Santa Ana Real Estate

Market Summary

The median sale price for homes in the Santa Ana real estate market is $284,600, which is below California's median sale price of $290,600 and Orange County's median sale price of $424,000 as of April 2012. Although the most of Santa Ana real estate is priced for the entry level buyer, what makes Santa different from the other cities in Orange County is it wide diversity of homes ranging condos under $50,000 to multimillion dollar luxury homes in the unincorporated parts of Santa Ana, particularly in the 92705 zip code. The most affordable zip codes in Santa Ana are 92701 and 92707 with the 92705 zip code being the most expensive. The city also has preserved historic neighborhoods such as Historical French Park.

Location

As the county seat, Santa Ana is home to various federal, state and county government agencies. Orange County, being Santa Ana's top employer, employs 15,390 workers as of 2010.

Santa Ana’s central location gives it easy access to the I-5, 22, 55 and I-405 freeways. This makes it the location ideal for commuting to work in different parts of Orange County.

Shopping

  • South Coast Plaza – located in Costa Mesa, it just walking distance from south Santa Ana border, is an upscale shopping mall, which is the largest in California.
  • Main Place Mall – a regional mall featuring Nordstrom, JC Penney, and Macy’s located in north Santa Ana off the I-5 freeway near the 22-freeway
  • Fiesta Marketplace – a popular Hispanic shopping center in pedestrian zone on 4th Street in Santa Ana

Recreation and Attractions include:

  • Santa Ana Zoo – a zoo themed on Central and South America
  • Bowers Museum of Art – a history museum started with a large collection of Central American artifacts exhibits from the British Museum
  • OC Pavilion – performing arts center
  • The Artist Village Art Walk – held every first Saturday of the month starting at 7PM

Demographics

As of 2010, Santa Ana is the second most populous city in Orange County. The city has predominant Hispanic population (of any race) of about 78 percent and Non-Hispanic White population of 9.2 percent

Schooling and Education

In addition to Santa Ana Unified school district, which has 60 campuses and 55,000 students, Santa Ana is home to Mater Dei High School, a private Catholic school recognized for its successful athletic programs. The city also has six charter schools, including the Orange County High School of the Arts.

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If you are searching for Santa Ana Real Estate, in particular houses and condos, you’ve come to the right place! You can search for homes and condos by city or by Santa Ana’s zip codes: 92701, 92702, 92703, 92704, 92705, 92706, 92707

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  1. Karen Saunders June 22, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    This webpage definitely covered the basic information needed by real estate buyers looking for properties in Santa Ana. Not only do you do a good job telling the great things Santa Ana has to offer, but you also make it convenient for a potential buyers to find real estate here using a special search widget. You’re able to locate Santa Ana real estate by address or look within a particular zip code. What’s more important is the pricing info for real estate in Santa Ana, which gives you a good idea of whether the cost of the property is within your budget or not. All round, I’m pleased that I can find all this information in one place.

  2. Rebecca Jones July 5, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    Thanks for providing the useful information here on Santa Ana real estate. I found the market summary particularly useful. It told readers which zip codes are the most desirable. Even for those who are on a tight budget, they will be able to find an inexpensive house or condo in Santa Ana. The information on public transport lines, shopping areas, demographics, local attractions, and education is helpful to people thinking about moving here from out of the area. Anyone who is considering moving to a more affordable part of Orange County should consider Santa Ana.

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