Many parts of Orange County including areas inland are amazing places to buy real estate. Excellent neighborhoods are scattered across OC from turnkey condos ideal for business travelers to homes perfect for raising a family. I was surprised to hear recently from Curt Pringle, former Mayor of Anaheim, that Orange County has 34 incorporated cities. I knew Orange County houses around 3 million+ people and about 1 million are Catholic, but 34 was such a large number. I did not want to Google the list, so I counted the cities to test my knowledge. Check out the list here. Which city is your favorite? If you need some more time to decide, just keep calm and go to the beach.
I typically discuss coastal real estate because luxury homes have been my focus over the years. Most of these homes are closer to the Pacific Ocean translating into a higher price point due to the limited supply of prime real estate or land near the beach. The temperature along the coast hovers between 60 to 70 degrees and most days showcase a view of Catalina Island. I’m also happiest at the beach, so real estate by the beach works well. One of my favorite questions to ask friends and clients is, “Do/would you prefer to live beachfront or up in the hills with a spectacular ocean view?” Still not sure which you would pick? Imagine you hit the Lotto and had an extra $15M to spend, then select your answer.