Old Town is the oldest neighborhood in the Seal Beach (hence the name), and thus the the architecture of homes varies greatly. Most of the homes are on narrow lots (25′ x 117′) which has resulted in various styles of construction over the years to suite the increasing demand for more interior space.
A few of the reasons people say they love living in Old Town is the ability to walk to nearby activities, neighbors that waive when you drive down the street and the strong sense of community. Old Town is the place where the mail man knows you and your family by first name. The Police will waive when they drive by and neighbors stop to chat on the street or in the corner market.
Though the focal point of this neighborhood is the beach, Old Town has several other open spaces to enjoy such as the Green Belt. This stretch of park runs the length of eleven city blocks and is paralleled on either side by Electric Avenue.
Main Street offers many different restaurants, pubs, coffee shops and merchants where residents and visitors enjoy shopping and gathering for fun. For reasons unknown, there is a strong Irish influence on the street with exactly four Irish themed pubs. Of these, O’Malley’s on Main is largest and only pub offering an enclosed patio with wishing well and fireplace.