Santa Ana is the 57th most populous city in the US and the 11th in California. This city is estimated to have a population of more than 334,000. In Orange County, Santa Ana comes second to Anaheim in population. In 2011, Forbes ranked Santa Ana the fourth-safest city with a population of over 250,000.
This city is in Southern California and is adjacent to the Santa Ana River. It was founded in 1869 and is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area. The nearby Santa Ana Mountains and the Santa Ana winds have been named after this city. The Santa Ana winds have been responsible for the wildfires in Southern California.
The growing population has been attractive to business entities such as stores, shopping malls, schools, and entertainment centres. Some of the commercial centres drew in many residents to this city, while some areas were established because of the population. Some of the popular facilities include The Market Place, Union Market Mission Viejo, and Village at Tustin Legacy.
Santa Ana has plenty of schools, from kindergarten to higher education. North-West College, Stanbridge University, and South Coast College are some of the higher learning institutions in this city. Besides education and health facilities, Santa Ana has plenty to offer when it comes to recreation. They include parks, museums, zoos, sporting facilities, cinemas, and adventure parks. Santa Ana is also a few minutes away from some popular beaches such as Huntington Beach and Newport Beach.
The median price of houses $546,100. In the past year, home values have gone up by 3.7%. The median rent is $2,472. This is much lower than the average rent in Los Angele-Long Beach – Anaheim Metro which is $3200. Between 2013 and 2017, 45.5% of the residential properties were owner-occupied.