Spotlight on Garden Grove

The City of Garden Grove is an excellent place to search for homes for sale in Orange County. Located approximately 29 miles southeast of Los Angeles, it's a popular area to live in for those who work in and around the city because of the peaceful hills.

Garden Grove is situated in the northern part of Orange County and has a diverse town of over 172,000 residents packed into 17.8 square miles. The city's motto, "The City of Youth and Ambition" offers a good representation of the growing community and the progressive and spirited attitudes of the locals. 

The Garden Grove School District is committed to providing educational programs with high standards and an abundance of opportunities for students, helping it to be rated among some of the best schools in the country. There are nine high schools in the Garden Grove School District, including the Garden Grove Argonauts, the Pacifica Mariners, the Santiago Cavaliers and the Los Amigos Lobos. The quality academic programs and competitive athletics are just two aspects of Garden Grove that make the city an ideal place for homebuyers with children.

There is also a variety of options for family recreation and entertainment nearby. The world famous Disneyland is located less than a mile from the city's center and only seven miles from town is Knott's Berry Farm, one of the state's best amusement parks. Families who enjoy relaxing by the ocean, playing beach volleyball or hanging ten can visit one of the local beaches that are nine miles away from the city.

However, the aspects that make Garden Grove stand out among other cities are its camaraderie, volunteerism and commitment to religious diversity. The city states that it is home to the largest number of churches and worship centers per capita in the Sunshine State. The most famous of these places of worship is the Crystal Cathedral at 12141 Lewis Street. It's worship service is televised internationally on "Hour of Power."

The United States Census Bureau reports the median household income from 2006 to 2012 in Garden Grove was $61,026, and the median value of owner-occupied housing units was $472,900, both of which are slightly above the California average.

Consider making Garden Grove your new home to enjoy diversity, vibrant locals and lots of sunshine.