Located 33 miles southeast of Los Angeles, the City of Brea was named one of the five best Western U.S. suburbs by Sunset magazine in 2006. Incorporated in 1917, this bustling city of nearly 44,000 residents is one of the oldest cities in Orange County.
Known for its long history as an oil producer and home to several large corporations, Brea has a little something for everyone. It is a popular Orange County destination because of its incredible public art, dining, and shopping.
A History of Oil, Oranges, and Opportunities
Brea means “oil” or “tar” in Spanish and it earned its name because of its history as a center of the crude oil industry. In the early 19th century, entrepreneurs traveled to the area now known as Brea in search of petroleum and the city boomed along with the oil economy.
In the 1920s, Brea became a center of agriculture, especially lemon and orange groves. In the 1920s, the Brea Chamber of Commerce invented the slogan “Oil, Oranges, and Opportunities” to highlight its many achievements.
By the 1950s, however, Brea became a center of residential and commercial development. In 1956, Carl N. Carcher opened one of the first two Carl’s Jr. restaurants in Brea. Today, it is home to several major corporations including Bank of America, Mercury Insurance Group, Albertsons, and Beckman Coulter.
A Premier Destination
Whether you live in Brea or are just vacationing, you’ll find everything you’re looking for in its wide array of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Brea is among Orange County’s premier destinations for dining and shopping, boasting several major shopping areas including Brea Marketplace, Brea Gateway Center, downtown, Union Plaza, and East Imperial Center. In addition, the Imperial Highway and Brea Boulevard retail corridors are always lively.
Charming sidewalk cafes, a variety of unique shops and restaurants, and a weekly farmer’s market make the area surrounding Brea Boulevard and Birch Street downtown a sought after shopping and entertainment area. This is also a popular area for nightlife, including music, movies, and comedy. Downtown Brea hosts 22 movie screens, the world-famous Improv comedy club, and holds a renowned annual Jazz Festival.
Its commitment to the arts is a large part of what makes Brea unique. Whether you want to peruse the nationally known Arts in Public Places sculpture collection, visit the Brea Art Gallery or the Curtis Theater, or take a step back into history at the Brea Museum or the Olinda Oil Museum and Trail, lovers of history and culture will be impressed with Brea’s amenities.
With so much to do in Brea, traffic in and around the community can sometimes be heavy, which sadly makes car accidents a part of life. Unfortunately a split-second interaction with a careless driver can lead to pain, suffering, loss of income, and other issues. If you find yourself injured as the result of an accident, you want to choose a lawyer you can rely on to ensure that you are covered for medical expenses, physical rehabilitation, and other bills.
If you find yourself in this situation, Jamal Injury Law is here to help. You will work with experienced attorneys who are committed to ensuring that you are compensated for everything you have lost.
You deserve a knowledgeable attorney who can build a strong case to recover for your injuries and suffering. When you choose to work with Jamal Injury Law, you may rest easy knowing that you’ve made a wise choice.
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