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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Pleasant Town Where Everyone Feels Home"

Yet another census designated region within the county of Orange, Rossmoor is an area with a population over 10,000 people as of July 2007. This region has people with salaries as high as a median household income of over $110,000. The cost of living here is also considered very high with an index value of about 143.1.

The residents of Rossmoor are also very highly educated. 95% of their people have at least completed a high school degree. About 48% have even finished a bachelor’s degree or higher. They also have a very low unemployment rate of less than 3%.

The residents of Rossmoor have their medical needs taken care of primarily at the Los Alamitos Medical Center, the Tri-City Regional Medical Center and the Community Hospital of Long Beach. Rossmoor is also located near several universities and colleges like the California State University, Long Beach, Cypress College, Long Beach City College and many more.

The region of Rossmoor has been served effectively by the Rossmoor Homeowners Association. This non-profit group has served the needs of this neighborhood in the Orange County for more than 50 years. They not only tend to the needs of their residents by organizing neighborhood watches, but also bond the people together as a community with fun events like Family Fun Days and Scholarship Contests and other writing competitions.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Great Town, Good People"

An elite neighborhood within the Newport Beach of Southern California, San Joaquin Hills used to be a census designated region up till 2002. This is a great location with high earning residents, valuable houses and a great environment.

The median household income of this region, with a population of over 3000 as of 2008, is over $130,000. This almost exceeds the national median value by two times. Their house or condominium value is also exceptionally more than the state average. While the state estimated median house value is over $460,000 those within the San Joaquin Hills average at about $1,450,000. The houses are much newer when compared to the average age of a house within the state of California. The cost of living in San Joaquin Hills is also much higher, with an index value of 162.6.

The residents of San Joaquin Hills are also very well educated with over 98% of them having completed a high school education or more. In fact, nearly 30% of those over the age of 25 possess a graduate or professional degree. San Joaquin Hills is also closely located to many colleges and universities like the Fullerton College, California State University, Fullerton, the Southern California campus of the University of Phoenix and many more.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Beautiful Neighborhood also known as Tustin Foothills"

Known as North Tustin prior to 2005, Tustin Foothills is regarded as a census designated area and act as a community that is self-governing. This region is the biggest census designated area in all of Orange County. Maintained by a non-profit organization called the Foothill Communities Association, some of the separate independent communities that exist within North Tustin are Cowan Heights, East Tustin, Lemon Heights, North Tustin, Panorama Heights, and Red Hill.

The region of North Tustin has residents who earn a median annual household income of over $95,000. The people here are also highly educated where 95% of those who are 25 and above possess a high school degree or higher.

The children of this neighborhood attend schools that are governed by the Tustin Unified School District, which also serves the children in the City of Tustin. This school district is considered one of the best in the country when it comes to fast-tracked learning. North Tustin is also closely located to higher education institutions and universities. Some of these include the Chapman University, Santa Ana College, Irvine Valley College, California State University, Fullerton and many more.

In conclusion, Tustin Foothills or North Tustin is a nice region where the median household salary and home values exceed that of state average. The rate of unemployment is also maintained low and remains below the state’s average.
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  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Nice neighborhood"

Referred with several names like Anaheim West, Anaheim Island and the Garza Island, Anaheim Island is comprised of many independent neighborhoods that are situated in the northwestern portion of the County of Orange in Southern California. This region was set up between the years of 1910 and 1960. Local residents also call it the “Gaza Strip”.

Some of the prominent neighborhoods within the Anaheim Island are the La Colonia Independencia, one that has about 1700 people. This region has many families who have called this neighborhood home for generations. Thus they have a close bond and sense of identity and pride with this region. Sherwood Forest is comprised of 206 homes that were constructed in 1955. These homes take up about 95 acres of land space and has this neighborhood bounded by Brookhurst Street, Gilbert Street, Orange Avenue and Ball Road on all sides. Some other neighborhoods include the West Anaheim, Southwest Anaheim, Rustic Lane and Mac Island.

The neighborhoods within the Anaheim Island are served by the schools operated by a few school districts – namely Magnolia, Anaheim City and Anaheim Union High School District. They can access 2 libraries – the Anaheim Public Library and the Stanton section of the Orange County Public Library.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Nice town with great architecture"

Talega is a tract housing project within San Clemente in Orange County. This area began to be built in 1999. Talega has 2 elementary schools, 1 middle school and a golf course. The schools are run by the Capistrano Unified District. Once construction is complete, Talega would have about 3500 homes of all sorts. Home to 9000 people, most of the units within Talega are tract houses that are made into apartments or condominiums. This region is also home to a project that caters to the needs of residents with a low income, allowing them to share major facilities and pols. Talega does not have any full custom homes.

The homes in Talega are mainly built based on the Spanish and Tuscan architecture and are considered one of the most original, luxurious and exquisite ones situated along the coast of California. The people of Talega also have access to over 2000 acres of open land, trails, a nature preserve and excellent sports clubs for swimming and athletics.

The families in Talega generally a very active and healthy lifestyle that are involved in a lot of physical activities and sports fun like biking and hiking. This is facilitated even more with the Talega Swim and Athletic Club, Liberty Park and the 18-hole Fred Couples Signature golf course situated within the Talega Golf Club. The children enjoy school at the K-8 facilities that are situated within Talega.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Great Part of Lake Forest"

Previously a census designated region, Portola Hills became a part of Lake Forest in Southern California in the year 2000. The people of Portola Hills have a much higher salaries than the average Californian. When compared to a state median household income of just over $60,000, the people in this region earn a median household income of over $115,000. The people residing at Portola Hills are also well educated where more than 97% of them have completed a high school education or more.

This is also a well off community with an unemployment rate and renting rate that is way below the state average. It also is regarded as a location with a high cost of living. The cost of living index here is 127.2, which is higher than the national average of 100.

Portola Hills has many kinds of housings that come in the forms of Condominiums, Townhouses, Semi Detached Houses, and Detached Houses. This region is also the home to 2 club houses that come with their own swimming pools, gymnasiums, ball courts and playgrounds.

The children of Portola Hills go to school at Portola Hills Elementary. This was deemed a California Distinguished School in the year 2002. They also attend other schools operated by the Saddleback Valley Unified School District.

Points of Interests situated around Portola Hills include Arden - The Helena Modjeska Historic House and Gardens, Heritage Hill Historical Park and the Hamilton Oaks Vineyard.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Elite neighborhood in Newport Beach"

Newport Coast is an elite community that is found on the southern side of Newport Beach, California. Currently annexed as a part of Newport Beach, this Orange County neighborhood used to be a census designated location till 2001. Planned and developed by the Irvine Company, this neighborhood has many types of homes that go from studio apartments to giant mansions that overlook the ocean.

The residents of Newport Coast fulfill their daily needs and enjoy the facilities provided at the main Newport Beach city in Southern California. The children are educated under the Newport Mesa Unified School District. They also have the Newport Beach Public Library situated in close proximity.

The cost of living in Newport Coast is regarded to be high. In December 2009, this was indexed to be around 168, which is extremely higher than the national average of 100. This is also a region with a very small population density of about 390 people per square mile. The median household income of the residents of Newport Coast is over $200,000 and is high compared to the Californian average of over $60,000.

Some points of interest within Newport Coast include Pelican Hills, Newport Aquatic Center, Newport Harbor Nautical Museum and Newport Theatre Arts Center. Other neighboring points of interests include the Balboa Island and Fashion Island Shopping Mall.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Rich Gated Community"

A small community within Dana Point, Monarch Beach is a rich gated community in Orange County. It is well known for the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel and St. Regis. Monarch Beach is situated very near Dana Point and Laguna Niguel in Orange County, California. Monarch Beach is a great tourist spot that also has some residential regions.

The residents of this elite gated community enjoy the luxuries of living close to the beach. This community is also well known for their level of safety and the quality education their public schools offer. Monarch Beach is also renowned for its very relaxing and athletic environment that everyone enjoys with comfort throughout Dana Point in Orange County. Residents of Monarch Beach enjoy the services at the nearby Dana Point Library and go to Laguna Niguel for their shopping needs.

Monarch Beach is also the home to one of the best golf courses in all of Southern California, The Links. It is also famous for the excellent services provided at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Golf Course. Visitors to this beach resort and golf course could not experience such a mix of nature’s beauty and challenging golf games in one place. Here, the golf links have been designed with the Scottish traditions in mind and is very unique.

Annual events held in this exquisite region include whale watching excursions that start off at the Dana Point Harbor, the Festival of Whales in March and the Sunset Jazz at the St. Regis in April. In summer, one could enjoy the Pageant of the Masters, the San Clemente Ocean Festival and the Art-A-Fair Festival around the Monarch Beach region.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Nice part of Lake Forest"

A neighborhood that is now a part of Lake Forest city in the Orange County, Foothill Ranch used to be a census designated region. This neighborhood is well known for being the headquarters of many established firms like Kaiser Aluminum, Wet Seal, ProBoards and more. The Saddleback Church is also located within the neighborhood of Foothill Ranch.

The median household income for the residents of this neighborhood is about $89,000. The medical needs for the people of Foothill Ranch are served by the Children’s Hospital at Mission and the Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center. Children from this neighborhood attend schools run by the Saddleback Unified School District. Foothill Ranch is also home to the Fulbright Montessori Academy, a private school that serves children from preschool all the way through the first grade. Foothill Ranch has their branch of the Orange County Public Library. The Foothill Ranch Library is reputed for having a large selection of books, a section dedicated to the young adults, children’s story tower and a study area.

Places of interest along the Foothill Ranch include the Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park and the Heritage Hill Historic Park. Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park consist of acres of canyons, rock structures and hills that create an amazing view for all the hikers, cyclists to be mesmerized in and enjoy. This park is also great for equestrian activities and also has their own interpretative center. Here one could learn more about the natural and cultural history of the park. Heritage Hill Historic Park is made up of four ancient buildings through which guided tours are provided to talk about the history of the Saddleback region.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Private neighborhood in Rancho Santa Margarita"

Dove Canyon is situated on the eastern side of Rancho Santa Margarita. This is a private residential neighborhood that has about 1200 homes. There are about 5000 people living here and they are mostly upper middle class residents of the County of Orange in Southern California. The children of Dove Canyon attend schools that are run by the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. Residents take care of their shopping needs at the Shops at the Mission Viejo and the Laguna Hills Mall.

Within this community, one can find a reservoir, shopping complex, children’s park, tennis courts, swimming pools and also a Jack Nicklaus signature golf club. Dove Canyon also houses a horse trail that goes on till the end of Sycamore Canyon. They could stay on the trails and proceed into the neighboring private community of Coto de Caza. Other places of interest within Dove Canyon include the Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park and the Wagon Wheel Park Bike Trails.

Dove Canyon proudly organizes several community events on an annual basis. Some of these events are the Annual Dove Dash and Pancake Breakfast in March, Boo Bash around Halloween and the Holiday in the Park in December. During the Annual Dove Dash, families enjoy a delicious breakfast together after a nice run or walk around Dove Canyon. Boo Bash is a fun Halloween event filled with games, good and even a kid’s costume competition. Santa visits Dove Canyon in the park during the Holiday in the Park event. This event also has many fun filled activities and lots of foods and refreshments.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Elite Gated Community"

Coto de Caza is an elite gated private community within the County of Orange in California. This is a census designated location that is based on the costliest and oldest planned community the Orange County has ever designed. The term “Coto de Caza” means Hunting Reserve in Spanish and signifies that this region is a private place.

The people at Coto de Caza earn a median household income of over $135,000. They fulfill their shopping needs at the neighboring cities like Rancho Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo, Las Flores and Ladera Ranch. Their children mostly study in schools under the Capistrano Unified School District that are located within a close distance to this private neighborhood. Most of this region is made up of tract homes, with a few exceptions along the off skirts of the main streets.

Coto de Caza is also known for the Thomas F. Riley Wildnerness Park. This park is open to the general public, weather permitting, and surrounds the border of this private community along the northern, southern and eastern sides. This park is well reputed for their wild mountain lion population. It is also well known for its having a wide variety of wildlife plants and animals, oak groves and sycamores. Visitors to this Wilderness Park can enjoy hours of fun taking part in equestrian activities, biking and hiking. Also located within this park is a nature center, which also provides outdoor education for the local school students and community groups. This park is managed and maintained by the Orange County Parks.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Lovely Beach Region"

An affluent neighborhood within the city of Newport Beach, Corona del Mar is located on the side of San Joaquin Hills that faces the sea. It is widely known for their great beaches such as the Crystal Cove State Park and their very own State Beach. This city is also well known for their tide pools, astonishing views by the Cliffside and lovely village styled stores.

The older regions of Corona del Mar are made up of separate single family homes that are located within close proximities. These houses are mostly situated by the Pacific Coast Highway and display many types of architecture. The newer areas in Harbor View Hills are made up of ranch homes that are by the astounding oceanic view.

The median income of households in Corona del Mar is over $120,000. The children attend schools that are operated by the Newport Mesa Unified School District. Corona Del Mar also has their own private high school. The Sage Hill School is a private school that provides their children with small classrooms, good education, training and extra-curricular activities. They also extensively provide college prep classes to prepare their students for the next level. The people of Corona del Mar also can enjoy the services of the Newport Beach Public Library.

Corona del Mar is also well known for the Sherman Library and Gardens. You can have some family fun at “Big Corona” or enjoy some quiet time at the small tide pools in “Little Corona”. Corona del Mar is also a great location for snorkeling, scuba diving and swimming.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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
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"Great City by the Ocean"

Also known as Balboa, the Balboa Peninsula is a neighborhood that is part of the Newport Beach City in Orange County. This region is primarily used for residential and commercial purposes. Most of the business stores are situated along the Balboa Boulevard, when they intersect with the Pacific Coast Highway, McFadden Place and Main Street. This Peninsula encloses the Newport harbor and the surrounding islands and works as a jetty in this region.

Education is provided in Balboa under the Newport Mesa Unified School District. The people of Balboa are served by the Newport Beach Public Library which is famed for their special nautical collection that talks about a community who is passionate of their nautical history. The nearest hospital for this neighborhood is the Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian.

Some historical landmarks in Balboa include the Balboa Pavilion, the Balboa Theater and the Balboa Inn. These buildings are known to have existed since 1906, and in the 1920s respectively. Balboa is also well known for their boardwalk. One could walk, bike or skate along the Balboa Boardwalk and greet Mother Nature and the astounding sights at the Newport Harbor.

Other points of interests one could enjoy in and around Balboa are the Balboa Fun Zone, Pavilion, Balboa Pier, Newport Pier and Balboa Island Ferry. One could enjoy whale watching, sport fishing and spa treatments all around Balboa. Along with the Balboa Island Ferry, the OC Cruiser also provides one with great service to commute around the Newport Beach and connects between hotels, these posts of interest and shopping areas.

