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About Buena Park

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Buena Park is a city in northwestern Orange County, California, about 12 miles (20 km) northwest of downtown Santa Ana, the county seat. As of Census 2010 the population was 80,530. The city, which tags itself as Center of the Southland, is home to several tourist attractions, most notably Knott’s Berry Farm. It is located within the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

History

Original Spanish explorers settled on the enormous ranchos by land grants made by the King of Spain. Manuel Nieto of the Portolà expeditions received such a grant in 1783, which was divided by his heirs into five separate ranchos in 1834. One of them, 46,806-acre (189.42 km2) Rancho Los Coyotes, included the current site of the City of Buena Park. The rancho’s adobe headquarters lay on what is now Los Coyotes Country Club’s golf course.

The area was transferred from Spanish authority to Mexican rule in 1822 and ceded to the United States in 1848 at the end of the Mexican–American War. California was granted statehood in 1850. Americanization further expanded in the area after completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869 and its connection to Los Angeles in 1875. By then, Abel Stearns had acquired Rancho Los Coyotes in consideration for loans made to Pio and Andrés Pico. In 1885, James A. Whitaker, a wholesale grocer from Chicago, purchased 690 acres (2.8 km2) of this land from Stearns. In 1887, Whitaker founded the City of Buena Park in conjunction with the railway development of what we now know as Orange County.

The exact derivation of the name Buena Park is uncertain. One theory is that Whitaker used the name of a Chicago suburb: Buena Park, Illinois, although the community in Illinois was also named in 1887. Another theory relates to the artesian well and its park-like grounds once located at the current intersection of what are now Artesia Blvd. and Beach Blvd. Local settlers referred to the area as “Plaza Buena” which means “good park” in Spanish.

The city was incorporated on January 27, 1953. An agricultural center when founded (particularly dairy, wine and citrus products), Buena Park is now primarily a residential suburb and commercial hub.

buenapark1Points of Interest

Buena Park’s E-Zone district, located along Beach Boulevard, is home to several well-known tourist destinations: the venerable Knott’s Berry Farm theme park and its sister water park Knott’s Soak City, Pirate’s Dinner Adventure Show, and a Medieval Times dinner show.[9] The E-Zone has also been home to the Movieland Wax Museum, one of the largest of its kind in the world until it closed in 2005; a Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum, across the street from the Wax Museum; and the Japanese Village and Deer Park on Knott Avenue.

Los Coyotes Country Club, located in the northeast of the city, boasts a 27-hole championship course originally designed by Billy Bell in 1957 and redesigned by Ted Robinson in 1998. The Los Coyotes LPGA Classic golf tournament has been hosted there.

The 105-acre Ralph B. Clark Regional Park (originally Los Coyotes Regional Park), nestled at the foot of the West Coyote Hills, is one of Orange County’s prominent parks. Opened in 1981, it is home to an amphitheater, nature trails, and a stocked fishing pond, as well as the Interpretive Center, a small museum which features ice age fossil and local geology exhibits.

The City of Buena Park has its own local history park on Beach Blvd just south of Interstate 5. On these grounds, the city has preserved several historic buildings. These include the Whitaker-Jaynes House (which serves as the city’s local history museum) the Bacon House – possibly the oldest surviving structure from the area, the Stage Stop Hotel (which houses the California Welcome Center-Orange County) and the Tice House. The Buena Park Historical Society manages and maintains the historical content of the museum. The Dreger Clock, a 75-year-old multi-faced street clock, best known for the time it spent at Knott’s Berry Farm, was installed in front of the Whitaker/Jaynes house overlooking Beach Blvd in September 2009 after a two-year restoration project.

A Nabisco factory on Artesia Boulevard was known for many years as a Buena Park landmark. The red “Nabisco” sign was visible from thebuenapark I-5 Freeway, and visitors to the town could often smell cookies. The factory produced Honey Maid graham crackers, Ritz Crackers, and Nilla Wafers, among other Nabisco products, before shutting down in 2006.

