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  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 suburban mix 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 Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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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
    117.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    52.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    258.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,552.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    152.4
    284

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

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$88,079
National
$55,322
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Huntington Beach Reviews

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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!
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Great beaches and lively atmosphere without the crowdedness of LA! It’s truly a wonder Huntington Beach isn’t overpopulated. From the pier to the blue angel jets, Huntington Beach has its summer tourism but the rest of the year gives a nice small-town feel. Although pricy, I highly recommend living in Huntington Beach!
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.