Santa Ana, California - Best City to Live and Work

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  • The city of Santa Ana (JOBS) is located in southern California, just seven miles (11 kilometers) southeast of Anaheim and 32 miles (51 kilometers) southeast of downtown Los Angeles. It is the county seat of Orange County, and is home to 337,977 people.

    One of Santa Ana's finest attractions is its historic downtown district. Spanning 21 city blocks, the area contains about 100 buildings that were constructed between 1877 and 1934, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Another must-see attraction is the Centennial Heritage Museum. Dedicated to educating the public about the Victorian era, the museum includes two historic homes (Kellogg House and Magg House), as well beautiful gardens and grounds. In addition to enjoying guided tours of the buildings, visitors can also participate in tea parties, explore the onsite nature park, or observe he members of the Orange County Blacksmith Guild at work.

    Looking for a great outing for the whole family? Try a visit to the Santa Ana Zoo, which features 260 animals, including rare and endangered species like the golden lion tamarin and the ring-tailed lemur. The kids will also love a visit to the Discovery Science Center, which has 100 hands-on exhibits like Virtual Volleyball, the Wave Tank, and a Laser Harp. Santa Ana is also within driving distance of Universal Studios Hollywood, Six Flags Magic Mountain, and other well-known family attractions.

    The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art is one of Santa Ana's must-see cultural attractions, and features an impressive collection of works related to Californian history, Native American culture, South America, and other cultures from around the globe. Santa Ana is also home to the Village Gallery and other private fine art galleries. For some live entertainment, take in a performance by the Santa Ana College Fine and Performing Arts Departments or some lively flamenco dancing by the Cultural Stage of Art and Development. Just nine miles (14 kilometers) south of Santa Ana, the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa offers a wide range of musical performances, ranging from symphony concerts to Broadway musicals.

    Looking for more? Remember that you're only a short drive away from the metropolitan delights of Los Angeles, the sandy shores of Long Beach, and the innumerable attractions of Southern California!

    As sprawling as Los Angeles is, so are the number of biotech, pharma, and medical device companies you can find there. The six-county region of Greater Los Angeles is home to about 900 life science companies. Near Santa Ana, in the cities of Orange, Tustin and Irvine, you will find Ista Pharmaceuticals, Stason Pharmaceuticals, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc., Zymo Research Corporation, Irvine Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc., Cortex Pharmaceuticals, ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Allergan Inc.

    Closer to the city of Los Angeles you will find Amgen and Catalyst Pharmaceutical Research. In the Inland Empire you can find Watson Pharmaceuticals and KC Pharmaceuticals Inc.

    The Southern California Biomedical Council also known as SoCalBio is the trade association of the life-science industry in Greater Los Angeles. The mission of SoCalBio is to represent and promote medical device and biotechnology industry in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, and the Inland Empire and Gold Coast.

    For more information about opportunities in Los Angeles, visit the Biotech Beachâ„¢ Hotbed community which highlights the biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device industries in the area and keeps its audience abreast with the latest information about industry news and events throughout the region.

    Check out job opportunities by visiting the BioSpace Career Center. Here you will find the life sciences most premier career events which showcase an array of local employers. At the Career Center homepage you can even check out video to see what the career fair experience is like and hear what job seekers and employers have to say.

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    Government City of Santa Ana
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    Real Estate  
      Orange County Association of Realtors
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      California Coast University (Santa Ana)
      California State University - Long Beach
      California State University - Los Angeles
      Chapman University (Orange)
      Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
      Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles)
      University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
      University of Southern California (USC)
      University of West Los Angeles
      Woodbury University (Burbank)
      Cerritos College (Norwalk)
      Compton Community College
      Long Beach City College
      Los Angeles City College
      Los Angeles Harbor College
      Los Angeles Mission College
      Los Angeles Pierce College
      Los Angeles Southwest College
      Mount Saint Mary's College (Los Angeles)
      Santa Ana College
      Santiago Canyon College (Orange)
      West Los Angeles College
      Whittier College
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      Greater Santa Ana Business Alliance