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Welcome to the City of Avalon

Avalon is situated on the easterly portion of Catalina Island, 22 miles off the coast of Southern California. Avalon is a little over 2 .8 square miles in size. The island itself is 76 square miles in area, 85% of which is an Open Space Conservancy. The picturesque and dynamic seaport village of Avalon has a permanent population of around 4,000, with annual visitors in excess of one million. Catalina Island is part of Los Angeles County. Avalon schools however, are part of the Long Beach Unified School District. The City and Island have a vibrant, tourist-based economy, a strong environmental protection philosophy, and a desire to create a model community based on sustainable principles.