Eureka is blessed with an abundant natural environment, close to Redwood National Forest, The Headwaters Forest Reserve,Thousands of miles of hiking trails, six rivers, Humboldt Bay, the Pacific Ocean and many, varied beaches. It is also a thriving artist community, bordered by other enclaves thick with artists in every genre from oil and watercolor painting to building amazing machines to compete in internationally recognized races.
Being bordered by the ocean and the mountains, with only Hwy 101 in and out, 299 to the north of us for Eastern access, means there are transportation limitations when roads are closed due to slides, floods or fire; all of these may occur during a given year. We are approximately 5 hours North of San Francisco, it costs over $300 to fly to SFO on our one carrier...
We do have a very active community, there are multiple events every weekend. We are also a very very generous community having the record of giving to American Cancer Society's Relay for Life on multiple occasions.