Welcome to the City of Garden Grove!
Garden Grove is a vibrantly progressive and growing city located just south of Los Angeles in Orange County, California. Our motto, "The City of Youth and Ambition," accurately reflects this culturally diverse community of over 173,000 people.
Garden Grove is home to the popular Strawberry Festival, the largest community-based Memorial Day event in the western United States.
Garden Grove is conveniently located less than one mile from Disneyland, seven miles from Knott's Berry Farm, nine miles from local beaches, and ten miles from John Wayne Airport.
Schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District have been rated as some of the best and safest in the county. With 45 elementary schools, nine junior high schools, eight high schools, and five community colleges, Garden Grove can meet all of your family's educational needs.
The City of Garden Grove has many services to offer its community, including employment assistance, educational programs, recreational programs, and family entertainment. Garden Grove has seven fire stations and 13 police stations/substations helping to make our city one of the safest places to live in California. The City is staffed by more than 800 employees supported by more than 100 community-minded volunteers.
Our community has a proud reputation for its outstanding commitment to volunteerism. Garden Grove is home to the highest number of churches and places of worship per capita in California, including the Christ Cathedral, formerly known as the Crystal Cathedral. With safe streets, warm, sunny weather year-round, and religious and cultural diversity, it's no wonder that residents consider Garden Grove a great place to call home.
Located in Orange County, California, the City of Garden Grove (17.8 sq.miles) is a friendly, spirited, and balanced community rich in diversity -- a city with a view to the future. Incorporated on June 18, 1956, the City celebrated 50 years of cityhood in 2006 and 133 years since the founding of Garden Grove in 1874 by Dr. Alonzo Cook. The city flower is the Orange Tropicana Rose, and the city tree is the Flame Coral.