Northeast Anaheim – Anaheim, CA

Northeast Anaheim has clean, green neighborhoods that provide a safe environment for families and a relaxing landscape reminiscent of peaceful getaways. Loved by locals for its "neighborly spirit," the area ranks high with people looking to settle down in an enriching community. Located 33 miles southeast of Los Angeles, northeast Anaheim lies where State Routes 91 and 57 intersect. With Disneyland just 7 miles northwest, residents enjoy the slower-paced comfort found in area parks, on bike trails and in dining spots, but they also value being close to the action. Baseball fans reach Anaheim Stadium in minutes, while concert-goers commute easily to the Honda Center. Northeast Anaheim's racial diversity and young demographic adds to the neighborhood's energetic spirit.

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Restaurants & Nightlife

The vast cuisine choices around Anaheim wonderfully reflect the area's ethnic diversity. Along Santa Ana Canyon Road and East La Palma Avenue, you find down-home barbecue, authentic Chinese cuisine, pizzerias and Mexican grills. Skip the mundane fast-food joints, and try a Turkish meal. DonerG Turkish & Mediterranean Grill on East Ball Road holds a proud spot in northeast Anaheim as one of the best places to satisfy your hunger. The chicken pita served with the signature DonerG sauce blows patrons away. Don't miss the iskander kebab, a meal of tender beef in iskander sauce served with yogurt and roasted veggies. DonerG doesn't leave vegetarians out. The Dalma, a traditional Mediterranean dish of grape leaves stuffed with rice and herbs, satisfies the palette of those who don't consume meat. Luigi's D' Italia reigns supreme, even with native Italians. Start with garlic bread and dipping oil or an order of perfectly battered calamari. You can't go wrong with a traditional margherita pizza topped with roma tomatoes and fresh basil. When you're in the mood for good appetizers and a night of dancing, head to Xalos NIghtclub & Lounge on North Kraemer Boulevard. With fewer bars on the northeast end of town, Anaheim locals frequent Xalos to enjoy its bumping music and array of drinks. Known to have people on the dance floor throughout the night, this local hot spot provides a new experience every time the sun goes down. If sweets tempt you, drop by OMG Dessert Lounge to feed your cravings. You don't have to be a kid to go crazy over the watermelon creamsicle or the chocolate chip whoopie pie. Locals of all ages enjoy this unique dessert bar on South Anaheim Boulevard.

History & Culture

A colony of German farmers and vintners called Anaheim home in 1857. The city's name comprises "Ana" from the nearby Santa Ana river and "heim," the German word for home. The colony's first pioneers enjoyed their home by the river, which later grew to be the 10 largest city in California. Early settlers had diverse trades and occupations. In addition to being farmers, they were artists, musicians and writers. Residents proudly displayed their love for the arts and education by erecting an opera house and school as the city's first public buildings. In 1876, Anaheim was incorporated with a population of 881. Walt Disney dreamed of building a family adventure park in this region. His idea for building "Mickey Mouse Park" in Anaheim developed into Disneyland, which officially opened on July 17, 1955. Every year, Disneyland Park hosts the Christmas Fantasy Parade. Anaheim's Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center proudly displays exhibitions by numerous talented artists.

Transportation

High traffic plagues northeast Anaheim. Several main highways serve the region, including State Routes 57 and 91 and Interstate 5. Visitors travel the globe to head to Disneyland, so surrounding neighborhoods experience the crush. Fortunately, free parking abounds on the northeast side. John Wayne Airport lies 16 miles south, providing Orange County residents a convenient alternative to flying out of Los Angeles International Airport, located 40 miles west. Anaheim caters to cyclists and pedestrians, providing ample bike lanes, trails and sidewalks. You can explore the area in relative safety while taking in the scenery. Although nearly everyone drives in the region, the Orange County Transportation Authority serves as a practical alternative. Catch a Metrolink train at the Anaheim station, and quickly travel to outlying counties. Take an OCTA bus around town to avoid the hassle of driving. Because of high tourism, taxis and Uber faithfully service Anaheim. Call for a taxi pickup, or download Uber's app to secure a ride.

Cost

Resident pay a bit more for Anaheim's ideal location. A one-bedroom averages $1,237, while housing in neighboring Santa Ana runs approximately 14 percent less. By comparison, the cost of living hovers around 8 percent lower in Santa Ana. If you use public transportation, take advantage of the cheap cost to commute. The base fare on an OCTA bus runs around $2. Travel to the heart of the city for this price, and enjoy a great excursion. Compared to the national average, drivers pay about 20 percent more for gas in northeast Anaheim. For a night out at a local pub, expect a beer to run roughly $4.

Shopping

Some of the best shopping in Orange County lies around Anaheim. For heavy-hitter retail choices, most locals go to The Outlets at Orange in the city of Orange or Mainplace Santa Ana. Do it California style at The Outlets, and book a Hunter's Retreat body treatment at Burke Williams Day Spa before hitting Saks Fifth Avenue off 5th. Get lost in the open-air mall and end the afternoon with a movie at the AMC Theatre. After you peruse Macy's at Santa Ana's Mainplace mall, head to Savers on West Lincoln Avenue for the best thrift shopping. Locals treasure this nonprofit shop for its massive collection of vintage items, rare books and odd accessories. Locals often stumble upon antique appliances and fashionable high-end clothes, making Savers a must-stop destination when bargain hunting. Northeast Anaheim has limited choices for groceries. Stater Brothers Market sits on East La Palma Avenue and North State College Boulevard in the northwest neighborhood. Take your pick of three popular farmers markets for the freshest fare. The Downtown Anaheim Farmers Market and Craft Fair offer the "best hummus" around. Visit the Farmers Market held at Kaiser Permanente Anaheim Medical Center for Danish butter cookies to savor.

Parks

Locals head to Pioneer Park on East Underhill Avenue to enjoy its spacious grounds and sports fields. Hit balls in the baseball complex, or let the kids play on the two jungle gyms. Picnic tables perch beneath shelters, inviting large crowds on Saturdays. Parking and table space run limited on weekends. For an incredible nature experience, spend a day at Weir Canyon Wilderness Park. A favorite for outdoor enthusiasts and athletes, Weir Canyon on South Hidden Canyon Road draws joggers, dog walkers, mountain bikers and those hoping to spot wildlife. Load your backpack with sandwiches and fruit, then hike to the summit to watch the sun set over Orange County as the day drifts behind. Enjoy free parking at this location. In the absence of annual events, take advantage of visiting both Anaheim parks year-round.
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