Explore Orange County
If you were to ask someone why they liked living in Orange County, California, they wouldn’t be able to give you just one answer – or at least the one answer wouldn’t be the same from person-to-person. There are a plethora of reasons why Orange County (OC) is among the most desirable places in the world to reside, so let’s just go over a FEW to whet your appetite…
Orange County is often cited as having the most enticing weather in the United States. For a majority of the year, residents of Orange County are treated to sunny, blue skies, and moderate temperatures. It rarely rains and it doesn’t snow. This is why “the weather” is the number one reason people give when asked why they chose to live in Orange County.
In addition to its stellar weather patterns, Orange County is a sought-after locale because of the myriad available recreational activities within its borders. While it is most well-known for housing the worldfamous Disneyland, it’s also home to the Old West-themed amusement park, Knott’s Berry Farm.
The entire coastline of the county is spanned with beautifully maintained public beaches, each with its own unique “beach city scene.” There are over 30 incorporated cities under the Orange County umbrella, most of which are suburban paradises, some of which are a superb combination of metropolis and suburbia.
While the county does not have a defined capitol city, many of its “hubs” have been identified by what they offer the community. Irvine, for instance, is the county’s largest business and financial hub; Anaheim is the county’s tourist hub, and Santa Ana serves as the county’s seat in government. Each of these three core OC cities house over 200,000 people.
Contrary to what the television shows “The OC,” “Laguna Beach,” and “The Real Housewives of OC” would have you believe about the county, there is an unparalleled demographic range of people who reside in Orange County. Just because the perks are worth paying for, doesn’t mean that everyone lives within the parameters of the wealthiest 2% of Americans. In reality, the characteristics of residents in OC cannot be pigeon-holed because they are far too varied.
The demographics of its residents are not the only varied thing about Orange County: geographically, the county is surrounded by the full spectrum of topography. By driving an hour in any direction, residents can reach the beach, the mountains, the desert, or the city. In ANY season snowboarders can hit the slopes, off-roaders can hit the desert, and surfers can hit shore! Year-round mild, sunny weather makes for a life of endless possibilities. So, there isn’t ONE reason why people choose to live in Orange County, but there are PLENTY of reasons to never want to leave.
If you’re interested in Orange County real estate and you’d like help exploring which OC community is right for you, we’d be happy to help.