Orange County is an interesting place because of its diversity, cultural attractions, and the fact that it is not as populated and crime-infested as some of the other places in Los Angeles. In addition to this, it also has some of the best when it comes to healthcare, shopping, sports, dining destinations, education, and legal representation. Safety, however, is one of the major reasons why Orange County is a good place to live in. Check out five of the county’s safest cities (not in particular order).
Irvine is one of the more popular cities of Orange County, California. It has an estimated population count of more than 220,000. The city has been in the list of the United States’ safest cities for years. In fact, it was declared the safest for nine straight years!
2. Coto de Caza
Coto de Caza is one of the well-kept secrets of Orange County. It is a “guard-gated private community,” so you’ll feel extra safe living there. Back in 2012, it was reported that only one violent crime was committed in Coto de Caza. The report was gathered from various law enforcement agencies in the city, including campus and public school police. This master-planned community is known for being the setting of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County.
3. Villa Park
Villa Park has one of the lowest populations in Orange County. This zoned city is populated mostly by single-family residences. Its estimated population is over 6,000. Villa Park is like an oversized park with a lot of greens and flowers. The crime rate in the city is really low (like two in a year).
4. Seal Beach
Seal Beach is a Charter City and is quite popular because of the Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach military base. It is a favorite destination of retirees as it has the characteristics of a small town. Even if it is a beach community, it is peaceful and quiet.
5. Rancho Santa Margarita
Another master-planned community in Orange County, Rancho Santa Margarita is surrounded by different neighborhoods that are managed by homeowners associations. It has a close community feel and is an ideal place not only for business, but also for recreation, dining, and shopping. It is also featured on The Real Housewives of Orange County.