Orange County, Communities and Lifestyle

Orange County, Communities and Lifestyle


 orange county real estate services, orange county realtor, orange county real estateKnown for its affluence and political conservatism, Orange County (OC), is located in Southern California. Orange County is the second most populous county in the greater Los Angeles area, after Los Angeles County, and the sixth most populous in the United States.

Santa Ana is the county seat of Orange County and Anaheim is the largest city and major tourist destination. Mostly suburban, OC really has no urban center.

The county has a total area of 947.98 square miles, of which 789.40 square miles is land and 158.57 square miles is water. Geographically, Orange County is the smallest county in Southern California.

orange county real estate services, orange county realtor, orange county real estateHome to mega attractions that include: Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm; professional sports; a variety of venues for visual and performing arts. The OC Zoo is located inside beautiful Irvine Park, nestled among the majestic 477 acre wilderness park in Orange. Not to mention, Orange County has over 40 miles of beautiful beaches and sun-kissed coastline to enjoy.

The County also boasts great shopping with several notable shopping malls including: South Coast Plaza, Fashion Island, Brea Mall, Main Place Santa Ana, The Shops at Mission Viejo, The Outlets at Orange, Irvine Spectrum Center, and Downtown Disney.

orange county real estate services, orange county realtor, orange county real estateOrange County CA Climate

Orange County residents enjoy a nearly perfect climate in which parks and beaches provide abundant opportunities for outdoor activities. The county gets around 13 inches of rain per year with no snow fall. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 33. On average, OC has 278 sunny days per year with July highs around 82 degrees and January lows around 45 degrees.

Orange County CA People

orange county real estate services, orange county realtor, orange county real estateAs of 2012, Orange County’s population is 3,010,232 people with a had a population growth of 5.76 % since 2000. There are approximately 3,808 people per square mile (population density).

The median age is 36.2. 46.01% of people in Orange County are married and 9.10% are divorced. The average household size is 2.99 people. 36.52% of people are married with children and 10.85% have children and are single.


Orang County CA Real Estate and Housing

If you are looking to buy Orange County Real Estate or thinking about relocating to Orange County, you will find many residential options to choose from. Whether you are looking for luxury estate homes, properties with coastal views, Golf homes, single-family homes, townhomes or condos, we are experienced Orange County Realtors® that can help you find the right home for your lifestyle, preferences and needs.

Scotchmans Cove at Crystal Park orange county real estate services, orange county realtor, orange county real estateWe offer comprehensive Orange County real estate services for buyers and sellers within the following cities and communities:

  • Laguna Beach – Emerald Bay , Irvine Cove , Crystal Cove,The Village, Crescent Bay and 3 Arch Bay
  • Newport Coast – Pelican Hill
  • Corona Del Mar – The Village , Spyglass and Cameo Shores
  • Newport Beach – Newport Heights, Lido Island, Balboa Island, East Bluff, One Ford Road, Port Streets and Big Canyon
  • Costa Mesa – Eastside Costa Mesa
  • Irvine – Turtle Ridge, Shady Canyon, Turtle Rock and Woodbridge

Visit Trulia for current market trends, average listing price and median home sales price for Orange County real estate by Zip code (heat map). The median age of Orange County real estate is 35 years. Renters make up 38.56% of the population and 5.35% of houses and apartments are unoccupied (vacancy rate).

Orange County CA Economy

 Orange County real estate, orange county realtor, orange county real estate agentOrange County, a thriving business economy, is a regional service provider and planning agency whose core businesses include: public safety, public health, environmental protection, regional planning, public assistance, social services and aviation. Irvine, a charter city operating under a Council/Manager form of government, is Orange County’s major business and financial hub.

OC is headquarters for many Fortune 500 companies including Ingram Micro, First American Corporation, Western Digital and Pacific Life. Irvine is also home to numerous start-up companies and Fortune 1000 headquarters, including: Allergan, Broadcom, Edwards Lifesciences, Epicor, Standard Pacific and Sun Healthcare Group.

 Orange County real estate, orange county realtor, orange county real estate agentThe unemployment rate in Orange County is 8.10%, with job growth of 0.60%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 33.10%. OC sales tax rate is 7.75% and income tax is 4.00%. The income per capita is $30,442, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $69,009.

Orange County CA Schools and Education

OC is served by Orange County Department of Education. Orange County schools spend $4,911 per student. There are 24 pupils per teacher, 4,882 students per librarian, and 1,974 children per counselor in OC schools.
 Orange County real estate, orange county realtor, orange county real estate agentSchool Districts in Orange County include:

Orange County CA Hospitals and Medical Centers

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Orange County CA Beaches, Parks and Trails

 Orange County real estate, orange county realtor, orange county real estate agentApproximately 80% of the 40-mile coast is accessible by trail or beach walking.

Along the way are swimming and surfing beaches, diving areas, fishing spots, boating marinas, entertainment zones, shopping opportunities, artist communities, luxury resorts, educational facilities, State and County Parks, historic sites and nature preserves.

Orange County CA Services

Your Orange County CA Real Estate Experts

If you are thinking about selling your Orange County property, we have years of experience and extensive training in cutting-edge, online marketing technologies for today’s competitive market. If you are behind on your mortgage and don’t know what to do, we are experts in Orange County short sales.

The first step in the selling process is to provide you with an in-depth comparative market analysis (CMA) on your home. We will then create a comprehensive online game plan to get your Orange County real estate in front of as many people as possible and get it sold as quickly as possible!

As an investor, we have several services available in the preparation for the sale of Orange County REO’S and Short Sale properties. This includes a variety of professional sub-contractors who can do whatever is needed to prepare the property for sale. Once the property is ready, we can also help you with your specific marketing needs.

We also provide years of experience and expertise in the home buying process. Give us a call today for a list of Orange County properties currently available in your area of interest. As our client, our number one goal is to make sure that your home buying or selling experience is as pleasant and stress free as possible.

We provide real estate services for buyers and sellers within the following cities and communities:

  • Laguna Beach – Emerald Bay , Irvine Cove , Crystal Cove,The Village, Crescent Bay and 3 Arch Bay
  • Newport Coast – Pelican Hill
  • Corona Del Mar – The Village , Spyglass and Cameo Shores
  • Newport Beach – Newport Heights, Lido Island, Balboa Island, East Bluff, One Ford Road, Port Streets and Big Canyon
  • Costa Mesa – Eastside Costa Mesa
  • Irvine – Turtle Ridge, Shady Canyon, Turtle Rock and Woodbridge

 Orange County real estate, orange county realtor, orange county real estate agentGive us a call at 949.355.9558, or fill out our online contact form, and let us know how we can best serve your Orange County real estate needs.

We look forward to speaking with you!

Edward Jacuinde
Luxury Real Estate Consultant
DRE License # 01771487
Mobile: 949.355.9568
Fax: 866.325.9110

 

 

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