Ron Holborn has been in the real estate industry for over 22 years, has been the Broker/Owner of RE/MAX North Orange County since 1988, his agency has closed over 8,000 residential and commercial real estate transactions, and he has earned RE/MAX's prestigious RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award. Being an adventurer at heart Ron loves to give back to the community and support local causes. His community involvement includes being a strong supporter of the Children's Miracle Network, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Meals on Wheels, Toys for Tots and the Fullerton Rotary.
Ron's areas of sales and expertise include pre-foreclosures, foreclosure sales, bank repossessions, 1-4 unit apartments, rental properties, probate sales, horse properties, and other real estate in Downey. Because he uses the latest technology and communication tools you'll not only find him by visiting his find him on his Downey real estate website but also on Facebook, ActiveRain, and Zillow. So whether you are looking to buy your next home in Downey or one of the surrounding areas or are wanting to sell your home here don't settle for just any real estate agent or company for your real estate needs in Orange County. Give yourself the advantage of working with the best... Ron Holborn!
The original inhabitants of Downey California were the Tongva Indians that were at home on land and in the ocean; and even though their culture is more or less eroded, there are still 1,500 members left in this region of California. This city was named after an Irish American who served as the governor of California for two years having moved to the United Sates at the tender age of 14.
The city of Downey was therefore named after it’s most beloved of governors under whose tenure the Central Pacific Railroad was formed. Also running through the area was the Southern Pacific railroad that is credited with the prosperity of certain towns and the creation of others along its route. Another development that this railroad brought is the creation of hospitals and the movement of patients from one place to the other. One of the most famous hospitals in the region is the Rancho Los Amigos Center. This particular establishment came into being in 1888 when some patients from same county hospital were relocated here. At first, this was used as a facility to house those that could otherwise not afford treatment at the bigger Los Angeles hospital; but in time, it matured into the specialized hospital it is; and although it was previously a private entity, it is now owned and run by the county of Los Angeles.
Once the patient numbers increased significantly, the hospital added to its itinerary physical and occupational therapy that saw the number of patients increase several times over. Other than the regular patients, there were those that suffered from poliomyelitis that were also sent here for therapy but one of the most significant inclusions to the hospitals was the spinal injury unit.
The Demographics of Downey read more or less like those of any other Californian city with a majority of the population being Caucasian with the only difference being the high number of Cubans and Cuban Americans. Among all the cities in the nation, Downey is credited for having the largest population of the Cubans that stands at slightly under 2%.
For individuals that like the outdoors, then Downey is one of the best locations due to the large number of activities on hand for the guests to indulge in. First and foremost, there is the Downey Museum of art that has exhibits of a local and national nature to enthrall the guests. A unique aspect to the city is the Hully Gully, a one of a kind 80's themed night club that is sure to not only entertain but thoroughly amuse the guest. Other locations that that may be of interest are the Downey Historic Center and the Anarchy Library.
As expected, this locale has more parks to offer local and guest alike than one can count with one of the best being the Wilderness Park that is right off the 605. All these attractions may be geared towards adults but the children have not been left out; and at Toon Plant, all manner of iconic figures like Batman and Tweety make Downey as interesting as ever. From architecture to a rich history that goes all the way back to the Spanish conquerors, Downey is yet another fascinating city that falls under the governorship of Arnold Schwarzenegger, an actor turned politician.