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If you are looking for a pleasant place to live in southern California, Placentia is for you: the city’s name means ‘pleasant’ in Latin and its motto is “a pleasant place to live.” The temperate climate and fertile lands of Placentia initially attracted a rush of citrus growers, and, because of the Santa Fe Railroad’s proximity, the city became the hub for Valencia Orange Growing and Packing. Though Placentia had only 500 citizens when it was incorporated in 1926, the Orange County city now has a population that hovers at just over 50,000 citizens.

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Many Placentia residents choose to work in the Los Angeles area, as they live within easy driving distance to the larger city, while others work in nearby Anaheim and Santa Ana. The two top employers in Placentia are Knott’s Berry Farm Foods and The Bruery, an artisan beer brewing company. A metrolink station is currently under development in Placentia and its completion is expected to bring new businesses, housing and employment opportunities to the city. Placentia’s school age children, and their families, reap the benefits of a combined school district: Placentia shares resources with the neighboring city of Yorba Linda. The Placentia-Yorba Linda School District boasts several award winning schools: the Esperanza High School made it on to MSNBC’s Top US High Schools list in 2008. The Parkview School is an excellent resource for homeschooled students and provides curriculum guidance and support for learners at all levels from kindergarten to 12th grade.

The downtown Placentia-Santa Fe District’s fine mexican cuisine is legendary in Orange County, and hungry diners from all over the county make a special trip to Placentia to enjoy a delicious meal. History buffs appreciate The Bradford House, a victorian-style house that is home to the local Placentia Founders Society. The society regularly puts on guided tours and free chamber music concerts for the community. The George Key Ranch Historical Park is a place for both education and relaxation: visitors here can see examples of farming equipment from the past, an actual orange grove and a beautiful garden. The annual Placentia Heritage Festival is an excellent time for neighbors to meet, browse crafts from local artisans, listen to live music, take in the annual parade, and celebrate the history of Placentia. The Placentia Community Chorus, open for all to join, regularly showcases their skills at various recitals and events throughout the year. If you are looking to buy a house in a safe Los Angeles bedroom community, the pleasant city of Placentia has everything you’re looking for: safety, community, scenery and excellent schools.

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