North Orange County refers to the area in the Southern Californian county that includes such cities as Yorba Linda, Fullerton, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, La Habra and Placentia. Like most of the county, it is a heavily populated area, with Anaheim along containing more than 350,000. Most of the area is just a few miles away from the beach and just a little longer from Hollywood, the mountains or the inland deserts.
The area fluctuates in terms of affluence, with some towns of more modest means and annual incomes averaging in the $40,000-$60,000 range, while others like Yorba Linda are quite wealthy, with average incomes of more than $120,000, some of the highest averages for its size in the nation.
Most of the region is developed from what were once Spanish land grants and much of it used to be farmland for cattle grazing or citrus crops. There are several areas where oil was discovered and drilled for, but today most of the northern county is of a metropolitan or suburban makeup. Most of the area's residents use cars to travel about the area, though there are also several public transportation bus routes and a few train routes. Grade schools run the gamut and there are plenty of great schools and districts for parents to choose from in the area. There are several hospitals in the region and plenty of shopping centers and retail locations, with a large mall in Brea.
The major attractions in North Orange County include the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, the Knott's Berry Farm theme park in Buena Park, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball team, the Anaheim Ducks hockey team and The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda. Golf courses and community parks dot the lands. Colleges in the area include North Orange County Community College, California State University, Fullerton, Anaheim University, Fullerton College, Western State University College of Law and Hope International University.