Top 10 Neighborhoods In Orange County To Move To (Fountain Valley Should Be One Of Them)

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Choosing the perfect place to start a new life is not an easy task. Of all the places in the world, you should find the one that will perfectly fit your lifestyle and habits. Many things are important to consider when you choose your new city and neighborhood and everyone has different boxes to check. However, some places are better than others and can check if not all, then at least 90% of your boxes and Orange County is definitely one of them.

Being one of the most populous and most beautiful counties in the United States, Orange County is known for its perfect weather, amazing beaches, and life to wish for. Whether you are a 20-something post-graduate, a person who is just starting a family or someone who wants to spend his old days in beautiful and peaceful surroundings, Orange County has something to offer to satisfy everyone’s taste. That is why we decided to choose 10 neighborhoods that we consider to be the top ten to move to. Take a look at our list and start packing your bags.

1.         Laguna Niguel

We consider Laguna Niguel a pure gold of Orange County. Many residents of Orange County would describe this neighborhood as heaven, and with a good reason. Rare are the neighborhoods that are so diverse, yet so friendly and welcoming in population. Amazing community is something that is the number one thing that should grab your attention. Thanks to the location, you will find plenty of homes for sale in Laguna Niguel with some of the most beautiful beach views in all of Orange County. There is something for everyone’s taste in Laguna Niguel, the beach is 20 away and both Los Angeles and the mountains are an hour away, so whatever kind of fun you’d like to have, you always have places to go and things to do. With excellent schools and low crime rates, Laguna Niguel is a place that will bring you and your family a peaceful and fulfilling life.

2.         Fountain Valley

Fountain Valley’s motto is “A Nice Place To Live”. From our point of view, whoever thought of this slogan was being modest, since Fountain Valley is the place that can provide you with the life you’ve always dreamed about. This is a neighborhood with a small-town vibe that has a very tight and friendly community where you’ll always feel safe and peaceful, yet it is surrounded by bigger, more populated cities such as Huntington Beach, Irvine, Westminster, etc., so there is always something to do within a 10-minute drive. Fountain Valley is a perfect place to start a family since the schools here are one of the best in Orange County, known for always improving their system to follow the latest innovations when it comes to the education and well-being of children. Fountain Valley is one of the safest and coziest places in the whole of Orange County and one you shouldn’t miss.

3.         Laguna Beach

When you think about living in Orange County, the first place that probably crosses your mind is Laguna Beach. A place that offers the best of all worlds – beautiful beaches, sunny weather, artistic architecture, big houses and amazing cuisine. It is no surprise that over the year, Laguna Beach is always crowded with tourists and people who want to admire and enjoy this piece of paradise even just for a little while. However, living in Laguna Beach is a whole new level of hedonism. The government in the city is constantly investing in renovations and improvements, so Laguna Beach has more things to offer with every year that passes. If you like both the city and the beach vibe, Laguna Beach is the place to start the new chapter of your life.

4.         Newport Beach

Many of Orange County neighborhoods are along the coast or near the coast and that is the biggest beauty of this area. Although many of Orange County’s cities run along the coast, Newport Beach’s shoreline was recognized in 2012 with CNN’s Five Stars for Cleanest Beach in the U.S. Newport Beach is a town that prides itself on its diversity of restaurants and top-rated schools, as well as beautiful communities and amazing beaches. Whether you are a young professional looking for a place to make a luxurious home and for high-ranked restaurants and bars to go for a drink on a Friday night or a family person who finds a good school and beautiful beach to go for a family picnic during the weekend, Newport Beach is where you can find what you’re looking for.

5.         Irvine

Irvine is a safe and pleasantly diverse city in Orange County. The education is top-notch, the food is from all over the world, and there is a place for every ethnicity. Since education is the number one priority in Irvine, it is obvious that it’s a great place to raise your kids. The other thing that makes Irvine an amazing place to live is that nature is splendid and there are many events and activities organized outside, so there is always something to do and there is always an easy way to meet new people and make new friends.

6.         Yorba Linda

Often identified as the richest city in the U.S., Yorba Linda is a suburban town with a thriving job market, so it is a perfect place for post-graduates and young professionals who are looking for a way to build their careers. This is a quiet and peaceful neighborhood with no many places to go out at night, but a lot of good restaurants, interesting museums, and nice parks to visit during the day and to have a pleasant time at. Life in Yorba Linda is not cheap, but considering the job market and standard, people in Yorba Linda don’t find living here challenging. The low crime rate, excellent quality schools, and friendly community are trademarks of the whole of Orange County, and Yorba Linda is not an exception.

7.         Aliso Viejo

Aliso Viejo is a place to move to if you value your peace of mind and beautiful and scenic surroundings. Not only that it can provide you with plenty of career and education opportunities for you and your family, but you also can live a rich and fulfilling life. Many things can make your life more fun and interesting in Aliso Viejo. If you are into sports, you can go biking, hiking, or trail running. If you are a person that enjoys a good dinner, Aliso Viejo is rich with top-notch restaurants that will suit even the pickiest taste. Residents describe Aliso Viejo as a “living paradise, nature, animals, fresh air, people are walking horses, not dogs” and we couldn’t agree more. Definitely a place worth considering.

8.         Lake Forest

Small, safe and well-planned neighborhoods give Lake Forest an irresistible charm. As you can probably imagine by now when it comes to Orange County neighborhoods, Lake Forest is rich with elite schools and safety is on a high level. The landscape is full of hills and a wealth of trees, so it is a perfect place if you are looking for people who find living in a natural scenic environment enjoyable. Although Lake Forest is a suburban dream it neighbors Irvine, the business hub of Orange County, making it a prime location for young professionals to established families. You can have the whole package, peace and quiet of Lake Forest and vibrance and nearby energy of Irvine.

9.         San Clemente

San Clemente is one more charming seaside town, as well as the perfect place for people who love to feel close to nature. A great family atmosphere combined with a great deal of family-owned restaurants makes this town a great place for anyone looking for a small, beach town vibe. With the beautiful shoreline and rolling hills in the view from wherever your location in the city is, there is no doubt that the natural beauty of San Clemente is breathtaking. Downtown San Clemente especially has great restaurants and shopping experiences for all age groups, and there is never a moment of boredom for residents and tourists with so many attractions available.

10.       Dana Point

The weather in Dana Point is more than perfect – light breezes, warm but not scorching sunshine. There are enough people to be interesting but not too much to feel crowded. Dana Point is a place that will make you feel at home the moment you get there. Beautiful surroundings, warm people and outstanding opportunities to grow and build yourself, your business and family are definitely things that are worth considering when you decide to move and start your life on a new slate. Dana Point is a friendly, safe and peaceful neighborhood that can easily check all of your boxes.

If you decide that moving to Orange County is the right step for you, Fountain Valley Movers are at your service to help you move and start a new chapter of your life.