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Top 6 Reasons to Live in Seal Beach, CA

  • Seal Beach was once called Bay City, but since that was actually already taken by another city, the name had to change. As you might guess, the presence of seals along the coast led to the new name of Seal Beach. Aside from being a great place to sunbathe and get close to certain sea creatures, this city is also known for featuring the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station and the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge.

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  • Cheap property taxes! For such a nice place to live, this city has fairly low property taxes. The rate here is about $7.57 per $1000 of home value, which is just over half the rate for the rest of the country. If you want an affordable home in this city, look near Westminster Avenue and Seal Beach Boulevard or Thunderbird Drive and Marion Way.
  • Great location! Seal Beach is in Orange County, which puts residents close to lots of Southern California attractions. This city is only a half hour away from Disneyland, less than an hour from Los Angeles, and less than two hours from San Diego. And of course, you're always just a few minutes from the coastline when you live here.
  • Beautiful parks! When you live here, it's hard to stay inside and ignore the great weather. Edison Park and Gardens features sport courts, ball fields, picnic areas, and of course gorgeous gardens. Gum Grove Nature Park makes it easy for you to take a peaceful nature walk, while Marina Community Park is close enough to the beach to allow you to watch some beautiful sunsets over the water.
  • Fast home appreciation! When you buy a home in Seal Beach, you'll be rewarded with an appreciation rate of about 18% in the last year, which is much better than the national rate of nearly 5%. Look for homes for sale and rent to own houses around Seal Beach Boulevard and Lampson Avenue or in the Rossmoor neighborhood.
  • Opportunities to get active! It's easy to be athletic in this city. Not only do you have the Pacific Ocean to swim in, but you also have access to the Seal Beach Community Pool, where you can swim for fun or get swim lessons. There is also the Seal Beach Tennis Center, which features courts for tennis and pickleball, as well as an indoor fitness area.
  • Amazing sightseeing! The Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge allows visitors to birdwatch, which is particularly exciting because it features three types of endangered birds. Another great spot for sightseeing here is the Seal Beach Pier, which is among the longest wooden piers in existence.