Residents of Yorba Linda love the variety of high-quality recreational activities, open spaces and rolling hills, award-winning school district and family friendly atmosphere. If you’re considering a move to Yorba Linda, here’s what you need to know.
Yorba Linda is a very active community. The city offers organized sports for youth and adults, as well as exercise classes for residents of all ages. The city houses 17 parks, all with different amenities, including: playgrounds, picnic areas, equestrian trails, sports fields, tennis and basketball courts, amphitheater, horse shoe pits and lots of wide open spaces.
The love of horses and the city's commitment to equestrian activities helps set Yorba Linda apart from other communities. The city has also built three state-of-the-art equestrian arenas and there are some 100 miles of equestrian, biking and walking trails in the city. The nearby Chino Hills State Park also affords residents the opportunity to ride in unspoiled wilderness.
Golf is another popular activity and Yorba Linda is home to the championship Black Gold Golf Course and Club. The course is open to the public, but Yorba Linda residents receive special discounts at this course, which was given 4.5 stars by Gold Digest. The course is absolutely stunning and perfect for a round of golf with friends or to host a special event.
Orange County is a popular place to live and, consequently, nearly every square inch of land is in use. It can be hard to find a home on a large lot or a town with lots of open space. But in Yorba Linda, residents enjoy living on large lots perfect for pools, backyard playgrounds and gardens. Some lots are even big enough to board horses. The city is committed to providing open natural space for its residents to enjoy and has approximately 135 acres of sports fields and parks.
Yorba Linda’s low crime rate, quiet neighborhoods, recreational and community activities, and exceptional school district make it one of the most family friendly cities in Orange County. Nearly every year students in Yorba Linda, which is part of the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District, place near the top of Orange County schools in standardized academic achievement tests. And numerous schools in the district have been recognized nationally as Blue Ribbon Schools and locally as California Distinguished Schools. The city recently opened its first high school, Yorba Linda High School, which will graduate its first senior class in 2012!