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Guide to Moving to Orange County

Orange County is the third most populous county in California and by far the smallest county insofar as geographical area (read: a lot of people in a small space!). However, if you’re itching to move to Orange County as so many have before, here are some quick facts and information to get you started off on the right foot.

Moving Season is Less Strict

With a fairly stable climate year-round, seasonal fluctuations like those in New York don’t apply here. Moving season is still influenced by the school year and mid-month dates versus beginning or end of month moving dates, but you should be able to find a good moving day during most of the year.


Residents and visitors have a choice of train, bus and ferry in addition to personal cars, bicycles and walking. Depending on where you live and work, you will likely want to have access to a personal vehicle for both getting around as well as exploring outside areas. Keep in mind that traffic can get really, really bad and even worse during game days (Orange County is home to many professional sports teams). But break out your bicycle on the weekends and make sure to take in some of the renowned cycling trails that Orange County offers residents and visitors.

Choosing A Neighborhood

Most Orange County neighborhoods are small cities and suburban residential neighborhoods. Exceptions include Santa Ana, Irvine and Anaheim, which serve as government, financial and tourist attraction hubs. For the most part you can find a happy home in any of the thirty-four cities and neighborhoods within Orange County.

Getting The Lay Of The Orange County Land

Get to know the local landscape quickly by reading Orange County papers and media. The OC Weekly will give you the scoop on upcoming entertainment and events. The Orange County Register is the most read daily and will keep you in-the-know for local news. Finally, all major broadcast channels such as ABC and NBC have affiliate stations covering local news and events.

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