Neighborhood Spotlight: Floral Park, Santa Ana
Written by Kelly Weimert on Friday, March 6th, 2020 at 10:05am.
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Floral Park is an idyllic neighborhood located in Santa Ana that's known for its tree-lined streets, sprawling lawns and gardens, and strong communal feel. Bounded by Memory Lane, 17th Street, Broadway, and Bristol, Floral Park is also well-known for its active neighborhood association, which works to maintain the original charm and unique character of the community while preserving its abundant historic homes.
The neighborhood is comprised of more than 600 vintage homes built primarily between the 1920s and 1950s. Over 200 of the houses in Floral Park are listed on the Santa Ana Register of Historic Properties, representing a wide range of architectural styles, including English/Tudor and Spanish.
To showcase the neighborhood's historic homes, the neighborhood association hosts a popular annual Home and Garden Tour. During the tour, visitors and residents are invited to explore the large array of architectural styles and gardens that call Floral Park home, as well as enjoy a vintage motorcar display, live entertainment, vendors, and a beer and wine garden.
In addition to the home and garden tour, the highly active Floral Park Neighborhood Association hosts regular events like outdoor summer concerts, holiday home decorating competitions, and a quarterly mixer designed for community members to get to know one another. Residents also enjoy access to neighborhood clubs, such as a garden club, walking club, various book clubs, and an LGBTQ social group, which further cultivate the area's strong community vibe.
Given its architectural history and strong community, it’s easy to see why Floral Park has been featured in a wide range of publications as a great place to live, such as The LA Times, The Orange County Register, and Southern California Home and Outdoor. The neighborhood association is also in the process of getting the neighborhood designated as a National Historic District to further protect its original charm.
If you’re interested in calling this historic neighborhood home, then check out all homes for sale in Floral Park, Santa Ana.