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Introduction to La Palma

An introduction to the community of La Palma, the smallest incorporated city in Orange County, Southern California. Includes resources for La Palma residents, businesses, and visitors. The city of La Palma was selected by Money Magazine for inclusion in its "100 Best Places to Live" articles in 2007, 2011, and 2013. La Palma is situated in an inland area of northern Orange County. directly on the county's border with Los Angeles County. It is adjacent to the city of Buena Park, home of the Knotts Berry Farm theme park.

Facts About La Palma
FOUNDED: 1955 AS "Dairyland"
STATUS: Incorporated City
INCORPORATED: 1955 October 26
POPULATION: Greater than 15,000
ASIAN POPULATION: About 48% as of 2015
SIZE: About 1.8 square miles
POPULATION DENSITY: More than 8,500 people per square mile
TELEPHONE AREA CODES: 562, 657, and 714

History of La Palma

The city of La Palma was officially named "Dairyland" when it was incorporated on October 26, 1955. By 1965 all of the communities dairies had shut down or relocated and the city was renamed "La Palma" after its main street, La Palma Avenue, and reflecting its Spanish heritage. Two of the most significant development projects in the city were the Civic Center and Central Park area and in the early 1980's, the Centerpointe Business Park.

Visiting La Palma

La Palma has one hotel, about thirty restaurants, a large central park, and several smaller parks and greenways. Its nearest large visitor attraction is Knotts Berry Farm, a popular theme park in the adjacent city of Buena Park.

La Palma Travel Guide
The La Palma visitor's guide published on the "California for Visitors" Web site includes links to the city's hotels, restaurants, attractions, events, activities, and transportation options.

La Palma Resources

- City of La Palma - Official Web Site
- La Palma-West Orange County Chamber of Commerce
- Wikipedia "La Palma California" Article
- U.S. Census Bureau La Palma Statistics
- Orange County Dot Net "La Palma" Article
- Orange County Dot Net "La Palma" Article
- Orange County's Smallest City Hit With Cuts (2015)

Adjacent to La Palma

- Buena Park
- Cypress
- Cerritos
- Hawaiian Gardens

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