Best Neighborhoods in Seal Beach, CA

Seal Beach is one of those scenic California beach towns with picturesque piers, long stretches of perfect sandy beaches, seaside parks, wildlife preserves, spectacular sunsets, and many popular restaurants, cafés, and bars.

Seal Beach is home to a welcoming and tightly knit local community spread out around its amazing neighborhoods. Whether you're looking for a beachfront property, a luxurious mansion inside an upscale and exclusive community, or a quiet single-family suburb home— Seal Beach, CA, has it all.

Keep reading to learn more about some of the best neighborhoods in Seal Beach. You can also contact the Seal Beach real estate specialists at First Team Real Estate with all your Seal Beach area questions.

College Park East

This neighborhood is an absolute coastal living gem. It features tree-lined streets, unique architecture, ocean views, and soothing cool ocean breezes. College Park East has an upbeat coastal vibe to it, and it's located just two blocks away from the beach and close to many shopping centers and recreational spots like the Seal Beach Pier, Oak Canyon Nature Center, and Downtown Seal Beach.

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Old Town Seal Beach

Historic Old Town Seal Beach is a quaint beach community located on the city's east end, approximately two miles from the Pacific Coast beach. The main attraction in this neighborhood is Main Street, which features a collection of unique shops and restaurants. The area extends from the Pacific Coast Highway to the west to Seal Beach Boulevard to the east and from 10th Street to the north to Electric Avenue to the south. The streets are arranged in a grid pattern, lined with charming single-family homes, townhouses, and condos. The area is also close to Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge and Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve.

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Leisure World

Leisure World is an active seniors’ community The gated community has around 9,000 homes with access to golf courses, pools, tennis courts, clubs, and other recreational facilities.

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Bridgeport is a small community of single-family homes located in the southwest corner of Seal Beach. Bridgeport is unique in that it is one of only two neighborhoods in Seal Beach with direct access to Pacific Coast Highway (the other being The Hill). Bridgeport is a desirable area to live in because of the proximity to the beach, shopping centers, and freeways.

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Surfside (often referred to as Surfside Colony) is a small, gated community in Seal Beach that sits between the naval station and the community of Sunset Beach. Just west of Pacific Coast Highway, Surfside consists of 3 rows of houses labeled, A, B, and C. The community is home to just over 450 people and has been home to several notable residents.

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River Beach

Located just a block away from the beach, River Beach is a charming community that features many high-value homes. Consisting of 80 townhomes, River Beach holds a population of 220 people and provides easy access to not only the water but everything going on in the city. Constructed in 1983, River Beach is located west of Pacific Coast Highway conveniently located close to Main Street as well as shops, restaurants, bars, and more.

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Heron Pointe

Heron Pointe is a gated community in the city of Seal Beach that provides access to some of the best amenities that California has to offer. Built in 2006, Heron Pointe offers a variety of housing and includes plenty to do for its residents. Hiking trails, picnic areas, and even a dog park are among just a few of the amenities offered by the community. Of course, arguably, the best feature is living just a few blocks from the beach.

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All in all, Seal Beach, CA, is an amazing place to live in. It has a unique blend of beachside, suburban living and a vibrant and friendly community. 

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