Originally Orange Vale Colony, the city of Orangevale began as part of the 1844 Rancho San Juan Mexican land grant. The area was rural and home to numerous orange groves.

Oak trees (remnants of which can be seen in the Orangevale Park) were common, as were trails made by Maidu Native Americans many years before. In addition to orange groves, several olive orchards were also once in the area, and some original trees can still be found along Chestnut, Orangevale, Main, and Walnut Avenues.  The community is known for its rolling hills that offer the best views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, its foothills, and a rural environment in the middle of a growing metropolitan area. Some residential properties in the area are even zoned to accommodate horses and orchards.

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  • Distance to UC Davis Campus: 37 miles
  • Distance to UC Davis Health, Sacramento Campus: 20 miles

Employees in Orangevale

(based on 2015 payroll records of full-time employees)

Employees Number Who Live in Orangevale
UC Davis Campus 17
UC Davis Health, Sacramento Campus 103