Community Profile

  • Elevation: 375 feet
  • Area: 12.43 square miles
  • Climate
    • Average mean temperature: 62.2
    • Average rainfall: 15.9 inches per year
    • Average humidity: 45-75%
  • Incorporated: Feb. 23, 1917
  • Form of Government: General Law, City Council / City Manager
  • Civic and Cultural Center
    • Dedicated: March 22, 1980
    • Pre-construction Architect: Warnecke Sworksy
    • Builder: Montgomery Ross Fisher
    • Post-construction Architect: Albert & Wurzburger
  • City Seal
    • Adopted: April 4, 1917
    • City seal demonstrates the oil wells and orange trees that Brea is known for
  • City Tree: Peppertree
  • City Flower: Red Rose
  • City Motto: The City of Brea does not have a formally adopted motto. However, as Brea has grown and prospered through the years, it has become known as "The city of oil, oranges, and opportunity"
  • City Logo
    • Adopted: May 17, 1988
    • Graphic Artist: Jeff Kegel
    • Brea's "Oil, Oranges and Opportunity" theme is depicted in the design of the city's logo, featuring an oil well and orange tree in the foreground with homes and office buildings in the background
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