Welcome to Yorba Linda/Placentia
Peaceful neighborhoods with small-town charms in the middle of Anaheim and Los Angeles
Nestled in between Los Angeles and Anaheim are two of Southern California’s most desirable and beloved neighborhoods. The area’s proximity to both bustling cities as well as its own picturesque scenery, small-town charms, and luxurious local amenities have made it the ideal location for young professionals and families from across the state.
The land was initially granted to Jose Antonio Yorba in 1810 by the Spanish Crown, and descendants of the original family primarily maintained the land even after the Mexican-American War. Eventually, sections of land were sold to larger companies for agricultural purposes as well as manufacturing, and a thriving local community eventually came together.
Throughout both Yorba Linda and Placentia, there is a distinct appreciation and respect for the past, with numerous historic sites and landmarks spread throughout the two neighborhoods. With the promise of a prosperous future, these unique and exceptional communities have made their mark on Southern California.
What to Love
- Exceptional rural scenery
- Thriving local economy and town center
- Dedication to the history of the area
- Family-friendly sense of community
People & Lifestyle
The proximity of both Yorba Linda and Placentia to Los Angeles and Anaheim has made them two of the most desirable neighborhoods in the area, attracting both young professionals and families looking for the ideal blend of peaceful suburban life and city convenience. As a result, the average annual household income is well over twice the national average, and homes have a median value of well over $800,000.
Throughout both neighborhoods, an appreciation for the natural landscape and outdoor recreational activities can be seen in abundance. There are numerous parks, trails, and preserves in the local area for residents to take advantage of, and families can often be seen enjoying the various green spaces and playgrounds.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Yorba Linda and Placentia have some of the best dining opportunities around, fostering a thriving culinary scene in the area. Stefano’s Golden Baked Hams is a local favorite that’s committed to serving the highest quality deli cuisine possible. Their menu includes delights like a porchetta peanut butter and jelly sandwich, an oven-roasted turkey sandwich with artichokes, and their take on a classic Cuban sandwich.
Craftsman Signature Wood Fired Pizza is another hot spot with guests traveling from all over Southern California to try their eclectic and inventive menu that includes a loaded baked potato pizza, chicken poblano pizza, and the Big Easy Pizza with a cajun cream sauce, andouille sausage, chicken, shrimp, and pepper jack cheese.
The Black Gold Golf Club is not only a highly regarded world-class golf club, but it’s also the home of Derrick’s Grille, one of the best restaurants in the area. Enjoy their spectacular views while you dine on hand-rolled pork and shrimp lumpia, grilled mahi-mahi tacos, and a rib-eye cheesesteak sandwich that guests rave over.
Things to Do
While Los Angeles and Anaheim are only short drives away, Yorba Linda and Placentia both have numerous recreational activities and entertainment opportunities for residents to enjoy in their spare time. The Nixon Presidential Library is one of the most popular spaces in town, offering visitors a chance to get an up-close and in-depth look at one of the nation’s most controversial presidents.
The Black Gold Golf Club is a golf enthusiast’s dream. This world-class course is a par 72 layout that stretches over 6,700 yards in one of the most challenging and exciting courses around.
The Yorba Regional Park is a great outdoor space to visit with the family. The 140-acre park offers baseball fields, hiking and biking trails, fishing, kite flying, and more. Of course, the Box Canyon Waterfall and Park is a favorite outdoor highlight with beautiful walking paths that take you right past the falls.
Families living in Yorba Linda and Placentia have access to numerous highly rated schools in the area, including:
- Heritage Oak Private School, PK, K-8, exceptional private elementary and middle school
- Friends Christian School, PK, K-8, highly regarded private Christian elementary and middle school
- Servite High School, 9-12, nationally recognized private Catholic high school
- Esperanza High School, 9-12, highly-rated local public high school