The City of Huntington Beach offers residents a diverse range of high quality residential options. The City offers everything from one-of-a-kind waterfront homes with private boat slips to neighborhoods of single-family residences on tree-lined streets to multi-family rental units. According to the 2005 American Community Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 73,665 housing units in Huntington Beach. In 2005, there were 44,005 owner-occupied housing units and 27,648 renter-occupied housing units. The median value of owner-occupied units was $711,000 and the median gross rent for renter-occupied units is $1,362. About 60 percent of the total housing units were built after 1970.
Solar energy can also be used for making potable, brackish or saline water. Without using electricity or chemicals, waste water can be treated. Creating salt from sea water is also one of the oldest uses of solar energy.