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Orange County is a tourist's dream destination. It is located in southern California and its county seat is Santa Ana. In the year 2008 Orange County reached high numbers again proving that is was still the second most populated county in the great state of California. That number easily tops the scales with over 3 million residents! That can easily be attributed to its variety of attractions.

The most popular family fun attraction has to be Disneyland. Kids and adults alike can both enjoy Disneyland with it fantastic rides and encounters with various Disney characters. Knott's Berry Farm is also located in Orange County. There is a theme park located in Buena Park and the farm is a large producer of jams and preserves.

Other attractions for tourists include beaches that stretch along for 40 miles of coastline. Religion is also a big part of what makes Orange County a sought after place to visit. It is home to Crystal Cathedral, Saddleback Church, Calvary Chapel and the Newport Beach California Temple.

Orange County is predominately suburban although some of its cities take on a downtown appearance. Anaheim is one such city that is the major tourist attraction. Others include Santa Ana, which serves as the government hub, Orange, Huntington Beach and Fullerton.

Without the history of Orange County Disneyland would be in another location or maybe not exist at all. On March 11, 1889, Orange County was formed after Los Angeles County was divided to accommodate. In 1969, a native of Orange County, Richard Nixon, became the 37th president of the US.

While Orange County has a large population it is still the smallest county in southern California according to land area. It is less than 10,000 square miles. The numbers don't mean much because even in a small area the county packs a punch with recreation and local nightlife.

Orange County has many beautiful sites around it. In the southwest there is the Pacific Ocean. LA County is to the north while San Diego County is located in the southeast. The Foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains and the Cleveland National Forest are also a part of Orange County. Long Beach is also a great addition to the county.

While the city list of Orange County is extensive most had their start as a planned community. Some of the most notable include Anaheim Hills, Talega, Mission Viejo, and Ladera Ranch. The city of Irvine is the model for which all present communities were planned after.

Orange County has an abundance of public transportation options. There are no US Highways in the county, but the interstate highways do run rampant. Metrolink provides commuter rail services. The Monorail line connects Disneyland Resort, the Convention Center and Angel Stadium in Anaheim. Bus Rapid Transit Lines made their mark in 2008.

Orange County is big in business. They headquarter many Fortune 500 companies. Pacific Life and Western Digital are a few examples. The county also is home to Fortune 1000 companies like Quiksilver, Gateway and international headquarters of companies that include Toyota and Samsung also reside in Orange County. Irvine is home to several restaurant headquarters like Taco Bell and In-N-Out Burger.

Between the malls and Disneyland Resort they are plenty of things for tourists to enjoy. The Brea Mall and The Block at Orange are notable malls in the area. Little Saigon is a great place for visitors. Orange County also serves as the backdrop for shows like the Housewives of Orange County and the O.C., which have made the county even more popular.

Orange County's own Hunting Beach was used for the opening scene of Gilligan’s Island. The writer Dean Koontz is a resident of Newport Beach. The Anaheim Ducks are the local hockey team and very well respected. John Wayne was the namesake for the airport and Tiger Woods came from Orange County. Singers Gwen Stefani and Jeff Buckley also hail from Orange County. Trinity Law School and Whittier College both call Orange County home too.

The list for the county's culture, media, music and attractions goes on and on and that just keeps the population numbers increasing higher and higher. Orange County is a place that you must visit at least once.

Colleges in Orange County, CA
College Name Campus Location Student Count
Alliant International University Irvine-
American Career College Anaheim1,043
American Institute Of Massage Therapy Santa Ana53
Argosy University-Orange County Santa Ana902
Asian American International Beauty College Westminster178
Ati College-Tustin Tustin42
Bethesda Christian University Anaheim345
Brownson Technical School Anaheim39
California Career School Anaheim342
California State University-Fullerton Fullerton37,130
Career Academy Of Beauty Anaheim106
Career Academy Of Beauty West Garden Grove111
Career College Of California Santa Ana12
Career Networks Institute Costa Mesa477
Chapman University Orange6,022
Chapman University-University College Orange6,328
Coastline Community College Fountain Valley9,316
Coba Academy Orange94
Colleen O'haras Beauty Academy Santa Ana208
College Of Information Technology Fullerton298
Concorde Career College Garden Grove737
Concordia University Irvine2,392
Cypress College Cypress13,592
Fullerton College Fullerton20,719
Golden West College Huntington Beach13,354
Hair California Beauty Academy Orange128
Hope International University Fullerton974
Intercoast Colleges Orange107
Interior Designers Institute Newport Beach468
Irvine Valley College Irvine9,805
Itt Technical Institute-Anaheim Anaheim804
James Albert School Of Cosmetology Costa Mesa117
John Wesley International Barber & Beauty College Garden Grove21
Kensington College Santa Ana12
Laguna College Of Art And Design Laguna Beach359
Marinello School Of Beauty Huntington Beach81
Marinello Schools Of Beauty Lake Forest51
Modern Technology School Fountain Valley265
Newbridge College Santa Ana370
Orange Coast College Costa Mesa24,424
Pacific College Costa Mesa282
Paul Mitchell The School-Costa Mesa Costa Mesa358
Platt College-Newport Beach Huntington Beach50
Saddleback College Mission Viejo18,371
Santa Ana College Santa Ana33,514
Santiago Canyon College Orange14,085
Soka University Of America Aliso Viejo368
South Baylo University Anaheim573
South Coast College Orange325
Southern California College Of Optometry Fullerton385
Southern California Institute Of Technology Anaheim396
Stanbridge College Irvine250
Thanh Le College School Of Cosmetology Garden Grove30
The Academy Of Radio And Tv Broadcasting Huntington Beach96
The Art Institute Of California-Orange County Santa Ana1,761
The Fashion Institute Of Design & Merchandising-Orange County Irvine604
Trinity Law And Graduate School Santa Ana151
University Of California-IrvineIrvine26,483
University Of Phoenix-Southern California Campus Costa Mesa12,084
Vanguard University Of Southern California Costa Mesa2,254
Western State University-College Of Law-Argosy Fullerton389




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