Skip to Main Content
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    B
Huntington Beach is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 200,415. Huntington Beach is in Orange County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Huntington Beach offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Huntington Beach there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Huntington Beach and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Huntington Beach are highly rated.
About Huntington Beach...
Population
200,415

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$688,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,748
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Huntington Beach
Get Rates
  • Get pre-approved for a home loan quickly.
  • Easy online application with $0 in lender fees.
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Huntington Beach Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    142.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    1
    6.1
  • Rape
    37.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    47
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    305.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,623.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    190.4
    284
Home Security Options for Huntington Beach
Learn More
  • 24/7 Whole home protection with no contract
  • CNET Editor’s choice winner 2018

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Huntington Beach

Places like Huntington Beach
More

Huntington Beach Reviews

465 reviews
All Categories
Huntington Beach has been the best place to grow up and live, because it is a typical California beach town. The weather is always nice, the beaches are beautiful, it's a safe place to be, and there is so much to do! During the summer, everyone gets around town on their bikes. Every Tuesday night, there is a street fair on Main Street with lots of delicious food vendors and local artists selling their crafts. Pacific City is a beautiful outdoor mall located right on PCH that is a fun experience for everyone. Huntington Beach is perfectly located in the suburbs of Los Angeles, and allows residents to enjoy the ideal California life. Vibes are always great out here in Surf City, USA!
Start Your Review of Huntington Beach
Rate It!
I've grown up in Huntington Beach and I love it. I feel very blessed to have spent my childhood and early adulthood here! The increasing construction of apartment buildings and the constant move of people here has created some less-than-desirable areas in the city that used to be completely safe and clean, however it is overall a wonderful place to live.
To say that Huntington Beach is a beautiful place to live would be an understatement; it is a moderately sized suburb that sits on the Beach! While wildlife preservation has gone up in the last decade, the suburb is still adding housing and apartment complexes yearly, squishing as many buildings as it can into it's territory. This is frustrating, because there is plenty of Pacific wildlife that cannot be viewed in this town because of it's compounding population excess.