Yes, Anaheim is home to Disneyland! Did you know that Anaheim bears the distinction of being the first planned community in Southern California? In 1857, the community began with 1,165 acres designated for city lots, housing and vineyards. The local economy centered around agriculture. Today, the city of Anaheim has grown to cover most of the North Orange County Santa Ana River floodplain and a large portion of Santa Ana Canyon’s southeaster slope, which is now called Anaheim Hills. After WWII, Anaheim began a progressive growth eastward. New home development began to replace Valencia orange groves. Disneyland opened in 1955, and all of Anaheim’s cheap land, low housing costs and low interest rates fueled a boom unlike any seen in Southern California before! The population grew from 14,566 in 1950 to over 104,000 in 1960.
Current time, Anaheim is one of California’s most populous cities. Anaheim covers about 50 square miles and has over 336,000 residents. There are thriving business communities with companies such as Carl Karcher Enterprises, nc. L3 Communications, Pacific Sunwear and Disneyland Resort. We are sure you have heard of our sports’ franchises–Angels Baseball and Anaheim Ducks are right smack in the middle of Anaheim. The entertainment venues in Anaheim include the Honda Center, the Grove, Gardenwalk and Angel Stadium
The award winning elementary schools in Anaheim with the Great School Ratings of 9-10 are: Nohl Canyon elementary, Crescent Elementary, Anaheim Hills Elementary; however they are over 84 schools in Anaheim! In fact, the Anaheim Union School district serves portions of the Orange County cities of Anaheim, Buena Park, Cypress, La Palma and Stanton. There are 12 high schools; 9 of which have received golf, silver or bronze medals in the U.S. News Best High School rankings.