which is about 15 mins away....but i'm drawing a blank on any hospitals in hb...
i think there's a hoag hospital there - but hoag's main campus is down the ways a bit further in newport beach....
just know that huntington beach is aka surf city. it's beautiful, beautiful, beautiful - you may not ever want to go back to canada! you'll have gorgeously sunny days after the morning fog burns off and equally impressive sunsets. huntington beach will be a nice place to stay, not too expensive (unless you're real close to the beach) but not too cheap. no bad neighborhoods i can think of....i'd say a 1 & 1 would range from $800 to $1200 depending on area and amenities.
fountain valley is a nice neighboring city. seal beach is nice as well. garden grove and westminster - ehhhhh, some nice areas - some not so nice areas. locals tend to call garden grove "garbage grove". the further south you go (irvine, costa mesa, newport beach, etc.) the more expensive it gets.
oh and you're about 50 miles south of los angeles, 20 mins east of disneyland, 1 1/2 hours north of san diego and about an hour from the mountains. there is traffic like you've never seen. but being in hb, you shouldn't have too many smog problems.
can you tell i love living here? :d