City of Seal Beach

The City of Seal Beach is a Charter City located on the coast of northwestern Orange County, California encompassing 11.97 square miles. Seal Beach sits on the coast as the gateway to Orange County between the cities of Long Beach and Huntington Beach. With a population of 24,098, Seal Beach celebrated its 90th anniversary in October 2005. Governed by a five member council, who are elected by district, the city operates under the council/city manager form of government. Seal Beach has retained its quaint, small-town atmosphere. Seal Beach is the home of Leisure World, a gated senior citizen community of almost 9,000 residents. The 5,256-acre Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station, and the 920-acre Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge, comprises 2/3 of the land within the 13.23 square-mile City.

Seal Beach was incorporated in 1917 and became a charter city in 1964. Neighboring communities include Huntington Beach, Westminster, Los Alamitos and Long Beach.

The City’s beautiful beaches and pleasant weather attracts more than 2,000,000 visitors each year making recreation an important factor in the local economy in this otherwise residential community. To accommodate visitors Seal Beach maintains a municipal pier, a beach park, and a skate park.

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