A smaller city by Southern California standards, La Habra, California, is located in the northwestern corner of Orange County. It is home to a population estimated at around 63,000 in 2007 with about 21,000 households. It is not to be confused with a related city, La Habra Heights, located just north in Los Angeles County. It makes up an area of just over seven square miles, and residents here have a median annual household income of just over $47,000.
When the city was founded it was the site for cattle and horse ranches, on the Mexican land grants. What is now La Habra was located on a land grant owned by Mariano Reyes Roldan, who named his land Rancho Cañada de La Habra in 1839. The city incorporated in January 1925 with a population of around 3,000.
The city is in a prime location for residents, and is within an hour's drive of a multitude of recreation -- beaches, mountains and deserts. Within the city are the large Children's Museum at La Habra, the La Habra Branch of the Orange County Public Library, and the La Habra Art Gallery. There are 20 community parks, a community theater, a tennis center and a community center.
Events celebrated in town include the annual Spring Family Eggstravaganza and the La Habra Host Lions Corn Festival in the fall. La Bonita Park is the home to girls softball fields and the Disney Citrus Classic Softball Tournament. Shopping can be found at the Westridge Shopping Plaza, the La Habra Marketplace and Imperial Promenade shopping areas. Three school districts in the city combine to maintain eight public elementary schools, three middle schools and two public high schools. Construction, health care and education are the industries within which the most residents of the community are employed.
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