20880 Oakridge Lane, Huntington Beach, California 92646
Just a Mile from Famous White Sand of Huntington Beach in Southern California, Huntington Landmark is an Established, Gated 55+ Condo and Town Home Community with a Peaceful, Park Like Setting
Huntington Beach is an upscale seaside city about an hour and a half south of Los Angeles, California. It is also the setting for Huntington Landmark, a large 55+ town home and condominium commmunity with nearly 1,250 residences. It was built in the 1970s and 1980s and has an established vibe.
The 878 town homes are single story, clustered in buildings with four homes each and have nearly 1,100 square feet to 1,335 square feet, two to three bedrooms and two baths. Some units have an attached garage, but many have a carport. The 360 condos are in 45 two story buildings with eight homes each and have 860 square feet to 1,135 square feet, one to two bedrooms and one to two baths. Each condo has a carport. Most residences have a private back patio. Exteriors are primarily tan, brown and white. Because parking areas are centralized and mostly away from residences, most homes are not on a street, ensuring minimal traffic noise.
The community says that it has the lowest density of any residential neighborhood in Huntington Beach, but residences are still fairly close together. They are separated by walking paths and green belts, though, and Landmark does have a park-like quailty.
Current home prices start in the high-$300,000s, but units often come up for sale in the high-$200,000s. Please check with a Realtor to verify these prices as they may change. The HOA fee is at least $320 per month and might be higher.
People live here mainly because Landmark is just a mile from the beach. The community is also pet-friendly and has a manned gate. The clubhouse is where neighbors meets to participate in more than 25 clubs and activity groups. They also enjoy two resort-style swimming pools, a spa, three tennis courts, a ceramics room, a woodworking shop, a library, a grand ballroom, a putting green and more. RV storage is also available.
The community is managed by a seven member board and a variety of committees. They enforce rules to keep property values up and the community looking its best.
Huntington Beach is known for its nearly 10-mile long white sand beach, a longtime favorite with surfers. The city is, in fact, nicknamed "Surf City" and has a classic Southern California beach culture. Downtown is lined with tall palm trees and features restaurants, theaters, museums, shops and more in colorful buildings. The Huntington Beach Pier is one of the longest in the U.S. and a popular gathering spot for anyone who loves the water.
Huntington Beach Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission.
This area has summer temperatures in the 70s and 80s, and winter temperatures in the 50s and 60s. On average, Huntington Beach receives 10 inches of rain each year.
Visit www.huntingtonlandmark.com for more information and tinyurl.com/ycmelywp for listings.
California is the most populous state in the United States, and it is the sixth largest economy in the world.
Because it is so long, the climate varies greatly. Everything from deserts, forests and snow covered mountains to the world famous moderate temperatures of Southern California are here. Record temperatures have included a low of minus 35 degrees and a high of 134 degrees.
Missions placed within a day's walk from one another dot the length of the state and started appearing in 1769. Juan Cabrillo first sighted California in 1542 and inspired the missions. A few of the most famous ones are San Juan Capistrano (the swallows return every year at the same time), and San Diego (the first one).
A few of California's natural resources include petroleum, timber and natural gas. Industries are manufacturing (machinery, transportation equipment, electronics), aerospace and defense, biotechnology, and tourism. Of course, Hollywood and Disneyland are known around the world. Other famous attractions are Yosemite National Park, the Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco), Point Reyes National Seashore, Sequoia National Park and San Simeon State Park (Hearst Castle).
The lowest point in the U.S. is California's Death Valley at 282 feet below sea level, and the highest point in the Lower 48 is its Mt. Whitney at 14,491 feet above sea level. Outside of Hawaii and Alaska, the state's Lassen Peak is one of the two active volcanoes in the U.S. It last erupted in 1917.
More immigrants settle down in California than in any other state.
Population - 39,802,500
Persons 65 years old and over - 13%
High school graduates, age 25+ - 81.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ - 32%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 39%
White persons, not Hispanic - 40%
Median household income - $64,500
Median home value - $399,000
Social Security Taxed - No
Source: U.S. Census
Are 55+ Communities Really "Retirement" Communities?
Many people who live in age-restricted communities (usually for people age 55+) are still gainfully employed. So why would they live in what is considered a "retirement" community? Why not continue to live in a standard neighborhood? People still employed choose age-restricted communities for the same reasons as people who are retired do: the safety, amenities and sense of community that one can provide. And whether employed or not, once the kids are grown, it is sometimes nice to live in a neighborhood where small children do not congregate.
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