Finding a home to rent can be stressful and time-consuming. Utopia makes it easier on you with our comprehensive rental page that stays up to date with the latest listings. Utopia is committed to quick and quality customer service. With a full-time maintenance team and round-the-clock call monitors, you won’t be left wondering when or if someone will be reaching out to assist you. Utopia is a full-service management company offering renter’s insurance at a competitive rate, grounds and property care, and an easy-to-navigate tenant portal.
Orange County, often referred to as OC, is the third largest county in California with a population of 3.3 million people, most of that being suburban living. This county is split into four subdivisions, Northern, Southern, Central and Coastal Orange County, each varying in culture, topography, and attractions. Because of the proximity to some of California’s most pristine beaches, major attractions and commutable distance to Los Angeles, Orange County sit son the pricier side when it comes to cost of living sitting approximately 52% higher than the national average. But this does not mean that you can’t find affordable housing in the area.
Popular neighborhoods in Orange County include San Clementine, Fullerton, and Orange & Villa Park.. San Clementine has a tight-knit community with a charming downtown, plenty of parks and historic sights, and great schools. Fullerton is prime suburban living making it ideal for younger couples looking for a strong community, exciting nightlife and plenty of shopping. Fullerton also has some of the best public schooling in the OC. For walkability and a bit more of a quaint lifestyle feel, look no further than Orange and Villa Park. This neighborhood is ideal for families looking for small-town charm and year-round outdoor activities.
As of November 2022, the unemployment rate is at 3% with the average household income sitting at approximately $102,756 per year. By 2024 there are a projected 212,600 new jobs to be created in OC according to the California Labor Market. This area is considered a vacation hub, so the job opportunities in hospitality are booming making this a great relocation opportunity for young professionals in that industry.
Orange County has highly-rated public schooling, lots of parks an opportunities for outdoor activities, and has been rated among the top 20 safest cities to live in California, making it a great location for families. Major attractions in the area are Disneyland, the Angels’ baseball stadium, and Crystal Cove National Park, to name a few. The cuisine is incredibly diverse due to the population that makes up Orange County fueling the ever-evolving food and beverage scene.