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Beautiful Buena Park, California, is an Orange County city and, as its residents are proud to say, is considered the center of the Southland. Some historians believe the origins of the city’s name come from a town in Illinois, while other folks insist it is derived from the spanish translation of ‘good’ and ‘plaza;’ however, one thing is certain: Buena Park is an excellent place to live, work and visit. Locals like to remember how their dear town even smelled sweet once: a local Nabisco Factory made the town smell like cookies before its closure in 2006. Though Buena Park was once an agricultural hub for the Southland, the city is now an inviting suburb and commercial center that is only a thirty minute drive from the center of Los Angeles.

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While many of Buena Park’s residents commute to nearby Santa Ana and Los Angeles, many find employment right in town. Knott’s Berry Farm is the city’s largest employer with over 5,000 workers on its payroll, while PepsiCo, Yamaha and ProLogis each employ hundreds of people. Tourism related to Knott’s Berry Farm is another popular industry in the city. Families find that they have many choices for educating their children in Buena Park: seven different school districts serve Buena Park children, including the Blue Ribbon award-winning Charles G. Emery elementary school. While only one high school is located within the city limits, four additional public high schools educate Buena Park students, including the nationally recognized Sunny Hills High School which score in the top .1% of schools in the entire nation.

Buena Park’s entertainment options are seemingly endless. The E-Zone district hosts the famous Knott’s Berry Farm and its damp counterpart, Knott’s Soak City, in addition to two incredible dinner theater shows: Medieval Times and Pirate’s Dinner Adventure Show. Golfers delight in Buena Park’s 27 hole championship golf course at the Los Coyotes Country Club while nature enthusiasts and fishermen can easily spend an hour or a weekend at Ralph B. Clark Regional Park’s fishing pond and over 100 acres of trails. Though Knott’s Berry Farm is a constant source of various events and spectacles for Buena Park’s residents over the year, annual community events such as the Children’s Arts Festival and the annual Silverado Days celebration and fair are great ways for Buena Park residents to meet and mingle. Residents enjoy the summer concert series, free of admission charges, in Boisserranc Park every June and July. For a city that once smelled like cookies, life today is still pretty sweet in Buena Park.

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