Laguna Woods (Laguna, Spanish for “Lagoon”) is a city in Orange County, California, United States. Take a look below for 10 fun and awesome facts about Laguna Woods, California, United States.
1. The population was 16,192 at the 2010 census, down from 16,507 at the 2000 census with a median age of 78.
2. About ninety percent of the city consists of Laguna Woods Village, a private gated retirement community, formerly known as Leisure World.
3. The other ten percent consists of businesses and the city hall, which are available to the public.
4. Incorporation efforts in the late 1990s were largely driven by the need for residents to have a stronger voice against the prospective construction of an international airport at the nearby decommissioned Marine Corps Air Station El Toro.
5. The airport proposal was defeated and the land in question has been tabbed for development as the Orange County Great Park.
6. Laguna Woods is located at 33°36′33″N 117°43′58″W (33.609165, -117.732791).
7. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), which is virtually all land.
8. It is bordered by Laguna Hills on the north and east, Aliso Viejo on the south, Laguna Beach on the southwest, the Crystal Cove State Park on the west, and Irvine on the northwest.
9. Fire protection in Laguna Woods is provided by the Orange County Fire Authority with ambulance service by Care Ambulance Service. Law enforcement is provided by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Security services are provided by Laguna Woods Village Security.
10. In the state legislature, Laguna Woods is in the 37th Senate District, represented by Democrat Dave Min, and in the 74th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Cottie Petrie-Norris.