Anaheim, California, USA

🇺🇸 Anaheim is a city in Orange County, California, part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. It is the most populous city in Orange County. Anaheim is known for being the home of the Disneyland Resort, the Anaheim Convention Center, and two major sports teams: the Anaheim Ducks ice hockey club and the Los Angeles Angels baseball team.

Anaheim remained largely an agricultural community until Disneyland opened in 1955. This led to the construction of several hotels and motels around the area, and residential districts in Anaheim soon followed. The city also developed into an industrial centre, producing electronics, aircraft parts and canned fruit. Anaheim is a charter city.

Anaheim's city limits extend almost the full width of Orange County, from Cypress in the west, twenty miles east to the Riverside County line, encompassing a diverse range of neighbourhoods. In the west, mid 20th century tract houses predominate. Downtown Anaheim has three mixed-use historic districts, the largest of which is the Anaheim Colony. South of downtown, a centre of commercial activity of regional importance begins, the Anaheim–Santa Ana edge city, which stretches east and south into the cities of Orange, Santa Ana and Garden Grove. This edge city includes the Disneyland Resort, with two theme parks, multiple hotels, and its retail district; Disney is part of the larger Anaheim Resort district with numerous other hotels and retail complexes. The Platinum Triangle, a neo-urban redevelopment district surrounding Angel Stadium, which is planned to be populated with mixed-use streets and high-rises. Further east, Anaheim Canyon is an industrial district north of the Riverside Freeway and east of the Orange Freeway. The city's eastern third consists of Anaheim Hills, a community built to a master plan, and open land east of the Route 241 tollway.

Economy Anaheim's income is based on a tourism economy. In addition to The Walt Disney Company being the city's largest employer, the Disneyland Resort itself contributes about $4.7 billion annually to Southern California's economy. It also produces $255 million in taxes every year. Another source of tourism is the Anaheim Convention Center, which is home to many important national conferences. Many hotels, especially in the city's Resort district, serve theme park tourists and convention goers. Continuous development of commercial, entertainment, and cultural facilities stretches from the Disney area east to the Santa Ana River, south into the cities of Garden Grove, Orange and Santa Ana – collectively, this area has been labeled the Anaheim–Santa Ana edge city and is one of the three largest such clusters in Orange County, together with the South Coast Plaza–John Wayne Airport edge city and Irvine Spectrum.

The Anaheim Canyon business park makes up 63% of Anaheim's industrial space and is the largest industrial district in Orange County. Anaheim Canyon is also home to the second-largest business park in Orange County. Anaheim Canyon houses 2,600 businesses, which employ over 55,000 workers.

Several notable companies have corporate offices and/or headquarters within Anaheim. • Anaheim Memorial Medical Center • AT&T • Banco Popular, a bank based in Puerto Rico, has its mainland American headquarters in Anaheim • CKE Restaurants, the parent company of the Carl's Jr., Hardee's, Green Burrito, and Red Burrito restaurant chains • Disneyland Resort, part of Walt Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products, a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company • Extron Electronics, designs, manufactures, and services A/V electronics world-wide • Fisker Automotive • Fujitsu, computer • General Dynamics • Hewlett Packard • Isuzu North American headquarters • Kaiser Foundation • L-3 Communications • Living Stream Ministry • Pacific Sunwear • Panasonic • Pendarvis Manufacturing • Raytheon • Sunny Delight • Targus, a computer peripheral manufacturer • Tenet Healthcare • Toyota Financial Services • YKK, world's largest zipper manufacturing firm • Yogurtland • Zyxel, maker of routers, switches and other networking products

Top employers According to the city's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city include: 1 Disneyland Resort; 2 Kaiser Foundation Hospital; 3 Northgate González Markets; 4 Hilton Anaheim; 5 Angels Baseball; 6 Anaheim Regional Medical Center; 7 Anaheim Marriott ; 8 L-3 Communications; 9 St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare; 10 Time Warner Cable.

Retail Larger retail centres include the Downtown Disney shopping area at the Disneyland Resort, the power centres Anaheim Plaza in western Anaheim (347,000 ft²), and Anaheim Town Square in East Anaheim (374,000 ft²), as well as the Anaheim GardenWalk lifestyle centre (440,000 ft² of retail, dining and entertainment located in the Anaheim Resort).

Anaheim, California, USA 
<b>Anaheim, California, USA</b>
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Anaheim has a population of over 350,365 people. Anaheim also forms part of the wider Los Angeles metropolitan area which has a population of over 13,310,447 people. Anaheim is the #409 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 1.5583 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores.

Twin Towns – Sister Cities Anaheim has the following sister cities: 🇯🇵 Mito, Japan; 🇪🇸 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

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