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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org so we can schedule a tour!