Brea encompasses 12.5 square miles and is located near the picturesque Puente Hills in Orange Country. This close-knit community offers easy access to employment centers, retail establishments, restaurants and transportation corridors. It also has a well-developed infrastructure with its own fire department, police protection, water and sanitation providers, and other services
Most of the local children attend schools in the Brea Olinda Unified School District. In addition to six elementary schools, the public district has one junior high and two high schools. One of the latter is an alternative school. Two of the district's public education facilities have achieved blue-ribbon status.
Students who live outside of the district's boundaries are served by the Placenial-Yorba Linda or La Habra City districts. Brea is also home to five private schools. Regional higher education opportunities are provided by the University of California at Irvine, California State University at Fullerton, Cal Poly Pomona and Chapman College.
Real Estate Overview
With a median value of just below $660,000, homes in Brea have become slightly more affordable over the last year and decade. Listings average a price of approximately $370 per square foot. This translates to a median of around $700,000 per home.
Since listings tend to stay active for about eight weeks, you get time to shop around. While the median property age is 38 years, you can find homes from any decade. Because of the city's high percentage of homeownership, Coldwell Banker has placed it on its list of best places to live in California.
While it has around 41,000 inhabitants, this vibrant city has a small-town ambiance. Brea is a safe place to live with a crime rate that falls much below the state’s median. Brea is renowned for its dedication to public art. In 2006, this thriving community was named one of the top-five suburbs on the West Coast by Sunset Magazine.
Brea maintains over a dozen parks and recreational facilities. This includes a community center with pool and a nine-hole golf course with driving range. Popular parks include Chino Hills State Park, Carbon Canyon, and Wildcatters Park. Additional recreational options include the Brea Museum and Heritage Center, the Olinda Oil Museum and Trail, and the Brea Art Gallery.
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