Seal Beach is the northernmost coastal city and the westernmost city overall in the Orange County
region of Southern California. It borders Rossmoor and Los Alamitos in the north, Westminster in the east, Huntington Beach
in the southeast, and the Pacific Ocean in the west. Seal Beach does not seem close enough to Los Angeles for its residents to commute there, but many do; traffic into and out of northern Orange County can be hellish, but many brave the 405, 5, 605, and 91 freeways to make it happen, probably because Seal Beach and its neighboring cities are widely considered nice places to live.
It is worth nothing that the area itself does not lack for businesses—Boeing, for example, maintains about 1,000 employees there. Because Seal Beach is coastal, it affords residents and visitors access to surfing, fishing, and various additional aquatic recreations. Most homes in the city are owner-occupied and many are grouped in typical Orange County pre-planned developments and neighborhoods.