Balboa –a nice neighborhood that greets the ocean every morning.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Nice place to live in"

Tustin Ranch is a posh community located within the city of Tustin in Orange County. In 1982, the Irvine Company decided to build this planned community on a property that used to be a part of the Irvine Ranch. This project was approved by the County of Orange in 1986 and thus the Tustin Ranch was born and became a part of the City of Tustin in Southern California.

Tustin Ranch was planned to hold 7000 homes ranging from apartments to big mansions that would cater to the needs of the diverse population in Orange County. The children attend schools operated by the Tustin Unified School District. The Beckman High School, located in Irvine is also highly patronized by the residents of Tustin Ranch.

The communities in Tustin Ranch would find themselves surrounded by the Tustin Ranch Golf Course. Deemed as the Finest Course in the Orange County, this 196 acre land goes through the foothills of these Tustin Ranch communities and is decorated with many artificial lakes.

Tustin Ranch lies in close proximity to the Tustin Market Place. This large shopping complex with 120 stores and restaurants is a significant shopping region for those who live in Tustin Ranch. The Tustin Market place is an outdoor styled shopping region that can fulfill their grocery, household and shopping needs.
The Tustin Auto Center is conveniently located by the I-5 freeway and is the next biggest auto mall to the Cerritos Auto Square. Home to over 20 prestigious car dealerships, this auto center sells over 200 cars daily and holds over 5000 cars at any one time. The Tustin Auto Center is known to be one of the biggest income sources for Tustin.

In all, Tustin Ranch is a great residential area to call home.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"If You Love Horses, You will Love Yorba Linda"

Situated in the northeastern side of the Orange County, Yorba Linda is a very well-to-do community and also known as one of the richest cities in the United States. Being the birth place of Richard Nixon, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is one of the most prominent spots in this city.

What set this city apart from the rest are their large lots for residential homes and their horse trails. Yorba Linda loves horses and therefore you would find plenty of ways to enjoy some equestrian fun in this city. Apart from their very well kept horse trails, you would also find three arenas that are top notch in quality. Residents and visitors can also enjoy the hiking and biking trails that line through this city.

In 2005, Yorba Linda was named the 21st best place to live in US by CNN. Yorba Linda is also known for their highly paid residents who earn six figure incomes as a norm. The median household income in this city is over $120,000.

The two commercial zoned regions in this city are the Savi Ranch and an office park. The Savi Ranch is home to many retail store of all nature. There are also many smaller shopping centers and thousands of businesses that contribute to the economic success of this region.

Children attend school under the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District. Many schools within this district are the proud recipients of the California Distinguished School award. They also have their own brand new high school - The Yorba Linda High school was opened to students in fall 2009. Also a plan to construct a private high school has been underway since 2009.

Apart from the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, other points of interest in Yorba Linda are the Black Gold Golf Club, the Susanna Bixby Ranch House and Museum and the Yorba Linda Spotlight Theater.
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
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"Nice Town with good ethnic richness"

A city founded in 1870, Westminster became part of the Orange County in 1957. This city used to be part of a tri city area that included Barber City and Midway City. Now the region known as Westminster is a combined area of Barber City and Westminster.

Westminster is also known as the capital of Vietnamese abroad. This is because a significant proportion of them came into the city of Westminster as refugees in the 1970s and settled in an area known as Little Saigon. Westminster is also the proud recipient of the All-America City Award in 1996.

The annual median household income of the people of Westminster is about $50,000. Education is provided by four different school districts, namely the Westminster, Garden Grove, Ocean View and Huntington Beach Union High School Districts. It also holds another branch of the Orange County Public Library. This branch is known for its large collection of Asian materials. They also provide services for their visually impaired members. They do so with their Kurzweil Reading Machine, Braille Library and a good set of large print books.

Some points of interest in the City of Westminster include the Liberty Skateboard Park, Little Saigon and the Westminster Mall. Liberty Skateboard Park is Westminster’s first and aims to provide a free skateboard region for their people to skateboard in a safe zone. Little Saigon provides apparels, foods and services to the unique Asian population within this region. This is a great spot for those who wish to experience the Asian cultures and culinary styles. Westminster Mall is a great shopping mall that comprises some of the bigger stores like JCPenny and Sears and also a few boutiques. This mall is aimed to cater to the shopping needs of everyone in the reion.

Westminster also has their own Community Theatre and is home to the Blakey Historical Park and Museum and Vietnam War Memorial.
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"Luxurious and Safe Town"

Villa Park is located in the northern side of the Orange County and is known for having the smallest population amongst all the cities within the County of Orange in California.

Villa Parks has about 2000 houses and is a city that is categorized primarily for single family homes. There is one shopping center called the Village Park Towne Center that fulfills their grocery and daily needs. This town center is also home to their City Hall.

This high end community comes with homes that mostly have their own pools or tennis courts and thus does not have any public parks. Villa Park is well known for their winding streets and minimal sidewalks. This town is filled with trees and plants that add a very serene and lovely atmosphere to this city.

The children of Villa Park attend schools operated by the Orange Unified School District. The median annual household income here is over $116,000. Villa Park is also reputed for being a safe town with a low crime rate. This makes it an even more attractive town to live in. Villa Park also houses one division of the Orange County Public Library.

Annual events organized by the people of Villa Park include the City Picnic where the families of Villa Park gather to enjoy a fun day at the Irvine Regional Park. This Picnic is filled with fun games, music and food. Also in early December, they welcome the holiday season with the Great Inland Boat Parade and Holiday Celebration. Here there is a proud parade of decorated yachts, boats and horse wagons. One could then enjoy the tree lighting ceremony.
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"The City of Trees"

Located next to Santa Ana, Tustin is a town in the Orange County that was revered as one of the 25 towns in America to live well in the year 2009, according to Forbes. Tustin is also sometimes referred to as the City of the Trees.

Tustin is indeed a great town to live in where commute is rather simple and everything lies within a close proximity. The households in Tustin earn a median annual income of over $55,000. Children can obtain good education through the Tustin Unified School District. The Tustin High School is known for its achievement as being one of California’s Distinguished Schools. This high school is also known for its very strong school program – the Model United Nations program. More than half their students who go on and pursue a university degree pursue one at the University of California, Irvine situated near the City of Tustin.

Although Tustin has become an urbanized town, they still retain a part of their history at the Old Town Tustin that houses ancient buildings that go back to the 1880s. This region is still filled with all the trees, just like it used to be in the past. Also three of the original sycamores still live and flourish in this historic portion of the City of Trees.

Some points of interests in Tustin include the Tustin Historical Walk, Marconi Automotive Museum and the Tustin Museum. You can also find the Tustin Ranch Golf Club in Tustin. Shoppers can enjoy a great shopping spree and get everything on their list at the Enderle Center, the Tustin Market Place and the District in Tustin. These shopping regions aim to serve your family’s daily wants and needs. It is also a great experience to shop at these and enjoy a day out to relax or be with your family.

The City of Tustin also has a great branch of the Orange County Public Library. This newly refurbished library is a great galore of books, reading and learning materials for everyone –young and old. They also host many events such as story times, reading sessions and other events that are of interest to kids, youths and adults. The City of Tustin’s Parks and Recreations also host a wide range of classes and courses that enrich everyone in the city – from the toddlers to the seniors. These classes are easily available to everyone and enjoyed by them all.
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"A small town with great people"

Stanton is situated in the northwestern region of Orange County. The residents of this city enjoy a small town feeling while surrounded by a closely knitted community. This city is a proud part of the Orange County that aims to achieve their motto, “Community Pride and Forward Vision”. This is a great city that encourages creativity, growth and a sense of community togetherness, identity and pride. They create this bond and happiness amongst their people by constantly enhancing their residential and commercial regions and constantly improving the city for their people. The City of Stanton is bordered by Cypress, Anaheim and Garden Grove.

