Silverado Tourism, California

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Founded in 1878, Silverado, a California Historical Landmark, is an unincorporated community in Silverado Canyon, which is located in the Santa Ana Mountains in eastern Orange County, California. Portions of the town sit on a former Mexican land grant Rancho Lomas de Santiago. Silverado is located at the boundaries of Cleveland National Forest. The area was mined for silver during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Remnants of mining operations such as the Blue Light Mine are still scattered in the area. Timber was harvested for use by the railroad. Coal was mined at the time in Carbondale. Ancient sea life fossils can be found within the sandstone cliffs in the area. During Spanish rule, the canyon was visited by Spanish explorers and was known by the name Cañada de la Madera (Timber Canyon). The town in Spain by that name bears a remarkable resemblance to Silverado. (The name Silverado is a type of Spanglish indicating a place where silver is found; a parallel formation to El Dorado.) The area enjoyed a renaissance in popularity in the 1940s as a hot springs vacation retreat, during which time hotels and restaurants prospered. A large number of weekend cabins were also built at that time. Home to a number of artists and craftsmen, the town now consists of about 2000 residents, a general store, a cafe, a public library, a church, two fire stations, a community center, and a post office. It hosts summer concerts, an annual Country Fair, and an Easter breakfast. A local landmark near Silverado is Cook's Corner, popular with motorcyclists. Torrential rains from Pacific storms in 1939, and again in 1969, washed away homes and devastated roads and bridges. The latter storm resulted in a number of flood related casualties. On October 26, 2007, the Orange County Fire Authority issued a mandatory evacuation of the area due to the Santiago Fire. In September of 2014, a fire burned approximately 1000 acres within the canyon. However, no structures were lost. Today new homes and developments from nearby urban areas are encroaching on the canyons. The largest proposed projects are by the Irvine Company, which plans to build two developments stretching along Santiago Canyon Road from Jamboree Road past Irvine Lake.

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Is Silverado in United States on your travel bucket list? This online travel guide is all you need to have before planning your trip. A gripping city on its own right, Palm Springs also deserves a visit. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Palm Springs for its bountiful attractions like Universal Studios, Santa Monica Pier, The Griffith Observatory on your trip to Silverado. Also, to reach Silverado, you'll have to take a flight to Palm Springs; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A holiday in Silverado can generally be of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Silverado*

  • Pollution Statistics in Silverado

    Know the pollution level of Silverado before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 39.29 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 21.43 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 28.57 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 21.43 (Low)
  • Silverado: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Silverado for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Silverado.

    • Burglary and Theft 14.39 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 13.64 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 14.39 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 22.73 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 15.91 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 12.12 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 20.45 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 91.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 10.48 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 18.94 (Very Low)
  • Living in Silverado - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Silverado is 207.29 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 81.75 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 96.4 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 35.63 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 21.3 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 83.88 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 78.18 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.29 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 130.24 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Silverado

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Silverado

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 46.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 84.09 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 53.37 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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