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Yorba Linda’s motto, “the land of gracious living”, speaks volumes: this affluent community is frequently ranked as being one of the safest, most affluent and best places to live and raise a family in the country. Located less than an hour’s drive away from downtown Los Angeles, Yorba Linda has it all: great schools, stunning natural beauty, fine dining, stores, and even boasts a presidential reputation — Richard Nixon was born here in 1913. Settled by the successful rancher Bernardo Yorba and his descendents, Yorba Linda’s population steadily rose from around 35 residents in 1911 to over 68,000 residents in 2008, numbers no doubt bolstered by the city’s excellent reputation.

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There’s no shortage of employment opportunities in the Yorba Linda area. While the two top employers in the city, CareFusion and Nobel BioCare, are both in the medical industry, Yorba Linda is an easy commute to employers within the Los Angeles, Anaheim and Santa Ana areas. Yorba Linda’s public school district is nationally recognized as being one of the most elite schools in the state. The Placentia-Yorba Linda School District regularly wins awards for its innovative programs and academic excellence and, in 2009 alone, the school district won over 9 awards for academic and athletic achievement. The city is home to two libraries: the bustling community-centric Yorba Linda Public Library and the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

Whether locals seek culture, nature or entertainment, Yorba Linda’s got it. The Nixon Presidential Library and Museum campus, located on over 9 acres of rolling and lush greens, commemorates the famous president’s birthplace and accomplishments. Visitors here can take a walk through history or partake in the special programs and exhibits. Local school groups are able to visit the beautiful campus free of charge. The 100 miles of horse and recreational trails are an absolute delight to Yorba Linda’s equestrians and nature lovers — all will enjoy the winding journey across a varied landscape that takes one behind gorgeous backyards, gardens and a ravine. Yorba Linda is just a short drive from the many celebrated beaches of Orange County, such as Newport and Laguna. Golfers will love the Black Gold Golf Club, a public golf course situated within Yorba Linda’s stunning foothills. Once planned as an auto mall, Savi Ranch is now a go-to shopping center that offers its guests a mix of retail stores, dining, and hotels.

If you love lobster, the annual Yorba Linda Lobsterfest is for you. Participants are encouraged to eat until they’ve had their fill – no matter how small or large. Music lovers will delight in the summer Concerts in the Park series where locals can enjoy free, live music from the comfort of Hurless Barton Park’s grassy lawn. A wonderful way to ring in the holiday season is by attending the annual Handel’s Messiah sing along held at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. While some may, at first glance, consider real estate in Yorba Linda on the expensive side, the many activities and amenities make buying a home in Yorba Linda an excellent investment.

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