Almost everything you wanted to know about Huntington Beach, CA.

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Real Estate Agent with Westline Real Estate BRE# 01379108

Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. According to the 2010 census, the city population was 189,992; making it the largest beach city in Orange County in terms of population. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the southwest, by Seal Beach on the northwest, by Costa Mesa on the east, by Newport Beach on the southeast, by Westminster on the north, and by Fountain Valley on the northeast.

 

It is known for its long 8.5-mile (13.7 km) beach, mild climate, and excellent surfing. The waves are a unique natural effect caused by edge-diffraction of ocean swells by the island of Catalina, and waves from distant hurricanes.

 

Huntington Beach incorporated on February 17, 1909 under its first mayor, Ed Manning. Its original developer was the Huntington Beach Company (formerly the West Coast Land and Water Company), a real-estate development firm owned by Henry Huntington. The Huntington Beach Company is still a major land-owner in the city, and still owns most of the local mineral rights.

An interesting hiccup in the settlement of the district occurred when an encyclopedia company gave away free parcels of land, with the purchase of a whole set for $126, in the Huntington Beach area that it had acquired cheaply.[3] The lucky buyers got more than they had bargained for when oil was discovered in the area, and enormous development of the oil reserves followed. Though many of the old wells are empty, and the price of land for housing has pushed many of the rigs off the landscape, oil pumps can still be found to dot the city.

 

Musicians

·                    The rock/metal band Avenged Sevenfold grew up and currently reside here. Lead guitarist Synyster Gates has said he enjoys nothing more than cruising Huntington Beach on his chopper.[50]

·                    The punk rock band The Offspring was formed here in 1984.[51]

·                    The ska punk rock band Reel Big Fish formed here in 1992.

·                    Dean Torrence, from the 1960s Pop group Jan and Dean, who co-authored the famous song "Surf City" (#1 in 1963), said that Huntington Beach embodies the song's spirit of freedom and California fun.[52]

·                    Christian Jacobs, The MC Bat Commander of The Aquabats, resides in Huntington Beach.[53]

·                    Matt Costa, the folk pop singer, was born in Huntington Beach.[54]

·                    The Vandals, a punk rock band formed in Huntington Beach[55]

·                    All members of the band Millionaires are from Huntington Beach.

·                    David Silveria formerly from the rock band Korn resides in Huntington Beach[56]

·                    Scott Weiland, of the Stone Temple Pilots and formerly of Velvet Revolver, attended Edison High School.[57]

·                    Joe and Luke McGarry of the indie band Pop Noir were born in Manchester, England, but grew up and still reside in Huntington Beach.[58]

·                    The reggae band, The Dirty Heads was formed in Huntington Beach.[59]

·                    hellogoodbye was formed in Huntington Beach in 2001.[60]

·                    Patrice Wilson, rapper, entrepreneur, and founder of Ark Music Factory, resides in Huntington Beach.

 

Actors

· Willie Aames attended Edison High School.[27]

· Nicole Eggert spent her elementary school years living in Huntington Beach and attended Sowers Middle School.[citation needed]

· Amy Grabow grew up in Huntington Beach and attended the Academy for the Performing Arts.[28]

· Jenna Jameson, famed pornographic actress, resides in Huntington Harbour with Tito Ortiz.[29]

· Jack Kelly, most noted for the role of Bart Maverick on the Maverick (TV series), During the 1980s and early 1990s he served as city councilman and mayor in Huntington Beach.[30]

· Jason Lee, who plays the lead character Earl in the television show My Name is Earl, grew up in Huntington Beach and graduated from Ocean View High School.[31]


To learn more about Huntington Beach, please see http://www.westlinerealestate.com/blog

 

Thank you,

 

Alan Adamo NAR, CAR, OCAR  

Westline Real Estate - REALTOR®

www.westlinerealestate.com

714-726-5429

 

 

 

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Westline Real Estate - REALTOR®
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Rainmaker
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Let me comment on the obvious too. The smell of the fresh ocean air permeates through this city. I always roll down my windows when visiting...

Aug 15, 2011 02:39 PM #1
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Nice!   You live in a very very pleasing area!

Aug 15, 2011 02:40 PM #2
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Huntington Beach in Southern CA sounds like a terrific area ~ mild climates and over 8 miles of sandy beach certainly has our attention!

Aug 17, 2011 05:03 AM #3
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another great thing is the beach volleyball there.. :). I lived near there in the late 80s.. My daughter now lives in Oceanside.... not too far away...

Aug 17, 2011 08:52 PM #4
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Yes, volleyball is almost as fun to watch as it is to play down by the pier. There are a lot of really good players that make it look so easy.  Oceanside is a lovely area. I used to surf out that way when I was younger. :)

Aug 18, 2011 02:32 AM #5
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Alan,  Wow , A great post!  If I was looking for property in your area...I know I would be looking to you for your expertise!

Aug 19, 2011 11:59 AM #6
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Nancy Conner
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This is an awesome post about Huntington Beach! And I love the historical tidbit about the encyclopedia company giving away free land!
Aug 20, 2011 12:07 PM #7
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John, thank you!

Nancy, isn't that crazy? Giving away free land?

Aug 23, 2011 01:39 AM #8
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