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Did You Know These About Huntington Beach?

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Unofficially known as the ‘Surf City’, Huntington Beach is known for its excellent quality of waves and surfing throughout the year. It is the most populous seaside city in the County of Orange and the 7th most populated city in the Los Angeles – Anaheim – Long Beach MSA. Did you know that Huntington Beach is sitting on a large oil fault structure? Find out more interesting facts about Huntington Beach below:

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Fun Facts About Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach Demographic and Geographical Fast Facts

  • Situated in the US state of California, Huntington Beach belongs to the Orange County.

  • With a population of 189,992, Huntington Beach is the most populous seaside city in the Orange County.

  • Central Park in Huntington Beach is the largest municipal park in the entire Orange County.

  • The city is a dwelling for several racial compositions including White (76.7%), Hispanic (17.1%) African American (1.0%), Native American (0.5%), Non-Hispanic White (67.2%), Asians (11.1%), Pacific Islander (0.3%), Other Races (5.9%) and Two or more Races (4.5%).

  • The city is bounded by the Pacific Ocean from the southwest, Costa Mesa from the east, Seal Beach from the northwest, Westminster from the north, Fountain Valley from the northeast and Newport Beach from the southeast.

Huntington Beach History Fast Facts

  • The city is named after the influential Henry E. Huntington, who used his wealth to secure Red Line railroad access to Huntington Beach.

  • Huntington Beach was earlier known as Pacific City, when it became a tourist destination.

  • The city of Huntington Beach and Huntington Beach Pier came into existence together.

  • This area was initially inhabited by the Tongva People.

Huntington Beach Government and Economy Fast Facts

  • Even though the city is sitting on a huge natural fault structure consisting of oil, the oil has now depleted.

  • There are only 2 offshore oil extraction facilities left in the city.

  • Huntington Beach was initially known for its abundant agriculture produce like sugar beets and celery.

Huntington Beach Interesting and Important Fast Facts

  • The city is known for its 9.5 miles of golden, sandy beaches.

  • Huntington Beach is also called the ‘Surf City’ because of its excellent quality of waves throughout the year.

  • Many popular films and TV shows have been shot over here including Cougar Town, Desperate Housewives and Hells Kitchen.

  • Huntington Beach is one of the city’s that hosts the annual Volleyball Players Beach Volleyball Tour.

  • The Ruby’s Diner, near Huntington Beach Pier, is the only restaurant in the city that provides 360 degree view of the ocean and the city.

  • At 1,856 feet, Huntington Beach Pier is the longest pier on the West coast of America.

  • Dog Beach in Huntington Beach is the only dog beach in the Orange County that allows dogs to roam free without leashes.

  • The paved walkway – Ocean Strand crosses all the four beaches in the city of Huntington Beach.

  • In 2005, Huntington Beach became the official hometown of United States Surf Team.

  • Huntington Beach’s Surf Museum is home to the world’s largest surf wax bar.

  • The city also hosts the popular Super 7 Paintball Championships by National Professional Paintball League.

  • During the 40’s and 50’s, Bolsa Chica State Beach was called the Tin Can Beach, as it was a famous spot for heavy drinkers and hobos.

  • The official car of the city is Woody!

  • Hyatt Regency HB Resort & Spa in Huntington Beach has the largest beach conference space in the entire Orange County.
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