Placentia is located in northern Orange County. The population was recorded at 50,533 in the 2010 census, up from 46,488 at the 2000 census. This includes the community of Atwood, which is included in the city of Placentia, and is located in its southernmost quadrant. Primarily known as a bedroom community, Placentia is known for its quiet neighborhoods and strong public safety.
Placentia is a part of the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD). There are three high schools in the city:
In addition, Placentia supports three public middle schools: Kraemer Middle School, Valadez Middle School Academy, and Tuffree Middle School. The city houses numerous public elementary schools: Brookhaven Elementary, George Key Elementary, Golden Elementary, Morse Elementary, Melrose Elementary, Ruby Drive Elementary, Sierra Vista Elementary, Tynes Elementary, Van Buren Elementary, and Wagner Elementary.
Placentia homes, condos and townhouses are available for sale or rent offered in a wide range in pricing to fit any family’s budget. Tired of the long commute to work? Placentia is centrally located and offers easy access to the 91, 57 and 55 Freeways.
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