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When visiting the Brea Anaheim California area keep in mind that Sunset Magazine named Brea one of the five best places to live in the Western United States. With that in mind you can assume that Brea's mild climate and scenic location is a draw to travelers. The average highs in Brea California are in the 80s and in the 60s for the lowest temperatures. Of course there are times when it will get hotter of colder, but it is rare. Brea got its beginning as a crude oil production city. When the oil production slowed it became one of the leaders in citrus production. Known for its orange and lemon groves. In the Downtown Brea area is the Brea Mall. It is the most important retail center in town. However, there is a 50 mile area that the city has recently redeveloped. It is centered on Brea Boulevard and Birch Street and offers many opportunities for shopping and entertainment. It houses movie theaters, a live comedy club, sidewalk cafe's and a weekly farmer's market. Another thing that sets Brea apart from the other city's in Orange County is its extensive public art program. There are over 140 works of art located throughout the city. Nationwide, the program has been used as a model and inspiration.