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Garden Grove

Ranked 47th best city in California
33.7766401803398 -117.966050908131
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  • Neighborly Spirit
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Home of the Strawberry Festival"

Main Street has been designated as the Historic Downtown area of Garden Grove, a city of about 175,000 located in northeast Orange County. It consists of a block of older buildings containing both old and new businesses and shops that were build following the Long Beach earthquake in 1933.

Garden Grove has very irregular city boundaries and its neighborhoods are hard to distinguish from neighboring cities, which include Anaheim, Stanton, Cypress, Westminster and Santa Ana. Main Street helps give Garden Grove a separate identity and is the location for community events and activities throughout the year. The most notable of these events is the annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival, which the city claims to be the one of the largest festivals west of the Mississippi. The festival is held on Memorial Day weekend and is dedicated to the agricultural heritage of Garden Grove (even though only one strawberry field still exists within the city limits). Other special events held on Main Street are a weekly classic car show and a farmers’ market.

Adjacent to Main Street is Euclid Park and nearby are Community Center Park and the Garden Grove Regional Library. The Main Street area is the heart of Garden Grove and really does give the city a sense of identity.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Culturally Diverse City"

Garden Grove is a flourishing city in the Orange County, just south of Los Angeles. This city in Orange County stands out primarily due to their ethnic diversity. Each year, the people of Garden Grove proudly hosts cultural events that acknowledges and celebrate the Vietnamese, Korean and Arabic cultures. Together, they all unite and celebrate events the American way as well.

As a community, the people of Garden Grove are reputed for maintaining a safe, well balanced and culturally diversified city. This city is known for their friendliness, high spirits, and commitment, enthusiasm to volunteer for the betterment of the city and for its level of safety.

Garden Grove also has great schools that are known to be some of the best and safest within the county. With their numerous schools and community colleges, your children’s educational needs can all primarily be taken care of within the city of Garden Grove.

Garden Grove also supports the growth of art and culture with their three stage theaters – the Garden Grove Playhouse, Gem Theater and the Festival Amphitheater. Garden Grove also hosts a wonderful event known as the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival.

Garden Grove is easily accessible through the numerous freeways close by and the John Wayne Airport. It is also located near prominent places of interest such as Disneyland. In conclusion, Garden Grove is a culturally rich and pleasant place to live in.
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