“A major city with small town ambiance," describes the city of Orange. Residents proudly agree. This diverse city settled in the middle of Orange County, is home to over 141,000 residents. The original settlers created an Orange Plaza as a central location for the city and is now referred to as Old Towne. The surrounding neighborhood, including the plaza, is now a national Historical District, the largest district in California. Today the plaza is home to antique shops, small boutiques, unique restaurants, specialty shops, the oldest soda shop in Orange County and home to the oldest bank in the county.
Just a short walk for the Plaza is Chapman University, the oldest university in Orange County. This private university has been educating students since 1861 and is known for its professional and liberal arts programs. The university has seven different colleges including a prestigious law school. Orange County Santiago Canyon College is a newer two-year college set in the foothills of Orange. The college opened its doors in 1985, but continues to grow in size and programs thanks to the generous donations from the Irvine Company and bond measures. The school plans to educate over 17,000 students annually upon completion of current construction.
Orange Unified School District services the students in the city of Orange, Villa Park, and parts of Anaheim, Santa Ana, and Garden Grove. There are five high schools, six middle schools, and 28 elementary schools serving 30,000 students. Twenty-three of the schools have been awarded California Distinguished School and many of the schools earned it more then once. North Orange County Real Estate agents can assist you with all your educational inquiries.
Shopping is in abundance in the City of Orange. The Block of Orange is a great outside shopping, dinning and entertainment destination. Perfect for family entertainment as well as date nights. The Block is home to Vans Skate Park, Dave & Busters and AMC Movie Theatres for entertainment. Dinning opportunities include Market Broiler, Alcatraz Brewing Co, El Torito, T.G.I Friday’s, and Johnny Rockets. The Block also has many specialty stores including Borders, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, and H&M. The Village is also a popular shopping destination and Old Towne offers a unique shopping opportunity.
Orange homes for sale range from mid $200,000 to multi-million dollar estates. The charming communities in Orange include Old Towne, Orange Hills, and El Modena to name just a few. For a complete list of Orange County Real Estate homes for sale contact one of our realtors.
Parks and Recreation are in abundance to the City of Orange. Irvine Regional Park offers diverse recreational opportunities. The park has a zoo, train rides, hiking and bicycle trails. Orange realtors can assist you with more information on city parks.
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