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Old 08-11-2020, 07:45 AM
 
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Yes, when a single in their 30's asks for a great place "to live nearby areas where there is a vibrant social scene for single professionals" Yorba Linda just leaps to mind. Oh wait, NOT IN THE LEAST.

The places with the most vibrant social scene for single professionals would Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach and the parts of Irvine that abut Newport Beach. I am not a fan of HB for lots of reasons, which leaves Newport, Laguna and parts of Irvine.
^ This. Exactly this. I would, however, add the area of Jamboree / Barranca for vibrancy (largely Asian) with the Diamond Jamboree Center right there and plenty of higher end apartment housing within walking distance.
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Old 08-11-2020, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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OP, as age is clearly an important factor for you, this partial listing of some coastal, central, and South OC cities, with median age, might be of help:

City and Median Age

Aliso Viejo-36.8
Costa Mesa-34.9
Dana Point-48.6
Huntington Beach-41.8
Irvine-34.1
Laguna Beach-51.8
Laguna Niguel-45.1
Lake Forest-39
Mission Viejo-45
Newport Beach-47.3
Rancho Santa Margarita-37.6
San Clemente-44.2
San Juan Capistrano-42.9
Seal Beach-58.5

Source:
https://worldpopulationreview.com

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Old 08-11-2020, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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OP, as age is clearly an important factor for you, this partial listing of some coastal, central, and South OC cities, with median age, might be of help:

City and Median Age

Aliso Viejo-36.8
Costa Mesa-34.9
Dana Point-48.6
Huntington Beach-41.8
Irvine-34.1
Laguna Beach-51.8
Laguna Niguel-45.1
Lake Forest-39
Mission Viejo-45
Newport Beach-47.3
Rancho Santa Margarita-37.6
San Clemente-44.2
San Juan Capistrano-42.9
Seal Beach-58.5

Source:
https://worldpopulationreview.com
OP, since you are familiar with NYC, this might help as a reference point:

Area and Median Age

Upper West Side-43.6
New York City-35.9

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Old 08-11-2020, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Corona del Mar & Coronado, CA
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OP, as age is clearly an important factor for you, this partial listing of some coastal, central, and South OC cities, with median age, might be of help:

City and Median Age

Aliso Viejo-36.8
Costa Mesa-34.9
Dana Point-48.6
Huntington Beach-41.8
Irvine-34.1
Laguna Beach-51.8
Laguna Niguel-45.1
Lake Forest-39
Mission Viejo-45
Newport Beach-47.3
Rancho Santa Margarita-37.6
San Clemente-44.2
San Juan Capistrano-42.9
Seal Beach-58.5
I think this is somewhat misleading and of limited help. Just because AV has a median age of 36.8, doesn't mean it is a great place for 36 year olds socially. It means you have a lot of families that skew the age down.AV isn't full of great, fun places for 36.8 year old singles unless Buffalo Wild Wings is your idea of a good time.

Irvine is skewed WAY down because of UCI.
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Old 08-11-2020, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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I think this is somewhat misleading and of limited help. Just because AV has a median age of 36.8, doesn't mean it is a great place for 36 year olds socially. It means you have a lot of families that skew the age down.AV isn't full of great, fun places for 36.8 year old singles unless Buffalo Wild Wings is your idea of a good time.

Irvine is skewed WAY down because of UCI.
Actually, Aliso has a large number of single never-married individuals:

"Aliso Viejo has one of the largest proportions of never married percent at 29% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger city being Laguna Hills with 30%. Second, it has the smallest proportion of percent widowed at 4% of the total."
https://www.towncharts.com/Californi...hics-data.html

That doesn't mean, of course, that the OP would want to live here, but the data I posted might help him/her to find a suitable town since he/she is so concerned about age.
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Old 08-11-2020, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Actually, Aliso has a large number of single never-married individuals:

"Aliso Viejo has one of the largest proportions of never married percent at 29% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger city being Laguna Hills with 30%. Second, it has the smallest proportion of percent widowed at 4% of the total."
https://www.towncharts.com/Californi...hics-data.html

That doesn't mean, of course, that the OP would want to live here, but the data I posted might help him/her to find a suitable town since he/she is so concerned about age.
Aliso Viejo has hired a consulting firm to advise on ways to meet the city's changing demographic needs:

Imagining the Future of
Aliso Viejo Town Center

https://www.imaginetowncenter.com/
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The Town Center revitalization project envisions a future with more restaurants, entertainment, and shopping choices for residents and businesses -- keeping tax revenue in our city and enhancing Aliso Viejo's high quality of life with a more vibrant core.
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Old 08-11-2020, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Corona del Mar & Coronado, CA
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"Aliso Viejo has one of the largest proportions of never married percent at 29% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger city being Laguna Hills with 30%. Second, it has the smallest proportion of percent widowed at 4% of the total."
https://www.towncharts.com/Californi...hics-data.html

That doesn't mean, of course, that the OP would want to live here, but the data I posted might help him/her to find a suitable town since he/she is so concerned about age.
Aliso Viejo only has a large proportions of never married percent compared to the immediately adjacent cities. Newport Beach is roughly the same at 28% and Irvine is higher at 36% and Costa Mesa much higher at 42%.
https://www.towncharts.com/Californi...hics-data.html

And even so, Aliso is not where singles mix. That tends to be Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Irvine near Newport Beach and Eastside Costa Mesa.
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Old 08-11-2020, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Aliso Viejo only has a large proportions of never married percent compared to the immediately adjacent cities. Newport Beach is roughly the same at 28% and Irvine is higher at 36% and Costa Mesa much higher at 42%.
https://www.towncharts.com/Californi...hics-data.html

And even so, Aliso is not where singles mix. That tends to be Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Irvine near Newport Beach and Eastside Costa Mesa.
The OP clearly has options, and he/she is concerned about age. He can live (His question) around older people, or younger people, if he wants. Honestly, I don't know him/her and I don't care.

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