Reasons to Live in Humboldt County


Interest is building in Scotia Living as homes become available soon according to Doug McCorkle, the real estate director.

In fact, this beautiful area is a very sought after place to live. Here are the TOP 5 REASONS to live in Humboldt County:


1 – Northern Coast

Where else do you get to enjoy the beautiful redwood forests and then take a short trip to Humboldt County’s famous North Coast beaches? Just a quick drive from your front door in Scotia, you’ll find beaches such as Mad River, Clam, Moonstone, Luffenhotlz and many more. These are the perfect places to catch a romantic sunset or have a bonfire with some friends.

2 – Redwoods

Humboldt County is home California’s largest redwood state park with over 160,000 acres of forest. With some of the most serene locations and awe-inspiring giants including the world’s tallest tree, Hyperion, Humboldt County is sure to take your breath away. If you’re a movie buff, famous scenes from movies such as the “Return of the Jedi” and “Jurassic Park: Lost World” were filmed in these forests.

3 – Community

There is something about the people in Humboldt County that can’t be explained. The days of knowing your neighbors have long been forgotten in other parts of the country but not here. Community involvement is the success to any area and that’s why the Humboldt Area Foundation was established. The Humboldt Area Foundation provides grants and scholarships to further the education of its future leaders while connecting donors and resources through a “giving program” to enhance the community. Nonprofit organizations benefit from the programs to meet the ever-changing needs and strengthen over 100 community organizations, all benefitting residents.

4 – Location

When finding that perfect place to live, Humboldt County is the place to set down your roots. The tepid climate year round allows plenty of outdoor activities for the avid hiker, biker and walker. The Eel River is within walking distance for fishing, kayaking or tubing. The majestic beauty of the giant redwoods can’t be matched. Higher education is just minutes away with the esteemed Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods nearby. Regional and local shopping is convenient and funky eateries are all close by. After all, famed chef and TV personality Guy Fieri heralds from Fortuna!

5 – Food

Obviously one of the most important reasons anyone moves to an area is the great selection of food an area has to offer. Humboldt County has no shortage of unique and delectable eateries. Big restaurants and store chains are frowned upon in this County so if it’s a fresh, healthy, made-from-scratch meal you’re