Charming Avalon on Catalina Island is so close to a major city and yet this tiny community feels worlds apart. Close knit and the kind of place where everyone knows your name. The island seems to have an open door vibe. One of our staffers spent some time there and lived with people for a time in Catalina. She said it was like living in a sitcom, people were always coming and going in and out of the houses. Dropping in for dinner or after a stroll. Beautiful vistas and water views.