West Garden Grove, Garden Grove, California

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West Grove Business District
West Grove
Neighborhood of Garden Grove
West Grove Business District
Location of West Grove neighborhood, map of ZIP Code Tabulation Area 92845, corresponding to West Garden Grove.
Location of West Grove neighborhood, map of ZIP Code Tabulation Area 92845, corresponding to West Garden Grove.
Map of Garden Grove, California, with West Grove connected to the rest of the city by a narrow corridor.
Map of Garden Grove, California, with West Grove connected to the rest of the city by a narrow corridor.
Coordinates: 33°47′18″N 118°01′16″W / 33.78833°N 118.02111°W / 33.78833; -118.02111Coordinates: 33°47′18″N 118°01′16″W / 33.78833°N 118.02111°W / 33.78833; -118.02111
Population (2010)
 • Total 16,333

West Grove, officially recognized as the West Grove Business District by the City of Garden Grove, and sometimes called West Garden Grove, is a neighborhood in the city of Garden Grove, located in Orange County, California, United States. West Grove encompasses the pene-exclave western portion of the city of Garden Grove. It is bordered to the north by Cypress, to the west by Los Alamitos and Seal Beach, to the south by Westminster, and to the east by Stanton, and connected to the rest of Garden Grove by a narrow strip along Garden Grove Boulevard.[1] It includes the entire 92845 ZIP Code, which is designated as the areas west of Knott Avenue to the Seal Beach and Los Alamitos city borders, and the industrial area east of Knott Avenue to the Stanton border. The community is more "affluent" than the rest of Garden Grove, with a median income $25,000 greater than the main body of the city.[2] There is also less crime, a lower poverty rate, and the population density is lower compared to the rest of Garden Grove. As of the 2010 Census, 16,333 people reside in West Grove.[3]

Historically, the term West Garden Grove, or West Grove, was used only on unofficial basis and was not recognized by the city of Garden Grove[4]; however, on May 8, 2018, the Garden Grove City Council approved a resolution by Garden Grove City Councilman Kris Beard of District One, the city election district that covers West Grove, officially recognizing West Grove Business District as a district.[5]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census of 2010 for the 92845 ZIP Code, there were 16,333 people, 5,626 households, and 4,395 families residing in the community. The population density was 8,166.5/mi2. There were 5,751 housing units at an average density of 2,875.5/mi2. The racial makeup of the community was 82.3% White, 1.6% Black or African American, 1.2% Native American or Alaskan Native, 13.8% Asian, 1.0% Pacific Islander, 5.2% from other races, and 4.8% from two or more races. 16.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,626 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them. 61.5% of family households were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 21.9% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 33.1% of households had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the community the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 20 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 29.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.1 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the community was $102,530, and the median income for a family was $108,289. Males had a median income of $69,735 versus $55,949 for females. The per capita income for the city was $33,634.

Official Recognition of West Grove[edit]

Historically, the term West Garden Grove, or West Grove, was used only on unofficial basis and was not officially recognized by the city of Garden Grove[6] On April 24, 2018, West Grove's representative to the Garden Grove City Council, Kris Beard, proposed a resolution that would officially designate West Grove as a business district within the city.[7]

Councilman Beard's resolution was met with mixed feelings.[8] Supporters felt that designating West Grove as an official neighborhood would make it easier to attract upscale chains to the area, like Fresh and Easy, since the chains would be looking at only West Grove's demographic information, and not the entire city. West Grove has about a $25,000 a year greater median household income than the rest of the city.[2] Additionally, West Grove has a much lower crime rate, a lower poverty rate, and lower population density compared to the rest of Garden Grove.[3]

Opponents of Beard's proposal felt the resolution was divisive, and secretly racist.[9] Opponents were quick to point out that a higher density of people of color, namely Vietnamese, live on the East Side of the city. Opponents specifically objected to Beard's use of "all American" in the resolution as being racist.[10]

On May 8, 2018, after Beard received comments on the resolution, and amended it to make the wording less divisive, the Garden Grove City Council officially approved the resolution, officially recognizing West Grove as a neighborhood of the city, and creating the West Grove District.[11]

Government[edit]

West Garden Grove is part of the larger City of Garden Grove and receives most of its municipal services from the city. Certain other municipal services, such as vector control, are provided by the Orange County government.

