Introduction to La Palma, California
La Palma History
The City of La Palma had a huge number of dairy farms dotting the region, and was initially incorporated as Dairyland. This name remained until the dairies relocated. In 1965, the name was changed to La Palma, in keeping with the Orange County's Spanish heritage and the city's main street which was known as the La Palma Avenue. The main occupation gradually changed to farming. Centerpointe, the city's major redevelopment project started in the 1980s, and promoted the commercial and industrial growth.
La Palma and nearby Attractions
- La Palma Branch Orange County Public Library
- Kang's Art Museum
- Fullerton Creek
- El Rancho Verde Park
- La Palma Shopping Center
Things To Do In La Palma
The city of La Palma boasts of a large public library and an art museum which contains the relics of the past. These places can give visitors a very good idea about the historical and cultural background of La Palma. The Fullerton creek offers a stunning view over the lake. The Central Park and the El Rancho Verde Park have fun rides that can be enjoyed by both adults and children. One can also go to these parks for picnics with family and friends. The La Palma Shopping Center provides excellent opportunities for enthusiastic shoppers.
La Palma Transportation
The John Wayne/Orange County airport is located near La Palma.
La Palma Higher Education
The city is served by the Cypress College.