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Old 06-05-2017, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Thank you. I've only been there a few times.

 
Old 06-07-2017, 08:23 AM
 
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The neighborhoods you cite are what the totality of OC should consist of. And that's my point...somewhere along the way OC dropped the ball and allowed trailer park co-ops to takeover prime property. Not exactly good use of the relatively little land they have.
I actually think it is quite nice that OC hasn't allowed the rich to knock the less financially able out of their homes. Too many oceanfront towns have been bought out by the rich. Let everyone enjoy living near the beach, not only the few.
 
Old 06-07-2017, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte FL
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That was what I was about to say, the Carousel really started it all. When I was in high school around '76 or so we had a condo briefly on 85th street and it was kind of the end of the high rises back then, anything north was still relatively unbuilt.

the 'Grand View' ?..we rented a condo there weekly for a while back in the early ninetys..the 'Purple Pad' was the funky little house at the beginning of 85th.
 
Old 06-07-2017, 10:01 AM
 
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When I was in high school we used to go up to the dunes and have camp fires and sleep on the beach.

When I got out of the service in '69 Bobby Baker's Carousel was built, so I would say that started it.
That is my experience. I would say OC grew rapidly in the early 70s during and after the Carousel was built and especially after the second Bay Bridge span was completed. I remember being kind of disappointed with the its growth and gravitated towards Bethany and Dewey beaches in Delaware at the time.

Try sleeping by a campfire on the beach in OC now.
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