Harbor Boulevard

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Harbor Boulevard
Maintained by California Department of Transportation
South end Newport Boulevard (SR 55) in Costa Mesa
Major
junctions
I‑405 near Fountain Valley
I‑5 in Anaheim
North end Fullerton Road in Rowland Heights

Harbor Boulevard is a major thoroughfare in central Orange County.[1]

Route description[edit]

It runs from Costa Mesa through Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Anaheim, La Habra and La Habra Heights before it turns into Fullerton Road in the unincorporated community of Rowland Heights just over the Los Angeles County line. It is the eastern border for the Disneyland Resort property and easily visible from the Monorail ride, although it is not visible while actually standing in the park due to Disneyland's berm. In reality, Harbor Blvd. is so close to that portion of Tomorrowland that the sirens of emergency vehicles that are traveling on it are quite audible to the guests in queues for Autopia or the Disneyland Railroad train ride.

The portion of Harbor Boulevard between La Palma Avenue in Anaheim to Whittier Boulevard in La Habra was part of the historical routing of U.S. Route 101, which was at the time the Coast Route from the Mexican Border to Oregon.

North Harbor Boulevard, where it rises from La Habra and passes over the Puente Hills, follows the historical route of the 1769 Portolà expedition, first Europeans to explore inland California.

In popular culture[edit]

Anaheim native Gwen Stefani mentions Harbor Boulevard in the song "Cool".

Points of interest[edit]

Current[edit]

Former[edit]

Major intersections[edit]

Note: Mileages are taken from Google Maps and those are approximate measurements.

The entire route is in Orange County with the last mile in Los Angeles County.

Location Mile[2] Destinations Notes
Newport Beach 0.0 Newport Boulevard (SR 55)
Costa Mesa 3.3 I‑405 (San Diego Freeway) – San Diego, Long Beach Interchange
Fountain Valley 6.0 Edinger Avenue
Garden Grove 8.8 SR 22 (Garden Grove Freeway) – Long Beach, Orange Interchange
Garden Grove Boulevard Former SR 22
Anaheim 12.2 I‑5 (Santa Ana Freeway) – Los Angeles, Santa Ana Interchange
13.5 Lincoln Avenue Former SR 214
14.9 SR 91 (Riverside Freeway) – Riverside Interchange
20.8 Whittier Boulevard (SR 72)
Fullerton, La Habra Hacienda Boulevard (SR 39)
Rowland Heights 23.2 Fullerton Road CA 60 La Puente

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christopher Hawthorne, "On Harbor Boulevard, a pretense of business as usual", Los Angeles Times, November 24, 2012.
  2. ^ Google Maps street maps and USGS topographic maps. Accessed December 2007 via ACME Mapper

Coordinates: 33°49′11″N 117°54′53″W / 33.81972°N 117.91472°W / 33.81972; -117.91472