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Standing at the northern gateway to Orange County's 42 mile coastal stretch, the quiet, unassuming city of Seal Beach charms with its down to earth ambiance. The city was named in honor of the seals that once frequented its beaches. Today, it is filled with quaint neighborhoods overflowing with hometown appeal. As the city increases in popularity, homes for sale in Seal Beach are trending up in price. However, with plenty of co-ops, apartment homes, and condos for sale, one can still find fairly affordable options.
Initially, the area now known as Seal Beach was called 'Anaheim Landing', and served as a boat landing and seaside recreation area named after the nearby city of Anaheim. That site is now registered as a California Historical Landmark. By the 20th century, Anaheim Landing became Bay City. However, there was already a Bay City in Northern California. When the time to incorporate finally arrived in 1915, it was finally named 'Seal Beach'.
For the next several decades Seal Beach thrived as a recreation destination. As a matter of fact, it was the site for the area's first beach-side amusement park, known as The Joy Zone, and erected in 1916.
During World War II, the United States Navy's Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach was constructed for loading, unloading, and ammunition storage. Today, this facility serves as the primary source of munitions for a major part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
The Seal Beach of today is a placid residential community loved among locals and appreciated for its relaxed vibe.
Wide sandy beaches serve as great surf spots, and conditions are often ideal for kitesurfing, windsurfing, and other water-based recreation. Notably, it's home to the second longest pier in the state of California.
Another attractive feature of Seal Beach is the park system. As of May 2013, it encompasses the operation of 18 parks totaling 75.45 acres. Additionally, there are four community centers, one tennis center, a gymnasium, and an aquatics facility.
All these factors work together to make Seal Beach real estate a very attractive prospect, with homes for sale attracting diverse residents from many places and backgrounds.
Residential properties in seal beach vary considerably. While the bulk of are single family homes, there are many co-ops, townhomes, and condos to be found.
The latter three are concentrated into the lower price brackets, with the cheapest listings priced under $300,000. Many of these property types have been renovated with modern features and amenities. Even in the lower price brackets, one can find units with more high end amenities like beach views, mountain views, and easy beach access.
Single family homes in Seal Beach start at around the $500,000 mark, with the most expensive luxury estates going for upwards of $4,000,000. Popular amenities include open floor plans, updated kitchens, landscaped yards, and ample decks. Homes in higher price levels include rare amenities such as beachfront location, expansive master suites, walk in closets, wide balconies, multi-car garages, and much more.
We at I Love OC Homes specialize in all manner of Seal Beach properties for sale, and have represented many buyers and sellers in this wonderful city. If you are considering buying or selling a home here, or have any questions about the neighborhood, please give us a call at (562) 881-8252. We are always ready to assist with all of your real estate needs!
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