About Orangeville Chamber of Commerce
Over 150 years ago, Orangevales gently rolling hills were covered with oak trees and trails made by the Maidu Indians, deer, and small animals. Settlers, farmers, and gold seekers from around the world came to this area, attracted by the bountiful agriculture and the Mother Lode. Shortly, land grants were sold and divided. Soon lured were the cattlemen; many arriving on the new transcontinental railroad.
Because of its natural beauty (including waterways and mountain views), recreational opportunities, high-ranking schools and the industrial growth of Sacramento and Placer Counties, people continue to settle into Orangevale. In the midst of this growth remain many original oak trees, trails, and a unique rural character which express the essential character of Orangevale.
The industry continues to grow in Sacramento and Placer Counties, especially in the insurance, medical, retail, and high-technology fields. The continued allure of Orangevale and Sacramento and Placer Counties is an industry-friendly environment. There is easy access to transit and affordable housing in a very desirable area. Orangevales 1996 population was approximately 34,000 in its 10.4 square miles. Orangevale is 25 miles northeast of Sacramento at an elevation of about 240 feet (above mean sea level.)