Situated in the northernmost corner of Orange County, La Habra is home to a tennis center, a children’s museum, multiple parks and various points of interest that make living in the community a wonderful experience. The local community center offers a large selection of senior citizen programs, recreational classes, volunteer programs and many sports venues for adults and young people. With Target, Costco, Kohl’s, The Home Depot, and Lowe’s, there is plenty shopping opportunities throughout the area.
With a population of just over 60,000 people, La Habra was first established in 1898, and incorporated 27 years later. President Richard Nixon began his law practice in La Habra on La Habra Boulevard, just west of the Civic Center. The entire area of the city has a footprint the size of 7.4 square miles. Bordered by La Mirada, East La Mirada, Whittier, Buena Park, Fullerton, La Habra Heights and Brea, the city has a diverse population.
Up until 2002, La Habra was home of the Mother Tree of the Hass avocado, originally planted in the 1920s by Rudolph Hass. Since then, the area has remained one of the largest suppliers of avocados for the nation. Its largest employer is the CVS pharmacy followed by Walmart. Employment rates in the area are high.
As of 2010 La Habra‘s estimated median income is just over $60,000 annually, just slightly higher than the overall average for the state. Median home or condo value is estimated at approximately $430,000, or nearly $50,000 more than the average for the state. Rents in the area for residential properties averages approximately $1200 a month.
Since 1977, the Children’s Museum at La Habra has offered younger residents in the area an ideal hands-on learning environment. The museum is used as a unique tool to develop skills, express creativity and cultivate a curiosity of the larger world. The Children’s Museum enriches the lives of young children (2 through 10) with a variety of cultural experiences. As an enriching, interactive center, the museum helps to stimulate a child’s imagination. Over 95,000 children participate every year enriched by the exhibits on cultures, sciences and the arts.
La Habra, and the surrounding area, offers a unique experience in the Southern California area. With a small population, the rich community offers an environment for active families. The beautiful weather year-round generates the opportunity to enjoy all the outdoor activities Southern California has to offer.