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The cost of solar panels in Santa Ana, CA (2024)

As of March 2024, the average solar panel system costs $2.83/W including installation in Santa Ana, CA. For a 5 kW installation, this comes out to about $14,147 before incentives, though prices range from $12,025 to $16,269. After the federal tax credit, the average price drops by 30%.You'll probably pay even less than what we show here. It doesn't include the federal ITC or Santa Ana, CA state incentives, wh...

As of March 2024, the average solar panel system costs $2.83/W including installation in Santa Ana, CA. For a 5 kW installation, this comes out to about $14,147 before incentives, though prices range from $12,025 to $16,269. After the federal tax credit, the average price drops by 30%.

You'll probably pay even less than what we show here. It doesn't include the federal ITC or Santa Ana, CA state incentives, which will lower this price by at least a few thousand dollars.

It may seem obvious but larger solar panel systems cost more money. We use cost per watt ($/W) so you can easily compare quotes, controlling for slight variations in system size.

While a 5 kW system will only cost you $14,147 in Santa Ana, CA, doubling the system size effectively doubles the price, so you'll pay about twice that for a 10 kW system. The higher the price tag, though, the more you'll get back as a credit towards your federal tax bill.

Average solar cost by system size in Santa Ana, CA

Solar panels are worth it in most areas, including Santa Ana, CA. Certain factors, including the cost of electricity, incentives, climate, and the angle at which the sun hits your roof impact how quickly you break even on your investment relative to other areas around the U.S.

If you pay for your system with cash, you'll save about $39,245 over 20 years on electricity costs with a 5 kW system in Santa Ana, CA. We generate this estimate based on real solar quote data from our Marketplace. It considers your system's cost, the federal tax credit, and inflation rates.

If you don't have access to net metering, these estimates don't account for utility net billing rates.

If you can't shell out $14,147 in cash to pay for solar, don't sweat it. You can choose to finance your system with a loan instead. Some companies even offer $0-down loans so you can start saving on day one if your loan payments are less than your current electric bills. Just keep in mind that your long-term savings will be lower with a loan due to interest rates.

The numbers we're showing are averages. The price you'll pay for solar depends on many factors unique to you and your home:

If you're looking for solar companies in CA, here are some popular suggestions:

Solar is a major purchase, but you can get the price tag to come down a bit by being an educated shopper. Taking advantage of incentives and rebates and shopping around for quotes can bring down your cost of solar in Santa Ana, CA.

As long as your federal tax bill is high enough, you can take advantage of the federal tax credit in Santa Ana, CA. This incentive allows you to apply 30% of your solar installation and equipment costs toward your federal tax bill. If the amount exceeds your tax bill, you can roll over the remaining credit to the following year. Many states also offer great local incentives and rebates.

Comparing multiple solar quotes can save you money through competition and transparency. Each additional quote you receive for solar will help you find the right solar panel system at the right price.

This is where EnergySage can help. With funding from the Department of Energy’s SunShot Prize, EnergySage opened the country’s first (and now the largest) marketplace for home solar panel installations. We gather custom solar quotes from local installers on your behalf and put them in an easy-to-compare format. When you compare quotes for solar panels on the EnergySage Marketplace, you can expect to see prices up to 20% lower than if you work with a single solar company.

14 Popular Santa Ana Neighborhoods: Where to Live in Santa Ana in 2024

One of the many bustling Orange County cities, Santa Ana, CA, is known for its rich cultural heritage and vibrant arts scene. You’ll find galleries and theaters, markets, green parks, and outdoor spaces like the Santa Ana River Trail and the Santiago Creek Trail, located throughout the city. There’s always something new to enjoy about ...

One of the many bustling Orange County cities, Santa Ana, CA, is known for its rich cultural heritage and vibrant arts scene. You’ll find galleries and theaters, markets, green parks, and outdoor spaces like the Santa Ana River Trail and the Santiago Creek Trail, located throughout the city. There’s always something new to enjoy about living in Santa Ana. In the city, the median home sale price is $737,500, while the average rent in Santa Ana is $2,885.

