Olinda Village is a highly sought after community of Brea, California that is located in of Carbon Canyon on land rich in oil production history.
The town of Olinda was created during the 1890s oil boom, and is known today as Brea. Spanish in meaning translating to tar. Olinda Village was built in 1964 on six streets and is surrounded by both hills, and wildlife. This community is served by the award winning Brea Olinda Unified School District which offers facilities like Olinda Elementary School, Brea Junior High School, and Brea Canyon High School. There are several private schools including Montessori of Brea Inc., Christ Lutheran School, and Brea United Methodist Preschool.
There is an abundance of nature to enjoy in this region with many trails, and parks available. The Carbon Canyon Regional Park offers 124 acres of redwood trees, trails, picnic areas, and sports fields. The Chino Hills State Park has beautiful streams, hiking trails, and glorious sycamore trees.
including the Westridge Golf Club, and La Mirada Golf Course. The City of Brea was once an oil town. Today is a retail city with the Brea Mall, and the Brea Downtown shopping district. You’ll find many department stores like Nordstrom’s, and Sears as well as eclectic boutiques and sidewalk cafes.
Brea also has quite the reputation as an art town because of its extensive art program created in 1975. This program has been an inspiration for other cities throughout years. There have been many notable residents in this city such as producer James Cameron, James Hetfield of Metallica, and Jeanette Pohlen of the WNBA.
1 Civic Center Circle Level 2, Brea, CA 92821-5732
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