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Old 04-03-2012, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Orange County, California
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Grew up in Newbury Park and also lived in Oak Park. I live in South Orange County (Rancho Santa Margarita), and it's pretty similar to Oak Park.

I think the two areas are very alike people/shopping/school/housing wise. More jobs in OC though (Irvine). And with the University, you get a bit more diversity.

Hiking is great in both areas, but we're closer to the beach in OC, and I like the ammenities much better (parks, pools, activities centered around families).
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:31 AM
 
Location: oragne county
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It has everything everyone has stared here. except for jobs. jobs are sparse.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Grew up in Newbury Park and also lived in Oak Park. I live in South Orange County (Rancho Santa Margarita), and it's pretty similar to Oak Park.
I'd also say that the RSM/MV area is about ten degrees cooler than the Conejo Valley in summer. The Conejo Valley is also a little colder during winter evenings.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:14 PM
 
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Stay out of Ventura County if your views are liberal, unless you isolate to the City of Ventura. Likewise with Orange County outside the City of Orange. This isn't as simple as democrat vs republican, as you quickly find the Latinos in VC and OC are very conservative in day to day life, yet vote democrat and the white old money youngsters behave like liberals yet vote republican.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Stay out of Ventura County if your views are liberal, unless you isolate to the City of Ventura. Likewise with Orange County outside the City of Orange. This isn't as simple as democrat vs republican, as you quickly find the Latinos in VC and OC are very conservative in day to day life, yet vote democrat and the white old money youngsters behave like liberals yet vote republican.
Big deal. The difference between the most liberal place and the most conservative place is in the noise compared to the differences in the top five or ten things people consider when looking for a place to live. Things like where their job is, housing prices, schools, climate, traffic, and amenities.
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:28 PM
 
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The cons vs lib comment is more for the trends. If you like to bicycle without getting yelled at go lib, if you're more comfortable surrounded by maintained lawns, go with a cons area.
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:53 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Ventura County has changed. It went Democratic in the election. It used to be a Republican bastion, but no more.

VC is more country than OC, and it only has 10 cities. The whole population is only about 1 million. The 101 is the only freeway that traverses it. Traffic is drastically reduced from that of OC.

There is still lots of (mandated) open space everywhere, with plenty of wildlife. OC seems way more urbanized.
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Anaheim
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Ventura County has changed. It went Democratic in the election. It used to be a Republican bastion, but no more.

VC is more country than OC, and it only has 10 cities. The whole population is only about 1 million. The 101 is the only freeway that traverses it. Traffic is drastically reduced from that of OC.

There is still lots of (mandated) open space everywhere, with plenty of wildlife. OC seems way more urbanized.
Less than a million; in the 800,000 range if that.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:24 PM
 
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Even the Irvine Company is being hit by the economy and selling some of their private non-agriculture open areas to development. Ventura County is a little different, as farmland is covered by state initiatives to remain farmland with low tax structures. Otherwise VC could easily become the next OC, yikes!
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:40 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Ventura County is a little different, as farmland is covered by state initiatives to remain farmland with low tax structures. Otherwise VC could easily become the next OC, yikes!
Yes, and many of the VC cities also have their own laws that mandate permanent open space areas and no building on hilltops or wildlife corridors
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