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View Poll Results: which place is better overall?
marin county in san franchisco (northern ca) 21 75.00%
orange county in southern ca 7 25.00%
Voters: 28. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-02-2012, 04:54 PM
 
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Well Orange County is a lot closer to Las Vegas than Marin County. But Marin is known as a liberal, environmentalist stronghold, whereas Orange County was one of the few counties on the California coast to vote for Romney. Maybe you should look at Santa Barbara County--pretty liberal in Southern California.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:08 PM
 
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Marin is a lot less of McMansion suburbia and has larger nature reserves.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:15 PM
 
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Marin.

Marin has outstanding nature and outdoor amenities bar none. There is nothing like Marin, in terms of beautiful and varied nature, so close to a major city anywhere in the country. If it was Marin versus Ventura, then it would be a bit more fair competition.

Orange County is more urban/suburban and has more shopping/dining/entertainment, but its more crowded, built up with fewer outdoor/nature opportunities.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:32 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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Good skiing is far closer to Marin County than to Orange County.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:26 AM
 
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Good skiing is far closer to Marin County than to Orange County.
Hmm . . . you sure about that?

I think people underestimate and overlook the snow, pine forests in the San Berdoo mtns. Have you been to Big Bear/Lake Arrowhead?
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:55 PM
 
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Marin is way better!!
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:38 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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Hmm . . . you sure about that?

I think people underestimate and overlook the snow, pine forests in the San Berdoo mtns. Have you been to Big Bear/Lake Arrowhead?
You are kidding right?

We can start with, there are at least 6 ski areas at Tahoe that have more skiable terrain than all southern California resorts put together.

Then we can consider the total number of ski lifts, there are hundreds of lifts at Tahoe.

Snow fall, the average snowfall at the Tahoe resorts is 33 feet per year.

A quick run up I80 to Sugar Bowl from Marin put the skier into one of the finest ski areas in the world, and that is just the start. Sugar Bowl averages over 40 feet of snow per year. The community along old 40, Soda Springs, is the heaviest snowed upon area in the world inhabited by man. Watching out for power lines while cross country skiing, so you don't trip over one, is a handy thing.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:40 PM
 
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You are kidding right?

We can start with, there are at least 6 ski areas at Tahoe that have more skiable terrain than all southern California resorts put together.

Then we can consider the total number of ski lifts, there are hundreds of lifts at Tahoe.

Snow fall, the average snowfall at the Tahoe resorts is 33 feet per year.

A quick run up I80 to Sugar Bowl from Marin put the skier into one of the finest ski areas in the world, and that is just the start. Sugar Bowl averages over 40 feet of snow per year. The community along old 40, Soda Springs, is the heaviest snowed upon area in the world inhabited by man. Watching out for power lines while cross country skiing, so you don't trip over one, is a handy thing.
Well sure Tahoe obviously trumps Big Bear, but Tahoe is still nearly four hours from the Marin/Bay Area, while Big Bear/Lake Arrowhead is less than two hours from Orange County.

But back to the original competition, Marin beats Orange.
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