Parks and recreation[edit]

In West Grove, there are three community parks, Eastgate Park, Westgrove Park, and Edgar Park. The westernmost border is located 4.5 miles from the Pacific Ocean. In the eastern part of the community, an abundant supply of jobs are located in the industrial park east of Knott Avenue. There are three strip malls in the community located along Valley View Street. The Garden Grove West Library is located west of Valley View Street on the corner of Chapman and Bailey Street.[12]

Education[edit]

West Grove is served under the Garden Grove Unified School District, and has 7 schools located within its boundaries; 5 elementary schools, 1 intermediate school, and 1 high school. There are no colleges, or universities within the community limits, nor are there any special education schools.

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Edgar School, now used as a GGUSD meeting center
  • Loyal Barker Elementary School
  • Garden Park School
  • Enders Elementary School
  • Patton Elementary School
  • Hettinga Elementary School, now used for adult education

Intermediate schools[edit]

  • Hilton D. Bell Intermediate School
  • Chapman Junior High School (now used for adult education)

High schools[edit]

Major surface streets[edit]

East to west[edit]

  • Lampson Avenue
  • Chapman Avenue

North to south[edit]

  • Valley View Street
  • Springdale Street
  • Knott Avenue/Street (changes from Avenue to Street)


Notables[edit]

Punk band 'The Offspring' is from West Grove with its founding members attending Pacifica High School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Garden Grove Land Use Map, Garden Grove, California. Accessed November 12, 2007.
  2. ^ a b Census 2000 Demographic Profile Highlights: Zip Code Tabulation Area 92845, United States Census Bureau. Accessed November 12, 2007.
  3. ^ a b [>http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=DEC_10_DP_DPDP1 Census 2010 Demographic Profile Highlights: Zip Code Tabulation Area 92845], United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 25, 2013.
  4. ^ Hong, Binh Ha (2000-12-11). "West Side Story". The Orange County Register.  "Some residents in west Garden Grove (although city officials don't like to call it that) say their side of town, with its abundance of neatly tended lawns and 1960s tract houses, is neglected by the city..."
  5. ^ https://gardengrove.novusagenda.com/Agendapublic/AttachmentViewer.ashx?AttachmentID=2306&ItemID=1752
  6. ^ Hong, Binh Ha (2000-12-11). "West Side Story". The Orange County Register.  "Some residents in west Garden Grove. (although city officials don't like to call it that) say their side of town, with its abundance of neatly tended lawns and 1960s tract houses, is neglected by the city..."
  7. ^ https://www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us/cgi-bin/city_council/view_video_novus.cgi?id=298
  8. ^ https://www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us/cgi-bin/city_council/view_video_novus.cgi?id=298
  9. ^ https://www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us/cgi-bin/city_council/view_video_novus.cgi?id=298
  10. ^ https://www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us/cgi-bin/city_council/view_video_novus.cgi?id=298
  11. ^ https://gardengrove.novusagenda.com/Agendapublic/AttachmentViewer.ashx?AttachmentID=2306&ItemID=1752
  12. ^ Library information
  13. ^ a b 1985 Pacifica High School yearbook.
  14. ^ NFL.com Bio
  15. ^ She Alone Carries On For U.s. - Chicago Tribune
  16. ^ Here Comes the Groom... : People.com
  17. ^ a b c d e "Famous People from Pacifica". Pacifica School History. Garden Grove Unified School District. Archived from the original on September 19, 2008. 
  18. ^ 1978 Pacifica High School yearbook
  19. ^ 1971 Pacifica High School yearbook WGG Library

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