Finding Apartments for Rent in Santa Ana, CA
Based on population counted in the 2010 census, Santa Ana is the 57th largest city in the U.S. It is the County Seat for Orange County and by 2012, the population had exceeded 330,000. The town occupies nearly 30 square miles. Located approximately seven miles from Disneyland which is located in nearby Anaheim, and only 30 miles south of the Los Angeles Metropolitan area, Santa Ana is a popular place for apartment dwellers to call home.
Top Neighborhoods in Santa Ana, CA
There really is no bad place to live in Santa Ana, CA. The particular location you want to zero in on depends on what you are looking for. Do you want to be near elementary or high schools? Do you want to be within walking distance of a grocery store or library? Do you need to be near public transportation?
Cultural Attractions in Santa Ana, CA
There are many museums and art galleries. On the first Saturday of the month, Santa Ana sponsors an Art Walk in the downtown Artist’s Village. Local artists and craftsmen display and sell their wares. There is live entertainment and food vendors. On Thursday afternoons from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., there is a Farmer’s Market.
One attraction is the Santa Ana Haunted History Ghost Walk. It is a 90 minute walking tour through Santa Ana’s historic district. Visit locations where tragedies occurred, from earthquakes to untimely deaths. Listen to your guide who will tell you stories about the experiences of people who claim the buildings are haunted.
Shopping in Santa Ana, CA
The Westfield MainPlace is a tri-level shopping center in the heart of Santa Ana with all the major department stores you expect to find in a shopping mall in the U.S. There is a food court and major restaurants. There is a movie theater and even valet parking.
If you enjoy browsing for antiques, Santa Ana has many antique stores. A large number of stores are located throughout Orange County. Wherever you choose to find an apartment in Santa Ana, you will find an antique store close to home for your browsing and reminiscing pleasure.
Downtown Santa Ana along 4th street is being refurbished and old buildings being restored. It is the center for the Artist’s Village. In addition to shopping, the street also has restaurants, theaters and art galleries.
Dining in Santa Ana, CA
When you live in an apartment in Santa Ana, you can choose from nearly 600 restaurants in Santa Ana and hundreds more in nearby Anaheim and other Orange County towns. There are fining dining restaurants for you to enjoy a romantic night out as well as family-oriented ones for after-school and after-work respite from cooking. Fast food is available from every known franchise and small eclectic cafes are scattered throughout the city.
Of the 590 restaurants on its list, TripAdvisor ranks The Playground number one. The restaurant offers Sunday Supper served family style to families who have a minimum of four people. The Sunday Supper menu changes every week and depends on what the restaurant decides to fix that night. Dining at The Playground is an experience, not just a place to eat.
Nightlife in Santa Ana, CA
Santa Ana has a large number of theaters you can attend for live performances. You can find live music for dancing every evening if that is what you want. Karaoke bars are available for you to practice your vocal and entertaining skills. Enjoy watching performers at local improvisation theaters or try out your own comedic skills at open-mike night. Los Angeles is just a bit over 30 miles to the north where you can experience even more choices of experiences for your night out.
Sports in Santa Ana, CA
Although Santa Ana does not have its own professional sports team, it is only a seven mile drive to Anaheim, home of the hockey team, the Anaheim Ducks. The Los Angeles Angels play at the Angel Stadium located in nearby Anaheim.
Weather in Santa Ana, CA
Drive about 15 miles west of Santa Ana and if you do not stop your car, you will find yourself in the Pacific Ocean. Go north or south on Pacific Coast Highway and enjoy the view as you drive beside vast sandy beaches. Stop and surf, swim, wade, picnic or just lie in the sun while you listen to the peaceful waves as they wash up on the shore. Santa Ana temperatures vary from a low of 61° F to a high of 88° F, ideal temperatures for outdoor and beach life.View Apartments in Santa Ana, California
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