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Old 07-10-2013, 06:17 PM
 
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We found a nice house in the city of orange, and we are thinking of making an offer. How is the area? Crime rate seems pretty low compared to anaheim. Areas are much cleaner. Are there fun family things to do? I know there are some good bike trails thats near by.

We are a young asian couple with a 5 year old daughter. She might be attending Fletcher elementary school or we will keep her in st. pauls in garden grove.

Any advice or comments are greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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Always a lot of parrots in the trees there. Quiet town. Used to have a street fair at the circle, I do not know if they still hold that each year.
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:42 PM
 
Location: LA/OC
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Orange is a great place to live. It's also a fairly large city and some neighborhoods are nicer than others, but generally I'd say your observations are accurate. Fun family things to do/see nearby: Irvine Regional Park, Old Towne Orange, Fishing/boating at Irvine Lake, bike trails, Camelot Golfland (mini-golf).
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:52 AM
 
Location: SGV, CA
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I like Orange. Quite a few good restaurants in Old Towne that I sometimes stop by for after work when I don't feel like sitting in traffic. Used to hang around the Block (now renamed as the Outlets) back in high school too. Haven't heard such great things about the schools there though.
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Old 07-11-2013, 04:34 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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depends on where in Orange. Some parts are nice, some awesome, some are not nice at all and some are bland
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Old 07-11-2013, 04:39 AM
 
Location: super bizarre weather land
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yeah--I hang out in Orange sometimes--I like Old Towne and the block is nice but I can't speak too much on various neighborhoods. i have literally spent 95% of my time in orange in Old Towne or by Chapman University which is nice but $$$$.

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Always a lot of parrots in the trees there. Quiet town. Used to have a street fair at the circle, I do not know if they still hold that each year.
if you are referring to the orange international street fair, yes they still do that. that's always fun!
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Old 07-13-2013, 12:16 PM
 
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I lived in Orange for several years and my kids went to Fletcher. The area around Fletcher is a nice family area.
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Orange, California
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Moved to Orange a few months ago after spending several month renting in Irvine following a relocation from the East Coast. I think it is a great place to live. In OC, you will find cities that are cleaner, that are closer to the beach, that have better upscale restaurants and shopping, etc. But Orange has a lot of charms that other OC cities don't have (the Old Town area and access to good hiking and biking trails in particular). As ColdJensens mentioned, some areas are nicer than others. But frankly, that adds to some of the appeal to me. In Irvine, I felt like every single resident was an upper middle class professional and nothing mattered more than what school your child attended. If you found a good house and you like what you see in the neighborhood around you, you could do a lot worse. Good luck!!!
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Moved to Orange a few months ago after spending several month renting in Irvine following a relocation from the East Coast. I think it is a great place to live. In OC, you will find cities that are cleaner, that are closer to the beach, that have better upscale restaurants and shopping, etc. But Orange has a lot of charms that other OC cities don't have (the Old Town area and access to good hiking and biking trails in particular). As ColdJensens mentioned, some areas are nicer than others. But frankly, that adds to some of the appeal to me. In Irvine, I felt like every single resident was an upper middle class professional and nothing mattered more than what school your child attended. If you found a good house and you like what you see in the neighborhood around you, you could do a lot worse. Good luck!!!
But some people love conformity. For them, there is south Orange County. The conforming lifestyle has attracted more than 1 million people in OC, so clearly is has appeal to quite a lot of people. Orange is for the rest of us.
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:53 PM
 
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Well I suspect it is very similar to the city of strawberry or very possibly similar to the city of grape. It's not like the city of lemon though. Much better than that place.
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