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Anaheim is located approximately 30 miles south of downtown Los Angeles and 90 miles north of San Diego. Its central location makes it an excellent place to base a Southern California vacation. The county itself spans over 700 square miles of some of the best known and exciting sights in California.

Anaheim is a city with rich history as a farming community and area of fine wine-producers.  Today, Anaheim continues to be an integral part of the west coast, with its citrus production, many family attractions, beautiful scenery and plenty of shopping and dining options. 

Anaheim City Info

  • Tenth largest city in CA
  • Land Area: 50.37 sq. miles
  • Parks in Orange County: 547
  • Number of radio stations: 8 AM; 11 FM
  • Number of television stations: 20
  • Elevation:  137 feet

Anaheim Weather and Climate:

  • Average daily temperature — 70° F
  • Average annual rainfall — 7.8"

Distances to other Metropolitan Areas from Anaheim:

  • Atlanta, GA — 2,177 miles
  • Charleston, SC — 2,497 miles
  • Chicago, IL — 2,015 miles
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX — 1,422 miles
  • Detroit, MI — 2,283 miles
  • Indianapolis, IN — 2,065 miles
  • New York, NY — 2,777 miles
  • Las Vegas, NV — 266 miles
  • Los Angeles, CA — 26 miles
  • Memphis, TN — 1,791 miles
  • Miami, FL — 2,725 miles
  • New Orleans, LA — 1,882 miles
  • Phoenix, AZ — 357 miles
  • Seattle, WA — 1,163 miles
  • Washington D.C. — 2,652 miles

Anaheim Safety Phone # and Major Hospitals:

  • Ambulance: 911; Police: 911; Fire: 911
  • Anaheim General Hospital — Address:  3350 West Ball Rd. 92804; Telephone:  714-827-6700
  • Anaheim Memorial Hospital — Address:  111 W. La Palma Ave., 92801; Telephone:  714-774-1450
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital — Address:  441 North Lakeview Ave.  92807; Telephone:  714-279-4107
  • West Anaheim Medical Center — Address:  3033 W. Orange Ave.  92804; Telephone:  714-827-3500

Anaheim Top Tourism Draws and Seasons:

  • Disneyland
  • Disney's California Adventure
  • Arrowhead Pond
  • Anaheim Angels at Edison Field
  • House of Blues
  • The Sun Theatre
  • Anaheim Convention Center
  • Knotts Berry Farm Family Theme Park
  • Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Cinco de Mayo — May
  • Greek Festival — May
  • Halloween Festival — October
  • Nutcracker Festival — December

Anaheim Major Shopping Areas:

  • Anaheim Indoor Marketplace — 1440 South Anaheim Blvd......
  • Antique Historic District/Old Towne Orange — Chapman & Glassell Streets
  • Asian Garden Mall — 9039 Bolso Avenue
  • The Block at Orange — 20 City Blvd......
  • East Anaheim Shopping Center — 2180 E. Lincoln Ave.
  • Anaheim Plaza Shopping Center — 530 North Euclid

Anaheim Major Dining Areas:

  • Antique District/Old Towne Orange — Chapman & Glassell Streets
  • Asian Garden Mall — 9039 Bolsa Ave.
  • Downtown Disney — South Disneyland Dr.

Anaheim Famous Landmarks & Historic Places:

  • The Mother Colony House
  • North Gate of the City of Anaheim
  • Peralta Adobe
  • Site of San Pedro Gate
  • Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace

Anaheim Famous Natives and Residents:

  • President Richard Nixon (Birthplace)
  • Singer Gwen Stefani (Birthplace)
  • Character Mickey Mouse (Resident)

Notable Moments in Anaheim History:

  • 1857 — Settled by German farmers and vintners; population 881
  • 1887 — Santa Fe Depot built; provided a mode of shipping for citrus growers to eastward markets.
  • 1881 — Incorporated.
  • 1924 — First Annual Halloween Parade; drew up to 150,000 people, known as the "Greatest Night Pageant West of Mardi Gras"
  • 1955 — July 17:  Disneyland opens.
  • 1966 — Angels Baseball team first season in Anaheim.

Interesting facts about Anaheim:

  • Anaheim's name means:  "Home by the river," from "ana," referring to the nearby Santa Ana River, and "heim," German for "home."
  • Adele, Alberta, Claudina, Emily, Mavis, Paulina, Sabrina, and Whilhelmina Streets are all named for early Anaheim pioneer women.

Anaheim Population and Demographics:

  • City of Anaheim Population — 328,014 (as of the 2000 census)
  • White — 117,607 (36%)
  • Black — 7939 (2%)
  • Asian — 38,919 (12%)
  • Hispanic/Latino — 153,374 (47%)
  • Other race, or two or more races — 10,175 (3%)
  • Population 18 and under — 30%%
  • 65 and over — 8.2%
  • Median age — 30 years
  • Average household size — 3.75
  • Median family income - $49,969

Anaheim Colleges and Universities:

  • Hope University Unico National College
  • American States College
  • Trinity College of Graduate Studies
  • North Orange County Community College
  • American College of Law
  • ITT Technical Institute:  Anaheim
  • Fullerton College

Anaheim Economy & Business — Notable Employers and Industries:

  • Disneyland
  • Boeing North America
  • Kaiser Permanente Foundation
  • Anaheim Hilton & Towers
  • Anaheim Memorial Hospital
  • Anaheim Marriott Hotel
  • Interstate Electrical Corporation
  • Top Industries:  Manufacturing, Education, Arts, Health, Social Services, Retail Trade, Recreation, Arts and Accommodation

Anaheim Hispanic Community Media and Churches:

  • Vida Nueva — Hispanic Newspaper
  • Union Hispana — Hispanic Newspaper
  • LatinReporter.com — Local online services
  • Contacto Magazine — Burbank, CA, magazine
  • Hispanic Lifestyle Magazine — Riverside, CA, magazine
  • Hispanic Today — Sherman Oaks, CA, magazine
  • Latin Style Magazine — Venice, CA, magazine
  • Radio Nueva Vida Network — Radio Network
  • KVEA Telemundo 52 — TV Channel
  • KMEX Univision 34 — TV Channel
  • Primero Iglesia Bautists Hispana — 1749 W. Orange Ave, Anaheim  92804
  • Iglesia Bautista Hispana de Santa Ana — 1010 W. 17th, Santa Ana  92706
  • Hispanic Fellowship — 7702 Westminster Rd., Westminster  92683
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