Introduction to La Habra, California
The California city of La Habra is located in the extreme northwestern section of Orange County, just across the border with Los Angeles County. The city is situated only 8 miles north of Anaheim and about 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Other nearby communities include La Habra Heights (to the north), Brea (to the east), and Fullerton (to the south).
Settled in the late 19th century, the community of La Habra received its official name in 1896 concurrent with the opening of a United States Post Office within its boundaries. Among the community's early settlers were the Milhous family, grandparents of former president Richard Milhous Nixon. In later years, Nixon would make La Habra the site of his first law office. Incorporated as a city in 1925, La Habra earned the distinction during the same decade as the largest avocado center in Southern California. In 1974, the city was honored by the National Municipal League with its prestigious All-America City award.
La Habra Points of Interest
La Habra offers its visitors and residents a distinctive and well-rounded variety of artistic, recreational, and cultural options to enjoy. The Children's Museum at La Habra, opened in 1977, is a unique educational facility partially housed inside a 1923 Union Pacific Train Depot. Located in Portola Park next to the museum is another Orange County landmark: the La Habra Depot Theatre, home to live stage productions for over 25 years. La Habra is also home to the world-famous Corn Festival. Held every August at El Centro-Lions Park, the event attracts several thousand visitors from the city and its surrounding communities. La Habra's convenient location also puts it within an hour's drive of numerous beaches, mountain, and desert recreation areas; as well as some of Southern California's wide array of world-class tourist sites.