I am going to start a blog on this website to talk about this beautiful Pacific ocean community and why I love it so much. This is not going to be a "news" type of blog, more about the wonders of the outdoors, and the daily things that strike me as worthwhile mentioning. But if you did want the news, click on Triplicate newspaper.
Just to get everyone oriented a little, Crescent City is in the northernmost county on the California coast. About 20 miles north is the Oregon border. On our way we pass through Smith River, a small farm community followed by a stretch of unbelieveable beach on the western side, see The Beach At Smith River Subdivision. On the east side are beautiful hills where some homes have been built with an excellent view. Some vacant lots are still available with fabulous views and great prices. See this lot on Ocean Heights, for example at $130,000 for 2 acres!!
To the south of Crescent City lies the working fishing harbor and then a long stretch of beach wide enough to ride horses on, and the waves make for some good surfing. See photos that I took from my listing, The Beachcomber Restaurant, that is "for sale" with 1.43 acres on the beach!!! A mile further from the resaurant, Highway 101 rwinds into the hills south of Crescent City until it reaches Klamath about 20 miles away.
To the east, US Hwy. 199 branches off US Hwy 101 (the highway that parallels the coastline right through town and up into Oregon). Highway 199, goes through about 5 miles of "old growth" Redwood forest--there's a great video of that drive plus many photos on www.smithrivercalifornia.com
After crossing the bridge over the Smith River, there is a fork to the left, Hwy. 197, that triangles back over to Hwy. 101 on the north bank of the Smith River. That triangle area, a few miles in either direction on 197 and 199, is Hiouchi Hamlet. It's pretty much surrounded by national and regional forests. A beautiful, tranquil place that is described as the "banana belt" because coastal fog seldom extends to this area, nor does other extreme weather. The actual "Hamlet" is considered to be a mile from the 199/197 crossroad, on Hwy. 199 to the East. Here you will find a gas station with convenience store, a motel and a restaurant, a great gathering place.
THINKING OF MOVING OR POSSIBLY RETIRING HERE?
We all dream of the perfect spot for retirement, and it's fun to look at Internet homes for sale during those moments. And when that mood strikes you, check out my click here to view all properties for sale on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) at any given time.
BUT THIS IS NOT ENOUGH AND HERE IS WHAT I TELL THEM:
"You absolutely must come here, look around, see if you like our community and everything that it has to offer."
SO YOU SEE, WE ARE NOT ISOLATED, JUST SOMEWHAT REMOTE.
But this is also the charm of Crescent City in Del Norte County, California. So come for a visit and see how you like it here.
CRESCENT CITY IS THE SEAT OF THE COUNTY
That means all the services are here from a Social Security office, DMV, Sutter Coast Hospital and a senior center even though we are a small community of about 20,000.
COME FOR A VISIT, THEN YOU CAN MAKE UP YOUR MIND IF YOU WANT TO RETIRE HERE.
And once you have made this big life decision, give me a call. I will be happy to help you find your new home here in Crescent City, Del Norte County, California.
Information on Pebble Beach Drive, below, in Crescent City, click here.
1301-B Northcrest Drive, #54
Mailing: P.O. Box 2144, Crescent City, CA 95531
CA DRE #01772851
Oceanfront and other Unique Properties
Call Hella Rothwell: 707-460-0604