Santa Ana is truly the heart of Orange County. It is located right in the middle of the county and it represents the best of the past, present and future of this area. Geographically speaking, Santa Ana is the largest city in Orange County and it is the second most populated. It is the financial and governmental center, having been named the county seat in 1989.
In recent years, Santa Ana has gone through a major revitalization, especially in the downtown area. The changes have been immense and have really brought new life to this old city. In addition to Bower’s Museum, downtown Santa Ana now has Cal State Fullerton’s Grand Central Art Center and The Santa Ana Artist’s Village. The Old County Courthouse still stands in the middle of it all to show the city’s rich history. Several historic homes that date back to the 19th century can be found here, as well.
Beyond the revitalized downtown area, there are several nice communities discerning homebuyers will want to explore if looking for high quality of life in Santa Ana. There is Lacy, French Park, French Court and Meredith Parkwood, which are all great walkable neighborhoods with nice single-family housing options available. The South Coast Metro part of town represents the more modern amenities available in south Santa Ana. Stunning new condo complexes and shopping/dining districts have been built in recent years to offer upscale living for the city’s young professionals just a stone’s throw from South Coast Plaza and Metro Point.
It’s clear that Santa Ana is a city on the rise. You still sense it’s wonderful history everywhere you look, but the growth and change has been phenomenal and it’s becoming one of the more desirable places to live in Orange County. Its central location is ideal and its timeless spirit is undeniable.
To see what Santa Ana has to offer and to preview homes in any of this city’s vibrant neighborhoods, contact Paul Kott Realtors and one of our expert real estate professionals will be glad to give you more information or personal home tours in the areas of your choice.