6.0 out of 10

La Habra

33.9357128677159 -117.952947388569
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Pest Free
  • Shopping Options
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Schools
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jun 21, 2020

"North OC"

La Habra is a great family friendly community located in north Orange County. La Habra and neighboring La Habra Heights have rich histories rooted in the agricultural and oil industries. The Haas avocado originated here and La Habra was an important stop along the Pacific Electric Railroad line and at one time housed Sunkist citrus packing houses. The location is now a park containing the original depot, a theater and a Children's Museum. La Habra's family oriented population of about 50% Hispanic, 40% Caucasian and 10% Asian and other has remained relatively stable since the mid 1950's. The school system is strong with three excellent high schools and nearby colleges and state universities in Fullerton and Pomona. La Habra has a community friendly police and fire and a relatively low crime rate. Highly rated hospitals are located within 2 miles in neighboring Whittier and Fullerton. La Habra is well known for their youth sports leagues including soccer, basketball, Challenger Little League, Little League baseball, and Pop Warner football. Community engagement is notable with the Lions Club and its annual Corn Festival and parade every August, one of the longest running festivals in the state. The Chamber of Commerce and Recreation Department also puts on the annual Citrus Fair in spring, Independence Day fireworks and summer concerts, as well as the Tamale Festival in November. The bustling Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church holds La Fiesta celebration annually during October. The church building itself is a beautiful building and is a must see if visiting the city. Other recreation includes several parks, ball fields, golf courses, and miles of hiking trails within the oak and walnut woodlands in the adjacent Puente Hills which offer breathtaking 360 degree views of Orange and LA Counties from Workman Peak along the Skyline Trail above the town. Chino Hills State park is just a few miles away in neighboring Brea and is another great place to hike and bike.
La Habra offers many shopping opportunities including Costco, Sams, Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot, Target, TJ Max, Ross, Trader Joes and an impressive Gonzalez Grocery Market. Many popular chain, fast food and mom and pop restaurants of all types dot the town. Nightlife is minimal with the La Habra 300 Bowl being one of the more popular destinations for fun and league play. Several small lounges and bars can be found including a craft beer lounge, pizza pubs, and cocktail bars, but the police department has really cracked down on the nightlife in recent times. Housing includes a mix of apartments, condos and single family homes. Larger lots and homes generally exist "above the Boulevard" meaning north of Whittier Blvd and south of Imperial Hwy. Home types include horse property, homes on the golf course, ocean view homes in the hills, ranch, mid-century, bungalow, spanish, and craftman's styles. The core downtown area is in the midst of a revitalization process with a brand new city hall building, police, community center, library, museum, and new housing. However the main downtown street La Habra Blvd is not very impressive compared to most cities and not considered 'walkable' in my opinion as few shops and restaurants exist in this area of the town. Not really a main street feel but a relatively quiet community with easy commute times to many major employers and a great mix of housing options without mello roos.
Pros
  • Community engaged police force
  • Clean water supply
  • great sense of community
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
2yrs+

"A small town similar to mexico"

The population is about 97% hispanic and 3% caucasion,African-american, and asian. A lot of mexican culture and pride. Slightly over populated lol.... I guess that's were all the noise comes from. One good thing about la habra is that disneyland and knotts berry farm are about 15 to 20 minutes away. Religiously a lot of the residents are catholic. Gangs can tend to be a problem some times, but the area I live in the police station is right across the street, so it varies. I live across the street from one of the most popular parks in la habra= very noisy. Lower income neighborhoods pretty cheap to live but can be a little ghetto. Most people in la habra are pretty prideful and unfriendly. Close to L.A. La Habra is a hustle and bustle city. Closest thing you'll get to mexico in america. Probably the highest income area is probably la habra heights= very safe some what cheap for being one of the highest income areas in la habra. My little sister deals with alot of bullying at school for being mentally ill, the teachers and staff at the school weren't very helpful. One of their greatest strengths is their city officials try to make a great sense of community good for family's with children, ex. many fairs/festivals they use el lions centro park for many of their community events- a lot of them!!!!!! Overall I wouldn't really recommend this city even though I listed some strengths a lot of my expieriences here were pretty ugly. GOD BLESS!!! Hope this review helped you out.
Pros
  • not far from disneyland or knotts berry farm
  • great sense of community
Cons
  • not much racial diversity
  • prideful and unfriendly
  • A little bit overpopulated and noisy
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
ngob
ngob Horrible review. Not accurate.
Jun 21, 2020
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
2yrs+

