Seal Beach, CA (Sunset Beach)




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About Seal Beach, CA (Sunset Beach)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Sunset Beach median real estate price is $2,464,129, which is more expensive than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in California and 99.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Sunset Beach is currently $2,039, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 67.6% of the neighborhoods in California.

Sunset Beach is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Seal Beach, California. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Sunset Beach real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Sunset Beach neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Sunset Beach. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 30.7%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 94.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (28.4%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The Sunset Beach neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, Sunset Beach is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

Notable & Unique: People

In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the Sunset Beach neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.

In addition, if you are planning to retire in California, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Sunset Beach may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in California, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 95.9% of neighborhoods in CA. If a California retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates, highly educated executives and college students.

Also, divorcees may find friendship and understanding in this neighborhood, as 19.1% of its residents are divorced. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis found that this divorce rate is higher than in 95.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the Sunset Beach neighborhood stands out by having 97.3% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.6% of all American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Sunset Beach neighborhood has more Croatian and Austrian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Croatian ancestry and 1.1% have Austrian ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 65.2% of the workforce in the Sunset Beach neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 96.2% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Sunset Beach neighborhood in Seal Beach are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 87.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Sunset Beach neighborhood, 65.2% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 15.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (10.8%), and 8.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Sunset Beach neighborhood in Seal Beach, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (14.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (14.1%), and residents who report Italian roots (13.3%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (12.5%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (8.3%), among others. In addition, 15.9% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Sunset Beach neighborhood is English, spoken by 84.5% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (11.9%).

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Sunset Beach neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.0% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (97.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 0 Condition Alerts found.

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Sunset Beach 0.101011101001110
Seal Beach 0.101011101001110
California 4.26
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California 90

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 13 Condition Alerts found.

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HUNTINGTON BEACH UNION HIGH


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Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Ocean View High
17071 Gothard St.
Huntington Beach, CA, 92647
09-12
Marina High
15871 Springdale St.
Huntington Beach, CA, 92649
09-12
Edison High
21400 Magnolia
Huntington Beach, CA, 92646
09-12
Fountain Valley High
17816 Bushard
Fountain Valley, CA, 92708
09-12
Huntington Beach High
1905 Main St.
Huntington Beach, CA, 92648
09-12
Valley Vista High (Continuation)
9600 Dolphin St.
Fountain Valley, CA, 92708
09-12
Hbuhsd Community Day
1022 W.Minster Mall
Westminster, CA, 92683
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Coast High
17231 Gothard St.
Huntington Beach, CA, 92647
09-12
Westminster High
14325 Goldenw. St.
Westminster, CA, 92683
09-12

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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District Quality Compared to California

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Better than of CA school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Sharon Christa Mcauliffe Middle
4112 Cerritos Ave.
Los Alamitos, CA, 90720
06-08
J. H. Mcgaugh Elementary
1698 Bolsa Ave.
Seal Beach, CA, 90740
KG-05
Richard Henry Lee Elementary
11481 Foster Rd.
Los Alamitos, CA, 90720
KG-05
Oak Middle
10821 Oak St.
Los Alamitos, CA, 90720
06-08
Jack L. Weaver Elementary
11872 Wembley Rd.
Los Alamitos, CA, 90720
KG-05
Francis Hopkinson Elementary
12582 Kensington Rd.
Los Alamitos, CA, 90720
KG-05
Los Alamitos Elementary
10862 Bloomfield St.
Los Alamitos, CA, 90720
KG-05
Los Alamitos High
3591 Cerritos Ave.
Los Alamitos, CA, 90720
09-12
Rossmoor Elementary
3272 Shakespeare Dr.
Los Alamitos, CA, 90720
KG-05
Laurel High (Continuation)
10291 Bloomfield St.
Los Alamitos, CA, 90720
09-12

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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HUNTINGTON BEACH CITY ELEMENTARY


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District Quality Compared to California

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Better than of CA school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

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Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Ethel Dwyer Middle
1502 Palm Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA, 92648
06-08
John H. Eader Elementary
9291 Banning Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA, 92646
KG-05
Ralph E. Hawes Elementary
9682 Yellowstone Dr.
Huntington Beach, CA, 92646
KG-05
Joseph R. Perry Elementary
19231 Harding Ln.
Huntington Beach, CA, 92646
KG-05
Agnes L. Smith Elementary
770 17 Th St.
Huntington Beach, CA, 92648
KG-05
Isaac L. Sowers Middle
9300 Indianapolis Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA, 92646
06-08
John R. Peterson Elementary
20661 Farnsworth Ln.
Huntington Beach, CA, 92646
KG-05
Huntington Seacliff Elementary
6701 Garfield Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA, 92648
KG-05
S. A. Moffett Elementary
8800 Burlcrest Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA, 92646
KG-05

School District Enrollment By Group

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