Local Santa Ana Real Estate Agents say that the Santa Ana community of Orange County is bordered by Tustin to the east, Irvine to the southeast, Costa Mesa to the south, Fountain Valley to the southwest, Westminster to the west, Garden Grove to the northwest and Anaheim to the north. They say that the largest employers in the city include Tenet Healthcare, Rancho Santiago Community College District, Ingram Micro, County of Orange, United States Postal Service, United Building Services, California Department of Mental Health, Corinthian Colleges, First American and Freedom Communications. If you travel south on the 5-freeway away from the Santa Ana homes for sale, this will take you down towards the beach cities of South Orange County including Huntington, Newport, and Laguna Beach’s. If you take the freeway north, away from the Santa Ana residential market this will take you directly up into Downtown Los Angeles. If you take the 57-freeway north away from the Santa Ana real estate market this will take you out towards the inland empire counties of San Bernardino and Riverside where you will find everything-under-the-sun outdoor recreation such as boating, hiking, biking, snow-skiing, off-road motorcycling: you also go this way to get to weekend escapes such as Las Vegas and Palm Springs.
The city of Santa Ana is served by the Santa Ana Unified School District which includes eight high schools, nine intermediate schools and thirty-seven elementary schools. The public high schools include; Saddleback, Century, Segerstrom Fundamental, Godinez, Valley, Middle College and Santa Ana High Schools. Some of the elementary schools include; Diamond, Manuel Esqueda, and John Adams. The Santa Ana real estate market is home to the California Coast University and the Taft Law School, as well as the Santa Ana College, which is a two-year public community college. Detective Training Institute is a correspondence/distance learning institution and Trinity Law School is a Christian law school that is the only California Campus of the Trinity International system of Schools. Networks Institute College is post secondary occupational learning center for allied health is also based in the city. Start (and end) your search for Santa Ana real estate at Southern California’s favorite place to search for Santa Ana properties – BanCorpRealty.com. We make the search for Santa Ana homes for sale easier and faster™ (and smarter) than ever before.
The Orange County Transportation offers public transportation to the Santa Ana community and the city is in the early stages of putting into place a street car system that will interconnect Downtown Santa Ana with the Santa Ana Train Station. The Santa Ana real estate market is served by Metrolink, and Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service to Santa Ana several times on weekdays with less frequent service on weekends. Greyhound USA is the largest bus transportation service in Santa Ana. For those of you that are political-buffs, the Santa Ana homes for sale are found in the forty-six congressional district as well as the forty-eighth congressional district – the Consulate-General of Santa Ana is also located in the city of Santa Ana. It is interesting to note that Santa Ana is one of a few cities in Orange County where Democratic Party registration outnumbers that of the Republican Party.
There are all kinds of the things to do and see in Santa Ana. The Downtown Santa Ana Historic Districts is a combination of local historic districts that have been listed as one entry in the National Register of Historic Places since 1984. It is a 24.5 acre area. Also known as Historic Downtown District in Santa Ana it is roughly bounded by Ross to French streets and First to Civic Center streets. The Heritage Museum of Orange County is the home of the Kellogg house and other 1890’s buildings. The Discover Cube Orange County is a science museum in Santa Ana with more than 100 hands-on science exhibits designed to spark children's natural curiosity. The Santa Ana homes for sale are found next to the CSUF Grand Central Art Center which is located in the heart of the Artist Village of Santa Ana, they are also close to the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. The Santa Ana real estate market benefits from being home to El Salvador Park which is located in the Artesia Pilar Neighborhood and is characterized by its ethnic makeup.
El Centro Cultural de Mexico is an alternative space in the city of Santa Ana where the community can find cultural, educational, and artistic activities that strengthen their identities, develop their talents and develop a sense of leadership in the Santa Ana community. Some excellent Santa Ana properties are found in the Historic French Park area which is a unique urban neighborhood in the heart of Orange County. The stately Santa Ana antique homes on tree-lined streets that make up our neighborhood's historic core create a special haven for those of us who live there. The OC Pavilion is a performing arts center and 5-star restaurant Ambrosia, and the Civic Center of Santa Ana is Orange County’s main center of Government. The Santa Ana real estate market surrounds the Old Orange County Court House, which at one point also known as the Santa Ana County Courthouse. It is a Romanesque Revival building that was opened in September 1901 and is located in Santa Ana’s Historic Downtown District on Civic Center and Broadway streets. BanCorp REG® has always stood for easier and faster™ Santa Ana real estate – view Santa Ana condos for sale where our local Santa Ana Realtors offer a rare insider’s perspective into the market.
