Derived from a Latin word meaning “a pleasant place to live,” Placentia really is that and so much more! Located in northern Orange County, Placentia’s vibrant history began in 1837. During this time, the governor of Mexico granted the land encompassing Placentia to Juan Ontiveros. From this land grant and with the development of the Santa Fe Railroad, a community quickly blossomed. The beautiful climate and rich land continued to attract residents, as Placentia’s population rapidly grew from 5,000 people in 1960 to 25,000 just ten short years later. Today, Placentia continues to expand and prosper with charming suburban homes, award-winning schools, and over 52,000 residents.


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Placentia prides itself on not only being a pleasant place to live, but a wonderful place to raise a family. The City Council’s mission statement involves providing a safe family atmosphere, superior public services and policies that promote the highest standards of community life. The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District is a testament to these values. The district maintains its elite reputation for academic excellence with honorable staff members, one of the largest PTA programs in the country, and high schools that are consistently named to “America’s Best High Schools” rankings issued by Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report. The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District, along with the city’s quiet neighborhoods and strong commitment to public safety make Placentia a desirable place to live with your little ones.

With its easy access to the rest of Southern California, Placentia is just a short drive away from your next adventure. Shop ‘til you drop at the infamous South Coast Plaza, cheer on the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center, and take a family trip to the Happiest Place on Earth. When you live in Placentia, the options are endless. Enjoy local favorites like Laser Island and Tri-City Park or community events like the Placentia Community Chorus and Heritage Festival. Once you live here, you’ll find out why in Placentia “the people are the city.” Give us a call at the Ron Arnold Team to discover this pleasant city for yourself!

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