Seal Beach is the northernmost coastal city in Orange County California
. It is bordered by Long Beach
(Los Angeles County
) to the north, Huntington Beach
to the south, Garden Grove
to the east and Los Alamitos
to the north. The population is about 26,000. The city is home to the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station
and it's wildlife refuge, a large Boeing
facility, a charming downtown, the longest wooden pier on the west coast, and the "Leisure World
" retirement community. Children attend schools in the Los Alamitos School District. Crime is relatively low and residents enjoy a "small town" atmosphere despite being at the crossroads of Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Many residents claim that Seal Beach is "the best kept secret" in Southern California
and that the quality of life there is unsurpassed. The residential property values tend to reflect that sentiment.
Seal Beach was founded in 1915.