Ranked by Forbes Magazine as the fourth-safest city of over 250,000 residents in the United States, the city has self-christened itself “Downtown Orange County”. Though relatively non-descript by square mile standards (27.5 to be exact) as it relates to population density, the Santa Ana homes for sale pack a powerful punch when it comes to residential excellence and strategic location. Part of a larger metropolitan area which includes Los Angeles and Long Beach, the Santa Ana real estate market has a multitude of parks scattered across the community that provide an improved quality of life for the residents. Local Santa Ana Realtors say that the core of the city is the downtown area, which contains both retail and housing.
If you are a potential home owner and are new to the Santa Ana residential market, or perhaps you are new to the Orange County community altogether, here is some additional information that should prove useful. The residents of Santa Ana live in a lovely year-round Mediterranean climate in a racially diverse city where you will find languages that are spoken from across the world. The racial makeup of Santa Ana includes White, Hispanic, African American, Pacific Islander, Native American, Asian, and other races. Law enforcement is provided to the Santa Ana community by the Santa Ana Police Department, and fire services is provided by the Orange County Fire Authority. The Santa Ana properties are found close to three excellent hospitals, Kindred Hospital Santa Ana, Coastal Communities Hospital and Orange County Global Medical Center.
The Santa Ana homes for sale are found close to three really nice golf courses; River View Golf Course, Willowick Golf Course and Mile Square Golf Course, and the Westfield Main Place Mall has nearly 200 stores and restaurants to choose from. The Santa Ana real estate market benefits from being in close proximity to Downtown Disneyland and California Adventure Land, as well as the Anaheim Convention Center, it is also only about 15-minutes away from the Honda Center where the Anaheim Ducks play ice hockey, and Angel Stadium, where the Los Angeles Angels play baseball. The Anaheim residential market is home to John Wayne International Airport which is small, modern and easy to navigate, and it is approximately 40 minutes away from Los Angeles International Airport. The Santa Ana real estate market benefits from being found adjacent to Metro Point South Coast Plaza which is an upscale-luxury shopping center in Costa Mesa – it is the largest mall on the West Coast, and its sales of over $1.35 billion annually are the highest in the United States.