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Yorba Linda

While its nearby neighbor, the city of Brea, prides itself on being a retail magnet for Southland shoppers, the city of Yorba Linda has held onto its rural roots by offering a living experience with plenty of horse trails and large residential lots.

That doesn’t mean there aren’t shopping and entertainment possibilities in this tranquil community northeast of Santa Ana in northeastern Orange County. Consumer needs are easily met by any number of outlets and stores at the Savi Ranch Center (just off the 91 Freeway at Yorba Linda Boulevard) and a number of smaller shopping centers throughout the city..

But there’s an exclusivity and privacy here that may explain why Yorba Linda has been ranked among the 100 best U.S. places to live by CNN and the U.S. Census Bureau considers it one of the richest cities in the U.S.

Among the notable figures who consider (or once considered) Yorba Linda their homes are: Major League Baseball players Bobby Knoop, Bengie Molina and Jim Edmonds, novelist Jessamyn West, “Cheetah Girls” singer Sabrina Bryan, several drag racers (including John Force), and, of course, U.S. President Richard M. Nixon.

But the city today is a far cry from the place that Nixon’s family first saw when they settled there in the early 1900s. At the time, the area was a sparsely populated one -- Yorba Linda played an important part in the region’s booming citrus industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and the land was planted with lemon and orange groves by the time the 37th president of the U.S. was born there in 1913.

Today, Nixon’s connection to Yorba Linda has been preserved by the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, which has been one of the city’s best-known landmarks and visitor sites since opening in 1990. There you find not only the graves of the president and First Lady Pat Nixon but also the quaint, little bungalow in which Nixon grew up.

Another focal point of the city for residents and visitors alike is Black Gold Golf Course, a 219-acre public course opened in 2001. The library, golf course and other destinations in Yorba Linda are easily within reach and just minutes away from the 57 Orange Freeway, which is west of the city.

Yorba Linda’s population, according to census figures from three years ago, is about 64,000, and the median household income is about $102,000 (the state average is about $58,000). Yorba Linda housing prices in that same census averaged about $674,000 as compared with the California average of $384,000.

As for education, Yorba Linda children are served by the schools of the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District. Families also have the option of selecting from plenty of private schools, including Heritage Oak Private Education, several Montessori schools and St. Francis of Assisi School.

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$975,000
3 Beds 2 Baths PW24149318 MLS Active Status
Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to own a remodeled 3br/2ba home in a desirable East Orange neighborhood. With a unique floor plan, the open-concept gourmet kitchen features peninsula island, stylish Columbia expresso soft-close cabinetry, Bianco Antico granite countertops, gorgeous Athens Grey (Ann Sacks) marble subway tile backsplash with Calacatta Gold (Ann Sacks) marble accents and high-end built in Kitchenaid appliances. The great room and dining area lead to a spacious living room with a Calacatta Gold marble surrounded fire glass fireplace accented with Athens Grey marble tying the great room together yet providing distinctive spaces. For your home entertainment center you'll enjoy ceiling mounted Yamaha surround sound and hard-wired ethernet cable. Multiple custom vinyl dual-paned sliders, accented with 'V' grooves to match the glass cabinets in the kitchen, open to a private 11,000 sq ft entertainment backyard. Gorgeous custom dual paned windows, hand planed Oak (Virginia Mill Works) engineered wood flooring, recessed lighting, high-end sconces, modernized moulding, Elfa closets and custom Benjamin Moore zero VOC paint throughout the home. The centralized bedroom/home office even boasts ethernet and power plugs within the extra large closet for the home's custom technology hub. Located at the end of a cul-de-sac with wide RV parking, this irregular pie-shaped lot offers plenty of possibilities for expansion and customization. The home has been tastefully renovated, including a remodeled common bathroom featuring Grohe fixtures, Caribbean Aqua marble, deep soaking Kohler tub with rain shower and a dimmable crystal chandelier and sconces for a luxurious spa experience. In the master bedroom, a fully remodeled extra large walk-in shower featuring Grohe fixtures: rain head and massage jets, Molokai Honed marble pebble mosaic floor, Bianco Carrara marble and fossilized limestone invites you to unwind in personally customizable sophistication. Direct access to the two car garage with a roll-up door, washer and dryer hook-up. This home is located just walking distance to schools, including Blue Ribbon School: Orange County Classical Academy (public-charter school), approximately 2 miles to Chapman University and Old Towne Orange, conveniently located to freeway access, toll roads, wilderness parks with running streams, horse trails and shopping centers.

591 N Thomas Street, Orange

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