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6 Reasons to Move to La Palma, California

  • La Palma is located in Orange County roughly 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles. It was once dotted with dairies, hence its former name of Dairyland, but when the dairies relocated, the city's changed its name to La Palma to reflect its Spanish history. This suburb is a haven for anyone who is looking for a quiet place to live while also having convenient access to one of the largest cities in the country.

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  • Mostly homeowners! When you buy a home, it's nice to be in a community filled with fellow homeowners. About 75% of the households in La Palma are owner-occupied, so whether you buy outright or rent to own, you will already have something in common with your neighbors. You can find lots of nice properties around Orangethorpe Avenue and Walker Street and Moody Street and La Palma Avenue.
  • Beautiful parks! La Palma is home to several parks, each of which has many amenities. Central Park features lighted basketball courts, a tetherball court, picnic tables, grassy ball fields, and a community center. There are also smaller community parks for residents to enjoy, such as El Rancho Verde Park and Denni Street Park.
  • Plenty of places to eat! La Palma has all the typical California fast-food restaurants such as In-N-Out Burger, Del Taco, and Subway. But it also has an impressive selection of sit-down restaurants. Examples include Manila Sunset Restaurant, La Capilla Mexican Restaurant, and A'Roma Restaurant.
  • Really low property taxes! If you are worried about the expenses that come with owning a house, you will be glad to know that property taxes in La Palma are under $8 per $1000 of home value, a bargain compared to the national average of about $12 per $1000. Look for houses of all sizes and styles around Crescent Avenue and Santa Margarita Lane, or Valley View Street and Fresca Drive.
  • Great community events! La Palma is a city that makes it easy for residents to get together and celebrate any occasion. The main event is La Palma Days. This takes place every fall and features a parade with bands and local groups participating. There are also performances, rides, and a pageant. Other city events throughout the year include a Halloween Carnival, Holiday Tree Lining Ceremony, and Concerts in the Park during the summer.
  • Convenient location! La Palma's location in Southern California is appealing to a lot of buyers. That's because it's just 15 minutes away from Disneyland, 30 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, and 40 minutes from the beach.