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Huntington Beach
Orange County, California

ZipCodes
92646, 92647, 92648, 92649

Motto
Surf City, USA
City of Expanding Horizons



Page Contents for Huntington Beach, California

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Huntington Beach is approximately 194,457 (2005), 189992 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 72,736 (1990), 74285 (2010).
The amount of land area in Huntington Beach is 68.38 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Huntington Beach is 26.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 13.411 sq kilometers.
The distance from Huntington Beach to Washington DC is 2418 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 388 miles. (as the crow flies)
Huntington Beach is positioned 33.69 degrees north of the equator and 118.00 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Huntington Beach elevation is 28 feet above sea level.
The Huntington Beach city flower is the Geranium.
The city tree is the Bottlebush Tree.
Huntington Beach median income is $ 64,824 (2000) .
The Huntington Beach median home price is $ 311,800 (2000).
Huntington Beach average annual rainfall is less than 12 inches per year
Huntington Beach average annual humidity is 64.7
Huntington Beach average temperature is 62 degrees F.

Location

18 miles southeast of Long Beach and 35 miles southeast of Los Angeles on the Pacific Coast. To the north of the city is Westminster. Fountain Valley is to the northeast. On the east are both Costa Mesa and Newport Beach. Seal Beach is on the west of the city. Other nearby communities include Garden Grove, Stanton, Rossmoor and Los Alamitos.
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Climate


Mediterranean - sunny and warm
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Weather


mild. Here is a weather report page for Huntington Beach.
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History & History Related Items

The city of Huntington Beach was named for Henry E. Huntington, the railroad man. Some of the business in the area is the manufacture of refined petroleum and aerospace equipment. With the beaches readily available, many beach-related activities are in Huntington Beach. Oil helped to build the area when it was discovered in 1920. Offshore production began in 1930. After 1960, the city began to grow rapidly with many new residential areas.

Here is a history page for Huntington Beach.
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The settling of Huntington Beach

1797

The founding of Huntington Beach

1880's

The incorporation of Huntington Beach

17 February 1909, with a population of 915 at that time.


Attractions

Huntington Beach information

HB Online

International Surfing Museum
411 Olive Avenue (at 5th Street)
Huntington Beach, CA
Phone: 714-960-3483
All kinds of surfing memorabilia including a Dick Dale guitar, A Duke Kahanamoku's surfboard and much more.

All beaches in the city are public ones. There are 9 miles of wonderful, spacious, sandy beaches with one of the largest pleasure piers in the world. It is 1,856 feet long. It is the longest concrete municipal pier in the state. It was re-built in 1992 after storm damage.

Bolsa Chica State Beach runs from about Warner to Sea Point along Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). This beach is known for mellow surf and as a good place to learn to surf. It is also known for the Grunion Runs that take place sometime between March and August. This is also a great place to surf fish. Fee to park.
Phone: 714-846-3460

Huntington City Beach is located right in the middle. It runs from Seapoint to Beach Blvd. along PCH. The pier extends out from this beach. Many competitions take place in and around the pier area. The U.S. Open of Surfing is held here each year. Many beach volleyball courts are here along with shopping and places to eat.The Dog Beach is at the northern end between Seapoint and Golden West. There is parking here for a fee.
Phone: 714-536-5281

Huntington State Beach is along PCH from Beach Blvd to the Santa Ana River and Newport Beach border. A great beach for families with the surf safe for children and others bodysurfing, etc as surfing is banned during the summer months. The southern end of the beach is a designated nature preserve. It is also a facility for the training of lifeguards. Parking is available for a fee
Phone: 714-536-1454

Waves are consistenly 2-5 feet at a minimum. The surf is even better during the winter. The waves are ideal for all levels at different areas of the beach. Beaches average about 100 yards wide with lots of sand, fire rings, vollyball, and a 8.5 mile long paved beach path.

