrance. While we wouldn’t necessarily recommend riding bikes to the beach on the busier streets, you can pack them in the truck and ride them up and down the boardwalk. For rides downtown for fun night outs, we always recommend taking an Uber or a Lyft, and you’ll never have a shortage of them in the area.

 

Please contact me (Tim De Shazer) or the rest of the I Love OC Homes team at 562-881-8252 with questions regarding this community and any of the properties listed for sale here.