One of my favorite things about being the Orange County Guide is most certainly learning so much about the county. Sure, I thought I knew the O.C. -- and I did. But writing this site has forced me to explore and appreciate Orange County even more than I already did. Each city has its own unique story and community, the diversity of which is emblematic of why Orange County has developed into a large metropolitan area.
On the surface, Orange County seems like a suburban mecca. This may well be true across many cities. But the true beauty of the O.C. lies in the rich arts and culture, the luxury of beach living, the urban grit and the family friendly suburban living. You can make your home in some idyllic enclave, a sea-side arts community, or a town steeped in history. All of this without the frenetic pace of L.A. living.
I hope that as you read this guide, you too, are reminded of what makes the O.C. such a great place to live, play and work.