Business. There is quite a lot of business going on in La Palma. A vibrant and dynamic business community is one of the City's top priorities and focuses. Essential for the financial health and prosperity of the city, local small businesses provide residents with excellent services, convenience, and high quality goods. Large, corporate and regional companies contribute significantly to La Palma's robust business environment. La Palma's strong tax base is supported largely by the Centerpointe Business Park strategically located just north of the Artesia Freeway at Valley View Street and Orangethorpe Avenue. Centerpointe features Class A office towers, restaurants, a hotel, low rise offices and convenient retail uses. Nearby are warehousing and distribution facilities serving local and regional markets. Corporations who have selected La Palma as their place to do business include: Arco, Kaiser Permanente, USA Today, ADP, Honeywell, Southern California Edison, Unisource, and Kellogg's.
Community. There is a great sense of community in La Palma and it shows. Residents and businesses alike all take pride in the strong sense of community in La Palma. Community pride shows in our clean and well maintained residential neighborhoods and streets, attractive parks, and a variety of vibrant community events. In 2008, La Palma was named the "Best Small City to Raise a Family in Orange County" by Parenting OC Magazine". In 2007, Money Magazine selected the City of La Palma as the 16th best small American city in which to live. CNNMONEY.com reported that "La Palma offers a strong sense of community, a receptive local government and one of the lowest crime rates in Orange County. It's easy to see why residents pride themselves on their quiet, friendly neighborhoods..." Through planning and foresight the City fathers and administrators have insured that there is a great balance between quiet residential neighborhoods, and places to work, to go to school, to shop and to enjoy life
Tradition. There is tradition abounding in La Palma. Citizens and government all have a genuine interest in La Palma's history and ongoing City events and traditions. Before it was named the City of La Palma, the town was known for years as "Dairyland" as the dairy industry thrived in the area for nearly a century. It was the local dairymen that founded the City in 1955. In 1965, La Palma was touted as the model "City of Vision" and the name was changed to the City of La Palma with the sentiment and theme enduring today. Born out of early traditions, the City and its residents celebrate "La Palma Days" annually with a parade and recreational festivities. Also, the July 4th Fitness Run for Fun and the Memorial Day Celebration are other civic events that are highly attended by La Palma residents and visitors.
Location. There is a benefit to locate in La Palma. Strategically located in Northwest Orange County, La Palma has convenient freeway access to and from the Artesia Freeway (91), which acts as the major freeway corridor through the City, and then to Interstate 5 (I-5). Both freeways network together for direct access to Los Angeles and Orange Counties and throughout Southern California. With a logical street pattern it's convenient and easy to get around town.
La Palma borders the Cities of Cerritos, Buena Park, Cypress and Lakewood. Disneyland is conveniently located just 8 miles away in nearby Anaheim and Knott's Berry Farm is two miles east in the neighboring City of Buena Park.
For more detailed information on the city of La Palma, please download the city brochure.