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Old 07-28-2020, 05:36 PM
 
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This x1000. I speed through the seemingly ever repeating treadmill of chain stores, restaurants and tightly packed tile-roofed houses for an hour or so and breathe a sigh of relief and experience a snap back to consciousness when I finally get through it in my way to fun LA or back down to beautiful San Diego.
Are you saying you never get off the freeway?

Perhaps you'd see more interesting things in OC if you did.
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Old 07-28-2020, 05:44 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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Are you saying you never get off the freeway?

Perhaps you'd see more interesting things in OC if you did.
I’ve been in SoCa for 43 years and have spent plenty of time in OC, Christ, I went to Lion Country Safari back in the day! I have had some architectural projects there and have several friends that live there that I visit often. Laguna Beach is beautiful, (but still carries an OC vibe), Santa Ana actually has some character but other than that I know all I need to know about OC, it’s not a hard nut to crack.
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Old 07-28-2020, 06:08 PM
 
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Uhhhhh...what's your point?
If some one comparing Irvine to beach towns, one main difference is the ethnic makeup. That must factor in to their opinion of the place. So therefore should be mentioned in this discussion.

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Yes, the City of Irvine is 41% Asian and I think UCI is 60% Asian. You find a lot of Chinese restaurants with branches in both Irvine and the SGV.
Oh thank you. I only been to the Irvine Spectrum. I need to go around more in Irvine.
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Old 07-28-2020, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Corona del Mar & Coronado, CA
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This x1000. I speed through the seemingly ever repeating treadmill of chain stores, restaurants, squat glass office towers and tightly packed tile-roofed houses for an hour or so and breathe a sigh of relief and experience a snap back to consciousness when I finally get through it in my way to fun LA or back down to beautiful San Diego.
You obviously haven't been in the right parts of Orange County.

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I’ve been in SoCa for 43 years and have spent plenty of time in OC, Christ, I went to Lion Country Safari back in the day!
So you are saying you BARELY got off the freeway then.

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I have had some architectural projects there and have several friends that live there that I visit often. Laguna Beach is beautiful, (but still carries an OC vibe), Santa Ana actually has some character but other than that I know all I need to know about OC, it’s not a hard nut to crack.
So you've never been to Old Town Tustin, Downtown Fullerton, Downtown Orange and the Orange Circle, Downtown Anaheim, Old Main Street Yorba Linda, Downtown Brea, Trabuco Canyon, Silverado Canyon, Brea Canyon and more. There is incredible character in a relatively small county.

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Oh thank you. I only been to the Irvine Spectrum. I need to go around more in Irvine.
Irvine has several, predominantly Asian shopping centers; two at Jeffrey & Walnut with a dozen great Asian restaurants, anchored by a Ranch 99 Market. Then there is Diamond Jamboree at Jamboree & Alton with the best mix of Asian restaurants; Culver Plaza, Northwood Town Center (mostly Korean), Heritage Plaza and Parkview Center.
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Old 08-18-2020, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Irvine, California
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I love Irvine because it's boring. That's the beauty of it. I get to live in a very safe place that is silent as the grave after 8pm, but can drive to nightclubs, beach parties, bars, and sports in 20 minutes.

I can understand some of the younger crowd not wanting to put in the 20 minutes worth of effort, but other than that I can't imagine any reason anybody would actively "bash" Irvine.

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Then there is Diamond Jamboree.
It took me a hilariously long amount of time to figure out this place wasn't a casino.
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Old 08-18-2020, 08:11 PM
 
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He's asking if Irvine is very asian. How do you not understand that? Yes it is. I like asian girls preferably 21-23 years old.
Eeew what a weirdo creeper.
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Old 08-19-2020, 08:29 AM
 
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Oh thank you. I only been to the Irvine Spectrum. I need to go around more in Irvine.
Not exclusively but primarily you will find the wealthy (mostly white) house wives in the daytime, and their kids and a significant proportion of middle easterners in the evening.

They are primarily from Iran (aka Persians) and UAE/Dubai. Some East Indian, mostly UAE/Qatar. Most from the nearby Spectrum, Park Place, and Los Olivos massive apartment complexes. Park Place has 14-acres of concrete for their parking garage, according to one of the former Managers there. That's a massive underground parking place, bigger than the Spectrum's (there are three Spectrums FWIW, the original (The Village), the next one (The Park) and the newer one (WestView). These observations are based on my years working with the leasing management of those complexes.
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Old 08-19-2020, 10:54 AM
 
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I love Irvine because it's boring. That's the beauty of it. I get to live in a very safe place that is silent as the grave after 8pm, but can drive to nightclubs, beach parties, bars, and sports in 20 minutes.

I can understand some of the younger crowd not wanting to put in the 20 minutes worth of effort, but other than that I can't imagine any reason anybody would actively "bash" Irvine.



It took me a hilariously long amount of time to figure out this place wasn't a casino.
I don't think Irvine is as sleepy as RSM or Aliso or Mission Viejo, though.
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Old 08-19-2020, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Irvine, California
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I don't think Irvine is as sleepy as RSM or Aliso or Mission Viejo, though.
I LOVE RSM, but I just don't want to add the toll road on to my expense sheet. Same kind of goes with Aliso, it's just in such an odd place that getting anywhere is a hassle. MV is alright I guess, I don't really know that much about it tbh.
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Old 08-20-2020, 05:03 PM
 
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I LOVE RSM, but I just don't want to add the toll road on to my expense sheet. Same kind of goes with Aliso, it's just in such an odd place that getting anywhere is a hassle. MV is alright I guess, I don't really know that much about it tbh.
I get the toll road hassle, but answer this question: is Irvine sleepier than Mission Viejo, RSM, or Aliso? In my observation, just the opposite, these South County cities are even sleepier than Irvine. At least Irvine has more diversity, an actual research university, and a huge business district. Also Viejo has a lot of jobs for a city of its size, but Mission and RSM are overwhelmingly bedroom communities.
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