A city of 600,000 in Central Orange County. It is the largest city of the OC. Only 10-15 minute drive to the beach. Borders cities like: Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Orange, Anaheim,and Huntington Beach. The city is approximately 60% latino/hispanic, and their presence is very obvious in the central part (slum) of town. The norther outskirts, Santa Ana Heights, and the Southern part of Santa Ana is more modern and non-ghetto. The city's border to Costa Mesa, CA is the South Coast Plaza Mall, one of the largest and most expensive malls in America. It holds such stores as: Nordstroms, Bloomingdale's, Macy's, and boutiques of Ben Sherman, Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Prada, Chanel, Gucci, Lacoste, Escada, YSL, Dolce and Gabbana and Dior. The border between ghetto and middle class is along Edinger and S. Flower Street, but some places vary. The nicer part of town is beyond Segerstrom Street. Other spots in or around Santa Ana include Mater Dei High School (the most important Catholic high school on the west coast), OCHSA (the Orange County High School of the Arts), Artist's Village, Mainplace Mall,South Coast Plaza, Calvary Chapel High School, and countless other historical spots and recreational spots as well.
Ken: I live in South Santa Ana on Sunflower Street, and South Coast Plaza is a 2 minute walk!
Heather: I live in the center of Santa Ana on Bristol and McFadden, near El Pollo Loco.
Ken: Ew you're SO Mexican!