As a Garden Grove Realtor (and surrounding areas), what an exciting honor…Garden Grove has been ranked as one of the top 50 fittest cities in America. Presented on Best Life, such factors were considered as Garden Grove’s healthy score, access to exercise, gyms per 10K residents, locals level of physical activity, and the city’s walk score. In fact, Garden Grove is ranked as the 14th fittest city.

Honestly, I’m not surprised. One of the reasons I truly enjoy working with buyers and sellers in Garden Grove is for the simple reason that this is truly such a beautiful city to live in with access to so many things. The city has even declared that one of its goals is “to enhance the quality-of-life in the community by providing opportunities and amenities for recreation and physical fitness.”

Therefore, although per the list we have 1.02 gyms per 10K residents, we also have access to incredible parks to workout in and farmer’s markets for high quality, nutritional foods. For example, we have:

Garden Grove Park

Garden Grove Park

Located at 9301 Westminster Avenue, Garden Grove Park includes play areas, open field spaces, basketball and volleyball courts, a ball field, an amazing exercise course, skate spots, an indoor soccer area, and more.

Atlantis Play Center

Atlantis Play Center

If you’ve never been to the Atlantis Play Center, I strongly suggest taking a visit with the kiddos. It’s one of those places that kids and adults of all ages can create memorable moments at. The park comes with not only your expected playground amenities such as swings and climbers, but it also includes concrete animals to play on, a sea serpent slide to slide down on, and if you can make it to the park by September 30th, a super fun splash pad. What a great way to get the kids off and away from the technological screens, and outside to have some good old fashion playtime.

Garden Grove Farmers Market

Garden Grove Farmer's Market

One of the healthiest and most affordable places to purchase healthy and tasty food while taking in the community’s culture is a local farmer’s market. Luckily, Garden Grove has a spectacular farmer’s market open on Sundays from 9AM to 2PM.  Located on Historic Main Street at 12976 Main St, the Garden Grove Farmer’s Market is comprised of local farmers getting together in front of our neighborhood stores…selling everything from fresh fruits and veggies, to tamales, silk flowers, handmade crafts, gifts, baby items, and more. All the while, you can enjoy some lively music and samples from the vendors.

There you have it, just a couple of the places that Garden Grove offers to enhance the community’s quality-of-life. The city understands that a big variable in being fit and living a healthy and active lifestyle is eating right and partaking in some sort of physical activity. Therefore, taking that to heart, the city provides its community access to such parks as Garden Grove Park and Atlantis Play Center, as well as the desired Garden Grove Farmer’s Market. And ranking as the 14th fittest city in America, their efforts aren’t going unnoticed.

As a Garden Grove Realtor (and surrounding areas), I know this city inside and out. And if you’re looking to buy or sell in Garden Grove then not only should you look for an experienced and result proven Realtor, as myself, but also a local Realtor, as myself.

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About the author

Frank Abbadessa

Realtor, SFR, Platinum Club, Inc.

With great experience in Garden Grove, Cypress, Lakewood, Buena Park and Seal Beach real estate as well as intimate local area knowledge, I work extensively to help buyers and sellers meet their real estate goals. If you are looking to buy or sell a home or would just like to know some more information, feel free to call or Email me. As a listing agent in North Orange County, my extensive marketing plan gives a homeowner the opportunity to get the maximum value for his/her property. For buyers, I help negotiate the best possible deal and search until I find the perfect property. Nothing satisfies me more than seeing the smiles that come with a successful sale or the purchase of a lifetime.

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