Many people no about this area but don't know Anaheim is nearly the center of "The OC". Home of both Disneyland and The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. To the west is Huntington Beach or Surf City. To the east is Yorba Linda, Richard Nixon's childhood home and Presidential Library. Go north and there is Knott's Berry Farm (it's an amusment park not a real farm) and keep going you will be in Hollywood and LaLa Land. South Orange County is recently famous for hit TV shows, like The OC set in Newport Beach, MTV's Laguna Beach, and a reality show, Real Housewives of Orange County, filmed in Coto De Caza and other posh locations outside the gates.
So with that little bit of a verbal virtual tour you may realize you know more about Orange County than you first thought!
Is this a Trulia issue, where tired old threads are resurfacing for some reason?
There are so many great cities in Orange County. It really depends on your budget. The most beautiful, picturesque and unique city is Laguna Beach. It's the perfect escape from life's craziness! But to live in Laguna you pay a big price. You really can't buy anything under a million. You had also asked about the commuting. Commuting out of Laguna can be really tough during peak commute times due to the lack of access.
Another charming beach city is Dana Point it's what I call the "Sleepy City" and it's located right next to Laguna Beach for half the price. It has a charming harbor and was one of the "Beach Boys" favorite surf spots "Doheny" before they built the Jetty. I call it sleepy because it doesn't get all the tourist traffic and congestion that Laguna gets.
As far as Huntington Beach goes it's like a plain hamburger. You get the meat "The beach" but it doesn't have the charm that Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach or Dana Point have.
I'd be happy assisting you in your search for a great beach close home in Orange County. Have a great one!
If you're working in Los Angeles, you might be looking in North Orange County, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Cypress, Foutain Valley.
If you working in Irvine, you could reasonable live anywhere in the county since it's in the center.
If you working in San Diego County, you should consider San Clemente, Dana Point or San Juan Capistrano.
If you'd like to live next to the beach, but have a limited budget. I would recommend looking in Dana Point or San Clemente.
If you like the weather hot, you might consider inland, Coto De Caza, Rancho Santa Margarita, Yorba Linda or Anaheim Hills.
Your choices are too numerous to mention. A good suggestion if you've never really been to our fair county is to take a few days and have a friend or REALTOR give you the grand tour. Each city has it's own unique qualities. The question is which one is right for you and your needs.
It all depends upon what your needs are. Are you looking for good schools? Close to work? near beaches? There are wonderful communites that range from ocean front homes to high rise condos.
I'd love to send you some listings if you like?
It really.... really depends what you want in the city you will live in... are you a surfer or beach fanatic? Is that why you want those beach cities or are you just interested in a beach lifestyle? Or the weather? There can be at least 50 other questions to ask to help you narrow down which city is best for you...
If you want help narrowing down which cities could work for you, and your budget, write me and we can talk about it... This would be a great time to get into Orange County if you are truly considering it... You won't have a break in prices along with GREAT RATES for a long time... possibly ever! We have a taken a pretty ridiculous drop in prices so you can get a lot more home for your buck...
This all depends on your needs, preferences and work location. You need to take a trip down, drive the areas and talk to a realtor regarding your price qualifications. They will be able to best narrow things down for you.
Sounds like a coastal area specialist would be best for your needs.
In regards to Century 21 Superstars. I am selling my home with Century21 Superstars in Anaheim, CA. Close to Knotts Berry Farm and Disneyland. Depends what your looking for and price range. My home is 3 bedroom, 2 full bathrooms. Total remodel on almost everything and very, very new kitchen. Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a great pantry with roll out shelves.
Very clean looking home.
Also, a private yard with pool that we use every summer or when the weather is pretty warm. Our neighborhood is very sought after and I have awesome neighbors. I'm relocating to another state in a few months.
The price of my home is $549,000. We just dropped it by $10,000 recently. If you get a chance, look up century21 Superstars website for Orange County and look up zip code 92804.
823 S. Oakhaven Drive. Good Luck.
I would like to hear what YOU like in a city before recommending anything.......
Let's start a dialogue.
Kurt Steinhebel ** Century 21 Superstars ** 714-718-7156