Santa Ana is home to many quaint, fascinating, and historic neighborhoods. There are so many in fact, that you may not know what Santa Ana neighborhood you want to live in. Here’s an ultimate guide to Santa Ana’s popular neighborhoods (listed alphabetically).

1. Artesia Pilar

Artesia Pilar is a residential neighborhood west of Downtown Santa Ana. You’ll find a few parks like El Salvador Park, restaurants, and stores in the area, as well as Santa Ana College. Artesia Pilar is somewhat walkable and bikeable with a Walk Score of 71 and Bike Score of 66.

Median Sale Price: $630,000

Homes for sale in Artesia Pilar | Apartments for rent in Artesia Pilar

2. Bella Vista

Bella Vista is a small residential area featuring one park, Jerome Park, where you’ll find lots of green spaces, a community garden, outdoor pool, and picnic areas. The Bella Vista area is somewhat walkable, but there aren’t many public transit options.

Median Sale Price: $730,000

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3. Central City

East of Bella Vista is the Central City neighborhood. A residential area, you’ll find a few restaurants along West 1st Street and South Bristol Street. With a Walk Score of 67 and a Bike Score of 63, Central City is a decently walkable and bikeable neighborhood.

Median Sale Price: $630,000

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4. Delhi

The Delhi area is a residential neighborhood with one park, Delhi Park, and some shops and restaurants. Delhi doesn’t have much public transit, but the area is pretty walkable and bikeable with a Walk Score of 71 and Bike Score of 73.

Median Sale Price: $775,000

Homes for sale in Central City | Apartments for rent in Central City

5. Downtown

Downtown Santa Ana is the heart of the city. It’s a vibrant area with historic buildings like the Old Orange County Courthouse and the Old Santa Ana City Hall. There are lots of cool shops, restaurants, bars, and theaters in Downtown Santa Ana. It’s also the most walkable Santa Ana neighborhood with a Walk Score 89.

Median Sale Price: $565,000

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6. Fairhaven

Fairhaven is a residential neighborhood with some stores located in the area, and is another area to consider if you’re looking to buy a home or rent an apartment in Santa Ana.

Median Sale Price: $1,610,000

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7. Flower Park

Flower Park is just west of Downtown Santa Ana and is home to the Santa Ana Bowl, a few parks, and also a couple restaurants. The Flower Park area is the fifth most walkable neighborhood in Santa Ana, with a Walk Score of 78.

Median Sale Price: $648,000

Homes for sale in Flower Park | Apartments for rent in Flower Park

8. Heninger Park

South of Downtown is Heninger Park, a residential area that also has lots of shopping and dining options. You’ll find local restaurants, bars, and cafes along Main Street and West 1st Street. It’s the city’s fourth most walkable neighborhood with a Walk Score of 79.

Median Sale Price: $675,000

Homes for sale in Heninger Park | Apartments for rent in Heninger Park

9. Lacy

A neighborhood including the Downtown Santa Ana Historic District, Lacy is a vibrant area where you’ll find restaurants and cafes on every block, local shops, quaint parks, and lots of markets.

Median Sale Price: $981,000

Homes for sale in Lacy | Apartments for rent in Lacy

10. Mid-City

Mid-City is a great blend of residential and commercial areas, as you’ll find a lot of homes as well as a few shopping plazas with markets, restaurants, and shops.

Median Sale Price: $635,000

Homes for sale in Mid-City | Apartments for rent in Mid-City

11. Park Santiago

The Park Santiago neighborhood is a residential area, most well-known for Santiago Park which features several walking and biking trails, tennis courts, and a playground. You’ll likely need a car living in Park Santiago as it’s not the most walkable or bikeable area.

Median Sale Price: $635,000

Homes for sale in Park Santiago | Apartments for rent in Park Santiago

12. Riverview West

Riverview West is a large neighborhood that has a mix of residential streets, shopping centers, local restaurants, and parks. Located along the Santa Ana River, you’ll find a few green spaces throughout the neighborhood.

