how we live
eureka — a great place to live
As the county seat of the world-famous Humboldt County, California, the City of Eureka is the heart of the U.S. redwood coast. Eureka is the market and cultural center of a beautiful region filled with iconic redwoods — the world’s tallest trees — and scenic rugged ocean landscapes.
Eureka is the largest coastal city between San Francisco and Portland and a frequent stopover point for those exploring the Pacific Northwest. Culturally protected by the ‘redwood curtain’, the city is known for its unique Victorian architecture, creative culture, one of a kind shops, restaurants, and artisanal businesses.
This is a relaxed, coastal community, but it is also visited by travelers from all over the world. The eclectic city is refreshingly distinct from its rural surroundings and provides the majority of the region’s festivals, performances, art galleries, entertainment, lodging, and dining options.
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Home to College of the Redwoods, Eureka’s vocational and community college, and with four-year Humboldt State University just up the road in Arcata, Eureka boasts an abundance of continuing education opportunities as well as skilled graduates, with 38.9% of Eureka’s population holding an advanced degree.
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Eureka offers educational options for all ages. From wonderful public schools spread across the community, to Montessori, Charter, and non-secular options, Eureka offers schools of all shapes and sizes to meet any family’s goals.
LOCAL PARKS AND TRAILS
Eureka has invested in a world-class trail system that spans the entire community. From the 6+ mile Waterfront Trail to the beloved Sequoia Park, home to old-growth and mature second-growth redwoods, you can experience the deep redwood forest or quiet views of Humboldt Bay, on foot or bike.
Not too hot, and not too cold. This is the essence of our weather. You might need to scrape the ice off your windshield four to five times a year, and you might see only a couple of days top 85 degrees.
REGIONAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL PARKS AND PRESERVES
Eureka is the basecamp for the world-renowned ancient redwood trees. Driving north or south along the historic Highway 101, you’ll find yourself quickly surrounded by these magnificent giants.
ARTS AND CULTURE
Eureka is home to a vibrant and engaged art community — a bright beacon of cultural and artistic creativity that calls people from far beyond the North Coast. Offering fine and performing arts, larger-than-life murals, and a variety of exciting events.
HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE
Eureka is home to some of the most diverse and unique architecture to be found anywhere — bungalows, cottages, craftsmen, and Tudors — many built from original local redwood timber. From the Victorians to modern post-war homes, Eureka’s architectural history is rich and well-preserved.
Real. Authentic. Different.
about the city of eureka
As the county seat of the world-famous Humboldt County, CA, Eureka is surrounded by iconic redwoods, the world’s tallest trees, and stunningly beautiful rugged remote ocean landscapes. People choose to live here to witness the region’s unmatched beauty and access to outdoor recreation.
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