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Anaheim, CA

An Introduction to Anaheim, CA

Spread across the undulating landscape of Orange County's northern reaches, Anaheim is the largest city in the iconic county and serves as one of the anchor cities of the Greater Los Angeles region. Its diverse cityscape is characterized by a mix of residential, commercial and industrial areas.

 

Anaheim Attractions
Best known for its beloved theme parks, including the world-famous Disneyland® Resort, the city also offers a variety of entertainment at venues like the massive Anaheim Convention Center. Sports enthusiasts find plenty to cheer about, too--the NHL's Ducks play at the Honda Center, while MLB's Los Angeles Angels swing for the fences at Angel Stadium.

 

Did You Know?

Anaheim was founded in 1857 as a vineyard colony. History buffs can step back in time at Founders' Park, where two historic homes from the 1800s still stand by a windmill and an iconic orange grove.

 

 

Anaheim Apartments and Neighborhoods

This prime area between Los Angeles and San Diego offers a variety of neighborhoods to suit all types of residents, from young professionals to retirees. Whether you're looking for a beautiful historic area or a modern community near all the action, you'll find the perfect apartment in Anaheim. Here are five of the city's top neighborhoods:

  • Anaheim Hills is one of the safest neighborhoods, although its upscale homes and amenities make it a pricier part of town.
  • Southwest Anaheim is home to Disneyland® Resort, which means residents have access to tons of shops and restaurants.
  • Northwest Anaheim offers a more residential vibe with several schools and parks for families.
  • Northeast Anaheim has lower-than-average apartment costs and also features five parks, two hospitals and a number of shops.
  • The Colony is situated in the Colonial District, the historic part of downtown Anaheim. The area is very walkable, with proximity to schools, businesses and recreation.

 

In light of the city's rapidly growing population and fast-expanding development zone, finding apartments in Anaheim can seem like a challenge. That's why Apartment Guide is committed to making it easy for you to find affordable houses for rent. Whether you're searching from a coffee shop on Lincoln Avenue or a city halfway across the country, our convenient search feature allows you to specify your budget as well as the amenities you require. If you need covered parking, 24-hour gym access and granite countertops, we'll provide you with an extensive list of suitable possibilities. From three-bedroom ramblers to one-bedroom studios, you can find all available options without leaving your room!

 

Public Transportation in Anaheim

In addition to Metrolink and Amtrak® rail services, the Orange County Transit Authority (OCTA) bus system makes it easy to travel throughout the city, with several stops convenient to apartment complexes.

 

Free Things to Do in Anaheim
For an afternoon of free fun, hike through Oak Canyon Nature Center or visit Pearson Park Amphitheatre, which offers free summer concerts.

 

Anaheim Activities for Families with Kids

Anaheim has a number of world-class attractions designed for kids of all ages. Just a short drive south of downtown Anaheim, Disneyland® Resort attracts millions of visitors from around the world with its one-of-a-kind blend of family entertainment and exhilarating thrill rides. Just across the street from Disney lies the Anaheim Convention Center--the largest convention center west of the Sierra Nevada--where you and your family can attend a variety of events. Looking to soak up the California sunshine? Take the kids out to a ball game at Angel Stadium or plan a picnic at Yorba Regional Park.

 

Schools in Anaheim

Anaheim has more than 80 schools, with many in the Orange Unified School District carrying high rankings of 9 and 10.

 

Enjoy the Outdoors in Anaheim

Anaheim's cityscape features many dog-friendly pocket parks as well as a network of paved trails for bikers and joggers. In the eastern part of the city, the trails that wind through the largely undeveloped Anaheim Hills bring hikers and mountain bikers from across the region. Just outside the city limits, Weir Canyon State Park attracts rock climbers and day hikers. Further afield, Caspers Wilderness Park's rugged, elevated landscape provides a welcome escape from the heat of the Los Angeles Basin.

 

Getaways from Anaheim

Los Angeles is less than an hour away, so you can easily check out iconic landmarks like the Hollywood sign and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. If you want to dip your toes in the Pacific, drive about 30 minutes to your choice of the closest beaches from Anaheim, including Huntington, Laguna, Newport and Long Beach.