Living in La Habra | Northern Orange County CA
The Orange County Community of La Habra is located on the Northern Eastern boundaries of Orange and L.A. counties. Not to be confused with which is in L.A. County, La Habra is a bedroom community of primarily single-family homes on nice size lots, in great neighborhoods.
- Located in northern Orange County the city size is approximately 62,400 in population (based on 2018 numbers) and became incorporated in 1925.
- The city was also the official home of former U.S.President, Richard M. Nixon’s very first law office.
- Dotted with tree-lined streets, the over all geography includes approximately 7.3 square miles.
La Habra is known for many things, and also famous for Children’s Museum.
The mission style building to the left was completed in 1923 as the Union Pacific depot, It was later donated to the City of La Habra in 1956. Today is it a focal point for youth in the city, with interactive displays. Children can become involved with touching and experiencing exhibits to their hearts content.
The former Pacific Electric depot is now located right next door and today it has been converted to the Depot Playhouse featuring local productions. The city is also well known for it’s local Boys and Girls’ Club.
Earlier days of the area included Basque sheep farmers in the 1800’s. Then nearing the end of the century, the late 1800’s the area became known for double “0-0’s,” oil and orchards. Its said Valencia oranges from the city filled up to 2,000 rail road in just one season. In addition La Habra was well know for the avocado production and home of the Haas variety. The richness of the La Habra Valley continued for many years. Eventually with growth in Southern CA, builders were eager to develop the wide open spaces of the community. Alpha Beta established La Habra as their headquarters in the early 1950’s. Later other business and industries followed.
Today the city is an experiencing positive productive commercial growth with the development of the area. The busy Costco at Beach and La Habra Blvd contributes to the economic base.
Nestled in North West area of Orange County, La Habra like many communities is a wonderful patchwork of great neighborhoods. La Habra remains a wonderful community, and a great place to live!
La Habra’s elevation, 350-520 feet above sea level, depending on your location in the gentle rolling hills of the city.
-All photos by Lynda Eisenmann