Santa Ana is one of the oldest cities in Orange County, CA. It was founded in 1869 and currently is the County Seat for Orange County. As of 2010 the city was home to almost 325,000 making it one of the most populated cities in Orange County as well. It is located at the center of Orange County, making it close to everything Orange County has to offer.
Santa Ana homes consists primarily of single family homes with only limited condos. There is also a high number of multifamily homes in the city with many families living in multi-generational settings. You can find homes in communities such as Floral Park, French Park and Edna Park. Some of these Santa Ana Homes are under $400,000. There are a few older condo developments and the revitalization of Downtown Santa Ana has brought some new condos. The new condos in downtown Santa Ana includes traditional condos as well as many live-work lofts.
The city is served by the Santa Ana High Unified School District. The city is also home to Mater Dei High School which is a Catholic School. One of the largest Community Colleges in Orange County is located in the city, which is Santa Ana College. The County of Orange is the largest employer in the city but there are many other companies which call Santa Ana home. They include First American Title, the Orange County Register and Wahoo's Fish Taco.
With its Central Orange County location Santa Ana is close to many shopping and entertainment options. The Downtown area has been offering many new restaurants and theaters options. Main Place mall offers many dining and shopping options, also located just to the south in Costa Mesa is South Coast Metro which has even more dining and shopping options.