A large, affluent suburb of Orange County, Yorba Linda, California, is home to a population of more than 70,000 and lies about 15 miles from northeast of downtown Santa Ana and about 40 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, in the southern part of the state bordering the Pacific Ocean. Yorba Linda has the highest median income in the country among cities with a population between 65,000 and 250,000, with the median income over $120,000. It was incorporated in 1967 and is noted as he place where U.S. President Richard Nixon was born and raised.
The city's designation as home of the former president is commemorated with the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, plus his childhood home. Don Bernardo Yorba Hacienda is also listed as a California Historical Landmark. There are two golf courses in Yorba Linda, Black Gold Golf Club and Yorba Linda Country Club. It also is just south of Chino Hills State Park and home of the Yorba Linda Spotlight Theater.
The city maintains about 135 acres of parks and sports fields land. It hosts concerts in Hurless Barton Park in the summer for eight weeks. More than half a dozen shopping centers provide retail offerings, while farmers markets are held every Saturday. Local festivals celebrated throughout the year include a Fine Arts and Music Festival in June, the Fiesta Days in October and a Polish Harvest Festival in the fall. Though there is no hospital within the city, three hospitals are nearby, one in Fullerton and two in Orange.
Public schools here are under the administration of the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District, with an enrollment of about 27,000 and which includes 22 elementary, five middle schools and four high schools. For alternatives, there are four large K-8 private schools. North Orange County Community College offers courses in post-secondary education.
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