Located along Interstate 5 outside of Sacramento, Calif., the charming city of Orland is one of the Golden State's fastest-growing communities. This city is home to a diverse community, plenty of California sunshine and a high quality of life, so California residents are finding their new home in fantastic Orland apartments for rent. According to City-Data, perhaps the biggest reason why so many people are choosing this small city is its affordability. A rarity in California, the cost of living index here is more than 12 points below the national average. Because it is easy on the wallet and the perfect destination for families, it is no wonder that Orland has seen a 16 percent increase in population from 2000 to 2010.
Orland's background is rooted in cattle ranching, as evidenced by the strong cowboy culture on display here. The city's agricultural roots led to the installation of the Central Pacific Railroad. Stores and settlements began to pop up and the community of Orland was formed. Because the water supply was not sustainable enough for the city's bustling production rate, its focus shifted to dairy farms and orchard crops. With its ideal location close to Black Butte Lake, the city has always been known for its beautiful and lush landscapes, giving residents plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Today, the city is home to more than 7,200 residents, according to information from the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau. Orland is a city of growing families, as more than 30 percent of the population is 18 or younger.
One of the city's biggest community events is the Avenue of Lights, a holiday festival held at the fairgrounds for four magical and merry days. According to Orland's website, this event has become so popular in central California, it was even featured on CNN and the Today Show.
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