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Date: 09/29/2015

Stanton is a city located in western Orange County, California. The population was 38,186 at the 2010 census, up from 37,403 at the 2000 census. The city was incorporated in 1956 and operates under the Council-Manager form of government, providing a full range of municipal services. Stanton is bounded by Cypress on the west, Anaheim on the north, and east, and Garden Grove on the east and south.


On November 6, 1905, the Los Angeles Interurban Railway started service on the Santa Ana Line. It ran along an almost perfectly straight line between Watts and Santa Ana. Access to transportation allowed the population of the rural area which is now Stanton and West Anaheim to grow. In 1908, the privately owned Pacific Electric Railway leased the Santa Ana Line and took over the service which extended its regional light-rail system. By 1928, the impressive thousand mile system allowed residents convenient travel throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties. See 1928 Map. The passenger service to Santa Ana was discontinued in 1950, shortly after the railway was taken over by the Metropolitan Transportation Agency. The easement still runs through town and is empty or used for parking. It intersects Beach/Pacific and Cerritos/Western.

The area was incorporated into the first City of Stanton in 1911. It was decided to dis-incorporate in 1924. The motivation for giving up cityhood seems to be that it would relieve city taxpayers from the financial burden of building roads. As an un-incorporated area, roads were paid for by the state. Also the main motivation for the 1911 incorporation %uFFFD the city of Anaheim's 1911 plan to build a %uFFFDsewage farm%uFFFD west if their city %uFFFD was no longer relevant. The costs of cityhood were greater than the benefit.

In the early 1950s, the area had experienced a post-war population boom, and in May 1956 the citizens decided to incorporate into today%uFFFDs City of Stanton. The first city was around 16 square miles (41 km2), and today's Stanton is a bit over three square miles. The cost of being incorporated into a city is still a salient issue in this part of the county. There are many small areas around Stanton which are un-incorporated and receive their services from the County of Orange.


Stanton is located at 33%uFFFD48'9?N 117%uFFFD59'40?W? / ?33.80250%uFFFDN 117.99444%uFFFDW (33.802365, -117.994555).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.15 square miles (8.2 km2), all land.


According to the City's 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:

#Employer# of employees
1 CR&R 192
2 Sam's Club 149
3 The Home Depot 144
4 All Metals Processing 127
5 Adventure City 121
6 Custom Pipe & Coupling 74
7 Food 4 Less 68
8 Acapulco Restaurant 60
9 Primus, Inc. 58
10 Cameron Welding Supply 52
11 Orco Block 50
13 City of Stanton 30
14 Smart & Final 29

Parks and recreation


Over the past five yearsthe city of Stanton has upgraded its parks. It has also opened new parks: Veterans Memorial Park, Pocket Park and Harry M. Dotson Park. Public parks include: Harry M Dotson Park, Hollenbeck Park, the Norm Ross Sports Complex, Martha Weishaupt Linear Park, Premier Park, Stanton Community Services Center Park, Stanton Municipal Tennis Center, Stanton Park, Veterans Memorial Park and Zuniga Park. With the exception of Veterans Memorial and the Tennis Center, parks tend to cater to families with young children recently upgraded playground equipment. The city's newest park, Harry M. Dotson Park, has the most playground equipment including a two large climbing areas, an interactive water feature, and a basketball court. Adventure City, Orange County's third amusement park, is located in Stanton. It has rides and shows which appeal to children under twelve.


Adventure City Amusement Park



Harry M. Dotson Park



Hollenbeck Park



Veterans Memorial Park



The city hosts three major community events each year: Easter, Halloween, and Christmas in the City. All three events are well attended and cater to families with younger children. The Easter event features family-friendly activities, such as face painting and an egg scramble. The Halloween event features free games that children play for candy prizes, costume contests, and a DJ. Christmas in the City, also known in recent years as Snow Day, features several tons of man-made snow and a visit from Santa. In addition to the family themed events, the city also hosts an annual Stanton Car Show, which is sponsored by the Stanton Community Foundation. The car show takes place at Stanton Park featuring as many as 150 custom and classic cars, Food Booths, Crafts, a DJ, beer sales, and raffles.


Youth sports have been an integral part of the community since Stanton was a rural community. In the 1950s, with help of the James Irvine Foundation, the Stanton Lions Club and a generous donation of land from farmer Al Stock, the community built Lions-Stock Park which had a sports facility and community center. This privately owned park was later purchased by the school board. Today, Stanton youth participate in Pop Warner Football and the Stanton Little League.


Stanton Snow Day



"Easter Event"






Residents of the City are served by four public school districts, and one private school:


Garden Grove Unified School District schools.


The Savanna School District serves elementary school students and has a high API similar school ranking of 9.75 out of 10 as compiled by the California Department of Education.


The Magnolia School District's Baden-Powell and Pyles Schools have been named as a Title I Academic Achievement School.


Anaheim Union High School District.


Saint Polycarp School (K-8) Catholic School


Educational resources


The Orange County Public Library has a branch Library in Stanton. In addition to over 60,000 volumes, it offers morning and an evening story time, afternoon craft programs, free high speed wireless Internet access (WiFi), and Internet instruction; and the Stanton Boys and Girls Club, located next door, offers computer access, tutoring and a home work help room for elementary school children. Two additional organizations also help educate children and prepare them for careers. The Orange County Children's Theater produces plays and musicals. Often Broadway style musicals are held in the City's Community Center with a professional sound system, lighting and staging. The Future Scientists and Engineers of America organization offers hands-on projects that encourage middle and high school aged children to learn about mathematics, science and engineering.


Community service organizations


Real Estate License # 01322358

Annika Godfrey
Phone: (949) 683-1809




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