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Located in northwest Orange County, Buena Park is a Charter City operating under the Council-Manager form of government. The City has approximately 400 employees with an annual budget of $120,137,890 (all funds). Buena Park is located 21 miles southeast of Los Angeles, and is referred to locally as the “Center of the Southland” due to its easy access to both the 91 and 5 freeways. With a diverse population of 83,000, Buena Park offers quality residential areas, excellent cultural and recreational facilities, and a stable economy within its 10.3 square miles.

The strong local economy includes the Entertainment Corridor, which contains a variety of well-known attractions, including Knott’s Berry Farm, Pirate's Dinner Adventure, Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament, several hotels, and secured development plans for several more exciting entertainment and lodging venues. In addition, the City has a thriving Auto Center and approximately 100 manufacturing and warehousing companies. Some of the larger employers in the City include Nutrilite, Georgia Pacific, Leach International, and Yamaha Music.