Placentia, California

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Placentia is a city in northern Orange County, California. The population was 46,488 at the 2000 census. The 2004 population estimate for Placentia is 49,949.[1] This includes the community of Atwood, which is included in the city of Placentia, and is located in its southernmost quadrants.

Primarily known as a bedroom community, Placentia is known for it's quiet neighborhoods and strong public safety. In the southwest, or downtown area, is the Placita-Santa Fe District, which boasts some of the best mexican food resturants is Orange County. People do indeed come from all parts of Orange County to dine in the popular downtown area.

Currently, Placentia has a $20,000,000 metrolink project scheduled to start in the downtown area in 2013. This project is in conjunction with the Orange County Transit Authority (OCTA), and will assist in the continued revitalization of the area, which is also scheduled for the building of more transit oriented housing to complement the train station, mixed use, retail and entertainment. All designed to enhance Placentia's unique presence in Orange County.

Placentia is also working with the OCTA on the 'Bridges' project. The project, combined with the city of Fullerton, provides approximately $580,000,000 in funding to build underpasses and/or overpasses at the major north-south roadways in the two cities. The roadways are Lakeview, Ave., Rose/Tustin, Orangethorpe Ave., Kraemer Blvd. , Placentia Ave., State College Blvd. and Raymond Ave. The project currently has Placentia Ave. underway, with all crossings to be completed by 2017.



Placentia is located in northeastern Orange County at 33°52′57″N 117°51′18″W / 33.8825°N 117.855°W / 33.8825; -117.855 (33.882364, -117.855130)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.1 km² (6.6 mi²). 17.1 km² (6.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.15% is water.

The freeways that runs through Placentia is the 57 Freeway (Orange Freeway), and the 91 Freeway (Riverside Freeway) passes through there for a very short time

The incorporated territory of Placentia includes the small, formerly unincorporated community of Atwood.

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