Cypress’s first inhabitants included the native Gabrielino people, who had settled in the area over 800 years ago and maintained an active lifestyle of hunting game and gathering plants near what is now Cypress College’s main campus. They were soon displaced by the Spanish government, who gave tracts of land to their soldiers in lieu of pay for their service. Mexico gained its independence in 1821, then later lost Alta California to the United States and many of these tracts of land were subdivided into farms and ranch land.
Cypress was originally nicknamed “Waterville” due to the many artesian wells in the area, but was incorporated under the name “Dairy City” in 1956 due to the vast number of dairy farms in the area. After World War II, the land was considered to valuable for farming or ranching and the dairies were sold to developers to build housing. The city was later renamed after Cypress Elementary School, which took its name from the Cypress trees planted to protect the schoolhouse from seasonal Santa Ana winds. By the 1970’s, no dairy farms remained in the city and families were discovering the numerous housing opportunities in Cypress that had replaced the dairy land.
Cypress is now a thriving suburban community that offers home buyers a stable economy, friendly atmosphere and convenient access to many area attractions and job centers.
The Cypress Recreation & Community Services Department
offers more than 40 modern recreational facilities that are located near many high-value homes for sale in Cypress. Some of these facilities include a senior center, a community center
and 20 parks. The Cypress Recreation & Community Services Department also offers many fun recreational classes and activities.
Some of the most popular activities include art classes, cooking classes, dance classes and several recreational sports activities. For more information about these activities, please call 714-229-6780 during normal business hours.
Cypress is located near many area attractions that offer home buyers fun ways to spend time with family and friends. Some of these attractions include the Los Alamitos Race Track, Cypress College Swap Meet
, Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Site
, and the Cypress Nature Park Complex
Many fun events take place in the city of Cypress. Some of the most popular events include the Cypress Community Festival
, the Cypress Fourth of July Independence Celebration
and the Cypress Art League's spring art show
. Visit the City of Cypress Page
to find details about other local events held by the community.