Orange County Movers
The OC, Not Just a TV Show
Welcome to the land of surfing and sunglasses! Okay, Orange County may be known for its beaches and (hence) inspired lifestyle, but it has much more to offer. With multiple theme parks, nearby universities, and historical sites, it is no wonder it attracts so many people every year.
Moving to Orange County: Know About the Neighborhood
Cost of Living: Expensive. Median home prices near $600,000 and it’s cost of living is at 122. (The national average is 100). Of course, they vary within each city of Orange County. Cities existing within this county include: Irvine, Newport Beach, Orange, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Costa Mesa, Mission Viejo, Fullerton Dana Point, San Clemente, Tustin, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Niguel, Garden Grove, Yorba Linda, Aliso Viejo, Lake Forest, Brea, Seal Beach, Fountain Valley, Buena Park, Laguna Hills, Cypress, Los Alamitos, La Habra, Westminister, Placentia, Villa Park, La Palma, Stanton, Laguna Woods and Rancho Santa Margarita.
Schools: According to The Ledger, the average of all the schools K-12 would receive a B. Based on area and individual school, of course, you will see a variety of ratings and programs.
There are several community colleges in Orange County such as South Orange County Community College, Coastlign Community College and Orange Coast College. They receive great praise, especially for using to transfer onto 4 year universities.
This leads us to University of California, Irvine, a school the OC is very proud to be home to. It was recently ranked 44th in the national among public universities and, for a school under the age of 50, it is considered #1 in the country by Times Higher Education.
Population: It’s a fairly diverse area at 44% caucasian, 34% Hispanic, 18% Asian and the rest consisting of folks who are African-American or of multiple ethnicities. The median age of this diverse bunch? 36 years old.
Politically, this area is more right wing than areas of California like San Francisco or San Jose. In every presidential election since 1996, voters in the OC voted in majority for the Republican candidate.
Weather:- Sunny. Beautiful. Prime for hitting the beach…Most days of the year!
Top Employers & Economy in Orange County
The top industries providing employment are those of professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management. Places to find employment may include the University of California, Irvine,
Median household income of the OC is above $70,000.