The Orangecrest neighborhood’s name reflects its citrus-oriented pastn where much of the area was utilized for citrus fruit production until nas recently as the early 1980’s. The neighborhood is a relatively new naddition to the City where a major portion of the neighborhood was nannexed into the City in 1986. The transition from agriculture to the nsuburban neighborhood that exists today began in January of 1984 when nthe County Board of Supervisors adopted the 1,514-acre Orangecrest nSpecific Plan. The neighborhood was developed as a master planned ncommunity with residential, commercial, educational and recreational nuses. The Orangecrest neighborhood has continued to grow with recent nCity annexations expanding the City and neighborhood boundaries to the nwest by 947 acres to a neighborhood now totaling 2,461 acres.
Located in the most southeasterly portion of the City, the nOrangecrest Neighborhood is bounded by the March Joint Powers Authority nland to the east and south, the Mission Grove Neighborhood to the north nand the unincorporated Woodcrest area in the County to the south and nwest.