OC - the armpit of southern california
am i the only person who finds orange county sterile and unappealing? sure communities like newport beach, irvine, and costa mesa are "nice," but i prefer places like venice beach, santa monica, etc. i've lived in both the OC and LA areas and LA is much better IMO. but i guess if you're looking for a nice place to raise your family, it doesn't get much better than OC.