The city limits of Anaheim stretch from Cypress in the west to the Riverside County line in the east and include a diverse collection of neighborhoods and communities. On the eastern side Anaheim Hills is a master-planned community which is home to many sports stars and executives. There are three mixed-use historic districts in Downtown Anaheim, the largest is the Anaheim Colony, and is home to the White House restaurant. The City was featured in a February 2010 article being noted as “one of the top three places in America to find romance.” The Anaheim Resort is a commercial district which includes Disneyland and a number of hotels and retail developments. The Platinum Triangle is a neo-urban redevelopment district which surrounds Angel Stadium and has many mixed-use streets and high-rises.
Newer residential communities in Anaheim include:
- Colony Park
- Donovan Ranch
- Harbor Lofts
- Southaven at Magnolia Lane
- Stadium Lofts
- The Domain
- West Grove
The Disneyland theme park was constructed in Anaheim from July 16, 1954 to July 17, 1955, and opened to the public on July 18, 1955, and has since become Anaheim’s largest tourist attraction. The location was formerly 160 acres (0.65 km2) of orange and walnut trees, some of which remain inside Disneyland property. Hotels and motels began to spread and residential districts soon followed, with increasing property values. In 2001, Disney’s California Adventure, since renamed Disney California Adventure Park in 2010, the most expansive project in the theme park’s history, opened to the public.
The City’s largest and most important industry is tourism. Its Anaheim Convention Center is home to many national conferences, and The Walt Disney Company is the city’s largest employer. Many hotels, especially in the city’s Resort district, serve theme park tourists and convention-goers.