Huntington Beach is a seaside city within Orange County in Southern California. It has been long known for its long 8.5 miles of beautiful beach, mild climate, and excellent surfing, earning it the nickname of "Surf City". Surf, sand, sun and subtle sophistication encapsulate what the City of Huntington Beach is all about.
Named the "Best City to Live in Orange County" by the Orange County Register readers, Huntington Beach offers residents a charming community with ideal weather, a diversified Economy, a wide variety of housing, boat marinas, numerous parks, and exemplary health care.
Climate: The climate is generally sunny, dry and cool, although evenings can be damp due to the ocean breeze. In the summer, temperatures rarely exceed 85 degrees. Ocean temperatures average 55 to 65 degrees.
Location: The City of Huntington Beach is located 35 miles south of Los Angeles and 90 miles north of San Diego.
Getting Around: The City of Huntington Beach has 1,121 lane miles of public streets and has easy freeway access to Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Orange County Airport, and Long Beach Airport.
Bus: Regional bus service is offered through the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). There are nine routes currently in Huntington Beach. Major bus lines, such as Greyhound and Trailways, also provide transportation to the area.
For more information visit: http://www.octa.net/Bus-Transit/Routes-and-Schedules/Overview/
Train: For passenger service, Amtrak stations are located in Santa Ana and Anaheim, each approximately 20 minutes away. The Union Pacific Railroad serves the City's Gothard Street with freight transportation to this industrial corridor that forms the central spine of the community. This rail service permits direct line shipment to the Midwest and Northwest.
Airport: John Wayne Airport (20 minutes), Long Beach Airport (30 minutes), and Los Angeles International Airport (45 minutes) serve Huntington Beach and the greater Orange County area.
Central Park is one of the largest city parks in Southern California and home to many of the city's major attractions and a pair of inviting restaurants. Boasting an expansive 354 acres punctuated with mature trees, rolling lawns, and placid lakes, Central Park is the region's largest and most diverse greenbelts. The park is vegetated with native plants and wildlife.
Huntington Harbour offers serenity, abundant wildlife, and calm waters. The Harbour is comprised of five man-made islands bounded by a network of navigable channels and the land surrounding them. The Harbour is home to multi-million dollar homes and serves as a pleasure craft port. This area is very popular for sport fishing, private charters, electric boat rentals, and kayaking.
Bolsa Chica Ecological Preserve which is located between Downtown and Huntington Harbour lies a large marshy wetland, much of which is protected within the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. A $110 million restoration of the wetlands was completed in 2006. The Bolsa Chica Wetlands contain numerous trails and scenic routes. The Reserve is popular with bird watchers and photographers.
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