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Work hard and play hard in this lively Southern California community.
Santa Ana is a large suburb of Los Angeles, situated near the center of Orange County just off the Santa Ana Freeway and the Costa Mesa Freeway. Less than an hour from LA, many Santa Ana residents commute for work, although the city itself is home to a large and varied corporate sector as well as major employers in healthcare and technology. The Pacific Ocean is only a few minutes down the road, making beach days very accessible any time.
Life in Santa Ana reflects a sense of community pride and strong connection to its rich cultural heritage. Cultural events and community engagement programs promote a healthy connection within the neighborhood. High school sports are quite competitive here, with City Stadium hosting countless games that have become local legends over the years.
With its varied restaurant and nightlife scene as well as the vast number of outdoor recreational facilities, Santa Ana provides nearly endless entertainment opportunities. The community hosts an eclectic roster of festivals and events throughout the year. One of the most popular community celebrations is the annual Fiestas Patrias that is held in historical downtown Santa Ana. This festival presents an opportunity to get out and enjoy some live music and entertainment, amusement rides, and regional delicacies to feast upon.
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Old Orange County Courthouse
Bicycles in Santa Ana
John Wayne Airport
As of August 2018, the average apartment rent in Santa Ana, CA is $1,239 for a studio, $1,431 for one bedroom, $2,073 for two bedrooms, and $2,514 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Santa Ana has decreased by -1.3% in the past year.
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Living in Santa Ana
Dining in the Santa Ana area blends classic all-American cuisine with the various techniques and flavors of California-style gastronomy.
If you're looking for a unique dining experience, be sure to check out the Playground. This restaurant puts a local twist on the classic upscale dining experience. The menu changes daily, but Playground always serves up gourmet cuisine made from local ingredients and cooked to perfection. From filet mignon to burgers, everything made at Playhouse is prepared with care. Enjoy a specially handpicked craft beer with your meal, and stop in for the weekly Sunday supper meal special that includes 14 courses.
Crave dishes out the best breakfast in town. The extensive breakfast menu ranges from the classics, such as French toast, to options that include the açai fruit bowl and garden frittatas. If you're feeling creative, customize your own omelet, choosing from an array of fresh ingredients. Order the BLTA sandwich, which includes applewood bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado on a crispy sourdough bread. Sample the flavors of Venezuelan cuisine when you dine at Mil Jugos. Order up some arepas, soft pockets of dough filled with tender, slowly cooked beef. Mil Jugos provides a wide variety of freshly squeezed juices, such as passion fruit, cantaloupe and papaya juice. Chow down on the queso chachapa, a sweet cornbread stuffed with cream and cheese.
The city of Santa Ana came from humble beginnings in 1869, when William H. Spurgeon purchased 74 acres for a pittance. Spurgeon opened a general store in the small city and also became the postmaster. The city began to experience population growth in 1874 with the introduction of the Santa Fe railroad. By 1905 the city was connected to Los Angeles by train as well, opening up more opportunities for trade and travel. Be sure to drop by the Heritage Museum of Orange County for more information regarding the fascinating history of the area.
Like most of Southern California, driving is by far the most common way to get around Santa Ana. It takes around 15 minutes to drive from Santa Ana to Anaheim on the 5. That same route will get you to Los Angeles in under an hour, making it easily accessible for a weekend getaway to the big city. Public on-street parking is widely available throughout the city.
Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) provides numerous bus routes that run throughout Santa Ana, which makes public transportation an affordable option for commuting to work.
There are extensive bicycle trails that run throughout the city, including a trail that runs along the river. The area is also easily walkable due to its high concentration of amenities.
The median monthly rental rate for a one-bedroom apartment in the Santa Ana area is around $1,700, which is fairly consistent with the broader Orange County area.
Gas prices hover around 11 percent higher than the national average. A one-way ticket on the Orange County public transit bus costs $2, and a full day pass costs $5. The overall cost of living in the Santa Ana area is about the same as the average for the state of California.
Along with unique specialty stores, Santa Ana provides all the shopping staples from bargain stores to high-end retailers, including Goodwill, Forever 21 and Nordstrom.
Spend your afternoon browsing upscale shops such as Niko Mika boutique in the trendy East End section of downtown. Niko Mika caters to fashion enthusiasts, carrying hip and chic clothing items bound to turn heads. Niko Mika stocks unique high-quality items not found in chain stores.
Fill up your pantry with groceries from stores such as Trader Joe's, Ralphs, Food 4 Less or Vons. DTSA Farmers' Market promotes wellness and clean living. At DTSA, discover fresh organic produce, handmade products, pieces from local artists and more. From organic grass-fed beef to freshly picked apples from the orchard, healthy options abound at this farmers market.
The Santa Ana area is full of parks and natural areas, from the small neighborhood greenspaces in the city to the massive nature preserves just outside of town. Be sure to check out Santiago Creek Wildlife and Watershed Center: Walk or bike along the park's 10 miles of paved trails, grill up some burgers on the BBQ in the secluded picnic area, or take the kids to play on the playground. The park also houses a tennis court and a baseball field. It’s also a dog-friendly area so you can feel free to bring your canine companions for a walk.
Old Orange County Courthouse, Northgate Gonzalez Markets, Bristol Swap Mall, Flower Street Park, Santa Ana High School, Grand Central Art Center, 4th Street Market, Discovery Cube Orange County, MainPlace Mall
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Apartments for Rent Under $1,200 in Santa Ana, CA
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