A stone's throw away from the hustle of LA is the contrasting beachside lifestyle of Orange County, or "the OC" as its commonly known. Residential apartment living in Orange County is more laid back than its neighbor to the north, making it an ideal settlement for families and those wanting a more relaxed community experience while not sacrificing in quality or lifestyle.
Boasting glorious beaches that stretch more than 40 miles, to live in Orange County is to experience the true Southern California way of life. Quaint seaside towns and their inland suburban neighbors enjoy a Mediterranean climate year round, meaning some of your toughest choices will be whether to grab your board and hit the surf or grab your golf clubs and get out on the fairways. If you're among those who's adventures are relegated to the weekend, you'll love the OC's vast freeway system for commuting around the county. You're never too far from the 5 or the 405!
In northern OC, Anaheim shines at the home of Disneyland, Downtown Disney, and Disney's California adventure with unparalleled attractions. It also boasts an emerging culinary scene. In mid-county, Irvine is marked with an array of highly regarded schools, colleges, and universities, while the nearby Orange County areas of La Habra, Buena Park, and Tustin also feature great support for education, further complimenting the family living environment. Buena Park takes it up a notch though, having been a finalist in USA Today's "Most Fun Small Town in America", it's an area that is home to the nation's first theme park, Knott's Berry Farm, which features over 165 rides, shows, and attractions.. The "Halloween Haunt" is a don't miss for locals.
Just south of Anaheim is Orange, the county's namesake, with it's historic homes and treelined streets. Right off the 5 and 22 freeways, the center of Orange is the Orange Circle, a historic district bustling with new shopping, dining, and nightlife. In south OC, you'll find the county's most notable beach communities like Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and San Clemente. Each as vibrant as the next, these beach towns add significant interest to their more suburban neighbors. One such neighborhood, Ladera Ranch, reaps the benefits of beach living while capitalizing on the views from it's inland topography and the convenience of a master planned community.