Find a Home in Anaheim – the City Where Dreams Come True
It’s the right time to be buying a home in Anaheim, California with housing prices still rising and low mortgage rates. The Anaheim housing market’s median price range is $462,100 which is lower than that of Los Angeles and lower than the median value of homes in Anaheim. If you’re interested in finding your dream home in the city where Disney made dreams come true, you’ve come to the right Anaheim realtor.
Anaheim was founded in 1857 and incorporated in 1870 as the second city in Los Angeles. It has a population of about 343,248 who are on average 32.4 years of age with a median household income of about $56,858. Disneyland is the largest employer in the city though most commute elsewhere for work. The city covers 50.8 square miles of land with a population density of 6,618.0 people per square mile. The percentage of households that are families is 75.6% and the average size of households is 3.4 people.
The climate of Anaheim is Mediterranean which means small rainfall amounts and lots of sunny days, about 70% of them are cloudless.
Per the 2010 census there were 104,237 housing units at an average density of 2,051.5 per square mile (792.1/km²), of which 47,677 (48.5%) were owner-occupied, and 50,617 (51.5%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.7%; the rental vacancy rate was 7.2%.
Anaheim real estate is diverse. The Kroeger-Melrose District is a historic neighborhood of early 20th Century style homes mainly Craftsman and California bungalows. Other areas are home to Mission Style and Spanish Colonials. Anaheim was a part of the housing boom in the 50s and 60s so many of the homes are from that era, but there are also new housing developments, like Donovan Ranch by Melia Homes built in 2012.
There are a wide range of homes for sale in Anaheim right now. The market is offering up such a variety that I know I’ll be able to help you find your dream home. I love Orange County. I grew up here and know it intimately. You’ll find all you need to enjoy a comfortable life in Anaheim.
Anaheim Green Space
This city is famous for Disneyland, the Angels, the Ducks and the Anaheim Convention Center, the largest convention center on the West Coast. But Anaheim isn’t just a tourist town; it’s a full service city that caters to its residents. One of the ways it does that is by providing over 600 acres of public green space. Anaheim may be the city of theme parks, but it also the city of green parks, 51 in total.
One of the largest green spaces is Yorba Regional Park. At 140 acres this woodland like setting has four lakes. There are multiple recreation areas, 400 picnic table and 200 barbecues. It’s the perfect place to spend a weekend afternoon.
Shopping, Entertainment and Dining in Anaheim
Downtown Anaheim is located in the Colonial District and provides residents with places to dine and shop. Every Thursday from Noon to 7 p.m. you can wander the Downtown Anaheim Farmers Market at Center Street Promenade. This market not only provides fresh produce, but also a variety of food vendors and a chance to shop for arts and crafts.
For the rest of the week Anaheim has a full range of grocery stores. All the local chains are represented and there are a few health food and specialty markets.
Downtown Anaheim has many dining opportunities including the recently opened Poki Numetry Sushi Restaurant. You’ll also find unique dining venues like 118 Degrees, a raw food restaurant and the Gypsy Den, a coffeehouse, eatery and wine bar with very eclectic décor.
Art and culture is an important part of life in Anaheim. In 2007 The Muzeo, an art museum and cultural center, opened to provide a place to exhibit art, educate and create community.
Anaheim Public Transportation
Public transportation is available via the Orange County Transportation Authority and you can visit the neighboring areas by the Metrolink. Anaheim is also linked to four major freeways so it’s easy to get to downtown LA or to any one of the four regional airports.
Anaheim has one of the largest elementary school districts in California and is dedicated to helping your children prepare for secondary school and life. There are also two private preparatory high schools and two private colleges, Anaheim University and Southern California Institute of Technology.
Medical Facilities in Anaheim
I know that buying a home in a city with four major medical facilities provides you with a secure feeling. In the case of an emergency you won’t have to go far. There are also a number of highly rated doctors in the area.
Anaheim Real Estate Market Forecast
Now is the time to buy Anaheim real estate. Trends in the Southern California market are towards increasing mortgage rates, but for now they are still low. It’s also certain that housing prices will increase so if you get in now you’ll be sure to increase your investment. Call me; I would love to show you around my neighborhood.