The City of Huntington Beach is located along the Southern California coast in north Orange County, 40 miles south of Los Angeles and 90 miles north of San Diego. With a population near 200,000, it covers 28 square miles of land, 26 square miles of water, and is the 24th largest city in California. With 10 miles of uninterrupted beach along the Pacific Ocean, Huntington Beach also welcomes more than 16 million visitors each year.
The City of Huntington Beach frequently receives accolades for its natural amenities and sustainable efforts. It has been voted Best Beach, Best City to Live In, Best Parade - Fourth of July, and Best Place to Walk/Jog/Bike by readers of the Orange County Register. It also received a Readers Choice Award from Orange County Parenting Magazine for Best Family Beach. The Arbor Day Foundation has named Huntington Beach "Tree City USA" 9 years in a row for its commitment to urban forestry, while the League of American Bicyclists recognized the city's commitment to bicycling with a Bronze level award as a Bicycle Friendly Community.
Founded in the late 1880s, Huntington Beach was incorporated as a Charter City in 1909. It is a full-service city with departments including Administrative Services, Community Services, Economic Development, Library Services, Planning & Building, Public Information, and Public Works. For more information about the City of Huntington Beach, visit the City of Huntington Beach's website