Median Sale Price: $768,500

Homes for sale in Riverview West | Apartments for rent in Riverview West

13. Santa Anita

Just east of Riverview West is Santa Anita, a residential neighborhood. You’ll find a few parks like Santa Anita Park, Cesar Chavez Campesino Park, and Willowick Golf Course which offers views of the Santa Ana River. Santa Anita is a pretty walkable and bikeable neighborhood – both the Walk Score and Bike Score are 70.

Median Sale Price: $685,000

Homes for sale in Santa Anita | Apartments for rent in Santa Anita

14. South Coast

South Coast is a large neighborhood with many shopping centers like South Coast Plaza and Bristol Plaza. There’s lots to explore in this area like enjoying one of the green spaces or grabbing a bite at a local restaurant. It’s also conveniently located right next to Costa Mesa. The South Coast neighborhood is somewhat bikeable and walkable – the Bike Score is 67 and the Walk Score is 66.

Median Sale Price: $453,750

Homes for sale in South Coast | Apartments for rent in South Coast

Methodology: All neighborhoods must be listed as a “neighborhood” on Redfin.com. Median home sale price data from the Redfin Data Center during February 2023. Average rental data from Rent.com during February 2023. Walk Score, Bike Score, and Transit Score from Walkscore.com during February 2023.

If you are represented by an agent, this is not a solicitation of your business. This article is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for professional advice from a medical provider, licensed attorney, financial advisor, or tax professional. Consumers should independently verify any agency or service mentioned will meet their needs. Learn more about our Editorial Guidelines here.

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Día de Los Muertos Celebrations Return to Santa Ana

This weekend, Santa Ana hosted thousands to celebrate Día de Los Muertos, a Latino holiday that has found a particularly strong foothold across Southern California.The city – one of Orange County’s largest and host to the county seat – has increasingly stood out in the region for the crowds that turn out for altar memorials throughout the downtown district.Editor’s note: This is an occasional series where Voice of OC works with local community photographers to offer residents a first-hand look at ...

This weekend, Santa Ana hosted thousands to celebrate Día de Los Muertos, a Latino holiday that has found a particularly strong foothold across Southern California.

The city – one of Orange County’s largest and host to the county seat – has increasingly stood out in the region for the crowds that turn out for altar memorials throughout the downtown district.

Editor’s note: This is an occasional series where Voice of OC works with local community photographers to offer residents a first-hand look at the local sites and scenes of Orange County.

For over 20 years, the holiday has been celebrated in downtown Santa Ana through community organizations like El Centro Cultural De México and Viva la Vida.

This weekend, attendees can expect live music, art installations, food vendors and more at Día de los Muertos celebrations happening throughout downtown Santa Ana.

El Dìa de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is celebrated on the first two days of November across Mexico, the United States, and in other Latin American countries such as El Salvador, Guatemala, Ecuador, Bolivia and Spain.

Dating back thousands of years, the celebration combines both a pre-colonial Aztec ritual and Catholic traditions to remember the dead.

To do this, Latinos across the world construct altars with photographs of the deceased, food and unique offerings that memorialize the person.

The holiday has found a particular home in Mexican culture both in Mexico and Southern California cities like Santa Ana, overwhelmingly Mexican American and increasingly a hub for Chicano culture.

Highlighted on these altars is the traditional Mexican marigold, or the cempasúchil. The cempasúchil, or the flower of the dead, is a key element when celebrating Día de Los Muertos which is believed to guide the spirits to their altars.

Attendees can expect to see over 50 altars at Viva La Vida and over 60 at Noche de Altares to honor and remember the legacy of those that have passed on, aside from cultural and festival activities.

Each altar tells a story.

Santa Ana community gardens also work to tell family stories through local efforts to prepare for the holiday, like the harvest of cempasúchil, or marigold flowers used on altars. Locals like the late Eric Velasco, a volunteer at El Centro who passed away in 2017, helped the community learn how to grow cempasúchil to keep the tradition alive.

Despite the population being mostly Latino, the city does not host its own Día de Los Muertos event.

