Orange County Metro Area Guide

With a thriving business community and countless entertainment options it is no wonder that Orange County is home to some of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the United States. Located on the west coast of California, Orange County maintains a year around Mediterranean climate which is perfect for any day at the beach. If you are looking for a seriously fun place to live renting an apartment in Orange County is the perfect fit.

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There are numerous businesses headquartered within Orange County including several Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 businesses. Some Fortune 500 companies include Ingram Micro and First American Corporation which are both located in Santa Ana, Western Digital in Lake Forest, and Pacific Life in Newport Beach.  Fortune 1000 companies include, Quiksilver which is located in Huntington Beach, while Gateway, Blizzard Entertainment and Linksys are located in Irvine. There are several restaurants whose headquarters are located in Orange County including, Taco Bell in Irvine, El Pollo Loco in Costa Mesa, and In-N-Out Burger in Irvine.

Orange County has it all; if you want to enjoy the beaches, play and watch sports, shop, visit attractions, or ride roller coasters you can do it all here. Home to over forty-two miles of beaches Orange County is the perfect place to surf or take in some sunshine. In Anaheim you can enjoy the, “Happiest Place on Earth,” Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. In Costa Mesa you can find South Coast Plaza and in Newport Beach you can find Fashion Island, both of which are world renowned shopping malls. There are also two towns that are popular to visit while in Orange County; the City of Orange and Little Saigon, which has the largest concentration of Vietnamese people outside of Vietnam. Sports are a large part of Orange County’s culture. The area is home to two major league sports teams, MLB’s Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks.

In addition to sports and outdoor attractions there are also plenty of beautiful Orange County apartments available. Whether you are eager to live in a booming metropolis or relax in a quaint suburb, Orange County has something for everyone. If you haven’t narrowed down your apartment search to a specific city or neighborhood within the greater Orange County area our Area Guides and Neighborhood Reviews will certainly point you in the right direction. Choose from the cities below to learn about their living style, demographics and neighborhoods. Once you find the right area to suit your needs, finding an apartment will be easy.

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Here is the average rent in the Orange County Metro area for a Studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and 3 bedroom apartment.