Downtown, Huntington Beach, CA

Downtown Neighborhood Guide Huntington Beach, CA

About

Downtown Huntington Beach, California is a vibrant seaside neighborhood known for its laid-back lifestyle. Its main thoroughfare, Main Street, is bustling with trendy restaurants, shops, and close-knit local businesses. The area is renowned for its iconic Huntington Beach Pier and the world-famous surf breaks at Huntington City Beach. Pacific Coast Highway, a major California coastal route, passes through this lively neighborhood.

What You Will Love About Downtown Huntington, Huntington Beach, California:

  • The dynamic beach town vibes combined with cool events, such as weekly farmer's markets and annual US Open Surfing Championship.
  • The stunning ocean views and outdoor activities available at the Huntington Beach Pier and City Beach.
  • The rich assortment of local eateries, boutiques, and entertainment spots along Main Street.

What's Nearby:

Downtown Huntington Beach is adjacent to the Huntington Dog Beach, a popular spot for pooch lovers. It is also close to Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, a bird watcher's paradise. The neighborhood is a short drive from the bustling downtown areas of Long Beach and Anaheim, which are famous for attractions like Disneyland and the Queen Mary.

Lifestyle:

Downtown Huntington Beach offers a relaxed, surf-centric lifestyle with a robust community spirit. It's an ideal place for outdoor enthusiasts, offering activities like surfing, beach volleyball, biking, and fishing. The nightlife is lively with a variety of bars and clubs, while the daytime is filled with shopping, dining, and beach fun.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 149 restaurants, 17 grocery stores, and 28 parks within a mile of the Downtown neighborhood.

  • SHOPPING
    Pacific City

    Retail, Shopping Mall

    0.4 miles

    110 Pacific Coast Hwy

  • GROCERY
    Ocean Pacific Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.6 miles

    301 17th St

  • GROCERY
    Beach Promenade

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.0 mile

    21190 Beach Blvd

  • SHOPPING
    Scrapbook Discounters

    Retail, Shopping Plaza

    1.3 miles

    6361 Beachview Dr

  • SHOPPING
    Seacliff Village Shopping Center

    Retail, Shopping Plaza

    1.3 miles

    Yorktown Ave

  • GROCERY
    Albertsons

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.4 miles

    7201 Yorktown Ave

Downtown Apartments and Rentals

77 Rental properties in Downtown, Huntington Beach, CA.

  • Surfside Villas property

    $4,213+

    Surfside Villas

    2–4 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    965–1345 Sqft

    Available 7/13

  • Beach & Ocean property

    $2,340+

    Beach & Ocean

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    608–1161 Sqft

    2 Units Available

  • The Residences at Pacific City property

    $4,093+

    The Residences at Pacific City

    1–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    657–1761 Sqft

    Available 6/25

  • 8371 Lomond Dr property

    $6,000

    8371 Lomond Dr

    4 Beds • 3 Baths

    2247 Sqft

    Available Now

  • 8306 Atlanta Ave #102 property

    $3,500

    8306 Atlanta Ave #102

    2 Beds • 2 Baths

    1242 Sqft

    Available Now

  • 20854 Cabrillo Ln #79 property

    $6,500

    20854 Cabrillo Ln #79

    3 Beds • 3 Baths

    2772 Sqft

    Available Now

Cost of Living

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CategoryCompare to State Avg.Compare to National Avg.
housing
42.5%
19.3%
utilities
7.7%
38.6%
food
8.9%
3.6%
transportation
7%
21%
healthcare
14.4%
3.6%

Downtown Demographics

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Downtown Reviews

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  • Noise Late At Night

    No

    Say 5 of 5 renters

  • Area Has Litter

    No

    Say 5 of 5 renters

  • Mostly Older Buildings

    No

    Say 5 of 5 renters

  • Nearby Parks

    Yes

    Say 5 of 5 renters

  • Good Place To Raise A Family

    Yes

    Say 5 of 5 renters

  • Safe For Families

    Yes

    Say 5 of 5 renters

Downtown Transportation

walk bike and transit

Very Walkable

75/100
Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Very Bikeable

88/100
Bike Score®

Downtown Schools

Neighborhoods Around Downtown

NeighborhoodStudioAvg RentAnnual Change
Pacific CityNeighborhood in Huntington-beach, California----
Mesa VerdeNeighborhood in Costa-mesa, California$2,133
1%
YorktownNeighborhood in Huntington-beach, California$2,343--
DowntownNeighborhood in Costa-mesa, California$1,895
2%
Westside Costa MesaNeighborhood in Costa-mesa, California$1,895
2%
Southeast Huntington BeachNeighborhood in Huntington-beach, California$1,950--
GarfieldNeighborhood in Huntington-beach, California----
BeachwalkNeighborhood in Huntington-beach, California----
SeacliffNeighborhood in Huntington-beach, California----
Oak ViewNeighborhood in Huntington-beach, California$2,036
2%
WashingtonNeighborhood in Huntington-beach, California$2,110--
West Newport BeachNeighborhood in Newport-beach, California----
AdamsNeighborhood in Huntington-beach, California----
GoldenwestNeighborhood in Huntington-beach, California$2,914--
Wesley ParkNeighborhood in Huntington-beach, California----
NewlandNeighborhood in Huntington-beach, California----
Bolsa Chica-HeilNeighborhood in Huntington-beach, California$1,795
0%
Five PointsNeighborhood in Huntington-beach, California----
The Upper BirdsNeighborhood in Costa-mesa, California$2,133
1%