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Question: Opinion of Orange County, CA
Freedom County   -10 (21.7%)
Horrible County   -25 (54.3%)
Neutral   -11 (23.9%)
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« on: March 01, 2012, 12:16:09 pm »
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Very much a HC in the past, somewhat less so today.
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2012, 12:51:09 pm »
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It may be improving but it's still a HC in its current form
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012, 08:56:29 pm »
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i'd say neutral. It depends what part really. Much of the southern part of the county is more scenic with more beaches and has more of a culture with the UC Irvine.

In the northern part you either have slumlike areas with illegals (Santa Ana and parts of Anaheim) or ultraconservative socon areas like Yorba Linda, east Anaheim, Villa Park etc.
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012, 10:37:30 pm »
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There are much worse places out there. That being said, I wouldn't choose to live there.
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2012, 10:40:14 pm »
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FC.

One of the few areas of Cali I'd even think of living in (others being: San Diego County, Los Angeles County.)
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2012, 10:43:24 pm »
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Terrible place
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2012, 11:15:10 pm »
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The coast is beautiful (as close to paradise as you can get I suppose) and I like Irvine as well. Even though the city is basically owned by a corporation....but let's ignore that. I certainly wouldn't mind living in that area again. Then there are places like Yorba Linda which is full of the worst sorts of people on earth...so neutral on balance.
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2012, 01:09:03 am »
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Some parts are OK... many parts are disgusting.  I voted HC
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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2012, 05:54:20 pm »
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My presence there makes it all just fabulous. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2012, 06:22:15 pm »
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FC. Very beautiful. Great freeways. Some good schools in the country. Not as great as LA Country however. Wink

I'm willing to bet the majority of HC voters have never been to OC.
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« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2012, 08:30:37 pm »
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Objectively horrible; there's something about the morass of Southern California suburbia that makes it especially awful. Only Kern County is worse.

FC. Very beautiful. Great freeways.

Only the toll roads could possibly be described as "great", and those of course have the fundamental problem of requiring tolls. In any case, when the second positive thing that comes to mind about a place is the freeways, it probably doesn't have much going for it.
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« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2012, 08:41:35 pm »
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The "morass." I live on the hill to the right.


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« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2012, 08:43:04 pm »
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Objectively horrible; there's something about the morass of Southern California suburbia that makes it especially awful. Only Kern County is worse.

FC. Very beautiful. Great freeways.

Only the toll roads could possibly be described as "great", and those of course have the fundamental problem of requiring tolls. In any case, when the second positive thing that comes to mind about a place is the freeways, it probably doesn't have much going for it.

I drive to San Diego from LA County frequently. When you drive through OC a lot, freeways become pretty great.
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« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2012, 08:45:36 pm »
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We should seriously look into selling it back to Mexico.
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« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2012, 09:14:21 pm »
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The "morass." I live on the hill to the right.




I was referring more to this:

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« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2012, 09:20:50 pm »
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The "morass." I live on the hill to the right.




I was referring more to this:



Cuz there are no congested freeways in the Bay Area...
High prices and congested roads are the price you pay for living in a very large metro. If you don't like it, move to Memphis Tongue
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« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2012, 09:30:09 pm »
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That Freeway pic Xahar is not in OC.  Smiley  I know because signs in OC point to LA, or Santa Monica, not Sacto. Tongue

The freeways do clog in spots sometimes in the OC, but nothing like in LA County.
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« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2012, 10:17:05 pm »

I was going to say: That picture looks a lot like the way I-405 did this morning, and I was nowhere near OC.
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« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2012, 10:44:29 pm »
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I've never seen I-35W look anything like that unless there's an accident or something else holding up traffic. That pic is awful and indeed representative of why I'd never want to even visit there.
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« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2012, 02:25:03 am »
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I live in Los Angeles County--Hollywood.

I have some family that live in coastal orange county which isnt as bad as the inland area's as others have stated.

Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach and Dana Point would be the only area's that I like. As a gay man of my personal interest these cities also had eithier voted no, or came close to a no vote on prop 8.  The coast line is very beautiful and I love Laguna Beach.

However the inland area's are where I would avoid:
Buena Park, Cypress, La Palma, Yorba Linda, Placentia, La Habra, Orange, Brea, Villa Park, E Anaheim. Parts of Fullerton, Ghetto Santa Ana and Garden (Garbage) Grove and ALL area's that border Riverside County....The IE is an armpit. (Im sure Ive missed a few more horrible area's but you get the idea.)

I voted HC but have mixed feelings.... Cant stand the politics of the county. That alone could make it a HC. I also do have personal history with the county having lived in Anaheim years ago (thought I was the only Kerry vote there). While some coastal pockets and area's are nice its just not enough for me to give the county as a whole a positive opinion...HC or Neutral at best.
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« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2012, 02:54:37 am »
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I enjoy making fun of it, but really, I'd still rather live there over ~90% of America.
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« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2012, 03:38:02 am »
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FC. Very beautiful. Great freeways.

Only the toll roads could possibly be described as "great", and those of course have the fundamental problem of requiring tolls. In any case, when the second positive thing that comes to mind about a place is the freeways, it probably doesn't have much going for it.

You have quite obviously never traveled down the 5 from LA into OC. It's a huge difference. It suddenly turns from a 6 lane mess to a bigger, nicer 10+ lane freeway with barely any traffic outside of rush hours.
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« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2012, 03:39:02 am »
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The "morass." I live on the hill to the right.




To be fair to Xahar, the vast, vast majority of Socal does not look like that. Tongue

That Freeway pic Xahar is not in OC.  Smiley  I know because signs in OC point to LA, or Santa Monica, not Sacto. Tongue

The freeways do clog in spots sometimes in the OC, but nothing like in LA County.

The 405 in OC from Irvine to Westminster is pretty damn bad. I had to make that commute for a while. But of course it's nothing compared to what the 405 is like near the 10. Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2012, 03:44:02 am »
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I've never seen I-35W look anything like that unless there's an accident or something else holding up traffic. That pic is awful and indeed representative of why I'd never want to even visit there.

Socal in general?
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« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2012, 11:47:15 am »
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Pretty much, yeah. It's kind of similar to Florida in reasons why I don't like it, even if all the olds takes Florida down a further notch.
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