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Cypress, California

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Cypress is a suburban city located in the northern region of Orange County within Southern California. Its population was 47,802 as of the 2010 census.

Geography

Cypress is bounded to the north by the city of La Palma, then, clockwise, by Buena Park, Anaheim, Stanton, Garden Grove, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, Hawaiian Gardens, and Lakewood.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.1 square kilometers (6.6 sq mi). 17.0 square kilometers (6.6 sq mi) of it is land and 0.14% is water. Its Geographical coordinates are 33°49′6″N 118°2′21″W.

Cypress is approximately 13 miles (21 km) north of Bolsa Chica. The closest beach to Cypress is Seal Beach, which is roughly 7.8 miles (12.6 km) away from the center of Cypress. Cypress is less than a 20 minute drive from Long Beach Airport.

History

Originally nicknamed “Waterville” due to the preponderance of artesian wells in the area, but was incorporated under the name Dairy City in 1956 by local dairy farmers as a means of staving off developers and to preserve their dairies, much like the then-neighboring cities of Dairy Valley in Cerritos and Dairyland in La Palma. However, after World War II, the land became too valuable for farming or ranching, and the dairies gradually sold out to housing developers during the 1960s, so that by the 1970s, few dairies remained.