Huntington Beach is a coastal city in the western Orange County
region of Southern California. It borders Seal Beach in the northwest, Westminster and Fountain Valley in the north, Costa Mesa
and Newport Beach
in the east, and of course, the Pacific Ocean in the west. Huntington Beach is the largest coastal city in Orange County in terms of population. As the nickname “Surf City, USA” would indicate, Huntington Beach's long stretch of publicly accessible sand has cemented it as a destination for surfers and surf culture, not to mention its appeal for tourists and other general beach-goers. Gorgeous hotels along the waterfront are some of Huntington Beach's largest businesses.
The city's median income figures, average prices for housing, and other such figures are predictably high, as such figures are wont to be in Orange County seaside municipalities. The Pacific Coast Highway, the 405 freeway, and route 39 are Huntington Beach's more important arteries.