Get to know Orange, CA
The city of Orange is located about 3 miles north of Santa Ana. Around 1864 Los Angeles attorneys Alfred Chapman and Andrew Glassell gained control of land on both sides of the Santiago Creek. Glassell chose an area that he could irrigate and had good soil quality. The community was called Richland originally. It was renamed Orange in 1873 to get a post office. Orange was incorporated in 1888. The city grew rapidly at the end of the 19th century with the increasing demand for citrus fruit. The city experienced a postwar boom with housing tracts developed rapidly between the 1950’s and 1970’s. The top employers in Orange are the University of California, Irvine Medical Center and the Sisters of St. Joseph Hospital.
Median Household Income: $78,513
Median Property Value: $534,300