Seal Beach lies along the Pacific coast as the gateway to Orange County between the cities of Long Beach and Huntington Beach. With a population of under 30,000, Seal Beach retains its quaint, small-town atmosphere.

Seal Beach has 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 mostly residential community. To accommodate visitors Seal Beach maintains a municipal pier, a beach park, and a skate park.

That’s what the city publicity people will tell you.  To the locals, Seal Beach is a neighborly community that we call home.  It’s the only place that I know where people – complete strangers – say “hello”.  Until the shop keepers retired a year ago, we had an ice cream parlor named “Grandma’s”  – how quaint is that?  Even the major banks know their customers well enough to call you by name.

Seal Beach is also a place that you visit, then you call home.

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