Cypress is a city of approximately 60,000 residents on the northern edge of Orange County which boasts some of the most affordable housing in Orange County. The city has a friendly, hometown feel along with a thriving business corridor. Attractions such as Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and the Los Alamitos Race Track are a short drive away.
Originally home to many dairy farmers, the city was incorporated in 1956 as Dairy City in the “Moo Valley” along with its neighbors Dairyland (La Palma) and Dairy Valley (Cerritos). In 1957, city residents voted to change the name to Cypress and soon after the first city council was elected. In the mid 1970s, the city passed a bond issue which led to the creation of the Community Center, a nature park, eight neighborhood parks and five school parks.
Cypress residents make frequent use of their many parks and the recreational opportunities and classes offered there. The Community Services and Recreation Department oversees a great variety of classes and activities for everyone from toddlers to senior citizens. For a complete listing of available activitiesvisit the department’s website.
Cypress children attend schools in Anaheim Union High School District, Cypress Elementary School District, and the Los Alamitos nified School District. Cypress students may also apply to attend Oxford Academy, a public school serving grades 7 – 12 that is ranked as one of the top 100 schools in the U.S. The city is also home to Cypress College.
The city maintains its own police and public works departments as well as a cultural arts commission. The Cypress Library is renowned for its large collection of vocal music, piano, and instrumental scores. The library offers storytime programs for youngsters as well as an adult book chat group.
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