Villa Park

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Villa Park is an affluent city in northern Orange County, CA, near and surrounded by the city of Orange, and close to Anaheim Hills, that incorporated in 1962. As of the 2010 Census, the city had a population of 5,812, down from 5,999 at the 2000 census, achieving the status of the smallest city in Orange County by population (La Palma is Orange County's smallest city in area). Villa Park includes about 2,000 homes and the land is nearly 99% built out. The city is largely zoned for single-family residences and is located on larger lots that average about 20,000 square feet or 1/2 acre in size.

Perhaps ironically, there are no public parks within the entire city limits. Many homes have pools or tennis courts, or both. Unlike the urban areas of Orange County which are situated west of the city, Villa Park has winding streets and it is known for having a rural feel with few sidewalks and limited street lights. Throughout the city are many trees and flowers located in planted medians and parkways that contribute to a rural, green-belt like ambiance. Surrounded by the city of Orange, Villa Park appears as an enclave or "perforation" within the city of Orange. This is due largely to the fact that Villa Park's early unwillingness to annex land beyond Santiago Creek, to annex the lands east of a Southern California Edison Power Line Easement that sat between the city of Villa Park and Anaheim Hills, eventually being annexed by the city of Orange. Villa Park also has a little league (baseball) for kids from the ages of 4-14. It was started in 1964, and in 2014 the little league celebrated its 50th anniversary.

After the Mexican-American War in 1848, Alta California became part of the United States in 1850 and American settlers arrived in this area.

Villa Park was known as "Mountain View" in the 1860s. The U.S. Post Office refused to allow the local post office to be called "Mountain View" because there was already a post office with that name in Northern California (Mountain View), so the new local post office and the area came to be called Villa Park.

Originally Villa Park was an agricultural area producing, in turn, grape, walnuts, and apricots. Finally, citrus became the major crop for about 60 years. Citrus ranchers and their families molded Villa Park into a vital community and organized its incorporation to save it from what they felt were the unwelcome zoning practices from the eastward-moving city of Orange.

The City of Villa Park offers down payment assistance for first time home buyers. 1% down payment home loan and local grant program. http://firsttimehomebuyerrates.info/apply.htm

For additional information and to find out how to qualify for this and other programs, please contact Andres Morales at (949)306-9260. You may also email directly at ThankYou@AndresCanHelp.com

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