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Humboldt County Office of Education: Why Humboldt?

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Sometimes the small places are not so small at all.

Sometimes the small places are not so small at all.

Humboldt County is best known for its magnificent coastal redwoods, the largest trees in the world. It is a rural county with about 110 miles of coastline, more than any other county in the state, making it a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you enjoy hiking trails, secluded beaches, charming historic towns, family-friendly festivals, or a robust artistic community, there is something for everyone. Come experience the quieter side of California and discover why Humboldt County is truly a world all of its own.

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Michael Davies-Hughes

Michael Davies-Hughes

School District Administrator

“There is nothing quite like the North Coast and Humboldt County. It is one of those places that will live with you forever. It is such a wonderful place to stay healthy and happy.”

Rachel Cardoza

Rachel Cardoza

Special Education Teacher

“Every time I go running in the redwoods I am in awe; I never get sick of it. Some days are really hard. Knowing that I have the forest and the trails to pound out my frustration really helps me to be a better teacher.”

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Stephanie Jackson

Stephanie Jackson

HCOE Personnel Director/Former Charter School Director

“I love it in Humboldt County because I can walk out my front door and be in a redwood forest. I can walk out my back door and stand next to an amazing river. Humboldt County gives me the perfect combination of sunshine and rain.”