"A City I'd like to know more about"

I’ve had a few friends that lived in this area and I always wanted to learn more about it. I know that this isn’t a large city at all not compared to some the surrounding cities like Anaheim or Whittier. What I liked most was that the neighborhoods in the area I visited were very large and had a substantial amount of land. I don’t know if all the areas are like this one but I also like that the neighborhoods are up in the hills which adds to its charm. One of the major complaints however is that with its quaintness and sort of distance from the surrounding hustle and bustle of the other cities, La Habra does not have great freeway access at all. That to me would be a major concern since I work in a highly industrialized part of Orange County and freeway access is crucial to me as it might be too many others. I think La Habra is a city I would look into when I’m closer to the ideal career and ready to settle down for a slower paced lifestyle. Right now that just doesn’t seem to be the time. I think this city is ideal for older couples, retirees or newly-weds ready to start a family in a nice area.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
ngob
ngob Within La Habra lie four main arteries within north Orange County. Imperial Highway runs east passing the 57 and all the way to the 91 freeway in Anaheim Hills and west passing the 5, 605, 105, 710, 110, and 405 all the way to LAX/ El Segundo. Beach Blvd goes south and dead ends at PCH highway 1 in Huntington Beach ends at Whittier Blvd at the northwest edge of the town. Whittier Blvd runs west to Los Angeles turning into 6th Street and continuing. It ends within the city limits at Harbor Blvd. Harbor runs south all the way to the ocean at Newport Beach, north bound Harbor runs from La Habra and is the main pass over the Puente Hills turning into Fullerton Rd in Rowland Heights where it hits the 60 freeway. At one time before the 5/101 freeway was completed the intersection at Harbor/Whittier was a major intersection in southern California and part of El Camino Real on AAA maps north soth ruote from Los Angeles to San Diego. The 5, 57, and 60 freeways are easily accessible from La Habra.
Jun 21, 2020
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Nice Small Town"

La Habra is situated in the North Western corner of the Orange County. Bordered by La Habra Heights, Brea, Fullerton and La Mirada, this city has a rich history that dates back to 1769. The term La Habra means “pass through the hills”.

La Habra is known popularly for the small town atmosphere that it presents to their residents and visitors. It is also known to exist as a caring community that helps one another build a great home within the city of La Habra.

La Habra is well known for hosting the Lions Corn Festival and also their Children’s Museum. Opened in December 1977, this museum aims to provide a hands-on learning atmosphere for children of all ages. It features 7 galleries and 14 exhibits. They also have a dinosaur topiary and a historic caboose. In the 1970s, this was one of the few museums of this nature that existed on the West Coast. Children can enjoy a carousel ride, walk in the footprints of T-Rex, have a fun imaginary playtime where they can dress up and role play, and also dig fossils. The Children’s Museum also offers a 90 minute guided tour that is great for preschooler and elementary school students.

You can also find the La Bonita Park in La Habra. This is the park that the Girls Softball and Disney Citrus Softball Tournament proudly call their home. La Habra offers much shopping options to their residents and visitors at the Westridge Shopping Plaza, La Habra Marketplace and Imperial Promenade.

The people at La Habra earn a median household income of about $47,000. The children at La Habra attend schools under the Fullerton Union High School District, La Habra City and Lowel Joint School Districts.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

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