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Arcata is a beautiful place to live and work, nestled between the redwoods and the sea 10 miles above Eureka. Home to Humboldt State University, Arcata offers many of the amenities of much larger cities: music, art, educational programs, lectures, cuisine, boutiques, and night life. College of the Redwoods, a community college, provides further educational opportunities just 15 miles south. Our local schools are excellent, and housing in the area is very affordable, with more Victorian architecture than perhaps anywhere else on the West Coast. The County is an artistic haven, with the second highest number of artists per capita in the state of California.

Outdoor recreation enthusiasts flock to Humboldt County, which offers outstanding opportunities for beachcombing, surfing, river rafting, kayaking, hiking, camping, sailing, fishing, cycling, hunting and more. Humboldt County contains more than 100 miles of unspoiled coastline, hundreds of thousands of acres of redwood trees, and several wild rivers, as well as seaports, farmland, and historical areas. The County is home to ten State Parks and some of the most diverse natural resources on the West Coast. The County is also home to the Redwood National and State Parks, which have been designated as a United Nations Biosphere Region and World Heritage Site. The World Wildlife Fund has identified the County as part of one of the most diverse eco-regions left on the planet and named it to its Global 200 list

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