Welcome to Yorba Linda
Safe, calm, and quiet, this city offers amazing sunsets and mountain views
Located in north Orange County and maintaining a population of approximately 68,0000 residents, Yorba Linda, known as the “Land of Gracious Living,” has a small-town charm and a strong sense of community.
Its earliest residents traveled here to build small farms, planting citrus groves where there was once barren land. The construction of the Pacific Electric Railroad line between Yorba Linda and Los Angeles boosted their commerce, delivering the grower’s produce efficiently.
Today, the 20-square-mile area is largely suburban, characterized by its residential neighborhoods, strong commercial corridor, and a plethora of parklands and green space.
The city is home to award-winning schools, and property values are high. Residents make great use of a state-of-the-art cultural center, several equestrian facilities, the Richard Nixon Library, and several multi-use recreational facilities.
What to Love
- Small town charm coupled with a strong sense of community
- Lots of residential neighborhoods and a strong commercial corridor
- Several equestrian facilities are located here
Ranked among the best places in the U.S. to live, Yorba Linda is a small, residential community of mostly single-family homes situated on sizable lots.
The Birthplace of Richard Nixon, the Richard Nixon Library is a popular attraction here. The area is also well known for its equestrian activities — horse enthusiasts make use of the area’s three state-of-the-art equestrian arenas and 100 miles of equestrian, biking, and walking trails.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Dining options abound in Yorba Linda. Local favorites include Blue Agave, a southwestern grill offering top-notch fajitas and margaritas; Bari Bari Japanese Steakhouse, offering theatrically grilled-to-order meats and seafood; The Wild Artichoke, an art-filled eatery serving California cuisine with French and Italian influences; and Esther’s Taco House, a strip-mall cafe offering classic Mexican street snacks.
Things to Do
The Main Street Historic District, located in downtown Yorba Linda, is filled with small, local businesses and is the site of a cluster of new restaurants being set to open in 2022.
Yorba Linda is home to two popular golf courses — Black Gold Golf Club and Yorba Linda Country Club — each offering stunning scenery and challenging play. A variety of parks, including a newly constructed dog park at Eastside Community Park and an equestrian arena at Arroyo Park, satisfy the desires of outdoor enthusiasts.
East Lake Village, a highly desirable community that features a small lake at its center, celebrates the holidays with an expansive light show. Residents decorate their boats elaborately with lights, drawing in spectators from throughout Yorba Linda.
The Taste of Yorba Linda, an annual event that showcases local Yorba Linda restaurants, is one of the town’s most anticipated functions, and the Goat Meet & Greet, a new event in Yorba Linda, invites community residents to meet the town’s goat population as it munches on weeds in overgrown city areas.
Yorba Linda is served by the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District. Notable schools here include: