Huntington Beach is located in Orange County, California, and is popularly known as "Surf City." It has one of the longest stretches of beach in the county. While the city has drawn a boundary on development too close to the coast, there are a large number of properties close to the beach that provide spectacular views. The city has its share of luxury condos as well as attractive single-family 2 to 3 bedroom homes.
Beach culture rules in Huntington, with its 9.5 miles of spectacular coastline. It is home of the Surfers museum. In addition to beaches, there is plenty of green space in Huntington Central park and the Weider regional park. The summer is buzzing with events, such as the US Open Surfing championship the SoCal Film Festival and car shows such as the Beachcruiser meet. Prominent beaches include the Bolsa Chica State Beach and the Huntington State Beach, under the direction of the California State Parks and Recreation Department. The Huntington Beach Public Library is located In Central Park and began as a Carnegie Library. It has a generous number of volumes and a theater on the premises.
Huntington Beach is at the center of a fault which provides oil. Although much of the oil has been extracted, the industry still provides a number of jobs to Huntington Beach residents. In addition, Huntington Beach has a terminus offshore for the Alaska pipeline and runs to a refinery in Santa Fe Springs. The city’s main employer is the airline company Boeing, which is the nation’s largest exporter of aircraft and also produces satellites. Another major company based in Huntington Beach is Quiksilver, which produces surfing supplies. Other major employers are Hyatt, Cambro, C&D Aerospace and Huntington Beach Hospital. Bella Terra, a shopping mall in the center of Huntington Beach, is becoming a pedestrian zone and employs residents in the retail industry.