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Coolest Neighborhoods to Live in Orange County

By July 24, 2018April 26th, 2021Orange County

Orange County has it all… from beaches, shopping, dining, entertainment, major employers, great schools, and more. Those who live in Orange County know that it is a sprawling metropolis of activity and if you decide to move here, there are so many different neighborhoods to explore. There are a number of reasons why Orange County is one of the most sought-after counties to live in. It has the hustle and bustle of a big city, while also boasting stunning beaches and majestic open spaces. If you’re thinking of making a move to the OC, here are some of the county’s best neighborhoods:

Newport Beach

If you have a decently-sized budget, Newport Beach is one of the most enviable zip codes in Orange County. With beaches, harbors, promenades, dining, shopping, and the fun of Balboa Island, 10 distinct neighborhoods make up Newport Beach, each with its own unique personality. Home to the Newport Beach Film Festival, Restaurant Week, and the famous Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, there is always a new adventure to discover.

Where to Live:
The Colony
Newport Bluffs
Newport Ridge
Villas Fashion Island
Newport North
Promontory Point

Newport Coast Apartments

The Village of Woodbury, Irvine

Nestled in North Irvine, Woodbury Village has it all: proximity to award-winning schools, the convenience of shopping at Woodbury Town Center, as well as meandering trails and open spaces. With tree-lined streets, gardens, pools, and traditional parks, a village-centered school and clubhouse, as well as lots of nearby shops and restaurants, Woodbury exemplifies the sociable neighborhood feel — while offering all the modern conveniences of 21st-century living.

Where to Live:

Woodbury in Orange County

Woodbridge, Irvine

A community for every age, the village of Woodbridge is within walking distance to schools and minutes away from Irvine Spectrum. With five communities connected by streets where mature trees line the road’s edge, Woodbridge Village hugs two gorgeous lakes where residents can boat and even fish.

Where to Live
Cedar Creek
Cross Creek
Woodbridge Pines
Woodbridge Villas
Woodbridge Willows

Village of Woodbridge

Westpark, Irvine

Accented with plazas and towering palms, the walkable Village of Westpark has a lush network of winding paseos linking neighborhoods with parks, award-winning schools, local shopping, dining, and recreation center. Become part of this convenient and active lifestyle, minutes from Irvine Spectrum and major employment centers.

Where to Live:
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Westpark in Orange County

Irvine Spectrum Village, Irvine

For those looking for some excitement, living adjacent to Irvine Spectrum is an adventure. The spacious apartment communities surrounding Irvine Spectrum Center truly have it all—luxury amenities and open spaces to recharge residents—along with the finest collection of shops, restaurants and nightlife just moments away.

Where to Live:
Los Olivos
The Park at Irvine Spectrum
The Village at Irvine Spectrum

Irvine Spectrum Village

Apartments in Orange County