One of Orange County’s lesser-known beach towns, Seal Beach CA continues to be extremely desirable with a small-town vibe and beautiful real estate. 90740 includes several charming neighborhoods, Main Street, the senior retirement community Leisure World, the US Navy’s Naval Weapons Station, and The Boeing Company. The city is also home to the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge, which is popular among birdwatchers, technically a part of the Weapons Station residential property.
Annual events in Seal Beach, CA include a Classic Car Show every April, Sand Castle and Kite Festivals in September, and a Christmas Parade in December. Any time of the year, you can catch residents and visitors surfing, birdwatching, windsurfing, strolling down Main Street, and soaking up the sunshine. According to Yelp, popular boutiques and restaurants to visit along Main Street include Stitch and Feather, Coast Modern, The Hangout Restaurant & Beach Bar, and 320 Main.
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The Seal Beach pier is actually the second-longest wooden pier in the state. Originally constructed in the early 1900’s, it had to be rebuilt in the 80’s after being damaged by a storm, and continues to be an iconic spot to fish, get a selfie with “Slick”, a bronze statue at the entrance to the pier, or spend an afternoon with your family. The pier also includes a small fenced playground facing the ocean with swings and a play structure.
Nearby neighborhoods include Surfside, Sunset Beach, Rossmoor, and Bixby Village in Long Beach.
Top 3 In-demand Neighborhoods 90740
Filled with quaint neighborhoods and a small-town feel, here are some of the most popular places to live within 90740.
Bridgeport: This neighborhood is just a few blocks from the beach and offers some of the most affordable coastal real estate you’ll find in Orange County. Located just south of PCH and west of 5th Street, Bridgeport is a quiet neighborhood with plenty of parking, located within the award-winning school district of Los Alamitos. Homes for sale in Bridgeport Seal Beach sell extremely fast because there are so few homes in this desirable neighborhood.
Old Town: If you want to be in the heart of Seal Beach near Main Street, then you’ll be searching for a home in Old Town. Just a stone’s throw from the surf, sand, and pier, Old Town Seal Beach real estate includes everything from million-dollar single-family homes, to duplexes and triplexes. Located within Old Town is Electric Avenue Greenbelt park, a beautiful stretch of greenery and home to the Red Car Museum. Open on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month from 1-4pm, the old Pacific Electric Tower Car includes historical facts and is free to the public to visit.
The Hill: Situated east of PCH and north of Seal Beach Blvd, The Hill is a cozy neighborhood, set apart from the traffic of Old Town. Built in the 1950s, The Hill mostly features midsize homes with a current median sale price of $1,303,000. The neighborhood is very walkable according to Walkscore.com and a Biker’s Paradise. Residents of The Hill enjoy Gum Grove Park, located along the edge of Los Cerritos Wetlands featuring eucalyptus trees, trails, and picnic tables.
To get a better feel for The Hill, take a look at one of my most recent sales in the neighborhood: