The city of Orange is located just 3 miles north of Santa Ana and offer many different atmospheres attractive to all types of buyers. Home to more than 135,000 residents, Orange real estate is rich in history. Its downtown Old Towne District, constructed before 1920 has been well preserved. With a total area of just over 25 square miles, it boasts warm, beautiful weather throughout the year and is surrounded by historical Orange real estate.
A one square-mile section of Orange is home to the Old Towne known as "Old Town Orange". The Orange Historic District is recognized as a site of preservation and listed as a historic place on the National Registry. It has the oldest operating bank in Orange County and boasts one of the largest concentrations of historical structures. Old Town Orange real estate offers a wide array of charming residences that match the look and feel of the district.
Many of the older homes built in the early 1900s are of historical value. Their architectural styles include Bungalow, Arts and Craft, Hip Roof Cottage, Prairie Style, Mediterranean Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival and Victorian. These types of homes attract specific buyers to the Orange real estate market.
UC Irvine Medical Ctr., St. Joseph Hospital, and Children’s Hospital of Orange County are the three leading employers in the area. With Chapman University, and Santiago Canyon College, close by, the community and surrounding area enjoy very high employment rates. These are one of the most important stabilizing factors for Orange real estate.
With the beautiful year-round weather of Southern California, the residents of Orange enjoy their wildlife sanctuary, city zoo, lakes and parks. The Outlets at Orange has a large variety of outdoor shopping and an entertainment center with a bowling center, skate park and movie theaters. Every Labor Day weekend, for the last 100 years, the city has played host to its Orange International Street Fair.
Southern California is known for its easy transportation and huge interstate system. The city of Orange is close to many state freeways including Interstate 5 (the Santa Ana Freeway). Additionally, the Foothill and Eastern Toll Roads connect the city of Orange to Rancho Santa Margarita and Irvine.
Additional amenities surrounding the city of Orange include the John Wayne Airport-Orange County in Santa Ana California. Additionally, residents have easy access to the Chapman University and Santiago Canyon College. Only minutes away, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball and the Anaheim Ducks ice hockey play next door in Santa Ana.