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Buena Park Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Buena Park

7214 El Viento Way Buena Park, CA 90620
Photo of 7214 El Viento Way, Buena Park, CA 90620 (MLS # CV20226486)
3 beds 2 baths 1,508 sqft $675,000
9024 Harvard Avenue Buena Park, CA 90620
Photo of 9024 Harvard Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90620 (MLS # OC20221501)
5 beds 4 baths 2,641 sqft $919,000
8686 Harrison Way Buena Park, CA 90620
Photo of 8686 Harrison Way, Buena Park, CA 90620 (MLS # PW20221728)
3 beds 2 baths 1,108 sqft $635,000
6601 Naomi Avenue Buena Park, CA 90620
Photo of 6601 Naomi Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90620 (MLS # 20651374)
4 beds 2 baths 1,324 sqft $639,000
5803 Fullerton Avenue Buena Park, CA 90621
Photo of 5803 Fullerton Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90621 (MLS # 20649692)
3 beds 3 baths 1,425 sqft $639,000
5470 Cajon Avenue Buena Park, CA 90621
Photo of 5470 Cajon Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90621 (MLS # SW20221640)
3 beds 2 baths 1,318 sqft $568,888
8170 Coral Bell Way Buena Park, CA 90620
Photo of 8170 Coral Bell Way, Buena Park, CA 90620 (MLS # DW20222298)
3 beds 1 bath 1,420 sqft $675,000
6170 Flamingo Drive Buena Park, CA 90620
Photo of 6170 Flamingo Drive, Buena Park, CA 90620 (MLS # RS20221059)
3 beds 2 baths 1,357 sqft $640,000
8745 Kendor Drive Buena Park, CA 90620
Photo of 8745 Kendor Drive, Buena Park, CA 90620 (MLS # PW20218091)
3 beds 2 baths 1,174 sqft $669,990
8422 Poppy Way Buena Park, CA 90620
Photo of 8422 Poppy Way, Buena Park, CA 90620 (MLS # PW20217283)
3 beds 2 baths 1,258 sqft $620,000
6712 San Alano Circle Buena Park, CA 90620
Photo of 6712 San Alano Circle, Buena Park, CA 90620 (MLS # PW20216820)
3 beds 2 baths 2,146 sqft $819,995
7705 Primrose Drive Buena Park, CA 90620
Photo of 7705 Primrose Drive, Buena Park, CA 90620 (MLS # GD20215094)
3 beds 2 baths 1,465 sqft $579,950
43 Frances Circle Buena Park, CA 90621
Photo of 43 Frances Circle, Buena Park, CA 90621 (MLS # DW20213847)
4 beds 3 baths 2,500 sqft $850,000
5580 Stratford Circle Buena Park, CA 90621
Photo of 5580 Stratford Circle, Buena Park, CA 90621 (MLS # RS20213793)
3 beds 3 baths 1,885 sqft $679,900
8101 Utah Avenue Buena Park, CA 90621
Photo of 8101 Utah Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90621 (MLS # PW20213033)
3 beds 2 baths 1,234 sqft $699,000

Sold Listings in Buena Park

7658 Granada Drive Buena Park, CA 90621
Photo of 7658 Granada Drive, Buena Park, CA 90621 (MLS # DW20173074)
5 beds 3 baths 2,264 sqft $765,000
6570 Mount Whitney Drive Buena Park, CA 90620
Photo of 6570 Mount Whitney Drive, Buena Park, CA 90620 (MLS # PW20196112)
4 beds 2 baths 1,236 sqft $680,000
5960 Crescent Avenue Buena Park, CA 90620
Photo of 5960 Crescent Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90620 (MLS # OC20193154)
5 beds 2 baths 1,650 sqft $738,000
5863 Western Avenue Buena Park, CA 90621
Photo of 5863 Western Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90621 (MLS # PW20192241)
3 beds 3 baths 1,183 sqft $470,000
6662 Naomi Avenue Buena Park, CA 90620
Photo of 6662 Naomi Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90620 (MLS # PW20193413)
3 beds 2 baths 1,302 sqft $640,000
7175 Santa Clara Street Buena Park, CA 90620
Photo of 7175 Santa Clara Street, Buena Park, CA 90620 (MLS # PW20184606)
3 beds 2 baths 1,263 sqft $702,000
8301 San Helice Circle Buena Park, CA 90620
Photo of 8301 San Helice Circle, Buena Park, CA 90620 (MLS # PW20184730)
3 beds 2 baths 1,095 sqft $675,000
8470 Phlox Drive Buena Park, CA 90620
Photo of 8470 Phlox Drive, Buena Park, CA 90620 (MLS # PW20183829)
4 beds 2 baths 1,369 sqft $625,000
6097 Sheridan Way Buena Park, CA 90620
Photo of 6097 Sheridan Way, Buena Park, CA 90620 (MLS # PW20183934)
3 beds 2 baths 1,364 sqft $683,000
8213 Woodland Drive, Unit 40 Buena Park, CA 90620
Photo of 8213 Woodland Drive, Unit 40, Buena Park, CA 90620 (MLS # PW20182180)
2 beds 2 baths 926 sqft $385,000
36 Preston Lane Buena Park, CA 90621
Photo of 36 Preston Lane, Buena Park, CA 90621 (MLS # PW20182956)
4 beds 3 baths 1,846 sqft $635,000
6050 Indiana Avenue Buena Park, CA 90621
Photo of 6050 Indiana Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90621 (MLS # 220009527)
3 beds 2 baths 1,900 sqft $690,000
7959 Cyclamen Way Buena Park, CA 90620
Photo of 7959 Cyclamen Way, Buena Park, CA 90620 (MLS # PW20180616)
3 beds 2 baths 1,061 sqft $645,500
8261 San Helice Circle Buena Park, CA 90620
Photo of 8261 San Helice Circle, Buena Park, CA 90620 (MLS # PW20178977)
3 beds 2 baths 1,110 sqft $710,000
6591 Kingman Avenue Buena Park, CA 90621
Photo of 6591 Kingman Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90621 (MLS # PW20162366)
2 beds 1 bath 864 sqft $440,000

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Buena Park School Data

Buena Park School Districts

Buena Park Elementary
K-8
http://www.bpsd.k12.ca.us
Centralia Elementary
PK-6
http://www.cesd.us

Buena Park Schools

Gordon H. Beatty Elementary School
K-6, public
Buena Park Junior High School
7-8, public
Arthur F. Corey Elementary School
K-6, public
http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/sd/details.asp?cds=30664566027486&Public=Y
Charles G. Emery Elementary School
K-8, public
Carl E. Gilbert Elementary School
K-6, public
Mabel L. Pendleton Elementary School
K-6, public
http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/sd/details.asp?cds=30664566027577&Public=Y
James A. Whitaker Elementary School
K-6, public
Buena Terra Elementary School
K-6, public
http://www.bt-centralia-ca.schoolloop.com/
Glen H. Dysinger Sr. Elementary School
K-6, public
Walter Knott Elementary School
K-6, public
San Marino Elementary School
K-6, public
http://www.cesd.k12.ca.us/
Raymond Temple Elementary School
K-6, public
https://rt-centralia-ca.schoolloop.com/
Elizabeth Dickerson Elementary School
K-6, public
http://ismithhisler@cypsd.k12.ca.us
Buena Park High School
9-12, public
http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/sd/details.asp?cds=30665143030855&Public=Y
Holder Elementary School
K-6, public
http://www.savsd.org
St. Pius V Catholic School
K-8, private
http://www.stpius5school.net
Speech And Language Development Center
K-12, private
http://www.sldc.net/
Children’s Learning Center, Inc.
K-3, private
Crescent Avenue Christian Elementary School
K-6, private
Hope
K-7, public
http://www.auhsd.us/hope
Futureland Montessori
1-3, private
http://www.futurelandmontessori.com
Tiny Tot Christian School
PK-3, private
http://www.tinytotschool.com/
Rossier Park School
7-12, private
Bethel Baptist Academy
K-12, private
Rossier Park School
6-12, private
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