About Wilshire Square

Wilshire Square is located in the heart of Santa Ana, California, and is comprised of over 600 homes. In late 1922, just a few days before Christmas, the first lots went on sale and over 3000 trees planted in the neighborhood, with a quarter of the lots sold within the year. You will find a handful of Wilshire Square homes built in the 1920s, but most were built after the Depression in the 1930s and 1940s. Master craftsmen designed charming homes for the neighborhood in styles including Tudor, Spanish Colonial, Mediterranean, Craftsmen, and more. The tree-lined streets invite you in with plentiful Sycamore, Jacaranda, Cedars, Deodars, and Palm.

Our Story

About Wilshire Square Neighborhood

There is no formal neighborhood association for Wilshire Square and no mandatory dues. Instead neighbors organized the Wilshire Square Neighborhood group to work with each other to organize self-supporting events to bring the neighborhood together and ease tensions in our diverse community. Our monthly meetings are a chance to get to know each other, discuss issues relevant to our community, and plan for the next exciting community activity which are always free to the public. Wilshire Square Neighborhood Association also works with the city of Santa Ana to bring important updates to its residents and help residents navigate city services.

Wilshire Square Neighborhood is entirely volunteer based, with all funding sources applied to our charitable mission of lessening neighborhood tensions.

Board Members

The Wilshire Square Neighborhood board members are responsible for organizing all of the wonderful community events throughout the year. Their hard work and dedication helps bring Wilshire Square together as friends and neighbors.

  • President – Karen Marx
  • Vice President¬† – Aaron Magdaleno
  • Secretary¬†– Irma Jauregui
  • Treasurer – Scott Davidson
  • Events Chair  – Irma Jauregui

Board Participation

Participating on our volunteer board is a great way to contribute to your community and get to know your neighbors. We hold annual elections at our monthly meetings and always welcome new neighbors to help make our neighborhood a wonderful place to live.

Available positions include:

President and Vice-President (or co-chairs) are responsible for the daily operations and direction of the association, such as planning and running the monthly meetings, facilitating special guests, and working with the city on neighborhood initiatives.

Secretary is responsible for recording meeting minutes, facilitating meeting announcements such as signage and flyer distribution, and volunteer coordination.

Treasurer is responsible for financial activities of the association, including budgeting, accounting, and tax reporting.

Events Chair is responsible for event planning and coordination for association events.