7.3 out of 10

Orange

Ranked 36th best city in California
33.8465715111055 -117.836976750772
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  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Clean & Green
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Take a Glimpse of Yesterday at the City of Orange"

Located in Central Orange County, the City of Orange is known for preserving old homes that were constructed before 1920. Conserving these buildings is something unique to this region as most cities would have demolished these homes in the 1960s.

The City of Orange provide their people well with a wide range of public services like police, fire, emergency medical, library, parks and recreation, planning, street enhancement and lighting as well as general administration. They also provide their own water services, sanitation and refuse collection. They also help their people by providing loans that could be used for residential and commercial rehabilitation and also operate their senior citizen center with a non-profit agency.

The children at the City of Orange are served by schools operated by the Orange Unified School District. It is also home to the Santiago Canyon College and the Chapman University. The City of Orange also has a private school, the Eldorado Emerson Private School that serves their students from preschool days all through the 12th Grade.

The City of Orange also has several well reputed hospitals such as the Anaheim Memorial Medical Center, the Anaheim General Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Orange County, and the University of California, Irvine, Medical Center.

The City of Orange is home to many places of interests such as the Irvine Regional Park, the Orange County Zoo, the Irvine Park Railroad, and Santiago Oaks Regional Park. The City of Orange also is known for the Block at Orange, an outdoor shopping mall and the Plaza. The city also has a restored house museum, the Lewis Ainsworth House.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A Slice of Americana"

Old Towne is the historic district of the city of Orange. It consists of one square mile of homes, restaurants and shops, making it the largest historic district in California. The heart of Old Towne is at the intersection of Chapman Avenue and Glassell Street. The streets meet at a roundabout (a rare sight in Southern California). In the center of the roundabout is a small park called Old Town Plaza that contains a fountain, rose beds, benches and trees.

Several large antique and junk stores can be found on the streets that radiate out from Old Town Plaza. A large Army Navy Surplus Store is a popular destination, as is Watson’s Drug Store & Soda Fountain (established in 1899). There are a number of cafes, coffee shops and tea rooms that offer outdoor dining.

The homes on the streets in the Old Towne historic district reflect a variety of architectural styles, with the California bungalow being the most prevalent. Most homeowners maintain their homes and yards in pristine condition. Chapman University is located within the historic district and is an attractive addition to the community.

Old Towne Orange is a living reminder of a bygone slice of American life. It’s a fun place to explore and looks like it would also be a fun place to live.
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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