The inviting city of Orange is situated in central Orange County, approximately 32 miles southeast of Los Angeles. The center of downtown has become a symbol of the community known as the Plaza, and is surrounded by many homes and buildings dating to the early days of the city. The Plaza is located at the heart of the Old Towne Orange Historic District, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997, and is the largest National Register District in California. The Plaza commercial district and the surrounding historic neighborhoods encompass one square mile and approximately 1,300 buildings representing a diverse array of early California commercial and residential architectural styles. Orange’s population of 137,751 and its visitors have repeatedly voted historic Old Towne Orange the county’s favorite downtown. The Plaza conjures up images of Main Street, USA complete with outdoor dining, specialty shops, and the central Plaza Park. More than 60 antique dealers line the downtown streets, making Orange the antique capital of Southern California. Orange is also home to thirty-two schools serving grades K-12, the notable Chapman University and Santiago Canyon College.