Households in Stanton earn an annual median income of about $39,000. Their biggest employers include CR&R and Sams Club. The children of Stanton attend schools operated by the Garden Grove Unified School District and Anaheim Union High School District. It also houses a private school. Stanton also has a branch of the Orange County Public Library, where people get to read volumes of books and enjoy community activities such as children’s story time, craft classes and tutoring services. Stanton also helps their children learn through the Orange County Children’s Theatre and the Future Scientists and Engineers of America Organizations.

Stanton also has great parks that have been recently upgraded. They have also opened some new parks such as the Veterans Memorial, Pocket and Harry M. Dotson Parks. Many of these parks come with facilities that can be used by the people of Stanton – old and young. Stanton is also home to the Adventure City that has ride and shows catering to children under the age of 12.

There are three main annual events one can’t miss in Stanton – Summerfest, Halloween Fait and Christmas in the City. Families in Stanton never fail to enjoy these three events at any cost. Summerfest comes with carnival rides, music, food and fun. Halloween Fair has games that children could participate in and win candy and a costume contest. Santa comes to town at the Christmas in the City event.
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"Excellent Retirement Community"

Found in the western corner of the County of Orange in Southern California, Seal Beach is known for one of the first planned gated retirement community, the Leisure World, which houses about 9000 residents. It also has a small gated community called the Surfside Colony. The many neighborhoods within Seal Beach are the Old Town that comprises of the oceanic part of the Pacific Coast Highway, the Hill, which is the neighborhood on the northern side of the PCH, the College Park West, a small neighborhood that borders Long Beach and the College Park East, another small one that borders the Garden Grove region.

Households in the Seal Beach region earn a median income of about $42,000. The biggest employer in Seal Beach is the Boeing Company. Boeing Homeland Security & Services and Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems also have their headquarters based in the Seal Beach. The children of Seal Beach attend schools managed by the Los Alamitos School District.

Seal Beach is also known for their many recreational points of interest and cultural events. The Red Car Museum on Electric Avenue features the restored version of the Pacific Electric Railway Red Car. These used to run through the Seal Beach, and one could travel from the Los Angeles County to the Newport Beach on these red car trolleys. Seal Beach also houses the Bay Theater and the National Wildlife Refuge.

Seal Beach also has a wooden pier that is regarded as the second longest in all of California. This pier is greatly known to be used for fishing and sightseeing. Seal Beach is also a great spot for surfers. It is also close to the training grounds of the US Men and Women Olympic water polo teams.

Seal Beach organizes annual events such as the Lions Club Pancake Breakfast in April and the Fish Fry event in July. The people here have also been conducting the Rough Water Swim event on the same weekend as the Fish Fry since the 1960s. Seal Beach has also known to sponsor several events like car shows, concerts and Christmas Parades. They also host the Kite Festival in September.
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"Good Freeway Access"

Santa Ana is the most populated city amongst the cities in Orange County. It is also known to have the 4th most dense population amongst cities with over 300,000 people. Located in the Santa Ana River, this city also lends its name to the Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) that runs through the city.

Santa Ana has a few well-defined districts. The downtown region is home to retail stores and residential homes and also houses the Santa Ana Civic Center, a central hub for many administrative buildings. The Midtown region has many points of interest such as the Bowers Museum, Discovery Science Center and the Main Place Mall.

The newly upcoming Metro east currently has a few office buildings and the Santa Ana Zoo. However, this region is expected to be developed into a multi-purpose region. The southern portion of Santa Ana is known as part of the South Coast Metro region and is shared with the city of Costa Mesa. This region is known for the world famed South Coast Plaza and many high-rise buildings.

The children at Santa Ana attend schools operated by the Santa Ana Unified School District that has several elementary, middle and high schools. It also has 5 special schools and a charter school. Santa Ana also has their own community college, the Santa Ana College, the California Coast University and the Orange branch of the Art Institute of California.

The median household income of this city is about $43,000. Santa Ana holds the corporate headquarters for many well-known companies like American Corporation, Wahoo’s Fish Taco, the Orange County Register and many more.

Santa Ana is also well known for their many parks and recreational spots. They have over 35 parks and 15 recreational centers. Santa Ana also has their own zoo that is known for notable for their monkeys and animals indigenous to the regions of Central and South America.
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"Where History Lives"

San Juan Capistrano is an amazing community in the Southern Orange County that has been preserving the history of the Native Americans. The architecture of the homes and other buildings here has a resemblance of the Spanish culture. This city is the home to a wide range of housing types, all the way from those built before 1900 to 10 million dollar homes in gated communities.

The children in the San Juan Capistrano attend schools operated by the Capistrano Unified School District. They also have some Christian private schools and also have 2 private schools that go from the kindergarten levels through the 8th grade.

San Juan Capistrano is very well known for its Mission San Juan Capistrano and also for other points of interest such as the Trabuco Creek and the Los Rios District. The Mission San Juan Capistrano functions as a monument of the diverse cultural history of the state of California. This great point of attraction celebrates and acknowledges the Native American, Spanish, Mexican and European culture that has defined California to the wonderful state that it has become today.

Visitors to this Mission can enjoy a nice walk and be surrounded by thick green gardens, lovely antique fountains, hearing the sounds of old bells and looking at the worn out path. They could catch a glimpse at how the ancestors lived and appreciate all that they have done so we could enjoy the life we do today. The highlights of this mission are the Sierra Chapel, Padres Quarters and the Great Stone Church.
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"City with Gorgeous Ocean View"

San Clemente in the Orange County is known for their magnificent ocean view, gorgeous climate and great Spanish Colonial Architecture. As you drive down the I-5 towards San Diego, you would certainly get mesmerized by the ocean view that you see ahead. It is certainly a challenge to keep your eyes on the road through this stretch.

The main attraction in this gorgeous city is their beach – filled with peace, solitude, cleanliness and an amazing scenic view. One could enjoy a walk down their white sandy beaches any time of the year. A few miles away from the San Clemente State Beach, you can find the San Clemente Pier. This pier is a favorite amongst the locals and the tourists. This is a great place where you can enjoy a great fish cuisine while sitting in the sun and absorbing the marvelous seaside view. San Clemente is a great town that is still holding on to the historic feeling of an Old Spanish Village by the sea side. Take a nice stroll down Avenida Del Mar and visit their wide range of stores that go from boutiques to antique stores and cafes. This is a fun place to visit while in San Clemente. They also hold weekly farmers markets and many crafts fair that attracts visitors from all over Southern California.

San Clemente also provides their residents with great schools that are well known for their modern educational programs and are operated by the Capistrano Unified School District. The residents of San Clemente have access to both public and private schools that serves the educational needs from preschool all the way to high school. The San Clemente Hospital and Medical Center has been serving this city for more than 25 years. This hospital is known for receiving the highest level of accreditation for their exceptionally good patient care.

In all, San Clemente is a great town for their residents and visitors. Their residents enjoy a quality life by the side of the ocean and their visitors can enjoy a quick getaway in a quiet old town while basking in the sun.
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"Spectacular Town by the Rolling Hills"

One of youngest cities in the Orange County, Rancho Santa Margarita is a small planned town that is situated on the rolling hills. Most of this town is comprised of a few homeowner associates such as the Rancho Santa Margarita Landscape and Recreation Corporation, Dove Canyon, Robinson Ranch and Rancho Cielo.

