Yorba Linda

Yorba Linda, California

Yorba Linda is an affluent suburban community in northeastern Orange County, California, approximately 13 miles northeast of Downtown Santa Ana, and 40 miles southeast of Downtown Los Angeles. Yorba Linda is often identified as the richest city in the U.S. by the U.S. Census Bureau that shows a median household income of $121,075, higher than any other city.

As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 64,234. Its most famous resident was Richard Nixon, who was born there; however, his father moved the family away before Yorba Linda became a city. The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is therefore probably the most well-known and visited site in the city.

Yorba Linda is known for having large residential lots as well as 30 horse trails, which are 100 miles in aggregate length.

Things To Do in Yorba Linda

  • Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
  • Avenir International
  • Chino Hills State Park
    Located in Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties, preserves some much needed “breathing room” in this fast-growing area. Nearly three million people live within sight of the Chino Hills and more than 15 million people live within a 40 mile radius of the park! The park is the state’s most expensive ever, with an excess of $50 million spent by the time it opened for full time use in 1986. Some, but not too much development is in store for Chino Hills; mostly the park will continue to be the province of horseback riders, mountain bikers and hikers. The 12,500-acre park is located near the northern end of what geologists call the Peninsular Ranges Geomorphic Province. The Chino Hills are part of the group of hills that include the Puente Hills to the nor…
  • California State University Fullerton
    Cal State Fullerton became the 12th state college in California in 1957. California State University, Fullerton, commonly known as CSUF, CSU Fullerton, or Cal State Fullerton, is currently the second largest California State University campus. The University is located in the city of Fullerton, in Orange County, California, USA.
  • Brea Mall
    The Brea Mall is a shopping mall located in the northern Orange County city of Brea, California.
  • International Art Center Muzeo
    In Anaheim, is Southern California’s newest museum. Formally the Anaheim museum and now expanded with a new modern building. The 25,000 square foot MUZEO complex includes Anaheim’s original Carnegie Library (built in 1908). The new exhibition building has over 5,000 square feet of main gallery plus a small theatre and a community reading room. Muzeo is part of the new downtown Anaheim and is only a couple of miles from the Disneyland Resort District and many Anahaim hotels. Nearby is Anaheim Ice skating ring and every Thursday the Anaheim farmers market is held on the street next to Muzeo Museum. The 20,000-square-foot complex has classrooms, an outdoor plaza available for private parties, a history center and a museum to showcase traveling exhibits.
  • Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim – Mighty Ducks
  • Anaheim Museum
  • Irvine Regional Park
  • Grove of Anaheim
    The Grove of Anaheim is an indoor, live music venue in Anaheim, California operated by Nederlander Concerts of Los Angeles.
  • Angel Stadium of Anaheim (originally Anaheim Stadium and later Edison International Field of Anaheim) is a modern-style ballpark located in Anaheim, California. It is the home ballpark to Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of the American League, and was previously home to the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams (now St. Louis Rams).
  • Disneyland Theme Park
  • Disney’s California Adventure
  • Green River Golf Course
  • Crystal Cathedral


Current or former Yorba Lindans of note include:

  • Dan Kennedy, Major League Soccer player (Chivas USA)
  • Sabrina Bryan,[108] singer/actress (The Cheetah Girls)
  • Steven Lenhart, Major League Soccer player(Columbus Crew)
  • Ricky Wells, speedway rider, 2009 US National Champion
  • James E. Rogan, Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and lead prosecutor in the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton, current trial court judge with the Superior Court of California.
  • Ashley Edner, actress/dancer, sister of Bobby Edner
  • Bobby Edner, singer/actor/dancer (Spy Kids 3D: Game Over), (Varsity Fanclub (Capitol Records))
  • Jim Edmonds, Major League Baseball player
  • Danielle Fishel, actress (Boy Meets World)
  • John Force, professional drag racer, owner of John Force Racing, reality TV star of Driving Force
  • Ashley Force Hood, professional drag racer, John Force’s daughter
  • Jared Macshane, member of Team Blue Shadow and professional Halo player
  • Eric Friedman, also known as “Erock”, touring guitarist for Creed, former guitarist for Submersed, disc golfer
  • Bobby Knoop, Major League Baseball player (California Angels)
  • Alli Mauzey, Broadway actress, (Wicked, Hairspray, Cry-Baby)
  • Bengie Molina, Major League Baseball player
  • Jessamyn West Park sign on Yorba Linda Blvd.
  • Richard M. Nixon, 37th President of the United States. Richard Nixon was born in Yorba Linda in 1913 and lived there until 1922. His reconstructed home is listed as a National Historic Landmark and a California Historical Landmark. Adjacent to this home is the Richard Nixon Library and Museum.
  • Audrina Patridge, reality TV actress (The Hills)
  • Chris Pontius, Major League Soccer player (DC United)
  • Bob “Buck” Rodgers, Major League baseball player (California Angels)
  • Jessamyn West, a writer who was a second cousin to Richard Nixon on her mother’s side of the family.[citation needed] The Wests moved to California from Indiana in 1909 and young Jessamyn attended schools in Yorba Linda and Fullerton. West later authored a number of books and collections of poems, including the 1945 novel The Friendly Persuasion, which was turned into a film, Friendly Persuasion, in 1956, starring Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire and Anthony Perkins. A city park named in her honor, Jessamyn West Park on Yorba Linda Boulevard at Club Terrace Drive, is situated on the West family’s former farm property.
  • Michael D. Duvall, former Yorba Linda mayor and disgraced California State Assemblyman
  • Mitzi Kapture, actress
  • Marcus Mumford, musician (Mumford and Sons)
  • David McNab, Assistant General Manager and Vice President of the Anaheim Ducks