Residents of La Mirada enjoy the beautiful, warm sunny weather that exemplifies Southern California. Located in the southeastern part of Los Angeles County, this is a small city of less than 50,000 people. It is home to the historic Biola University, an evangelical, Christian school of higher learning. CNN Money Magazine listed the city as one of the best places to live because of its cultural diversity and dedication to the performing arts. This community also offers numerous recreational opportunities with its proximity to many popular entertainment venues such as Disneyland and Angel Stadium. Huntington Beach is only about a 30-minute drive along beautiful, scenic Beach Boulevard.
La Mirada offers prospective homeowners extraordinary real estate properties in a variety of different locations. Single-family homes, condominiums and townhouses are among the many choices available in this much sought-after area. Sellers have experienced resurgence home values in the past few years. The median sales price for a single-family home for the period from August to November 2014 was approximately $440,000. This illustrates an appreciation of about 17 percent of the last five years.
Many potential buyers are looking for existing homes in established neighborhoods, but some want to build their dream home in a planned residential community. One such community in La Mirada is The Orchards on Escalona Road. The price of these luxury homes ranges from $300,000 up to $600,000 and offers a number of exclusive amenities. Buyers can expect to find several properties that fit their particular specifications in many different locations throughout the city.
Another popular location for those wanting to relocate to this area of California is found near La Habra. La Habra Heights, located in Los Angeles County is known as a rural canyon town. It is divided into one-acre lots and offers residents a quiet place to live and raise a family. A variety of home styles is available for these properties that feature open space and many opportunities to commune with nature in a natural setting. The sales price for a home in La Habra Heights has appreciated approximately 18 percent in the last five years. The median sales price for a property in this unique community is was $905,000 for the period from August to November 2014. The value of this real estate is expected to continue to rise in the area over the next few years.