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half moon bay PROFILE


Half Moon Bay is a small sea-side community located 30 miles south of San Francisco.

Just to the west of Half Moon Bay is Pillar Point Harbor, site of the famous big wave surf area, Mavericks.

Other outdoor activities include whale- and elephant seal-watching, hiking on the beaches or among the redwoods, deep sea fishing, world-class golf or touring the nearby Santa Cruz Mountains or wineries.

Half Moon Bay, California
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Among GreatPlacesToRetire.com cities, Half Moon Bay ranks high in climate, crime and family income. Half Moon Bay ranks low in home sales price and natural hazards risk.

For more detailed city facts -- including data on home prices, population demographics, medical care, air quality, water quality and more -- click on the City Report graphic below:



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