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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Santa Ana.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Santa Ana ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Los Angeles. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the northwest of Santa Ana. Los Angeles has a population of 4,000,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Long Beach. It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the west of Santa Ana and has a population of 469,000 people.

For comparison, Santa Ana has a population of 334,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Santa Ana and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Anaheim   [Map]   352,497   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Corona   [Map]   167,836   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Fontana   [Map]   211,815   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Garden Grove   [Map]   174,226   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Glendale   [Map]   203,054   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Huntington Beach   [Map]   201,874   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Irvine   [Map]   277,453   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Moreno Valley   [Map]   207,226   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Oceanside   [Map]   176,193   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Ontario   [Map]   175,841   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Pomona   [Map]   152,939   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Rancho Cucamonga   [Map]   177,452   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Riverside   [Map]   327,728   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
San Bernardino   [Map]   216,995   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Torrance   [Map]   146,758   W   28 miles [45.1 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Atwood   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Costa Mesa   [Map]   113,825   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cowan Heights   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
East Irvine   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fountain Valley   [Map]   56,313   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Green Lantern Village   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Midway City   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
North Tustin   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Orange   [Map]   140,560   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Panorama Heights   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Placentia   [Map]   52,157   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Santa Ana Heights   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Tustin   [Map]   80,498   E   Less than 2 miles
Villa Park   [Map]   5,895   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Westminster   [Map]   91,564   W   7 miles [11.3 km]

For more communities neighboring Santa Ana, please visit our County-by-County Page for Santa Ana.

Orange County ...

Santa Ana is located in Orange County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Orange County: Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino & San Diego. The western boundary of the county is on the Pacific Ocean.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Santa Ana ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Santa Ana.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Santa Ana ...

Looking for more information about Santa Ana? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Santa Ana, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Santa Ana.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Santa Ana.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Santa Ana. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Santa Ana. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of California

    California Tourism
    Parks for California

    Fishing in California
    Hunting in California

TripAdvisor Link for:

    California Statewide Tourism
    Santa Ana Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Santa Ana


National Park Service (NPS) sites in California

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in California

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in California

Airports Near Santa Ana ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Santa Ana.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
John Wayne - Orange Co. Airport (SNA/KSNA)   [Map]   SNA   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fullerton Muni.(FUL/KFUL)   [Map]   FUL   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Long Bch. Airport (LGB/KLGB)   [Map]   LGB   WNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Corona Muni.(ICAO: KAJO)   [Map]   AJO   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Chino Airport(CNO/KCNO)   [Map]   CNO   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Compton / Woodley Airport(CPM/KCPM)   [Map]   CPM   WNW   23 miles [37 km]
Brackett Fld.(ICAO: KPOC)   [Map]   POC   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
El Monte Airport(EMT/KEMT)   [Map]   EMT   NNW   25 miles [40.2 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Santa Ana.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Santa Ana. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
John Wayne - Orange Co. Airport (SNA/KSNA)   [Map]   SNA   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Long Bch. Airport (LGB/KLGB)   [Map]   LGB   WNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Ontario Intl. (ONT/KONT)   [Map]   ONT   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Los Angeles Intl. (LAX/KLAX)   [Map]   LAX   WNW   33 miles [53.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Santa Monica Muni. (SMO/KSMO)   [Map]   SMO   WNW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Van Nuys Airport (VNY/KVNY)   [Map]   VNY   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
McClellan - Palomar Airport (ICAO: KCRQ)   [Map]   CRQ   SE   54 miles [86.9 km]
LA / Palmdale Rgnl.(PMD/KPMD)   [Map]   PMD   N   62 miles [99.8 km]
Southern Calif. Logistics (VCV/KVCV)   [Map]   VCV   NNE   65 miles [104.6 km]
Mojave Airport (ICAO: KMHV)   [Map]   MHV   N   92 miles [148.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fullerton Muni.(FUL/KFUL)   [Map]   FUL   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Corona Muni.(ICAO: KAJO)   [Map]   AJO   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Chino Airport(CNO/KCNO)   [Map]   CNO   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Compton / Woodley Airport(CPM/KCPM)   [Map]   CPM   WNW   23 miles [37 km]
Brackett Fld.(ICAO: KPOC)   [Map]   POC   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
El Monte Airport(EMT/KEMT)   [Map]   EMT   NNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Cable Airport (CCB/KCCB)   [Map]   CCB   NNE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Zamperini Fld.(TOA/KTOA)   [Map]   TOA   W   27 miles [43.5 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

John Wayne - Orange Co. Airport   (SNA/KSNA)   [Map]
        Website for John Wayne - Orange County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Long Bch. Airport   (LGB/KLGB)   [Map]
        Website for Long Beach Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
LA / Palmdale Rgnl.   (PMD/KPMD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Calif. Logistics   (VCV/KVCV)   [Map]
        Website for Southern California Logistics Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mojave Airport   (ICAO: KMHV)   [Map]
        Website for Mojave Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fullerton Muni.   (FUL/KFUL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Corona Muni.   (ICAO: KAJO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chino Airport   (CNO/KCNO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Compton / Woodley Airport   (CPM/KCPM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Brackett Fld.   (ICAO: KPOC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
El Monte Airport   (EMT/KEMT)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cable Airport   (CCB/KCCB)   [Map]
        Website for Cable Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ontario Intl.   (ONT/KONT)   [Map]
        Website for Ontario International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Zamperini Fld.   (TOA/KTOA)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Riverside Muni.   (RAL/KRAL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hawthorne Muni.   (HHR/KHHR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
San Bernardino Intl.   (SBD/KSBD)   [Map]
        Website for San Bernardino International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Los Angeles Intl.   (LAX/KLAX)   [Map]
        Website for Los Angeles International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bob Hope Airport   (BUR/KBUR)   [Map]
        Website for Bob Hope Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Palm Springs Intl.   (PSP/KPSP)   [Map]
        Website for Palm Springs International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
San Diego Intl.   (SAN/KSAN)   [Map]
        Website for San Diego International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Santa Monica Muni.   (SMO/KSMO)   [Map]
        Website for Santa Monica Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Van Nuys Airport   (VNY/KVNY)   [Map]
        Website for Van Nuys Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McClellan - Palomar Airport   (ICAO: KCRQ)   [Map]
        Website for McClellan - Palomar Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Santa Ana: www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us/

The official website for Orange County: www.oc.ca.gov/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Santa Ana.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Santa Ana. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Santa Ana) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Santa Ana. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Santa Ana

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Santa Ana. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7455, Longitude: -117.8677     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Santa Ana), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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