Placentia

Placentia

Known for its quiet neighborhoods, Placentia surprisingly has an estimated population of over 50,000 residents. It is a charter city with an elected city council. It was named an All-American city in 1971.

The historic home of a founding resident, George Key is preserved as part of the George Key Ranch Historic Park and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Other preserved homes in the area are the A.S. Bradford House, which also functions as a museum, and the Berkenstock Mansion.

Home to one of 13 special district libraries, the Placentia Library District is a single purpose library district governed by a board of trustees. The library was originally opened in the 1920s and later moved to its current location on Chapman Ave.

In addition to the Placentia-Yorba Linda school district. Placentia is home to Parkview School an independent K-12 study program for students, which an alternative to classroom based instruction is desired.