The city of Placentia is one of the smallest cities in Orange County and is most well known for being the location of the original planting of the county’s cash crop, Valencia oranges. The name Placentia is derived from a Latin word meaning “a pleasant place to live.”
The City of Placentia is about 6.6 square miles and is located in North Orange County. Placentia is bordered by Yorba Linda, Brea, Fullerton, and Anaheim. Primarily known as a bedroom community, Placentia is known for its quiet neighborhoods.
The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD) serves the city of Placentia. Within this school district, twenty-five schools have been designated California Distinguished Schools, eight have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools, seventeen have been honored as California Gold Ribbon Schools, one has earned the title of California Model Continuation High School, and another has received California’s Exemplary Independent Study recognition.
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