Schools in Rancho Santa Margarita are operated by the Saddleback Valley and Capistrano Unified School District. The Mission Renaissance provides fine art classes for people of all ages. They can obtain lessons that help them learn the fine techniques of art and crafts.

Rancho Santa Margarita has many natural recreational parks like the O’Neill Regional Park, Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park and the Starr Ranch Sanctuary. The Starr Ranch Sanctuary provides educational and research opportunities to their young members who are over the age of 7.

Rancho Santa Margarita also has their own skate park that is open to the public all week long and is open for free to their public. One could also enjoy exciting days at the Spa Gregorie’s for families. This is a unique spot where they have spa programs and activities for the whole family. Some of these activities include a mother and daughter spa event and even a Mother and Toddler Yoga Sessions. Rancho Santa Margarita is also home to the Tijera Creeks Golf Club, which is situated very near the John Wayne Airport and is known to host many reputable events like the Women's Pac-10 Championships and the Men's and Women's Big West Championships.
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"Safe and Caring City"

Situated in the northern portion of the Orange County, the city of Placentia aims to be safe and good for families to live in, with great public services and one that encourages highest standards of community life. Their government aims to optimize their resources and provide quality and honest service to their people.

The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District operates the public schools in the city of Placentia. The Placentia-Linda Hospital, St Jude Medical Center and the Anaheim Memorial Medical Center provide for the medical needs of the people of Placentia.

Placentia is also home to the Sunnycrest Chalet, a family owned senior and assisted living center. This is run by a team of very dedicated and loving people who care for each and every one living in the center. This center is away from the hustle of the main town by close enough in proximity to stores and shopping centers.

Placentia is well known for their Historic George Key Ranch. This ranch was one of the biggest ranches that had the original Sunkist Groves. At this ranch, one could find a museum filled with farming equipment and other mementos that relate to growing oranges. At this ranch, one could find an orange grove that is still operating.
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  • Shopping Options 5/5
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"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.
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"The City For Fun, Sports and Arts"

If you enjoy the beach, sports, arts and cultural activities, then Newport Beach is the place for you. Found along the coasts of the Orange County, this city is known for their great housing and shopping facilities, great schools and for being a strong community for business owners. It surrounds the Newport Bay, which is not only home to more than 9000 boats, but also where people enjoy some great aquatic fun with activities like fishing, surfing and swimming.

Newport Beach became part of the Orange County in 1906 and was deemed the richest US city in 2010. Newport Beach is indeed known as one of the richest communities in California. This is based on their steadily growing property values and improving median family income. More than a quarter of the households within Newport Beach is known to have an annual income of more than $200 000.

Newport Beach is also known for the Fashion Island Mall and the Newport Pier. One could find many recreational regions there like the Big Canyon Country Club and the Balboa Fun Zone. You can also enjoy a relaxing stroll along the Newport Pier and Balboa Pier. For those who enjoy museums, Newport Beach is home to the Orange County Museum of Art and the Newport Sports Museum. It also has many golf courses and the Newport Aquatic Center.

Newport Beach is famed for their lively beaches like those on the Balboa Peninsula, the State Beach at Corona Del Mar Beach and the Crystal Cove State Park. You can also get to the Catalina Island from the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach.

Newport Beach is a great affluent town with good homes, schools, and economy for their residence and also a wonderful getaway place for fun and recreation for its visitors.
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"Safe City in the OC"

Located on the Saddle back Valley in southern Orange County, Mission Viejo is widely known for being a safe city for all their residents and visitors. A Morgan Quitno survey taken in 2007 deemed that Mission Viejo was the safest city in the whole of the United States. In 2009, CQ Press named Mission Viejo the safest city in California and the third safest city in the US.

Mission Viejo is widely known for being one of the largest planned cities that aimed to provide their people with everything they need to lead a good suburban life. This city has many large homes for single families and condominiums that provide ample housing opportunities for their growing population. They also have some community colleges that serve the tertiary educational needs of their community and also have a great mall for their shopping needs.

Mission Viejo also has excellent medical services and is the home to the largest Orange County Hospital – the Mission Hospital. This facility is also one of the places to find the Children’s Hospital of Orange County. This city is served by two school districts – the Capistrano Unified and the Saddleback Unified School Districts. They also have adult schools and continuation institutions. Mission Viejo is also home to the Saddleback College and is located very near some major tertiary educational institutions such as the University of California, Irvine, Chapman University, Soka University of America and the California State University, Fullerton.

The people of Mission Viejo can enjoy some recreational fun at the newly revamped Normal P. Murry Community and Senior Center. Mission Viejo is also home to 3 golf courses, and an artificial lake, where one could enjoy many activities like boating and swimming. This city organizes many fun events such as family nights and organizes events like car washes that unites the community for a worthy cause.
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"Home to the Water Polo Team Training Grounds"

A small city that became a part of the Orange County in 1960, Los Alamitos got its name from the cottonwood trees spotted in this region by Spanish explorers more than 200 years ago.

Los Alamitos is home to the USA Water Polo Aquatic Center that is situated on the US Military Training Base here. This center is the training grounds for the United States Olympic Water Polo Teams – both male and female. This facility is used as training grounds for many tournaments and for the local swim team. Swimming lessons also are conducted in this aquatic center located in Los Alamitos. Also situated within this Joint Force Military Training Base is the Los Alamitos Army Airfield.

Los Alamitos is well known for the effectiveness of their Police Department. This police department has been reputed to have the quickest response time in all of the Orange County. Los Alamitos is also home to some great schools to several elementary, middle and high schools. The St. Hedwig School is a private school within the City of Los Alamitos that provides education from kindergarten through 8th grade. These schools that fall under the Los Alamitos Unified School District have been reputed to create many talented students who have turned into scholars and great renowned athletes.

Los Alamitos is also well known for the Los Alamitos Race Track and the Los Alamitos Museum, where the history of this great town comes to life.
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"Friendly People Nice Atmosphere"

La Palma is located in the northern portion of the Orange County in Southern California. In 2007, according to the Money Magazine, this city was listed as the 16th best small city to live in the United States. La Palma aims to provide their people with a balanced community where people can live and enjoy their daily lives.

Some places of interests within the city of La Palma include the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Central Park. The Performing Arts Center helps instill arts appreciation amongst the people and families of La Palma. The foundation was set to benefit the students of the Anaheim Union High School District. The Central Park is maintained by the City of La Palma that provides their people with plenty of family outdoor fun. This park has nice playgrounds, barbeque and picnic areas, ball courts and a community center.

The children in La Palma attend schools in the Buena Park, Centralia, Cypress, Anaheim United High School and Fullerton Joint Union High School Districts. They enjoy most of their shopping experiences in the Westminster Mall, Anaheim Marketplace and Downtown Buena Park.

La Palma is thus a nice residential environment where the cost of living is affordable and people are friendly.
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"Urban Town with the small town feel"

Located in South Orange County, Lake Forest is a wonderful city to live in. This city offers their residents a good safe home while preserving the region’s rich history. Lake Forest has been built to ensure that it is a great city for people to live, work, conduct successful business and enjoy life.

Lake Forest provides their residents with the comfortable feeling of a small town while having the amenities and convenience of an urban city. Well situated near major freeways, Lake Forest is easily accessible to and from Los Angeles, San Diego and the Inland Empire. Lake Forest is also accessible via the John Wayne Airport and an Amtrak Station. It is a green environment that offers luxurious housing that ranges from lake front homes to posh retirement communities. Lake Forest is also home to many businesses and corporate offices like Del Taco, Panasonics Avionics, Black and Decker and many more. Lake Forest is a great hub that encourages entrepreneurship in the region.

