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Land for sale in Orange County, CA

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Where To Buy Land In Orange County, CA

Land in Orange County Introduction
Orange County has been many things over the years. Luxuriant citrus and berry farms, a land of bedroom communities for the megalopolis that is LA, and a suburban paradise for those working in the entertainment, tech and automotive industries. Land for sale in Orange County CA has always been a hot ticket item.

People come to Orange County from all over the world, and from all walks of life. You can find any kind of life here, from a quiet suburban bungalow with a tree in the front yard to a high-rise investment condo, to a palace by the sea in a gated community. The real question is how you want to live, and what you can afford.

This article is primarily about where and why to buy land in Orange County California. We’ll look at the three largest cities in the county, the climate, the demographics of the Orange County population, and some of the things that attract renters and buyers. We’ll even single out a few of the individual neighborhoods which are receiving a lot of attention from people buying land in Orange County right now.

The Climate of Orange County
Orange County is pure Southern California. One of the reasons there has been so much interest in buying and renting land in Orange County for so long is its incredible weather.

Sunny California really is sunny. Orange County gets just 14 inches of rain in the average year, and no snow at all most years. Compared to the national average of 38 inches of rain and 28 inches of snow, it is dry indeed. An average year in Orange County receives 278 sunny days, compared to the national average of 205.

That isn’t to say Orange County is a hot desert – far from it. The hottest month is typically July, and the average high temperature then is just 83 degrees F. The winters are fairly warm as well, with an average low of 46 degrees F. While July and August are the most humid months, the rains come mainly from November to February – when they come at all.



Things To See And Do In Orange County, CA
If you are looking to buy land in Orange County, you’ll need to imagine what living there might be like. The entirety of Orange County is within the Los Angeles Metro Area, and some would consider the entire county a suburb of L.A. One of the things this means is that there is plenty to do in Orange County all year around, both in the city and in the smaller towns.

Examples of a good day out in Orange County might include driving out to Disneyland, spending the day at Knotts Berry Farm, exploring the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, visiting Bowers Museum, swimming and tanning at Laguna Beach or Newport Beach, spending the day at Soak City water park in Buena Park, visiting Little Saigon between Garden grove and Westminster or seeing the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove.


History of Orange County California

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A History of Land in Orange County
When the Spanish arrived in 1769, the region that would become Orange County was occupied by the Payómkawichum, Acagchemem and Tongva peoples.

Land in Orange County was once primarily agricultural. The Spanish colonists began California’s viniculture tradition as early as 1779, after the importation of wine from Mexico and Spain grew onerous. In fact, the city of Anaheim was founded by German immigrants who founded the Anaheim Vineyard Company.

A drought in the 1860s decimated the cattle ranching industry, but the discovery of silver in the Santa Ana Mountains reinvigorated the region soon after. Orange County was partitioned off from Los Angeles County in 1889.

With irrigation brought in, the region became a focus of citrus fruit cultivation, but as early as 1904, the railroad turned it into an accessible getaway for the rich and famous of Los Angeles. The opening of Disneyland in the 1950s saw Orange County began really developing its tourism industry, and it has never looked back.

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How Orange County Got Its Name
Orange County was named after oranges. In an effort to attract citrus farmers and to encourage irrigated farming in general, the new county was named ‘Orange’. Ironically, the cultivation of boysenberries was much more successful between WW1 and WW2.

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Location

Land in Orange County Introduction
Orange County has been many things over the years. Luxuriant citrus and berry farms, a land of bedroom communities for the megalopolis that is LA, and a suburban paradise for those working in the entertainment, tech and automotive industries. Land for sale in Orange County CA has always been a hot ticket item.

People come to Orange County from all over the world, and from all walks of life. You can find any kind of life here, from a quiet suburban bungalow with a tree in the front yard to a high-rise investment condo, to a palace by the sea in a gated community. The real question is how you want to live, and what you can afford.

