Garden Grove is a vibrant, progressive city located just south of Los Angeles in Orange County. The city’s culturally diverse community of over 170,000 people is home to four annual cultural festivals that celebrate the Vietnamese, Korean, Arabic, and American heritage. Garden Grove’s Strawberry Festival, now more than 45 years old, is the largest community-based Memorial Day event in the western United States. Garden Grove is conveniently located less than one mile from Disneyland, seven miles from Knott’s Berry Farm, nine miles from local beaches, and 10 miles from John Wayne Airport. The beautiful Mojave Desert and San Bernardino Mountains are also just a short drive away. Schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District have been rated as some of the best and safest in the County and seven fire stations and 13 police stations/substations help make it one of the safest places to live in California. This bustling city offers residents employment assistance, educational programs, recreational programs, and family entertainment, as well as the highest number of churches and places of worship per capita in California, including the world-famous Crystal Cathedral.