Lake Forest also comes with great parks and the Whiting Ranch Regional Wilderness Park. These parks offer great opportunities for outdoor and family fun for both residents and visitors. One could enjoy many ball games like tennis, basketball, golf, lovely family picnics, boating, swimming and many more. They also host free concert at the parks and theater all through summer. Lake Forest also hosts special events at the Heritage Hill Historical Park. This historical park houses many of the oldest building such as the Serrano Adobe, and the El School House.

The people of Lake Forest are affluent with a median annual household income of over $85,000. They have great public schools that serve the basic educational needs of their children. Higher educational institutions such as the UC, Irvine, California State University, Fullerton and the Irvine Valley Community Colleges are situated in close proximity.

In all, Lake Forest is a great place to work and live while being surrounded by a clean and green environment with a rich heritage.
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"Nice Small Town"

La Habra is situated in the North Western corner of the Orange County. Bordered by La Habra Heights, Brea, Fullerton and La Mirada, this city has a rich history that dates back to 1769. The term La Habra means “pass through the hills”.

La Habra is known popularly for the small town atmosphere that it presents to their residents and visitors. It is also known to exist as a caring community that helps one another build a great home within the city of La Habra.

La Habra is well known for hosting the Lions Corn Festival and also their Children’s Museum. Opened in December 1977, this museum aims to provide a hands-on learning atmosphere for children of all ages. It features 7 galleries and 14 exhibits. They also have a dinosaur topiary and a historic caboose. In the 1970s, this was one of the few museums of this nature that existed on the West Coast. Children can enjoy a carousel ride, walk in the footprints of T-Rex, have a fun imaginary playtime where they can dress up and role play, and also dig fossils. The Children’s Museum also offers a 90 minute guided tour that is great for preschooler and elementary school students.

You can also find the La Bonita Park in La Habra. This is the park that the Girls Softball and Disney Citrus Softball Tournament proudly call their home. La Habra offers much shopping options to their residents and visitors at the Westridge Shopping Plaza, La Habra Marketplace and Imperial Promenade.

The people at La Habra earn a median household income of about $47,000. The children at La Habra attend schools under the Fullerton Union High School District, La Habra City and Lowel Joint School Districts.
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"Excellent City For Seniors"

Laguna Woods is primarily a senior citizen community in the Orange County. Most of the city comprises of the Laguna Woods Village, a retirement community. This retirement city is bordered by Laguna Hills, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Beach and the Crystal Cove State Park. The median age of their residents is 79 and their median income is about $35,000. Their cost of living is about average when compared to the rest of the nation. Laguna Woods is also home to three other senior citizen communities and some commercial centers.

The residents of Laguna Woods are protected by the Orange County Fire Authority, the Doctor’s Ambulance, Orange County Sheriff’s Department and the Laguna Woods Village Security.

Laguna Woods is home to places of interest like the Laguna Woods Equestrian Center. This center offers their residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy horse rides, guided trail rides and horse riding lessons. They also host events like camps, horse shows and cookouts. During summer, one could also enjoy twilight trail rides. The Laguna Woods Village Library is also open to their residents and is operated by the resident volunteers at Laguna Woods Village.

The City of Laguna Woods hosts annual events like the Annual Egg Hunt and Horse Parade during Easter, and many music concerts all through summer.
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"Nice Hillside Town"

A hillside town located in the southern Orange County, Laguna Niguel got its name from the Spanish word Laguna and the Juaneno Indian village called “Nigueli”. Laguna Niguel is a great city that has dedicated a third of their lands to remain as open space.

The people of Laguna Niguel have an annual median household income of about $98,000. This high end city also has many upscale neighborhoods like the Bear Brand ranch, Ocean Ranch, Rancho Niguel and many more. The residents also enjoy the great city view from the Monarch Point. They also get to enjoy watching the canyons and oceans right from their homes in these great neighborhoods. It has a high cost of living that exceeds the national average by 50%. The city also has good schools that are operated by the Capistrano Unified School District. It is also nearby to many colleges and universities such as the Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, the University of California, Irvine in Irvine and many more. Laguna Niguel also has private schools such as the St. Anne School.

Laguna Niguel is also well known for the Aliso & Wood Canyons Regional Park and the Laguna Niguel Lake. Situated in the Laguna Niguel Regional Park is a great fishing spot filled with trouts and bass. One should remember to obtain the proper permits before fishing at this lake. The regional park offers a wide variety of outdoor activities like boating, tennis, cycling and jogging.

Laguna Niguel is also home to the Niguel Botanical Preserve, a garden filled with plants suitable to grow in South California. This garden is decked with walking trails that connect the different specialty gardens within the preserve. This preserve aims to educate the people about new plant specides from all over the world and also introduce them to plants that are tolerant to drought conditions. Laguna Niguel also has its own skateboard and soccer park.

This preserve aims to educate the people about new plant species from all over the world and also introduce them to plants that are tolerant to drought conditions. Laguna Niguel also has its own skateboard and soccer park.
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"Great Homes and Schools"

Situated in the southern portion of the Orange County, Laguna Hills is a great Southern California neighborhood that lies between Lake Forest and Laguna Beach. Laguna Hills is well known for their Laguna Hills Mall and Nellie Gail Ranch.

With a population that is over 30,000, the people of Laguna Hills are known to have an annual median income that exceeds $80,000. This area does come with a high cost of living though. According to Yahoo, the cost of living index in Laguna Hills is 150. The national average in the US is 100.

Laguna Hills also has great schools that are managed by the Saddleback Valley Unified School District and the Capistrano Valley Unified School District – two very good educational systems within the state. They also have the smallest high school within the district. The Laguna Hills High School is also one of the smallest in southern Orange County, with less than 1700 students.
The newly constructed Laguna Hills Community Center and Sports Complex provides for many of the recreational needs of their residents. The 18 acre park and community center has great amenities for everyone young and old. There are fields to play various ball games, a skate park, large playground, library and indoor basketball courts. The community center also offers many classes for their young and old.

Laguna Hills is easily accessible through freeways and toll roads. It is also near the John Wayne Airport and has nearby train stations.
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"City of Beaches and Arts"

Laguna Beach is a wonderful city in the Orange County that is made up of seven miles of city beaches and also makes a great colony for artists. This beach community literarily enjoys the view of beaches and the ocean right from their backyard.

Laguna Beach makes a great tourist spot in the summer, where people from all over Southern California come there to spend a day at their marvelous beaches, visit their art galleries and attend their numerous art festivals. Laguna Beach also offers a great shopping experience for both their residents and visitors. Their tram system and walkways create an interesting environment for everyone to enjoy the city on foot.

Laguna Beach is a great holiday spot for a quick getaway all year round. Those who appreciate the arts and nature would certainly enjoy the Laguna Beach region. Everyone, young or old, can enjoy a day at their beaches amidst the soft sand, calming sounds of the surfs and the hidden coves.

Laguna Beach also offers many historical tours, arts festivals, visits to the wilderness parks and also great opportunity to watch dolphins and whales. Laguna Beach is also home to the Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Art Museum and the Pacific Marine Mammal Center.

Laguna Beach also offers their residents and visitors a different shopping experience with their unique boutiques and stores that carry one of a kind items that are special and valuable. They also have a wide variety of restaurants that one could enjoy a delightful meal in and many hotels, spa resorts and bed & breakfasts along the coast for one to enjoy their next getaway.

