Yorba Linda General Info and Schools
Yorba Linda, also known as the “Land of Gracious Living,” has become a hot spot for individuals and families looking for a place to live that has excellent schools For elementary schools you have: Lakeview Elementary (10), Linda Vista Elementary (10), Rose Drive Elementary (10), Bryant Ranch Elementary (10), Glenknoll Elementary (10), Travis Ranch (9), Mabel Paine (8), and Fairmont Elementary (10). The # next to the school represents score ranking given on a 1 out of 10 scale per school-ratings.com. For middle schools you have Bernardo Yorba Middle School (9) and Yorba Linda Middle School (10). For High Schools you have Esperanza (9) which is technically in Anaheim but falls within the Placentia Yorba Linda District, and Yorba Linda High School (10).
As a whole, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District ranks #39 out 865 districts in the state per niche.com. In addition to one of the best academic environments in the state, Yorba Linda schools are known for a high level of parent involvement, a focus on high-caliber competitive sports and a top extra-curricular programs, e.g. clubs and ASB student government (each of the high schools in the district has its own occupation-oriented program).
Yorba Linda Restaurants and Dining
Yorba Linda is also known for it’s fantastic lesser-known gourmet restaurants (e.g. Lamppost Pizza, The Wild Artichoke, Stefano’s, Fitness Grill, and Blue Agave) as well as the larger franchise chains e.g. Mimi’s Cafe, Polly’s Pies, and Chili’s. Yorba Linda, is really family-focused with restaurants often closing by 10pm, so if you’re a night owl, it’s a very short drive down Imperial Highway to night life in Downtown Brea and the Brea Mall center where you can find “restaurant bars” e.g. BJ’s, Taps, The Yard House, Cheesecake Factory. Off the beaten path, and down Yorba Linda Blvd, you’ll find El Torito, El Farolito, Craftsman Wood Fired Pizza.
Yorba Linda Geography, Parks, Walking Trails & Walking Trails
The real draw of Yorba Linda, besides its schools, is the beauty of its landscape which has been painstakingly preserved by the City government and its residents. You will be hard-pressed to find rich enclaves of natural habitat, a wide variety of tree species, rolling grassy hills, parks and preserves. The wide, spread out, feel of Yorba Linda is quite the opposite you would find in some of the more congested, over-populated areas of Orange County. In most cases, homes are separated from each other by great distance and have smooth horse-friendly curbs. Yorba Linda even maintains a 5 mile horse trail and have housing zoned for horse and animal lovers. Yorba Linda is such an attractive place to live is due to its landscaping and extensive trail system. There are some 100 miles of equestrian, biking and walking trails in the City. The love of horses and the City’s commitment to equestrian activities helps set Yorba Linda apart from other communities. One can walk the equestrian trail from west to east that runs along and between Bastanchury and Imperial Highway and take in the almost farm-like life some home owners have chosen to adopt. In addition to the well-maintained horse trails, the City has also built three state-of-the-art equestrian arenas. The nearby Chino Hills State Park also affords residents the opportunity to ride in unspoiled wilderness.
Yorba Linda Homes – Prices, Zip Codes 92886 & 92887
Don’t count on these amenities changing any time in the near future – Yorba Linda likes its space and will fight to keep it that way for years to come. As of the writing of this in 2017, Yorba Linda homes typically range in price from the low $600,000s for small ranch style and can go into the $2,000,000 range especially in the highly coveted (and newer construction) “Kerrigan Ranch” community near Award-Winning Yorba Linda High School where some homes can go over 6,000 square feet with 1 acre lots and panoramic views to Catalina Island.
It is important for people looking to buy a home in Yorba Linda to know that Yorba Linda has two zip codes: 92886 for “West Yorba Linda” and 92887 for “East Yorba Linda.” The distance is so great that residents saw fit to have West Yorba Linda Little League and East Yorba Linda Little League. Oftentimes residents of East Yorba Linda have not ventured much into West Yorba Linda and vice versa. There have been casual talks of creating a West Yorba Linda and East Yorba Linda as official separate cities, although this is unlikely to happen. One has to weigh out driving distance to the 91 and 57 Freeways, preferred schools, restaurants, as well as what is important for their family when deciding on which area of Yorba Linda works best for them. Yorba Linda Realtors are a good source for expert advice and information on neighborhoods. Top Yorba Linda Realtor Nic Petrossi is always there for your questions and to offer advice.
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