The city that shares its name with the county where it is located, Orange, California, is a city of around 130,000 residents. It is in central Orange County, about three miles north of the county seat, Santa Ana and about 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles. The city (and subsequently, county) got its name from its originations as a popular place to grow citrus fruits. Today, Orange's Villa Park Orchards Association packing house is the only operation still remaining of that heritage.
Annual house income for residents of Orange is around $60,000. The city, which makes up an area of almost 24 square miles, was settled in the mid 1800s and incorporated in 1888. It is still home to several historical buildings in its Old Towne, Orange Historic District, where visitors and residents can see the county's oldest operating bank, its oldest operating soda fountain and the Lewis Ainsworth House, which also serves as the local museum.
One of the city's most popular attractions is the almost 500-acre Irvine Park, which is home to the Orange County Zoo. Other popular sites to see in Orange include the Block at Orange, an outdoor shopping and entertainment center, the Ridgeline Country Club and Vans Skate Park. Each year over Labor Day Weekend, the city is the host of the Orange International Street Fair.
Schools in Orange are operated under the Orange Unified School District, with an enrollment of more than 30,000 students spread across 29 elementary schools, five middle schools, four high schools, a continuing-education high school, and a K-8 math and science magnet school. Colleges in the city are Chapman University and Santiago Canyon College. For transportation around the region, the Orange County Metrolink regional commuter rail network offers several stops in Orange.
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