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People often choose to live in condos and townhomes, rather than detached single family homes, to be close to the places they frequent the most like work, shopping, dining out or enjoying some live entertainment. In fact there is an overall movement going on across the country that has homebuyers migrating into town from more rural, residential environments.
According to a 2014 Neilsen report a whopping 62 percent of Millenials (ages 18-36) prefer a metropolitan home base because it makes it easier to stay socially connected. Baby boomers (ages 47-67) are also making the choice to live in town as they downsize their lifestyle. As a result, the growth of urban mixed use communities is outpacing the growth outside of them for the first time since the 1920s.
Orange County is sometimes thought of in terms of its urban sprawl. It's true that even when you live in town, driving to work is often unavoidable. But once you're home, it's nice not to have to get in a car to eat out at a favorite restaurant, browse the shops or take in a local event. So where then, can you find the most walkable cities in Orange County?
Here's a short list to get you started.
Downtown Anaheim is a vibrant historic area just north of Anaheim's Resort District. It is also known as the Colonial District and is high on our list of walkable cities in Orange County because of the Center Street Promenade, an avenue of shops, restaurants, the Downtown Anaheim Farmer's market and Art Walk. You'll also find the Pearson Amphitheater and Park and the popular gourmet food hall, The Anaheim Packing House.
The Harbor Lofts are an excellent choice in this area. This low rise loft community is located right on Center Street within walking distance to everything downtown. There are some true live/work units in the 1,600-1,760 square foot range and ten other flexible floor plans ranging up to more than 2,400 square feet. Enjoy granite counters, concrete floors, secure access, garage parking and unique sky walk entries. The Stadium Lofts are highly walkable option in The Platinum Triangle section of downtown Anaheim. There are 14 different floor plans to choose from with high ceilings luxury finish and extensive amenities.
Downtown Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach is an undeniably touristy area, but it's still great for locals. There is a decent collection of condos within walking distance to the town center which is centered around Main Street. Locals can walk to a dozen restaurants and bars, but best of all, the beach and pier are right there too. Grab a coffee at Primos Coffee before walking across the street for a stroll along the beach.
Huntington Bay is an older condo community with 1-3 bedroom units close to everything in town. Pier Colony is a newer Mediterranean style condo complex, close to Main Street and the pier with resort-style amenities and ocean views.
Downtown Brea recently underwent a massive urban redevelopment on 50-acres and is now home to a vibrant, outdoor mixed-used retail center with boutique shops, outdoor cafe's movie theaters and The Improv comedy club. We expect to see more residential building in this neighborhood, so we've included it in this article. Eastpoint Village is an older, multi-story townhome community within walking distance to The Brea Marketplace and the Brea Mall. The South Brea Lofts newer development of condos above retail on the first floor a few blocks away from most of the action.
With all the urban revitalization and development going on, these are just of few of the most walkable cities in Orange County. Take a look around the website and contact us if you'd like to learn more or take a tour. We're your Orange County condo experts!
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Anaheim, the most populated city in Orange County, is a popular tourist destination because of Disneyland, but has also led the way in new development in the area for condos and townhomes.
Brea started growing as a residential destination in the 70s and 80s and has a mix of single family homes, condos and townhomes. Downtown Brea is growing quickly and condos are following, with developments like Element.
Huntington Beach, with over 8 miles of sandy beaches right on the Pacific Ocean, is certainly a great place to vacation and, more importantly, a great place to live. Residents in this coastal Orange County town enjoy a vibrant downtown district, community-supported beach activities (including the U.S. Open of Surfing), the winter Cruise of Lights Boat Tour, car shows, parades, and farmers' market.
Stadium Lofts, in the heart of Anaheim, offers a laid-back lifestyle through the provision of fabulous amenities such as a resort-quality pool, sauna, and spa; relaxing gardens and outdoor fireplace; and fun clubroom with kitchen and entertainment area. Neighboring Angels Stadium and the Grove of Anaheim, Stadium Lofts is just a short distance to Disneyland and the Platinum Triangle.
The pet-friendly Stadium Lofts has 390 one- and two-bedroom units, some with dens and mezzanines. ...
Live within walking distance to Huntington Beach, pier and shopping with a condo at Huntington Bay. These low-rise units were built in 1989 and offer residents secure underground parking and a community pool, spa outdoor lounging area and barbecue for outdoor cooking and entertaining. Enjoy cooling ocean breezes and reasonably short commutes to L.A., Long Beach and Irvine.
The condos at Huntington Bay are housed in three-story stucco structures linked by open breezeways. Enjoy a ...
You can't get more centrally located in Huntington Beach than at Pier Colony. Situated right across the street from the beach, these condos are also located in the heart of downtown Huntington Beach, close to the Huntington pier, shops, and restaurants. Relax at the pool or work out at the fitness center while watching the waves. Pier Colony is
The condos at Pier Colony range in size from a 700 square foot bungalow with one bedroom to a large-sized 2 bedroom condos over 1400 square ...
Located in the historic district of downtown Anaheim, Harbor Lofts offers dynamic urban living with amazing amenities, progressive design, and nine-and-a-half-foot ceilings. Open-air walkways lead you to your private entrance.
Finishes at Harbor Lofts include concrete floors, upgraded gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances and stone counter tops, contemporary lighting designs and washers/dryers in all units. Some floorplans have a spacious patio, Condos range from ...
Live and do business in the heart of Brea with a three-story live/work townhome at the South Brea Lofts. This award-winning Spanish Colonial style community of 47 units was completed in 2007 and is located across from the historic four and a half acre Brea City Hall & Plunge. Community features include courtyard fountains, bench seating, a barbecue area and dining terrace.
The individual townhomes at South Brea Lofts are two and three bedroom units ranging up to over 1,700 square ...
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Last Updated: 2023-12-01 04:43:43