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.
The Huntington Beach Fire Department conducts free home fire safety inspections for seniors. You can also get a free smoke detector with a 10 year battery and carbon monoxide detector installed. This free service is provided by Project SHIP senior home inspection program volunteers. You can schedule an appointment online or call 714-374-1615.