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Old 06-06-2017, 11:49 PM
 
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For better or worse, what are some other cities/regions throughout the USA that are most reminiscent of Orange County, CA?
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Old 06-07-2017, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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I would guess areas around Dallas, TX, or Phoenix, AZ. Similar sprawl, similar freeway culture. Warm weather most of the year. One big difference, lower COL in both.
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Old 06-07-2017, 02:14 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Definitely Phoenix, Tempe and Chandler, AZ.

Henderson, NV in the Vegas area as well
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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I would guess areas around Dallas, TX, or Phoenix, AZ. Similar sprawl, similar freeway culture. Warm weather most of the year. One big difference, lower COL in both.
Orange County also has natural beauty. When it comes to scenery DFW is butt ugly.
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:20 AM
 
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Definitely Phoenix, Tempe and Chandler, AZ.

Henderson, NV in the Vegas area as well
This, to me, is weird. How can any city be similar, without a water element?
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:59 AM
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Phoenix--everyone seemed to be from OC and San Diego county.
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:50 AM
 
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I would guess areas around Dallas, TX, or Phoenix, AZ. Similar sprawl, similar freeway culture. Warm weather most of the year. One big difference, lower COL in both.
Aside from COL/scenery/climate differences, this is pretty spot on.
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Old 06-07-2017, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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This, to me, is weird. How can any city be similar, without a water element?
Because not all of Orange County is on the water, the majority of it is inland. When I say Phoenix area and Las Vegas area are comparable, I'm not talking the beach cities, I'm comparing it to the vast majority of inland OC, like Buena Park, Westminster, Garden Grove, Cypress, La Palma, La Habra, Placentia, Anaheim, Orange, Stanton, Santa Ana, Tustin, Irvine, Rancho Santa Margarita, Coto De Caza, Lake Forest and Laguna Niguel.
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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While the climate is completely different, the Highlands Ranch and Lone Tree, CO area south of Denver receives a lot of transplants from Orange County and has some common features, particularly with the more affluent southern sections. These areas tend to include a lot of planned, immaculate, closely regulated residential communities with no traditional downtowns.
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:34 PM
 
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Scottsdale AZ
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