Introduction to Cypress, California
Cypress, California, in Orange county, is 3 miles SE of Cerritos, California (center to center) and 7 miles W of Anaheim, California. It's regarded as a suburb of Los Angeles and includes a large Asian and Hispanic population.
The Gabrieleno Indians were the original inhabitants. The Spanish government controlled the area until Mexico became independent in 1821. Abel Stearns, an American, purchased a large amount of land in the area and later sold the property to Robinson Trust. The community was incorporated as Dairy City in 1956 as an attempt by dairy farmers to preserve the area's dairies. However, after World War II ended the valuable land was bought by housing developers. By the 1970's all the dairies were gone. The citizens renamed the city Cypress after the Cypress Elementary School.
Cypress and nearby Attractions
- Cypress Community Center.
- Holiday Bazaar Arts and Craft Fair.
- Veteran's Park.
- Cypress Community Festival attracts a large crowd.
- Los Alamitos Race Track offers horse racing.
- The South Coast Plaza is a popular shopping location.
- Cypress Celebrates the Arts is a notable event.
- Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden.
- Rancho Los Alamitos Museum.
Seal Beach is a popular destination. Residents enjoy the nearby Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm. Long Beach attractions, including the Aquarium of the Pacific and the Queen Mary are close by. Golf enthusiasts enjoy the numerous quality courses in the area. The El Dorado Nature Center is a vast acreage and provides opportunities for fishing and includes scenic hiking trails. The Ralph B. Clark Regional Park and the Bolsa Slough Trail are located in the area and offer noteworthy hiking opportunities.
The city is served by the nearby Long Beach Airport.
Cypress Higher Education
The city is served by Cypress College.