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Old 02-11-2012, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Brentwood/Nashville
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Moving to Orange County soon, have a daughter who wants to move to LA.

What do you feel are the major differences between the two counties?

Are the people who live in each area different? I've heard Orange is very conservative and LA is more liberal.

Weather?

Beaches?

Schools?

Shopping?

Neighborhoods?

Etc.
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Moving to Orange County soon, have a daughter who wants to move to LA.
Where will you be working? [Here it comes..."We work at home...."]


Freeways are better in OC

Much of OC is new, developed after the 1960s, seems a little more planned out.

Weather not much different. The differences lie coastal compared to inland mostly.

Schools vary more with demographics in both counties.

There is every kind of neighborhood in both counties.

Orange County has more Stanley Cup victories than Los Angeles county does.
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Brentwood/Nashville
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Where will you be working? [Here it comes..."We work at home...."]


Freeways are better in OC

Much of OC is new, developed after the 1960s, seems a little more planned out.

Weather not much different. The differences lie coastal compared to inland mostly.

Schools vary more with demographics in both counties.

There is every kind of neighborhood in both counties.

Orange County has more Stanley Cup victories than Los Angeles county does.
My husband will be working as a CMO near the John Wayne Airport. His office is in Irvine. I do not have a job lined up in OC yet but the majority of 'work' I do is volunteer.

My daughter will be living with us when she graduates from college in May. She's interested in working in the entertainment industry. (Her degree is a double major in Broadcast Journalism/Communications, and a minor in Spanish.)

I asked because when we went house shopping in OC I was not impressed with the area. It LOOKS as if everything was built in the 1960's. Grant it, I am coming a new area of Nashville where things are still being built and it's pretty much going through a boom at this time.

I'm curious as to the vibe in each area. At this time I'm leaning more toward Laguna Beach but my pocketbook and eyes like the housing more in Coto. Ha ha ha. LA seems to be more laid back and liberal. Nashville is VERY liberal and laid back.

Why did you think we worked from home? Do many people in Irvine - Orange County do so?
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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My husband will be working as a CMO near the John Wayne Airport.


Why did you think we worked from home? Do many people in Irvine - Orange County do so?
You have lots of options from near the beach (Long Beach, Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, etc) to older inland to newer inland.


The reason I asked is because it sounded as if you could pick were to live in either county and location wasn't that important.

Can you tell the forum what type of housing you are looking for? Renting or buying? Budget? Empty nesters in a couple years? Suburbia? Dense neighborhoods with lots of activity? Quite with lots of kids? SFR? Condo?

etc?

Also realize many neighorhoods built after the 1990s have both HOA and Mello Roos (an extra property type tax)
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Brentwood/Nashville
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You have lots of options from near the beach (Long Beach, Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, etc) to older inland to newer inland.


The reason I asked is because it sounded as if you could pick were to live in either county and location wasn't that important.

Can you tell the forum what type of housing you are looking for? Renting or buying? Budget? Empty nesters in a couple years? Suburbia? Dense neighborhoods with lots of activity? Quite with lots of kids? SFR? Condo?

etc?

Also realize many neighorhoods built after the 1990s have both HOA and Mello Roos (an extra property type tax)
We were looking at single family housing. We 'had' a budget of 850K and that went right out the window after seeing what 850K would buy us -- not much...

So we upped the anty to a little over a million. I'm not sure I can buy a house that needs a LOT of work for a mil. It just seems wrong...

Other than my daughter we are empty nesters, but we've already downsized to 5000 square feet (no basement but a 4 car gargage) and downsizing again will be painful. It's an obvious must - I get it - I see it there. But even after researching for months and reading about it for years and seeing it with my own 2 eyes -- I guess I just didn't want to believe it!
I know about the mellos roos. And I'm on my HOA.
Thanks again for the info.
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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Her minor in Spanish will come in handy, just as long as she knows she'll get some quizzical looks from our local Spanish speakers if she lays too much Castilian on them.
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:13 PM
 
Location: RSM
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For that price and that square footage you should do fine in Temecula.
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Brentwood/Nashville
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Her minor in Spanish will come in handy, just as long as she knows she'll get some quizzical looks from our local Spanish speakers if she lays too much Castilian on them.
Ha ha ha. She was brought up in Scottsdale, AZ and goes to school in Miami. So the whole Spanish thing is a no brainer.
Are you from Kentucky?
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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Look below the Fontucky.

Fontucky is a slur for the city in which I live, Fontana.
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Brentwood/Nashville
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Look below the Fontucky.

Fontucky is a slur for the city in which I live, Fontana.
Oh. I don't really have a witty comeback for that...
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