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Seal Beach
Orange County, California

ZipCodes
90740

Motto
"The Hidden Treasure"



Page Contents for Seal Beach, California

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Economy

Government

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Seal Beach is approximately 24,527 2000, 24168 2010.
The approximate number of families is 14,407 1990, 13017 2010.
The amount of land area in Seal Beach is 30.353 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Seal Beach is 11.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 3.85 sq kilometers.
The distance from Seal Beach to Washington DC is 2421 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 382 miles. (as the crow flies)
Seal Beach is positioned 33.75 degrees north of the equator and 118.07 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Seal Beach elevation is 15 feet above sea level.
The Seal Beach city flower is the Chrysanthemum.
The city tree is the Carob Tree.
Seal Beach per capita income is $ 29,411.
Seal Beach median income is $ 42,079 2000.
The Seal Beach median home price is $ 363,500 2000.
The average winter temperature is 57.0 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 62.9 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 73.5 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 68.5 degrees F.

Location

about 28 miles East of Los Angeles,on the coast as the gateway to Orange County between the cities of Long Beach and Huntington Beach. Other nearby communities include Rossmoor, Los Alamitos, Hawaiian Gardens, Cypress, Westminster, Lakewood and Signal Hill.
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History & History Related Items

Seal Beach was first known as Bay City, but there was already a Bay City located in Northern California. When the time came to incorporate on 25 October 1915, the town was named Seal Beach.

Anaheim Landing
A Historical Landmark
Soon after the founding of the mother colony at Anaheim in 1857, Anaheim Landing was established as a port of entry for the Santa Ana Valley by the Anaheim Landing Co. despite the treacherous entrance conditions which caused several disasters. Regular coastwise trade was carried on for about fifteen years.
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The incorporation of Seal Beach

25 October 1915


Attractions

Naval Weapons Support Facility

Seal Beach is the home of Leisure World, a gated senior citizen community of approximately 7-10,000 persons. The Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station comprises 2/3 of the land within the City.

Seal Beach Leisure World
A private, guarded community nearly one mile square with almost 9000 residents. Compact one and two bedroom apartment, many overlooking luscious green belts or with golf course views. Modern condominium units also available. Leisure World covers 533 acres, or roughly 1 square mile.

The Red Car Historical Museum
run by the Seal Beach Historical and Cultural Society
We're located on Electric Avenue just west of Main Street. Hours are 1-4 pm, every second and fourth Saturday of the month. For information call 562 431-9501.

"Main Street" Seal Beach is a shoppers paradise, made up of 49 uniquely wonderful gift shops, 6 art galleries, 4 antique stores and 24 dining establishments, all in just 3 short blocks.

Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge Area
1000 acres of preserved wildlife refuge are on the military base and can be accessed for tours for 4 or more visitors, with 48 hours notice by calling the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce at 562 799-0179.

Photos and Information for Seal Beach.

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.

Todos Santos, Baja California
The Jewel in the Crown of Baja Sur
A Sister City to Seal Beach.

The Sand Castle Festival
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Economy & Industry


stable. The major employers in the City are Boeing and the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station.
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Seal Beach City Government

City of Seal Beach official site


City Hall
211 8th Street
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Phone 562 431-2527
Fax 562 493-9857

Seal Beach has a council/city manager form of government with a 5 member city council

Seal Beach Historical Events

2001
Historical House at 227 10th Street
Our family has owned the old white house on 10th Street for a very long time...it's located near the corner of Electric and Main. I've recently discovered some interesting historical facts about the house. Before the house was built, it was first used by the Pony Express and then was a stagecoach stop. When it was first built, it was known as the "Procter House"...owned by an early Edison Co. employee, Mr. Procter. There's even a book written which refers to that house titled "The Last Coin" by James Blaylock -- referring to the time when the Seal Beach pier was destroyed. There's a photograph of the house in the little "caboose museum" in Seal Beach.
Submitted by Tonja


1990
Seal Beach celebrated its 75th anniversary in October, 1990

Seal Beach Chamber

Seal Beach Chamber and Business Association
201 8th St., Suite 120
next to City Hall
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Phone: 562 799-0179
FAX 562 795-5637
email: executive_director@sealbeachchamber.com

Seal Beach Organizations

Seal Beach Chamber and Business Association
201 8th St., Suite 120
next to City Hall
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Phone: 562 799-0179
FAX 562 795-5637
email: executive_director@sealbeachchamber.com

Seal Beach Libraries

Mary Wilson Branch Library
707 Electric Avenue
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Phone: 562-431-3584


Leisure World Branch Library
2300 Beverly Manor Road
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Phone: 562-598-2431 or 714-840-4971


Rossmoor/Los Alamitos Branch Library
12700 Montecito Drive
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Phone: 562-430-1048

Seal Beach Schools

Los Alamitos Unified School District Seal Beach

Miscellany

The population of Seal Beach was:
The population of Seal Beach was:
1990 - 25,098
1994 - 26,053
1995 - 26,795
1996 - 26,366
2000 - 24,157
2002 - 24,527 estimate

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