Enjoy Laguna Beach and their great beaches all year round.
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"Good Schools, Good Houses, Good People"

CNNMoney.com states that Irvine is the fourth best place to reside within the United States. Amongst US cities with a population exceeding 100,000, FBI deems that Irvine has the lowest violent crime rates. It is also ranked as the seventh highest median income amongst cities with a population exceeding 65,000.

Along with safe neighborhoods and great housing, Irvine also has a great school system. Most of their schools are part of the Irvine Unified School District. Their high schools have consistently been on the Top 1300 Public High Schools in US list managed by Newsweek. They are also on the schools within the top 4 percent of the whole country. Some of their schools are also part of the Tustin Unified School District. Irvine also has many great institutions for further education such as the University of California, Irvine, and Irvine Valley College. They also have a satellite campus of the California State University, Fullerton and also have more universities at close proximity.

Irvine is also the hub for great companies that are in many fields such as gaming, IT and many others. Some of the major headquarters you can find within Irvine include Taco Bell, BAX Global, Broadcom and many more.

Irvine also has a wide range of community and neighborhood parks that offers vast open spaces and great recreational facilities for their residents and visitors. Some of their parks include the Bill Barber Park, Northwood Community Park and many more. These parks also offer great recreational classes and activities for people of all ages to enjoy.

Irvine also hosts the annual Irvine Global Village Festival that celebrates the cultural diversity amongst the residents of Irvine and the Orange County. The festival is donned with exhibits, food items and entertainment from many cultural groups.

In all Irvine is a great city to live in and raise a family. It is also a great city to enjoy a great day out with your family.
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"Surf City of Orange County"

Fondly known as the Surf City, Huntington Beach is a city by the seaside in Orange County, California. Well known for its lovely beach and weather, Huntington Beach is a well-known hot spot for fun water activities such as surfing.

Bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the Southwest, Huntington Beach is very well known for its 8.5 mile long beach that creates very unique waves which occur as a result of them diffracting off the Catalina Islands.

Orange County Register readers have recognized Huntington Beach as the “Best City to Live in Orange County”. The residents of Huntington Beach enjoy many types of housing facilities, great weather, good jobs, a stable economy and good health care. Their children also enjoy studying in an outstanding educational system. Huntington Beach has several elementary schools and 5 high schools. Also their residents can pursue higher education at nearby locations like the Golden West College, the University of California (Irvine) and even at some California State Universities. Amongst cities with a population over 100 000, FBI has ranked Huntington Beach with the eight lowest crime rate and has consistently been regarded as a safe city. This great Orange County city is well regarded as the ideal place to live in the Orange County.

Residents and visitors can also enjoy the numerous boat marinas and parks. Along with surfing, Huntington Beach offers many kinds of outdoor activities like sailing, beach volleyball, fishing, tennis and golf. There is something for everyone to enjoy. One can find many ways to have fun shopping, dining and entertainment. You could choose from casual dining to fine dining and shop at the local stores, boutiques and national chains and also enjoy shopping in their open air malls.

Huntington Beach is also a great spot for those who appreciate the arts arena. One could enjoy musical shows like the Smooth Jazz Concert Series and the Pier Plaza Presents Concert Series at theaters such as the Huntington Beach Playhouse.

Huntington Beach is also greatly known as one of the best regions for a nice vacation. Huntington Beach houses one of the biggest recreational piers in the world that comes with riding stables, parks, marina, wildlife preserve and many other recreational hotspots. This great city is also near many of the prominent places of interests within the Orange County and is located near three airports – the Los Angeles International, John Wayne and Long Beach Airports.
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"Culturally Diverse City"

Garden Grove is a flourishing city in the Orange County, just south of Los Angeles. This city in Orange County stands out primarily due to their ethnic diversity. Each year, the people of Garden Grove proudly hosts cultural events that acknowledges and celebrate the Vietnamese, Korean and Arabic cultures. Together, they all unite and celebrate events the American way as well.

As a community, the people of Garden Grove are reputed for maintaining a safe, well balanced and culturally diversified city. This city is known for their friendliness, high spirits, and commitment, enthusiasm to volunteer for the betterment of the city and for its level of safety.

Garden Grove also has great schools that are known to be some of the best and safest within the county. With their numerous schools and community colleges, your children’s educational needs can all primarily be taken care of within the city of Garden Grove.

Garden Grove also supports the growth of art and culture with their three stage theaters – the Garden Grove Playhouse, Gem Theater and the Festival Amphitheater. Garden Grove also hosts a wonderful event known as the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival.

Garden Grove is easily accessible through the numerous freeways close by and the John Wayne Airport. It is also located near prominent places of interest such as Disneyland. In conclusion, Garden Grove is a culturally rich and pleasant place to live in.
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"Great Middle Class Residental Area"

Located in the heart of the Orange County, Fountain Valley is a great city known to be a nice middle class residential area. Located minutes away from places of interests like Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm and also from prominent shopping malls like South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island, Fountain Valley is generally known as a nice place to live in and do business.

This is a nice city with well-maintained roads, amenities and parks. The people of Fountain Valley are known to have a median household income of about $78,000. The children have access to three high schools, three middle schools and nine elementary schools. Their high schools fall under the Huntington Beach Union and Garden Grove Unified School Districts. Their three middle schools and some of their elementary schools fall under the Fountain Valley School District. One middle school is in the Ocean View Middle School District and the other elementary schools fall under the Garden Grove Unified School District as well.

The city of Fountain Valley has great amenities like the Miles Square Park, where residents and visitors can enjoy a good game of golf, soccer, baseball, softball and even enjoy some time getting involved in archery and in the wilderness areas. There are also nice picnic regions, fishing lakes and a paddle boat ride in this park. This is a great park for individuals, couple, and families and even makes a great location for large gatherings and outdoor parties.

Fountain Valley also has its own Recreation Center and Sports Park, which aims to provide their residents with a wide range of facilities like an indoor gym, fields and ball courts, playgrounds and community rooms. They also host many events for the whole community such as egg hunts, car shows and the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.

In all, Fountain Valley is truly a nice place for a family to live in and make themselves at home.
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"Lovely Town To Visit"

Dana Point is a great city in Southern Orange County where one can find fun of all kinds all year round. It is easily accessible from the very scenic Pacific Coast Highway or State Route 1 in Southern California. Dana Point is known as a great spot for fun water activities like surfing.

Dana Point is a great town filled with hustle and bustle from the numerous businesses and over 35000 residents who live closely and amicably as a community. Dana Point has great neighborhoods that are luxurious and safe and comes with great schools. Schools in Dana Point are part of the Capistrano Unified School District, one of the highest achieving school districts in the countries. Many schools within this School District have proudly been recognized as distinguished institutions within the federal and state levels. This level of excellence is not allowing them to rest as they continue to make more changes to make their schools better for their children.

Dana Point is an excellent city to enjoy a fun filled day or a quick getaway. There are plenty of leisure activities for everyone young and old. There are many family friendly activities, things you can enjoy as a couple or a bunch of friends, or alone. Dana Point gives you an abundant amount of options to enjoy a carefree day by the ocean.

Dana Point offers plenty of shopping, dining and relaxation options at the Dana Point Harbor. One could enjoy meals at a wide variety of restaurants and spend all day shopping for apparels, jewelry, artifacts and unique items. You could enjoy a great time at the spa too in the Dana Point Harbor.

Dana Point is also home to many vessels that facilitate sport fishing and whale watching. You could also enjoy great cruises that start off from the Dana Point Harbor and even take a ride up to the Catalina Island. Dana Point is also a great hub for some educational fun. At the Ocean Institute, one would find many fun programs that would educate the entire family, young and old. You can learn more about the Ocean and its wonders at this center.

