Garden Grove is located in northern Orange County and has an approximate population of 166,075 people. Garden Grove is home to a large Vietnamese-American community, which forms the northern edge of Orange County's Little Saigon. The Government of Free Vietnam (in exile) is headquartered in Garden Grove. The city also has a significant Korean-American community. The late '70s and '80s is when the bulk of the Asian populations began to inhabit Garden Grove.
Aside from its diverse population, Garden Grove is known outside of Southern California as the home of Robert H. Schuller's Crystal Cathedral, a Christian megachurch made out of 10,000 rectangular panes of glass which form a four-pointed star. The church broadcasts its services around the world on a television show called The Hour of Power.
Harbor Boulevard is the place to go as a tourist or resident looking for a booming entertainment spot. The area is served by nine high rise hotels, as well as numerous dining and nightlife establishments. Popular restaurants in Garden Grove include Five Feet Anaheim (Asian/eclectic cuisine), Lafayette (French cuisine), Buca di Beppo (Italian cuisine) and Yoshinoya West, Inc. (Japanese cuisine), to name a few. Garden Grove also has a thriving theater arts scene. The city is home to three stage theaters (the Garden Grove Playhouse, the Gem Theater and the Festival Amphitheater), which present many shows throughout the year, including the Shakespeare Festival each summer.