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Aliso Viejo

  1. The city’s name derives from Spanish and means “old alder” or “old sycamore.”
  2. Aliso Viejo is Orange County’s 34th It is the only city in Orange County to incorporate since 2000.
  3. The total population, as of this year, is 50,756.
  4. The city’s slogan, “Aliso Viejo – Experience It All” was created by a resident of Aliso Viejo.
  5. In 2007, the city was declared a “walkable community” by the City Council. This was done in an effort to increase awareness, community and business participation, and foster healthy families and community activities.
  6. There are 21 parks within the 6 square miles that make up Aliso Viejo.
  7. Every single resident in Aliso Viejo lives within three miles of the Town Center.
  8. Over 53% of Aliso Viejo residents have attained a Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
  9. The city is home to an 18-hole championship golf course, designed by professional golfer Jack Nicklaus.
  10. In 2009, Aliso Viejo was named as one of the Top 25 Towns To Live Well by Forbes.
  11. The fossils of an 11 million year old Paleoparadoxiid, a creature resembling a hippopotamus, were discovered in Aliso Viejo.
  12. The city’s top employer is the United States Parcel Service, with approximately 1,000 employees.

Top employers

According to the City’s 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[24] the top employers in the city are:

#Employer# of employees
1United Parcel Service1,000
2Pacific Life811
3Capistrano Unified School District679
4Fluor630
5Quest Software600
6QLogic490
7Renaissance ClubSport Aliso Viejo259
8Pepsi Beverages Company215
9Smith Micro Software200
10Merit Property Management199
11Buy.com185
12Lennar175
13Target170
14Bausch & Lomb160
15Ambry Genetics777
16The Covington153
17LenSx Laser150
18Lowe’s130
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