Our Community

Oil, Oranges & Opportunities

Brea, one of the oldest communities within Orange County, was incorporated in 1917 as the city of oil, oranges, and opportunity. Already well established as an oil producer, Olinda Village in Brea's rolling northern hills continued to draw workers and it was time to organize a town and prepare for future growth. Today, Brea is a bustling, but close-knit community of almost 47,000 residents, who enjoy a high level of public services rarely found in a smaller community.

The City of Brea operates as a “full service city,” providing a wide range of services including police and fire protection, water and sanitation services, construction and maintenance of streets and infrastructure, recreational, human services, and the cultural arts, as well as a proactive communication and community outreach program. Brea also supports an outstanding Brea Olinda Unified School District including campuses recognized as California Distinguished Schools and a National Blue Ribbon high school.

Community Involvement & Feedback

Brea encourages community involvement and feedback. Stay informed on community news - bookmark this website, visit regularly, and sign up to receive our Brea news email updates. Watch Brea City Council meetings live and replayed on Brea Channel 3 and webcast online. Read the city newsletter, the Brea Line, published six issues yearly and mailed to your home. Have a question, or comment? We’d love to hear it, just tell us.

New Residents

Welcome to Brea; your new home town! Make your move easier by viewing helpful new resident information.

Helpful Phone Numbers

City Contact
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Comment Line (24-hour message line)
Brea Civic and Cultural Center
Brea Community Center
Brea Senior Center
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