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Apartments in Orange, CA
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Orange Apartments For Rent
Orange is the “heart” of Orange County. This southern California city is located just three miles from the county seat of Santa Ana. Orange was founded in 1869 and features an Old Town District – a historic area with most houses built before 1920.
From Orange, there are a multitude of nearby attractions, including the world-famous Disneyland Resort, Knott’s Berry Farm, and 40 miles of coastline. In Newport Beach, whale-watching cruises offer glimpses of the giant blue whale, dolphin, and other fascinating marine life. Orange is close to the famous Pacific Coast Highway and Surf City USA (Huntington Beach).
Orange County is home to legendary beaches and beloved tourist attractions, and those will all be within your reach once you’ve selected an Orange apartment. Nearby cities include Anaheim, Irvine, and Santa Ana. Along the coast, you’ll discover Newport Beach, Huntington Beach (Surf City USA!), Laguna Beach, and San Clemente. Are you ready to move to Orange? Get the facts about this dynamic little city, then start searching for your new apartment!
Things to Do in Orange:
Orange features terrific shopping – just stop in at the Outlets of Orange and you’ll find everything you need! If you prefer small, local boutiques and antique stores, then head to Orange Plaza, a beautiful downtown shopping area filled with upscale restaurants, shops, and more.
From your new apartment in Orange, be sure to visit the absolutely stunning Mission San Juan Capistrano, a captivating location that includes the ruins of the first mission built in Orange County in 1776 (after a first attempt was made in 1775). Today, this historic landmark includes a museum, gardens, fountains, and a variety of tours including an audio tour, a guided tour, and a self-guided tour. The mission also has the distinction of being California’s first winery.
Now, do you catch a wave at Surf City USA? Go to Disneyland? Visit Knott’s Berry Farm? With so many legendary locations, deciding what to do first may be your biggest challenge when moving to an apartment in Orange! Disneyland is located in nearby Anaheim – and has been delighting visitors since 1955. The rides range from classic favorites to modern innovations and no visit to Disneyland is complete without a stroll down Main Street. Be sure to visit neighboring Disney California Adventure Park and its shows, rides, and attractions.
Knott’s Berry Farm is located in Buena Park, a city about 10 minutes from Disneyland. This terrific park contains more than 165 rides, shows, and attractions. Visit Camp Snoopy to see the PEANUTS gang, ride the Silver Bullet, a suspended roller coaster, and have some fun at the Park’s Old West Ghost Town.
After touring Knott’s Berry Farm, you might want to explore Buena Park. Buena Park has a fantastic downtown filled with shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. It is also within walking distance to Beach Boulevard, a strip filled with fun attractions.
You can’t move to Orange and not learn to surf. If you don’t already own a surfboard, make that a top priority after choosing your apartment in Orange. Now, don your wet suit and get to Huntington Beach! You’ll have 10 miles of beach to explore, and these are the most consistent waves on the West Coast. There are plenty of other things to do in Huntington Beach, from amazing nightlife to a historic downtown, great shops and restaurants, whale-watching and deep-sea fishing, and museums and theaters.
Now, find a convertible. You’ll need one to get the ultimate cruising experience down the famous Pacific Coast Highway! Don’t speed along this coastal highway too fast, though – you’ll want to make a day of it, discovering sleepy beach towns, artist districts, funky shops, and even theme parks such as Legoland California and Sea World San Diego.
If Huntington Beach is a surfer’s paradise, then Costa Mesa is a shopper’s mecca. Get ready to browse the ultimate in luxury – Prada, Chanel, Hermes. And when you are done exploring the amazing boutiques (if you can ever be done!), head to South Coast Plaza and find even more amazing shops and restaurants. And for a unique shopping experience, check out the LAB Antimall (filled with chic locally-owned shops), the amazing handcrafted items at the ARTery, and the carnival-like atmosphere of Irvine’s Spectrum Center, which offers a special blend of boutiques and amusement park rides (including an enormous Ferris wheel).
Prefer dry land? That’s fine – the Santa Ana Mountains provide the ideal place to hike, camp, and explore. Orange County parks include Santiago Oaks Regional Park, a 1,269-acre park ideal for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Irvine Regional Park is another fantastic location, offering hiking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, pony rides for children, a snack shop, and a pond with stone waterfall and footbridge. The OC Zoo is located in Irvine Regional Park, as well.
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, located in Laguna Beach, includes some of Southern California’s last remaining coastal canyons. This 7,000-acre park offers 40 miles of trails through woodlands and onto ridges and rocky bluffs with amazing views. Other parks include Carbon Canyon Regional Park, Santiago Oaks Regional Park, Peters Canyon Regional Park, and Yorba Regional Park.
There’s so much to do, you might want to plan on staying in Orange for a long time to do everything – and even then, it will be difficult to do it all. Life here is never dull — from amazing beaches to world-class shopping to five-star restaurants to museums and theaters to theme parks to nature parks and well beyond, Orange apartments provide a backyard you’ll never get tired of exploring.
What to Consider When Moving to Orange:
Orange is located in the busy and popular Orange County, or OC. The OC is the third-most populated county in California –it is also the smallest in area – which means there are a lot of people here! If you like an energetic, fun-filled, ultra-cool area, then Orange is definitely the perfect location.
When you’re not playing, you’ll be working – so it’s important to note that the OC is home to many Fortune 500 companies, including Pacific Life, Micro, and First American Corporation. But if you don’t want to commute, Orange is home to UC Irvine Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital, Chapman University, and Aecom. The nearby city of Irvine is home to the headquarters of Del Taco, Taco Bell, and Marie Callender’s.
If you like living among celebrities, you’ll find plenty as you stroll through Orange and neighboring cities – Will Ferrell, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Gwen Stefani, and Bonnie Raitt all live in the Orange County area. Celebrities that live or used to live in Orange include Jason Lee, Dean Koontz, Brad Williams, and Ruby Keeler.
When looking for Orange apartments to rent, be sure to search for ones with a balcony or patio – with an average temperature of 64.6 degrees and summer temperatures averaging about 83 degrees, you’ll want to be outside – a lot.
Why Orange Apartments Are Hot:
Great weather, fantastic destinations, and being close to some of the best surfing locations in the world, some of the best shopping in the world, and some of the best dining in the world … of course, apartments in Orange are hot! This is the stuff movies are made of, where legends are born, where catch-phrases begin. And even if you don’t want to learn to surf, there’s so much to see and do that it is nearly impossible to see and do it all. Ready to be a part of this amazing Southern California scene? Start your search for apartments in Orange now!
- Orange is home to many celebrities, thanks to its proximity to Hollywood.
- Orange is home to Chapman University, a private Christian university established in 1861.
- Nearby Disneyland attracts millions of visitors every year and is one of the most visited parks in the world.
- Orange is located in Orange County, which features 230 miles of hiking and riding trails, dozens of parks, and 42 miles of coastline.
- Old Town has the second-largest concentration of historic buildings in California.
- Orange wraps around Villa Park, a very affluent city and the smallest in Orange County.
- Old Town Orange
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- Casa de Santiago
- Historic French Park
- Saddleback View
- Lyon Street
- Chapman University
- Argosy University Orange Cty
- South Coast College
- Santa Ana College
- Maric College Anaheim
- Tustin Marine Corps Air Station
- National Guard Armory Site
- Los Alamitos Army Airfield
- El Toro Marine Corps Air Station
- US Naval Weapons Station