Downtown Huntington Beach, CA Homes For Sale
Let BanCorp Realty introduce you to the high-profile Downtown Huntington Beach community of Orange County, where in 1905 the initial residential construction and development of the city began and was centered round the iconic one-hundred year old Main Street. Today, both tourists and residents alike are able to enjoy the fruits of the labors of the original planners and developers in a stunning seaside setting, complete with cool, refreshing ocean breezes, beautiful sunsets and a serene seaside ambiance. Downtown Huntington Beach is a combined mixture residential/commercial area consisting of; single-family-residences, condos and townhomes, that are intertwined by an overabundance of urban conveniences such as; restaurants, boutique shopping, nightlife, trendy bars, surfing stores, local commerce and trendy art galleries founded by local artists – there is really too much to explore in the Downtown area in a single day. Downtown Huntington Beach real estate is located on the eastern-side of Pacific Coast Highway and the Huntington Beach Bike Trail, and all of the seaside homes in Downtown Huntington Beach are within easy walking distance to the Pacific Ocean.
The best ocean view homes in Downtown Huntington Beach are located on Pacific Coast Highway, and boast some of the most spectacular white-water and Huntington Beach Pier vistas of this very expansive city that sits on the most flat terrain of any other beach city in Orange County. On both sides of the Pier, you will find some of the best, and most consistent surfing waves on the West Coast, and is the location that hosts the World Surfing Championships annually – hence the self-proclaimed motto “Surf City USA”. The chic Downtown Huntington Beach residences are found in the South Huntington Beach area of Huntington Beach, California, and this community has always been synonymous with surfing, boogie boarding and body surfing. The Downtown area continues to experience sustainable growth, with a high demand from both first-time home buyers, investors, and second home buyers looking for lock-and-leave vacation condos.
During the last 25 – 35 years, hundreds of new, luxury homes and two-four unit properties have popped-up in Downtown Huntington Beach, with some of the larger parcels of lot/land being developed (and designated) as small home tracts (some of these newer communities do have special Mello-Roos taxes along with H.O.A. dues, which can raise the overall tax rate significantly). The ongoing construction continues to march forward as astute buyers flock to this most affordable beach-side city along the Orange County coastline who are searching for upscale-contemporary Downtown Huntington Beach, California homes for sale. Local Downtown Huntington Beach Realtors are seeing speculative home builders purchasing older, beach-style cottages (usually in need of major improvements) on adjacent lots, and then tearing them down for the purpose of subdividing them for the purpose of building two newly-constructed homes (on the newly divided parcel), leading to a higher than normal profit for the real estate speculator when the property is sold. These inspiring Downtown Huntington Beach two-story properties (no single level homes in the Downtown area) can range in size from 1,700 square feet to over 2,500 square feet, and prices of these stylish homes vary significantly depending on location, view and interior amenities.
Additional substantial parcels of vacant land were converted into intimate and elegant condominium complexes and classy townhouse developments around the seductive Downtown Huntington Beach area, with some of the more notable being; Vista Catalina, Villas Del Mar, Beachwalk, Ocean Breezes, Pier Colony, Pacific Ranch and Huntington Bayshore (to name a few). More recently, more affluent families have started building semi-custom and custom-built homes in Downtown Huntington Beach known as the “Park Area”. Some of these neighborhoods include; Crystal Island, Ocean Point, Whaler’s Cove, Pacific Bay, Sandcastle Estates, and Stonewood Estates (along with a host of others). In the picturesque Downtown Huntington Beach residential market you will also uncover modest, residential, income-producing properties that range from two-unit duplexes to sixteen-unit complexes which came to fruition in the 1960's and 1970's. Downtown Huntington Beach has one of the highest concentration of hard to find, three-story, penthouse-style buildings in South Orange County.
Newer public enhancement projects continue to play a major role in both maintaining and increasing Downtown Huntington Beach home values. These new renovation projects include the recently modernized Main Street area, newly-paved beach parking lots, the Huntington Beach Pier restoration which is now reinforced by new concrete columns, beautification of the Bluff Top Park, modern Life Guard Headquarters, newly updated beach side bathrooms and concession stands that offer a wider (and healthier) selection of food choices. Commerce and Business in Downtown Huntington Beach: The area has slowly evolved into a bustling business district with a multitude of smaller commercial establishments on Main Street that supports local business owners and Proprietorships. Some of the more complex projects include the Grand Hyatt, Waterfront Hilton and Strand Hotels, the Huntington Surf and Sport building, and a plethora of family-owned and national chain restaurants.
BanCorp’s local Real Estate Professionals in Downtown Huntington Beach are seeing more and more buyers that are willing to give up one amenity to secure another that they feel is more important to their way of life - such as forfeiting panoramic views for a handsome Downtown Huntington Beach waterfront property with a more functional floor plan, or sacrificing square footage for lifestyle amenities such as being within walking distance to the pristine beaches. In the middle of the action or close to nature – whatever your perspective, the exclusive real estate in Downtown Huntington Beach offers metropolitan conveniences in a prized setting which was carefully conceived, and embraces the Pacific Ocean backdrop. These ocean-close properties bring out the oceanfront spirit and help define the city's coastal ambiance. Authentic to the city’s heritage - The Downtown Area is brimming with personality-plus, 365 days per year, in a Mediterranean climate that is rarely inclement. From sprawling beach side estates, to attached-residences and older craftsman-style properties, professionals, families and individuals from all age groups are looking at the urban pockets of Downtown Huntington Beach where life is laid-back, the commute is short and all of the main activities are nearby.
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