City Of Anaheim

Address: 200 South Anaheim Boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92805
Phone: 714-765-5166
Fax: 714-765-4105

About Us:

City Of Anaheim is Home for more than 340,000 residents and a thriving business community, Anaheim boasts amenities that no other city can offer: a Major League Baseball team, National Hockey League team, the Disneyland Resort and the largest Convention Center on the West Coast. It is a world-class City committed to unparalleled customer service, whether you visit us in person at City Hall or here on the World Wide Web.

Anaheim is now the tenth largest city in California, which began in 1857 as colony of German farmers and vintners. Founding member George Hansen surveyed the original 200 acres, which now comprises the city's downtown area, bounded by North, South, East and West streets. The City's name is a composition of "Ana" from the nearby Santa Ana River and "heim," German for home. Those early pioneers considered this location their "home by the river."

Between 1880 and 1960, Anaheim was host to several orange growers and processors who used their orange crate labels to identify their brand and advertise a golden California lifestyle.

The city was incorporated in 1876 with a population of 881. By 1920, the population had risen to 5,526, an agricultural community as tightly knit as small towns can be. In 1887, the construction of the Santa Fe depot linked Anaheim's citrus growers with the East, providing vital markets for their golden crops.

A local tradition, which began in 1924 and was recently restarted, again is the Anaheim Halloween Parade. At the height of its popularity, over 150,000 spectators would view the parade along the downtown streets and from La Palma Park grandstand.

The latest change to the Anaheim area has been the renovation of the resort area, the redevelopment of the downtown area and the building of Disney's California Adventure Theme Park and the Grand Californian Resort Hotel.

Anaheim has been transformed from a small farming community to a major sport, entertainment, recreational, and industrial community. Anaheim is truly the best place to live, work and play.

Recent News

  • New Ponderosa Park Community Center Offers Assistance and Fun for Neighborhood Families

    Anaheim, CA -- A new community center offering help and services to better the lives of neighborhood families opens on Dec 20 at Ponderosa Park. Known as the Ponderosa Park Family Resource Center, the facility is set to play a big role in the lives of nearby residents, ...

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  • City of Anaheim News - Canyon Fire 2 Update October 13, 2017

    ANAHEIM, Ca - Fire crews continue to make progress on Canyon Fire 2, but residents in the area should remain vigilant as the weather shifts this weekend October 14 and October 15, 2017 We expect hot, dry and windy weather starting Saturday through Sunday, and a fire weathe...

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  • Anaheim City News - Beat the Heat

    ANAHEIM, Ca - All of Anaheim has been sweating this week. Thankfully, there are some easy ways to keep cool in Anaheim. Take a swim at Pearson Park Pool, with free open swim hours from 1 to 5 p.m. on From September 2, 2017 It's a fun way to beat the heat on this long weeke...

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  • Mayor and City Council Appoint Interim City Manager

    ANAHEIM, Calif.  The City Council on Tuesday voted to appoint City Clerk Linda Andal as interim city manager. The appointment came on a unanimous, 7-0 closed session vote. "Linda is a trustworthy, honest leader who displays the strategic perspective to guide our ci...

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