Just over 50,000 in population, Placentia is a quiet community located in northern Orange County. Placentia is located directly off the 91 Freeway and is home to many families and retirees alike. The Placentia community is friendly and inviting- a main reason why so many new residents feel welcome and at-home.
Placentia shares a school district with Yorba Linda to make up the Placentia-Yorba Linda School District. This school district is very large and has an open enrollment policy. However, despite the grandiose size, the school district still earned a 9/10 according to GreatSchools because of the fantastic teaching, many opportunities and positive test results. The school district encompasses a total of 23 elementary schools, 7 middle schools and 7 high schools. The district provides an array of resources for not only students, but parents and staff as well! The schools want to make sure the families as well as the students feel as welcome as possible.
The real estate in Placentia is affordable and holds great value! Given the location, nearby schools and safe neighborhoods, residents are certainly getting more than what they pay for. Placentia is popularly known for the calm and secure neighborhoods which is why so many young families flock to the area. However, for those struggling to afford housing in the area, Placentia offers a Housing Element that offers families resources and information to help create equal opportunities.
Placentia offers fun annual events like the Tamale Festival and the Heritage Festival, where residents of the community are invited to participate or attend. Residents also like to head down to the town center on Tuesday evenings for the Farmer’s Market where you can find fresh foods and beautiful crafts. During the summer, families like to pack picnics and enjoy live music for the Summer Concerts in the Park series. On any given weekend, children can be found playing at one of the multiple parks within the Placentia community. Many of these parks, such as the Tri-City Regional Park, offer walking and biking trails, fishing opportunities, playgrounds and nature reserves. Adults on the other hand can be found golfing or lounging at the Alta Vista Country Club on the weekends. Placentia is in a great location and within short distance to other great attractions that southern California has to offer.
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