Dana Point also has great beaches like the Salt Creek Beach Park. This park is well known as a great surfing spot and a lovely beach to enjoy an evening stroll. From here, you could go to the grassy Bluff Park filled with picnic and barbeque areas and vast green lands that would create hours of endless fun and relaxation for everyone.

In all, Dana Point is an amazing town to live in, dine in, play, have fun, enjoy life and call one’s home. It is a lovely town, even if you are just visiting.
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"Great Community"

Situated in the northern part of the Orange County, Cypress is a small city with about 50 000 people. This suburban city has a very rich history that dates back to 1821. Cypress got its name from the Cypress Elementary School that was built in 1895.

Cypress is home to people from many ethnic groups like Asians, Whites, Pacific Islanders, African Americans, Native American and many more. Cypress is a great town with wonderful neighbors and good schools. Schools in this city are part of the Anaheim Union High School District and the Cypress Elementary School District.

Cypress is not only a great town to live in, but is also one that provides much entertainment for their residents as well. Their parks and recreation departments organizes many courses and activities to enrich and help their residents of all ages enjoy themselves. They also have many events such as holiday bazaars, concerts and summer camps. They have activities for children, teens, adults and even seniors.

The City of Cypress has just one goal – to maintain a safe and affluent community for their people to enjoy in every day. Cypress aims to give its residents a great town where they can live peacefully, work effectively and play happily and call their home with pride.
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"Home to South Coast Plaza and much more"

A great city that is part of the Orange County family since 1953, Costa Mesa is a great town that has seen huge changes from being a rural farming region to a suburban district. Home to popular spots like the South Coast Plaza Mall, Costa Mesa is a great place to live with abundant sources of employment, great public services and good schools for all your children. Costa Mesa also has many lovely parks for their residents and visitors to enjoy themselves and relax in. The neighborhoods are maintained to remain aesthetically pleasing and have generally friendly people.

Arts and culture thrives in the city of Costa Mesa through their various art centers. You can find the world known Orange County Performing Arts Center, the Pacific Amphitheatre, the Renee & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall amongst many great performance theatres. Costa Mesa is also home to the annual Orange County Fair and many beautiful golf courses and parks.

Costa Mesa offers much employment opportunities and a comfortable lifestyle for their residents. Apart from good and safe neighborhoods, Costa Mesa also provides the basic needs like protection. They also have ample parks with many recreational activities for their residents of all ages. This city is home to a wide range of schools from preschools to colleges – both private and public. Costa Mesa also has many good schools and colleges, including the Orange Coast College, Vanguard University, Whittier Law School and National University.

In all, Costa Mesa is a great town for their residents and visitors. It is home to great neighborhoods, happy people and is a great spot for shopping, fun and some arts and culture for the visitors. Costa Mesa is also situated close by to many famous tourist spots Like Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farms and is thus a great city to visit any day.
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  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Home to Knott's Berry Farm and more"

Known globally for their Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park is a great town in the Orange County for a fun filled day or to call home. Buena Park is a great city to live in as they have very good schools, great activities for adults and children, and great parks for everyone to have some quality family fun together.

This green and clean city is a great place to live in as everyone is part of a community that is safe and friendly. With a median household income of about $60,000, this community enjoys a comfortable lifestyle where they help each other create a great home for everyone to live and grow together in.

Buena Park is also a great town for the visitors. It is home to many places of interest along with the world famed Knott’s Berry Farm. You could also find the Knott’s Soak City, Medieval Times Dinner Theatre and Pirates Dinner Adventure in Buena Park. Buena Park is also a great city that encourages the development of arts and cultures amongst their people and within the Orange County.

For those who love to shop, Buena Park is a great city to be in. Shopping in the Buena Park Downtown and Knott’s California Market Place would make for a fun filled day that you would enjoy.

All in all, Buena Park is a great city for the residents who live there and call it home and the visitors who are dropping by for a visit.
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  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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
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"Great Place to Live and Enjoy"

An emerging town at the foothills of North Orange County, Brea is a town filled with hustle, bustle and about 40,000 friendly people. This is a great place to live, work, and enjoy. The economy of this town is great, the schools are of excellent standards and there are many places to play, dine and shop in.

Brea is a beautiful town with affluent people who are friendly and live closely as a community. With their heritage as a good oil producer, jobs and great public services are always available within Brea. Brea operates as a self-sufficient city that provides their people with many services that help them live comfortably as a community. Brea offers much employment opportunities to its people through their retail center, malls like the Brea Mall, and major corporations such as Beckman Coulter, Inc., Mercury Insurance Group and many more.

Brea is also a great hub for those who enjoy and appreciate arts and cultural events. Brea has hosted many art performances and is home to many established art galleries like the Brea Art Gallery. They also have public exhibits of many sculptures all across the city in an attempt to integrate art and culture into their people’s daily life. Brea is also home to the Curtis Theatre that hosts many types of shows for adults and children.

All in all, Brea is a wonderful city to live in, work, play and shop, dine and have fun for all their citizens and visitors. You can be assured that you would love Brea – whether you are passing by, or proudly calling this city your home.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Anaheim - Home To Disneyland and More.."

When anyone talks about Anaheim, the first thing that comes to mind is Disneyland. Anaheim is indeed a great part of the Orange County that is known all over the world for its various tourist spots. After Santa Ana, Anaheim is the second most populated city in the Orange County. Its city limits go from Cypress to the Riverside County and consist of numerous neighborhoods and communities that are diverse in many ways.

Along with world famous Disneyland, Anaheim is also famous for the Adventure City, Anaheim Convention Center, Angel Stadium of Anaheim, the Grove of Anaheim and the Honda Center. It is also home to MUZEO, an art studio is Downtown Anaheim and the Anaheim OC Walk of Stars.
Anaheim is also a great place to live in with great housing and 8 public school districts that have 84 schools. It is also home to eight public libraries that provide for all the reading and learning needs of the community. Anaheim in general is a pleasant city for everyone. For its size, Anaheim is ranked as one of the safest cities to be in.

You can get to Anaheim from the John Wayne Airport, Long Beach Airport, Los Angeles International Airport and the Ontario Airport. It is accessible by the I-5 (Santa Ana) Freeway, 57 (Orange) Freeway, 91 (Riverside) Freeway, 55 (Costa Mesa) Freeway and the 241 (Eastern Transportation Corridor) Freeways.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
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"Aliso Viejo - Great Town For Everyone!"

Aliso Viejo is a lovely city in the Orange County that is surrounded by the cities of Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel and Laguna Woods. It is an affluent community where the median household income is estimated to be over $90 000.

Aliso Viejo is indeed a great town to spend a week, a month or a life time. For those who want a quick getaway, or a great night out, Aliso Viejo is a great place to consider. There have great golf courses and night clubs that would provide for some great after work and nightlife entertainment. Aliso Viejo also offers great dining options and you could enjoy a wide variety of delicacies from all parts of the world.

Aliso Viejo is also great place to have some family fun. It is only minutes away from popular spots like the Wild Rivers Water Park, Boomers, Laguna Coast Wilderness Park and the Zoomars Petting Zoo and Bird Park. One could also have a fun day at the Aliso and Woods Canyons Park.

Aliso Viejo is also an excellent neighborhood to live in. It is safe and luxurious and also has great schools for your children. The schools in Aliso Viejo are part of the Capistrano Unified School District, a well-known district for providing excellent education to the community. Aliso Viejo is also home to private schools and the Soka University of America. It has all the necessary amenities easily available. It is a clean and green city where you would enjoy the wonders of nature right from your backyard.
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