07 Aug 2008

Living in La Habra Heights, CA ~

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La Habra Height CA 90631A Well Kept Secret ~ La Habra Heights, a  “Jewel in the City” 90631

Welcome to La Habra Heights, CA 90631

La Habra Heights, is one of those eclectic areas of So Cal, so unlike so much of our cookie cutter living elsewhere in tract homes.  The “Heights” as it’s known to those who live here, is not to be confused with the neighboring city right next door of La Habra, CA.

For the record La Habra Heights is located in the L.A. County, the sister City of La Habra (again right next door) is located in the OC.

Another major difference is the make up of the city, meaning most communities have a balance of housing, residential single family, condos, apartments, some commercial and shopping, etc. etc. However not in the Heights.  The  majority of the La Habra Heights is home to sprawling estate size lots of an acre or more offering a more rural lifestyle in the city. People love it here!

Many homes dot the hillside streets or are situated the picturesque valley areas. Some are lucky enough to have a view to Catalina Island (26 miles off our coast according to the song) on the clearest days. Others may have a tranquil view the spectacular golf course.  It’s easy to see while driving through La Habra Heights the abundance of multi million dollar estates you can find, while others that may be more modest in size and price. As I said before it’s eclectic and wonderful.

Some streets appear as county lanes while just minutes away from the more urban city lifestyle. The Hacienda Golf Club located near the center of the community on Hacienda Road.  Many of the homes have views of the spectacular fairways and mature trees everywhere. The photo on the left is one I took on a Sunday in “The Park” of La Habra Heights on Hacienda Blvd. It’s also home to the “Music in the Park” summers series on Wednesday evenings.

According to the last reported census the median household income was just over $101,000 at that time.  I would imagine by today’s standards it would be considerably higher. While the area in high in income, it’s small in size encompassing a mere 6.2 miles. The population again according to the last census was around 6,000 residents, an unknown number of horses and other (mostly) domestic 4 legged friends.

The average selling price for homes in the City of La Habra Heights  (a total of 20 homes which closed according to SoCalMLS data) was $890,800 for the first half of 2008which reflects the down turn in pricing in our SoCal real estate market Records indicate these homes sold at an average of 92% of the last asking price and 88% of the original asking price.

If you’re interested in finding out more about living in La Habra Heights, contact me, Lynda@PreferredHomeBrokers.com at Preferred Home Brokers. We’re one of the oldest independent brokerages under the same ownership in SoCal.

About the Author

I maintains an active residential re-sale brokerage in Brea, CA, located in Orange County, about 20 minutes north of Disneyland. Contact Lynda directly at (714) 595-1494, or Lynda@PreferredHomeBrokers.com – CA License #00402040

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