“The City of Santa Ana doesn’t currently host any Día de Los Muertos events, but there are several scheduled by other organizers,” said Paul Eakins, Public Information Officer for the city.

Organizers like El Centro Cultural De México and Viva la Vida.

El Centro Cultural De México for 21 years and Viva La Vida for nine.

Both organizations are hosting celebrations on 4th Street this year

The two celebrations are made possible through funding from sponsorships, small grants and donations.

El Centro Cultural De México has hosted Noche De Altares since 1997. Originally, the festivities did not have an official space and would usually be held at a variety of places that allowed the organization to do so, such as the library, according to Socorro Sarmiento, a co-founder of El Centro Cultural de México.

“The people were asking, when are we going to start Noche De Altares, no? The tradition should continue but we would like to receive more support from the city of Santa Ana,” added Sarmiento.

Due to numerous volunteers, their families and sponsors, the organizations are able to receive funding and continue the tradition and host the Día de los Muertos festivities in downtown Santa Ana.

This year, El Centro Cultural De México’s Noche de Altares festival will be held at 4th Street between Ross and Broadway from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

For Viva La Vida, it takes four to five months to gather city permits, vendors and ultimately coordinate the event, according to Rudy Cordova, event coordinator at the nonprofit.

Like El Centro Cultural De México, they hosted the festival at different locations before finding their home on 4th Street between French and Main Street.

Viva La Vida will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. this year.

“We have to find our own sponsors and vendors,” said Cordova. “At the end of the event, we try to put in for grants from city council members. Some money is also given back to us from the parking structures around downtown, but it is up to us to throw the event.”

“We are all volunteers, and I think they deserve the credit, those who do it for the love of the country,” says Sarmiento.

Cordova noted the importance of carrying on these traditions, despite the lack of city support.

“Dia de Los Muertos goes back to our cultures and our roots,” he said. “It brings us unity, and the downtown area benefits from it. Although it is a Mexican tradition, each culture has their own traditions for bidding loved ones farewell.”

“It is up to everyone to continue that tradition.”

Santa Ana Winter Village returns to the heart of O.C., bringing outdoor ice skating and holiday festivities

Local residents and visitors will soon be able to enjoy a surprising winter activity in famously warm and sunny Southern California: outdoor ice skating in a winter wonderland.Starting December 2, Santa Ana Winter Village returns for the third consecutive year, bringing a month-long celebration of holiday fun to the heart of OC’s downtown. Located in the “Plaza of the Flags” at Orange County Civic Center, the event w...

Local residents and visitors will soon be able to enjoy a surprising winter activity in famously warm and sunny Southern California: outdoor ice skating in a winter wonderland.

Starting December 2, Santa Ana Winter Village returns for the third consecutive year, bringing a month-long celebration of holiday fun to the heart of OC’s downtown. Located in the “Plaza of the Flags” at Orange County Civic Center, the event will offer a wide variety of activities and fun for guests of all ages through December 31.

Residents and visitors to Santa Ana will be able to rent ice skates and test their skills at a world-class outdoor ice-skating rink in the middle of Orange County. In addition to ice-skating daily, Santa Ana Winter Village will host special days throughout the month-long event that offer entertainment, holiday merchandise, local food trucks, community groups and more. A special focus on several of these special days (specified on the official event website), will be activities that appeal to the whole family. Parents and kids visiting on weekends can read a story with Mrs. Claus or enjoy a treat while watching the daily festive holiday light show.

Presented by the City of Santa Ana’s Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Agency, the Winter Village is a community event designed to engage area residents while encouraging visitors to shop and dine in Downtown Santa Ana and support the local business community. Santa Ana Winter Village will officially open with a special tree-lighting ceremony on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 2, which will be attended by Santa Ana City Councilmembers and other VIP guests.

“While Santa Ana is a diverse city with a lot to offer year-round, the Winter Village is a special community event that brings together residents, neighbors and visitors to celebrate the holiday season,” said Mayor Valerie Amezcua. “We are proud to offer this fun outdoor activity for the third year and hope it brings holiday joy to many local families and groups.”

