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Old 10-14-2007, 08:53 AM
 
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Is Anaheim a suburb of LA? Thanks for the answers.
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Old 10-14-2007, 09:36 AM
 
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Southern California is basically all 1 big continuous suburb. Technically Anaheim is a city within Orange County. But effectively all of Orange County is a suburb of LA. There are some distinct areas within SoCal but mostly along the coast.
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Old 10-14-2007, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
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The owner of the major league baseball team that plays at Angels Stadium of Anaheim changed the name from "Anaheim Angels" to "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim". The city of Anaheim took the Angels owners to court and lost their bid to restore the team name. It that doesn't make the city feel like a suburb of Los Angeles, I don't know what else would. Yesterday I was in downtown LA, and my mid-day drive time from downtown LA to Anaheim was about 30 minutes on I-5. I would consider any place within a 1 hour drive of downtown LA a "suburb".
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Old 10-14-2007, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Apple Valley Calif
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Anaheim is close to LA, as noted in the post above, but no way in Hell is it a suburb.
OC, and every city in it, is a cut above anything LA has to offer. Don't try to compare the two. LA is a typical dirty old city, Anaheim and OC is all about living the good life....
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Old 10-14-2007, 08:21 PM
 
Location: btw Bmore and DC but in the Bmore Metro Stat Area
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Anaheim is close to LA, as noted in the post above, but no way in Hell is it a suburb.
OC, and every city in it, is a cut above anything LA has to offer. Don't try to compare the two. LA is a typical dirty old city, Anaheim and OC is all about living the good life....
this is from a somewhat recent oc transplant but to my knowledge anaheim isn't considered nice. perhaps compared to LA.
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Old 10-14-2007, 08:43 PM
 
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this is from a somewhat recent oc transplant but to my knowledge anaheim isn't considered nice. perhaps compared to LA.
Yeah Anaheim (aka Anacrime) competes with Santa Ana for the most run down city in OC.
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Old 10-14-2007, 09:18 PM
 
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Orange County has a lot to offer for people who want a suburban lifestyle. I'm not bashing. But outside of Seal, Huntington, Newport, and Laguna, there really isn't anything unique about the rest of OC. Basically it's cookie cutter housing tracts with cookie cutter shopping centers. Most towns are relatively safe and have above average schools so they do have something to offer middle class families. But on a national scale they are LA suburbs. Tell somebody in Nevada that you live in Lake Forest or Ladera Ranch or Mission Viejo and you'll end up following that with "it's about 35 miles south of LA".
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Old 10-15-2007, 02:55 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Anaheim was consdidered a Suburb of LA from the 1950's to 1990's (some demographers still classify Anaheim a suburb.) Anaheim has some urban characteristics minorities, traffic , crime. But the crime rate in Anaheim is nowhere like the you find in LA, Compton, Lynwood, Inglewood South Gate, Huntington Park; City of San Fernando ,LBC( Long Beach city).

Where Anaheim, Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Fullerton and the city of Orange "evolved' when the aerospace jobs left California and people either left the state or Moved to the Inland Empire for jobs in warehousing, commercial or industrial careers. Others who had good paying jobs in either headed to Anaheim Hills, Hills of Orange/Lemon Heights; Tustin Ranch/ Cowan Hieghts; Brea, Yorba Linda, Diamond Bar, Chino Hills, Corona. Or South Orange County towns such as Newport Beach/Newport Coast/ Crystal Cove area, Portola Hills/Foothill Ranch/Las Flores/Coto De Caza Rancho Santa Margarita etc.

Minorities moved to Anaheim seeking a better life and better careers. Gangs began to grow.

In the Last Ten years Anaheim is trying become the urban center of the county Creating the Platinum Triangle district where people work rest and play transforming Anaheim to a small scale Long Beach, LA, San Diego , San Francisco with high rises apartments, condos, offices, bars; restaurants.

I know people many people want Orange County tract sprawl (but land being expensive and little amounts of minorities continue to increase) people want to stop urban growth; they can write ballots banning high rises and urban development there and can use blockbusting tactics to keep minorities out of Anaheim and Orange County thats not going to happen(by the way the tactics is illegal.) If you want to avoid urban centers like Anaheim and Santa Ana . Stick to Newport Beach, San Clemente, Dana Point Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel; Aliso Viejo, Ladera Ranch and San Juan Capistano,you won't have problems.

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Old 10-15-2007, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Wexford PA / Clear Lake TX
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From an outsider's perspective, much of OC feels like a suburb to LA. When we visited and stayed in Anaheim I thought for a moment I was back home in Houston... except when I saw those triple-left-turn stoplight lanes.

The OC we saw felt like a crowded string of nearly-overdeveloped super-suburbs. They were complete with neighborhoods behind strip malls on the city streets that had plenty of chain stores just like here.
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Old 10-15-2007, 02:07 PM
 
Location: South Orange County
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Yeah Anaheim (aka Anacrime) competes with Santa Ana for the most run down city in OC.
Lest you forget Garden Grove.
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