Incorporated in 1917 with almost 44,000 residents it was initially known as the city of oil, oranges and opportunity. Brea offers residents with all services including their own police, fire, water and sanitation services, construction and maintenance of streets and infrastructure, recreational and human services. The large shopping mall, restaurants and first-rate theaters attract residents from surrounding areas because of the quality and easy freeway access.
Brea supports outstanding Brea Olinda Unified School District including campuses recognized as California Distinguished Schools and a National Blue Ribbon high school.
The Art in Public Places Program ensures that for every new or updated structure in Brea, a sculpture also accompanies the new build ensuring that Brea remains beautiful. You can find these sculptures all over Brea.
While there are private gyms in the area, Brea offers a community fitness center complete with group fit classes that rivals any other gym at little or no cost to residents.