The city of La Palma, located in northern Orange County was incorporated on October 26,1955 and was one of three dairy cities in the region. When the dairies moved east in 1965 its name was changed to La Palma in relection of Orange County’s Spanish heritage and the City’s main street. La Palma has one of the lowest crime rates in Orange County and was listed in 2007 as the 16th best place to live among small cities by Money Magazine. It was one of only three California Cities to make the top 100 list.
Newer communities in La Palma include:
The Civic Center and Central Park are La Palma’s premier gathering places which were the first projects to be completed to better the community. The City prides itself on a responsive municipal government and strong sense of community. La Palma’s small town character allows residence to live in quiet and friendly neighborhoods.
The City’s major redevelopment project, Centerpointe, added new commercial and light industrial uses in the early 1980s. The top 10 employers in La Palma include Kellogg’s, ADP and Honeywell. Together they employ over 2,600 people in a town that is only 18 square miles.