Brea a beautiful small city nestled in the hills of North Orange County. Brea is a blooming city having 39,584 residents. More than 100,000 people visit the city daily for work, shopping or to indulge in the exuberance of classic theatre. Brea also proudly stands for it’s award winning schools. In 2007 Brea Olinda Elementary and Brea Olinda High School was awarded the Blue Ribbon Award. Brea Olinda High School was rated top 3% among public/private high schools. These both schools also received the California Distinguished Awards in 2007.
Brea originated as a center of crude oil production and later came up for citrus production. However, today Brea is an important spot as retail center due to outsized Brea Mall and the freshly redeveloped Brea downtown. Brea Mall suitably situated just off the 57 freeway. It has mainly four anchor stores: Nordstrom, Macy’s, Sears and JC Penney, counting over 175 unique stores and restaurants and Glen Ivy Day Spa. Positioned neighboring to Brea Mall, Embassy Suites Hotel entices visitors, conferences and small conventions from natives as well as distant locales.
“Birch Street,” Brea’s lively downtown is also another major attraction of the city. It is stretched over 50 acres of shopping area and entertainment spots. This country-style foot walk oriented downtown boardwalk presents Taps Fish House & Brewery, Old Navy, Tower Books & Music, Market City Café, Pan e Vino Trattoria, the Improv Comedy Club and Edwards Stadium Cinema Complex out of 100s other entertainment vicinities.
Brea proudly lounges its wide-ranging public art program. This program began in 1975 and is still working until today. It has more than 140 artworks in the anthology sited and placed throughout the city. Brea’s public art program has looked upon as a source of inspiration and model for many Public Art programs nationwide. Brea is ranked one of the five best places to live in the Western United States by a well-known magazine “Sunset”. So it explains it all that Brea is a must visit place in Orange County.
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