What are some facts about Yorba Linda, California?


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Yorba Linda, California, is located in the northeast suburbs of Orange County, approximately 25 miles southeast of Los Angeles, and was considered to be one of the richest cities in the United States in 2006. As of 2015, Yorba Linda's most famous resident is Richard Nixon, with several of Yorba Linda's landmarks and locations named after him, including the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

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What are some facts about Yorba Linda, California?
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Yorba Linda has been incorporated as a city since Nov. 2, 1967, and functions under a typical mayor and council government. The Yorba Linda city flower is the rose, and its tree is the fuerte avocado, both of which are abundant in the landscape around Yorba Linda City Hall.

The Yorba Cemetery, the second-oldest private cemetery in the United States, is located in Yorba Linda, and its land was a gift from Bernardo Yorba to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Tours of the cemetery are available by appointment and are popular with tourists and historians alike.

Home-based businesses surpass city businesses in Yorba Linda, with a comparison of 1,500 to 1,000 in 2015. The most popular retail and office area is Savi Ranch, which offers shops, car dealers, hotels, restaurants and office buildings.

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