If you are living in the Santa Ana community and decide to join the Santa Ana Historical Society, for a small contribution, you can support the Dr. Howe-Waffle House, the new Santa Ana Fire Museum, and all the other historical and preservation activities that the non-profit organization does. The Santa Anza Zoo at Prentice Park in Santa Ana is a 20-acre zoo focusing on the animals and plants of Central and South America. The Santa Ana Zoo hosts more than 270,000 people annually. The Santa Ana properties have access to Santa Ana College, which is part of the Rancho Santa Community College District. Santa Ana has several wall paintings and murals depicting local history, community events and cultural diversity in Orange County, and Greenville, a former rural part of Santa Ana, has buildings over a century old, but industrial complexes have replaced the agricultural fields once surrounding the town.
Local Santa Ana Real Estate Agents and Buyers Agents say that there are numerous notable locations in the city of Santa Ana in Orange County, California including the Santa Ana City Hall, Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Newhope Branch Santa Ana Public Library, Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle House, Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse, Southern Builders Exchange Building, Pacific Electric Sub-Station Number 14, Riverview Golf Course, Santa Ana City Hall, Santa Ana Public Library, Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center, McFadden Branch Santa Ana Public Learning Center, Heritage Museum of Orange County, Santora Building, Zawiya Perspective, Dexter’s Chomp House, Rankin Building, and Old Orange County Courthouse. The south end of the Santa Ana real estate market is part of the South Coast Metro area, which is shared with the city of Costa Mesa, where you will find Santa Ana homes for sale scattered around a major shopping center, which is the primary destination of this area, which also contains several Santa Ana high-rise condominium complexes and apartment buildings.
If you are in the area looking at Santa Ana properties and then have some extra time left over at the end of the day, you will find out quickly that there are all kinds of fun things to do and see in the city of Santa Ana. The community of Santa Ana has its own wonderful shopping center, at Main Place, however, further south you will find world-class shopping at the Irvine Spectrum Center, which is owned by the Irvine Company, it is Orange County’s premier dining, shopping and entertainment destination – you will also find excellent shopping venues at nearby South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island Newport Center. The Santa Ana real estate market is found north of the Orange County Great Park, which is the official name of a plan for the public, non-aviation reuse of the decommissioned Marine Corps Air Station El Toro in Irvine. Crystal Cove State Park is a state park of located along the Newport Coast encompassing 3.2 miles of Pacific coastline, inland chaparral canyons, and the Crystal Cove Historic District of beach houses, and Doheny and Corona Del Mar are other excellent family State Beach’s to enjoy with the family on the weekends.
The Santa Ana homes for sale are also close to Buena Park where you will find many fun things to including Knott’s Berry Farm, and Knott’s Soak City Waterpark, the Tournament of Rose Parade Excursion, Bodies, the Exhibition, The Clark interpretive Center and Paleontology Museum, and Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament where guests are entertained with an astonishing display of special effects, aerial artistry, swashbuckling swordplay and dynamic duels. The Santa Ana residential market is approximately 45 minutes north of the city of San Juan Capistrano where you will find the Mission San Juan Capistrano, which was a Spanish mission in colonial Las Californias. In Huntington Beach you will find the International Surfing Museum which is a non-profit, 501 museum as well as The U.S. Open of Surfing which is a week-long surfing competition held annually during the summer. The Santa Ana properties are found just south of the Fullerton Arboretum which is a 26 acre botanical garden with a collection of plants from around the world, located on the northeast corner of the California State University. BanCorp REG® offers a rare insider’s perspective into Santa Ana real estate – where our search for Santa Ana homes for sale is facilitated by market-savvy Santa Ana Realtors.
The Balboa Pavilion in Newport Beach is a California Historical Landmark and a National Historic Place, the Balboa Fun Zone is a family destination located on the Balboa Peninsula in the city of Newport, and the Balboa Island Car Ferry is a ferry service in Newport where the ferry boats travels under 1,000 feet from Balboa Island to the Balboa Peninsula and vice versa, reaching a top speed of four miles per hour. Salt Creek Beach Park is a beach park located in Dana Point, and it is considered one of the best beaches in the State of California, and the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda is the presidential library and final resting place of Richard Milhous Nixon, the 37th President of the United States. The Santa Ana homes for sale are approximately 40 minutes north of Laguna Beach where you will find the annual Pageant of the Masters and Sawdust Festival, and before heading into the city you will pass by the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre where there are events and concerts going on throughout the year.