Numerous public parks -58 of them, including the 354 acre Huntington Central Park (714-425-9931). There are three miles of equestrian trails in the city. There are also 72 tennis courts, a marina and a wildlife preserve.

Things to see and do in Huntington Beach.

Southern California Surf Report

Newland House Museum
19820 Beach Boulevard
Huntington Beach, CA
Phone: 714-962-5777 This home, built in 1898, is not used as a museum. It was the home of early residents, William and Mary Newland. The original farm contained about 500 acres. The bought the original swamp land, drained it and utilize the good soil beneath the swamp. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been restored and authentically furnished.

Both Surfside and Sunset Beach are small communities located near Seal Beach and Huntington Beach. Surfside is a gated community with no businesses and little parking. It is between Seal Beach and Sunset Beach. Sunset Beach is on a mile or so of oceanfront between Surfside and Huntington Beach.

Huntington Beach Dog Park
The Huntington Beach Dog Park is an acre and a half of land located next to Central Park on Edwards Street. Dogs may play here unleashed in the presence of their owners
Dog Park Hot Line: 714-536-5672

Surfers' Hall of Fame and Walk of Fame
Memorials to the greatest of the surfers, handprints, footprints and more. A Statue of Duke Kahanamoku stands here. corner of Main Street and PCH
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Huntington Beach City Government

City of Huntington Beach
2000 Main St.
Huntington Beach, California 92648
City Clerk: 714-536-5227
City Hall: 714-536-5511

Huntington Beach has a City Council/City Administrator form of government. The council has 7 members each of whom are elected to four year terms. It is a Charter City.

Huntington Beach Historical Events

1992
New stronger pier opened made of reinforced steel with concrete coated epoxy protection. It is 1,853 feet long and was designed to look like the old 1914 style pier.
1990
Pier is torn down in preparation for new pier. Storms caused great damage over a period of years that took its toll.
1940
A new extension is built to the HB pier after a hurricane cause a portion of the pier to collapse in 1939. The pier is now 1,822 feet long.


1914
New pier constructed after first one partially destroyed in 1912 storm. This new pier is the longest pleasure pier in the US and is made of concrete. It is 1,350 feet long


1904, July 4
First Red Cars & City Name Change
On July 4, 1904, the first Red Cars of the Pacific Electric rolled in to the new city and its name was changed to Huntington Beach. The first pier was built of wood, extending 1,000 into the ocean.

Huntington Beach Chamber

Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce
19891 Beach Blvd., Suite 140
Huntington Beach, California 92648
Phone: 714-536-8888
Fax: 714-960-7654

Huntington Beach Organizations

Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce
19891 Beach Blvd., Suite 140
Huntington Beach, California 92648
Phone: 714-536-8888
Fax: 714-960-7654

Huntington Beach Libraries

Huntington Beach Public Library - information on programs, services, and facilities

Central Library
7111 Talbert Ave.
Huntington Beach, California 92648
Phone: (714) 842-4481



Huntington Beach Library
9281 Banning Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92646-8302
Phone: 714-375-5005

Huntington Beach Schools

Huntington Beach Adult School
16666 Tunstall Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Phone: (714) 842-4779
Offers classes to Adults in Computers, English as a Second Language, Medical Assistant and more.
Huntington Beach City School District
20451 Craimer Lane
Huntington Beach, California 92646-5464
Phone: 714-964-8888


Huntington Beach Union High School District
10251 Yorktown Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: 714-964-3339


Huntington Beach High School
1905 Main St.
Huntington Beach, California 92648-2705
Phone: 714-536-2514



HIGHER EDUCATION


Golden West College
15744 Golden West Street
P.O. Box 2748
Huntington Beach, California 92647-2748
Phone: (714) 892-7711 Huntington Beach

Miscellany

Huntington Beach has two sister cities; Anjo, Japan and Waitakere, New Zealand.


The population of Huntington Beach was:
1998 - 184,962
2000 - 189,594
2005 - 194,457

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