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Old 10-06-2007, 01:50 PM
 
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I am planning to relocate to Orange County from the East Coast, and will be working in Orange. Given traffic, I'd like a recommendation for best places to live - have two teenage children so would like a safe / convenient area.
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Old 10-06-2007, 01:59 PM
 
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Eastern parts of Orange, Anaheim Hills, Villa Park, Tustin Ranch, Irvine. Yorba Linda is nice too but everyone and their brother is on the 91W to 55S in the morning so that would probably take way too long. Depending on where in Orange you work, you might be able to live there and avoid the freeway.
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Old 10-06-2007, 02:19 PM
 
Location: South Orange County
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Irvine was just rated the safest city in the country, and it boasts some of the best public schools. Wellplanned city about in the middle of the county...easy commute to Orange. Not inexpensive, but it's all pretty much brand new.
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Old 10-06-2007, 04:30 PM
 
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I hope to be near UCI Med near Rte 5 and Chapman.
I keep hearing things about North vs South OC - can anyone clarify or advise?
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Old 10-06-2007, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Louisville
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south OC is all suburban and completely family orientate, but will take a long time to get to Orange. N. OC is more industrial and less safe.

if you have the money, try huntington beach and newport beach. if not, irvine is definitely the best place for a family.
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Old 10-06-2007, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I am planning to relocate to Orange County from the East Coast, and will be working in Orange. Given traffic, I'd like a recommendation for best places to live - have two teenage children so would like a safe / convenient area.
Great news. Orange County needs more people.

Obviously you've done your homework since you straight out asked for the "best" place to live.

What did you learn when you researched crime data?
What did you learn when you researched school performance data?
What did you learn when you researched traffic patterns?
What did you learn when you researched neighborhood demographics?

What is your housing price range?
What line of work are you in?
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Old 10-07-2007, 11:31 AM
 
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What I've learned is that Irvine South seems to be the safest, yet I don't get any consistent message about commutes - they all seem to have their issues.

Private schools are in our future and there seem to be quite a few from which to choose, so I'm less concerned about school data except for resale - again, Irvine and south of that area wins out.

I'm a professional and hoping to buy in the 1.5 - 2.0M range. Since we'd be moving from the East coast and having grown up by the water, we'd love to take advantage of the location and be relatively close.

Laguna Hills was recommended as a reasonable commute to Orange but also relatively close to the water. Ditto for Newport Beach, Newport Coast and the other small communities in the area.
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Old 10-07-2007, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Louisville
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with 2mil in the OC, you could buy a huge house since its cheaper than LA county.

these are my favorite OC homes. they are close to a lake which you will have access to.

Last edited by skytrekker; 10-11-2007 at 05:54 PM.. Reason: no ads allowed from realtor.com
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Old 08-11-2010, 03:55 PM
 
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Hello everyone. I would like to relocate to California. I was thinking Orange County. I am a professional and very outgoing person. I am in the translating/interpreting business. Does anybody has any advice on 2-3 places best to live: safety, affordable renting apts, outgoing society place, etc. Thank you to the poeple who can wite some advice. Have a great week!!
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Old 08-11-2010, 04:49 PM
 
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LMAO! "Don't worry I'm a professional". Everyone is always a "professional" nowadays.

Anyways, the nicest parts of Orange County are definitely South OC. Tustin/Anaheim/Orange. NO THANKS! It's all flat, crowded. San Juan, Mission Viejo, Ladera, Aliso, Laguna Niguel etc. 1.0-2.0 million and you are thinking about Irvine? You could buy a very nice house in South OC for that price tag richie poo!
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