Thanks to Rudy for linking to the Land of Gracious Living blog.
Yorba Linda is great. I live here of course. One thing most people don't know about Yorba Linda is that is hotter than most of Orange County, especially if you live on the east end of YL.
It is not true that all restaurants in Yorba Linda are Chains but it is true that there are not a lot of water holes or much of a night life / bar scene. Some independent restaurants to check out : Blue Agave, Canyon Steak House, The Wild Artichoke, Stefanos Deli and many more.
If you move to Yorba Linda drop by the blog and say hi.
Resident of Yorba Linda
I do. My good friend Loren Nason lives there and even has a super hyper-local blog about Yorba Linda called "Land of Gracious Living".
Give it a look see....
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I would contact Lynda Eisenmann.. she has lived in the area for many years and knows it well.. Check out her blog in the link below.. I think you will learn a lot about the area..
It is a very pretty, lush, well kept community and that I do like and yes it feels very safe. The beach has gotten so expensive... even to just rent. That it is not really a long term place to be, realistically. Yorba Linda may just be our new home. I guess we'll see. Thanks!!!
Oh, and I would recommend concentrating your search in YL in the 92886 area code.
One of my in-laws lived in Yorba Linda for several years. Very nice area and quiet. It does get rather hot during the summer months as compared to other areas a bit south. However, he and his family did enjoyed their stay there until they had a job relocation. Homes are really nice and has new developments sprawling the areas.
Shopping areas and nice and clean. Schools are pretty high rated as well.
Hope that helps.
I have an uncle who also resides on the border of Yorba Linda and Brea. He used to live in Long Beach off of Studebaker and Anaheim, but after relocating to Utah, and then resettling back in Southern California, he decided to move to Yorba Linda. He and his family loved Long Beach. They liked the area, their neighbors, being close to the beach (their home backed to the flood channel), but from talking with him recently, he feels just at home in Yorba Linda as he did in Long Beach. Hope this info helps.
Yorba Linda is a very residential city. In order to keep it that way, there is limited commercial areas however, recently they added new shopping areas and restaurants. Also, by having less live midnight clubs, the crime rate is also very low and therefore it is a safer neighborhood. Our neighbor cities such as Anaheim Hills, Placentia and Brea have all the cuisine and live entertaintement and that is why I love Yorba Linda because all the shoppings, fine restaurants and entertainment centers are nearby and you can drive the towns without having to access freeways and yet still live in a city surrounded of beautiful homes rather than overcrowded commercial areas.
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That was good info you got there. I live in Yorba Linda and just cruise along the neighborhood and pretty much know where everything is but I am glad to find this blogsite. Yes, Macy Yorba Linda's tag line is "Land Of Gracious Living" and it pretty much summarizes our way of life in the area. The regional park by La Palma Avenue as well as the bike/walk/jog lanes add to its healthier lifestyle and the manmade lake by Eastlake Village is fun too. As for restaurants and shopping, we go to Brea which is just straight down Imperial Highway. I don't know, did I make a good pitch on Yorba Linda? LOL
I moved to the CA beach area, and have never not lived near the water since. From CA, I moved to Greenwich, CT, close to the Long Island Sound. Now I live on the Jersey shore, a few blocks from the ocean. So....I do understand.
When I lived in CA, I had to be at LAX frequently and most of my social life revolved around beach activities or friends who lived in a beach town. For me, at that time of my life.....I spent no time at "home". I ran in and out, and my home was only a place to store clothes, sleep and leave. As wonderful of Yorba Linda was, I would not have become part of and involved with that community at that time of my life. Today, I would. Today, I would enjoy living in YL. Before, I would have only had a longer drive to run in, change, pack a bag, and leave.
If you spend time in Yorba Linda (which I would not have), you will fnd and enjoy so many great things about it. Beach areas vs. Yorba Linda.......a personal choice, but YL is terrific.
I have no vested interest in YL or the beach areas today. I am a happy camper on the Jersey Shore...with some time spent in Florida.
I am not a Realtor in CA, but I formerly lived in both Long Beach (Belmont Shores area) and Placentia right at the Yorba Linda border.
I loved the quiet rural feel of Yorba Linda, but was at a stage of my life where the beach, and social scene was more important to me. I commuted to the LAX area frequently, had friends in Redondo, Manhattan, Newport and Laguna.
It was a while ago that I lved there, but still visit CA regularly. Ironically, some of my beach friends now live inland. I always liked Yorba Linda a lot. Brea has grown a lot since I moved away from the area. Yorba Linda is not desolate, but it is more relaxed and does have a storng sense of community. I have very fond and warm memories of CA.
East Lake Village is one of my favorites!! It has a great club house on a huge man made lake. The homes that are on the water have little docks and those peddle boats!! Great area to jog, play golf, and tennis!!
I happened to live in Yorba Linda and I would not want to live anywhere else. The city is close to the 91 and 57 fwys. It has outstanding schools from the elementary to high school. We are not too far from the Brea Mall nor the South Coast Plaza, OC Performing Arts. You can choose between the Ontario Int'l or John Wayne Airport. The beaches and UCI are just down the 241 and the canyon which will be a state park isliterally, our backyard. The only disadvantage is the freeway drive to 91 east during rush hour but then again, you can take the side streets. Drive around one time and see for yourself and if you need an agent in the area, I am at your service.