26 May 2007

Westsays Magazine ~ Day Tripping in Brea, CA

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Westways Magazine May 2007Brea ~ CA ~ WESTWAYS MAGAZINE OF THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AUTO CLUB SPOTLIGHTS BREA

Good Old Brea, in northern Orange County is featured in the recent issue of Westways Magazine the publication of the Southern California Auto Club as a place to see. Brea is in the spotlight on Travel ~ Day-Tripping by Eric Carpenter.

Some of the places to see: The Olinda Historic Museum and Park, once home to the city’s first oil well. Anyone who know Brea understands it was known as an oil town in the early days. You can may still see a few active oil wells today.

Carbon Canyon Regional Park, a spectacular 124-acre park with a natural habitat spanning the foothills of Brea and Chino Hills. Enjoy nature by hiking or biking some of the many trails, I’ve hike many of them myself many times.

Our City Hall Park is a landmark in the area including the former City hall, council chambers, police department and jail. This facility was one of the first combined facilities of this type in Orange County . The park is also home to Brea’s Plunge built in 1929 and still open and operable today. Our park is also the site of our summertime concerts in the park, popular among Brea’s residents. It’s a fun time for all.

Brea’s Gallery at the Civic Center and Cultural Center is another great place to visit. Traveling exhibits are on display along with the gift shop with unusual and unique items for sale. Brea’s Civic Center is also home to the Curtis Theater, a wonderful setting for live productions.

While touring our city you can’t help but notice the “Art in Public Places”. A city sponsored program since the mid-70’s which has developed over 125 works of art on display throughout the community.

Yard House

Feeling hungry? Brea has a wide variety of restaurants, at times it seems like one on every corner. One of the newer additions is the Yardhouse in downtown Brea. Some of our eateries are well known favorites across the U.S. while others are local establishements. A local favorite for me is the Fitness Grill near the corner of Imperial Hwy. and Brea Blvd.One thing for sure, you can find something to please your palate and your budget in this town.

Brea Mall

Now if you’re ready to shop, you may need one more day in our fine community, and you can always stay at the Embassy Suites Hotel on the north side of the Mall, near the Civic Center. It’s well know the Brea Mall has such a great variety of places to shop. It’s also the second highest in gross sales in Orange County, second only to South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa.

If you decide to visit, enjoy. If you’re considering a move contact me, Lynda Eisenmann, Preferred Home Brokers ~ Brea, CA 92821, 92833. Brea’s oldest independent real estate brokerage.

To see more on Brea check out: Brea Name One of the Best in the West ~ Beautiful Brea ~ Brea’s the Place ~ Living in Downtown Brea ~ Brea Means Business ~

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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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