Cypress

Cypress is bounded to the north by the city of La Palma, then, clockwise, by Buena Park, Anaheim, Stanton, Garden Grove, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, Hawaiian Gardens and Lakewood.  

The city has an approximate total area of 17.1 square kilometers (6.6 sq mi). 17.0 square kilometers (6.6 sq mi) of it is land and 0.14% is water.

Cypress was originally nicknamed "Waterville" due to the preponderance of artesian wells in the area, but was incorporated under the name Dairy City in 1956 by local dairy farmers as a means of staving off developers and to preserve their dairies, much like the then-neighboring cities of Dairy Valley in Cerritos and Dairyland in La Palma. However, after World War II, the land became too valuable for farming or ranching, and the dairies gradually sold out to housing developers during the 1960s, so that by the 1970s, no dairies remained. Many of the dairymen moved their operations to Chino, where development is once again pushing them out of the area.

In 1957, local residents voted to change the name of Dairy City to "Cypress". The name was taken from Cypress Elementary School, originally built in 1895, which took its name from the Cypress trees planted to protect the schoolhouse from the seasonal Santa Ana winds. Cypress Elementary School also provided the name for new Pacific Electric Railway station on Walker Street at Lincoln Avenue when the Santa Ana Line was completed in 1906, as "Waterville" had already been used elsewhere in the system.

In 1981 the City of Cypress inaugurated an annual birthday celebration for the City. The event, the Cypress Community Festival, may currently be the largest single-day event of its kind in Orange County, California. The Cypress Community Festival is held annually on the 4th Saturday in July at Oak Knoll Park, located adjacent to the Cypress Community Center at 5700 Orange Avenue, between Valley View Street and Walker Avenue.

 

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$849,900
Cypress, CA
4
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Beachside CAREG
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$630,000
Cypress, CA
3
beds
2
baths
Listing courtesy of T.N.G. Real Estate Consultants CAREG
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$888,000
Cypress, CA
4
beds
2
baths
Listing courtesy of Main Street Realtors CAREG
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$579,900
Cypress, CA
2
beds
1
baths
Listing courtesy of ReMax Tiffany Real Estate CAREG
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$745,000
Cypress, CA
5
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of RE/MAX College Park Realty CAREG
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