This article is primarily about where and why to buy land in Orange County California. We’ll look at the three largest cities in the county, the climate, the demographics of the Orange County population, and some of the things that attract renters and buyers. We’ll even single out a few of the individual neighborhoods which are receiving a lot of attention from people buying land in Orange County right now.

The Climate of Orange County
Orange County is pure Southern California. One of the reasons there has been so much interest in buying and renting land in Orange County for so long is its incredible weather.

Sunny California really is sunny. Orange County gets just 14 inches of rain in the average year, and no snow at all most years. Compared to the national average of 38 inches of rain and 28 inches of snow, it is dry indeed. An average year in Orange County receives 278 sunny days, compared to the national average of 205.

That isn’t to say Orange County is a hot desert – far from it. The hottest month is typically July, and the average high temperature then is just 83 degrees F. The winters are fairly warm as well, with an average low of 46 degrees F. While July and August are the most humid months, the rains come mainly from November to February – when they come at all.



Things To See And Do In Orange County, CA
If you are looking to buy land in Orange County, you’ll need to imagine what living there might be like. The entirety of Orange County is within the Los Angeles Metro Area, and some would consider the entire county a suburb of L.A. One of the things this means is that there is plenty to do in Orange County all year around, both in the city and in the smaller towns.

Examples of a good day out in Orange County might include driving out to Disneyland, spending the day at Knotts Berry Farm, exploring the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, visiting Bowers Museum, swimming and tanning at Laguna Beach or Newport Beach, spending the day at Soak City water park in Buena Park, visiting Little Saigon between Garden grove and Westminster or seeing the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove.


Orange County, CA Demographics

Population
In 2020, the US Census Bureau listed the population of Orange County at 3,186,989 – more than 175,000 higher than in 2010.

Household income
The median household income for residents of Orange County in 2020 was $90,234. This is substantially higher than the national average.

Education
Roughly 85% of Orange County residents have high school diplomas, and just over 40% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Average salary
As of 2020, the average salary for men in Orange County was $81,507 per year, while women averaged $64,688.


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Why should you buy land in Orange County, CA?

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Why Buy Land In Orange County, CA?
Southern California is a beautiful place with wonderful weather all year round. Land for sale in Orange County CA is in high demand because the area offers high wages, relatively low unemployment and a family friendly, suburban atmosphere. Whether you are buying or renting land in Orange County, it has plenty to recommend itself.


Orange County Art and Culture
Many people buy land in Orange County CA with the intention of building up their rental portfolios. Others are looking for vacation properties or places they can rent out irregularly on apps like Airbnb.

Both types of markets are strengthened by local events and attractions like First Night, the city of Fullerton's annual New Year's Eve party, Fiesta de las Golondrinas (Festival of the Swallows) at San Juan Capistrano, the Tet Festival of Vietnamese Culture, Pacific Symphony’s annual Lantern Festival, the annual Dana Point Festival of Whales, Laguna Beach Music Festival, Bolsa Chica Conservancy's Earth Day Festival, the Annual Battle of the Mariachi Festival and the Doheny Blues Festival at Sea Terrace Park.



Top 3 Reasons People Want To Buy Land In Orange County
Why are so many people buying land in Orange County CA right now? Here are three very good reasons:


The amazing weather lets you be active all year round. Orange County offers extremely comfortable weather in all seasons, making it a great place to bike, hike, kayak and explore nature.
Orange County offers diverse housing options. You can find nearly any kind of living situation in Orange County, from small single-family bungalows to high rise condos and multi-million-dollar palaces in gated communities.
Location, location, location. Orange County is part of the L.A. Metro Area and is located right between L.A. and San Diego. Its highways are fast moving and beautiful as well – a commuter’s dream.

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Why Orange County?

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Is Orange County Where You Belong? Land for sale in Orange County CA is popular for a reason. Almost everyone who visits the region fantasizes about staying, and the ones who manage to do so rarely regret the move. Whether you are looking for easy access to the big city pleasures and industries of L.A. but only want to pay suburban prices, or whether a smaller city like Anaheim is more your speed, Orange County has plenty to offer. Just make sure you can really picture yourself being happy there before you take the plunge.

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