The signature attraction of Santa Ana Winter Village is a portable outdoor ice rink that allows guests aged 3 and up to ice-skate in 90-minute sessions, with both general skating admission and discounted Santa Ana resident rates available. Tickets can be purchased in advance to reserve a specific date and time. A limited number of tickets will also be available to walk-up guests each session. General admission for ice-skating is $15 for adults (13+) and $10 for kids (3-12). Santa Ana residents are offered discounted ice skating at $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

Admission to Santa Ana Winter Village is free of charge, with separate costs for specific activities, such as ice-skating, food trucks and merchandise vendors. Family activities such as story time with Mrs. Claus, meeting Santa Claus and entertainment are available at no cost. On Saturday, December 9 from 9am to 11am, visitors can enjoy Breakfast with Santa, to get into the holiday spirit. Online registration for Breakfast with Santa will be available on November 18.

The first three Saturdays of the event period (December 2, 9 and 16) will host special “vendor days” that offer shopping from local merchandise vendors, unique food offerings and more. Throughout the event period, Santa Ana Winter Village will host local community partners and VIP appearances on special days, including the Anaheim Ducks Street Team.

On Saturday, December 16, the Power of One Foundation, a local community nonprofit organization, will host a Toy Giveaway from 5pm to 10pm for registered Santa Ana youth. Visitors are encouraged to donate a toy if attending the Winter Village prior to December 16.

While Santa Ana Winter Village is open to the public Thursday through Sunday December 2-24, the skating rink and event space are available for private group rental Monday through Wednesday each week. Interested parties can book reservations by contacting the City of Santa Ana special events office at (714) 571-4227.

For updated event information, ice-skating hours, advance ice-skating ticket sales, parking information and more, visit the Santa Ana Winter Village page at www.santa-ana.org/wintervillage.

Orange County Sensation Heritage Barbecue Is Opening a Taco Shop This Summer

The wife-and-husband duo behind the immensely popular Heritage Barbecue in San Juan Capistrano is opening a new Orange County restaurant this summer called Les Brisket Hut. Brenda and Daniel Castillo envision a casual taco-shop-meets-wine-bar operation serving a succinct menu of t...

The wife-and-husband duo behind the immensely popular Heritage Barbecue in San Juan Capistrano is opening a new Orange County restaurant this summer called Les Brisket Hut. Brenda and Daniel Castillo envision a casual taco-shop-meets-wine-bar operation serving a succinct menu of tacos featuring Heritage’s signature Texas-style smoked beef brisket tucked into handmade beef tallow tortillas. Les Brisket Hut will be located inside a fully refurbished 75-year-old steel Quonset hut within a new shopping and dining development called Santa Ana Diesel.

The 1,500-square-foot space in Santa Ana is too small to allow for on-site smoking, so the Castillos will be transporting brisket, along with barbacoa, pulled pork, house-cured and smoked bacon, sausages, and chorizo from their more spacious 5,000-square-foot San Juan Capistrano restaurant. While the main menu is focused on tacos, the Castillos plan to serve Heritage Barbecue fan favorites periodically, including the smoked brisket banh mi. To pair with the tacos are natural wines from California and Texas, along with craft beers.

“I was born in Santa Ana and Brenda was raised in Santa Ana. My mom was born in Santa Ana, too, so it does feel like we get to come back now and really come full circle. We started our pop-ups out here in north OC,” Daniel tells Eater. The city is home to a growing number of Latino-owned businesses that the Castillos are excited to join including Alta Baja, Burritos La Palma, Lola Gaspar, El Mercado Modern, Suavecito, Bandito Taqueria, and Vacation Bar, among others.

The Castillos built a legion of dedicated fans for their take on Central Texas-style barbecue. Heritage Barbecue, which opened in 2020 and is widely regarded as the first fully licensed restaurant in California outfitted with Texas-style offset smokers, is as popular with critics as with barbecue-goers. The Michelin Guide named the restaurant a Bib Gourmand selection, while Food & Wine magazine recognized it as one of America’s best new barbecue spots. The Castillos opened Heritage Barbecue & Brewery in Oceanside in January 2023.

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