What's the Difference Between Los Angeles and Orange County?

Orange County is not part of the Los Angeles city limits proper. However, most of Orange County is part of the Greater Los Angeles Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), along with much of the more populated areas of Ventura, San Bernardino and Riverside counties that surround Los Angeles County. Say what you want about Los Angeles, but it has Hollywood, baby. And once upon a time there was “old Hollywood”, which laid the foundation for much of the current history and culture of Los Angeles.

Despite its constant construction, Los Angeles still has houses, cabins and apartment buildings that are around 100 years old, while Orange County is full of manufactured homes and new developments. So what is there between Los Angeles and Orange Counties? To answer this question, we must look at the differences between them. Orange County is richer, whiter and has far fewer violent crimes than Los Angeles. County residents surveyed last year had recently considered moving, and one in twelve mentioned Orange County as a good place to go.

Many more Orange County residents like to be where they are, and only six out of 1,000 wanted to live in Los Angeles. Angelenos seem more grumpy, according to polls conducted for The Times; 42% of Los Angeles residents were dissatisfied with Southern California overall, compared to 30% in Orange County. The county, at its best, presents itself as urban, lively, tolerant, expansive, with a sense of humor about itself. What other place can present tourists with a huge and dreadful sign (HOLLYWOOD) as an icon? It offers the world in miniature, because the world comes to it.

For dessert, eat the cheesecake with kiwi at the Cuban bakery, after a kosher-style burrito or the mititei in a Romanian restaurant, after attending a Fellini marathon in a movie revival house equipped like the pharaoh's palace. He seems self-absorbed, deeply segregated despite all his ethnic mix, amazingly rich and poor from the Third World, complacent but in places as miserable and dirty as any town in the Rust Belt, obsessed with success, civically inept, a big and weak place. Debbie Bohnett left the sweet tranquility of Northern California a few months ago to work at the Neiman Marcus in Newport Beach. It was the first Neiman Marcus in California, and when Neiman Marcus plants its flag on foreign soil, that place will surely generate as much money as the exit end of an oil pipeline.

Neighbors and colleagues let you know otherwise. “They would correct me right away and it wouldn't be a joke” he says. During the 1960s, while pioneering Republican political consultant Stu Spencer was looking for contributions, wealthy Orange County businessmen wouldn't take out their checkbooks until they asked him “How much do those bastards in Los Angeles have?” Orange County was once the dorm of Los Angeles. The county's status is a product of its agricultural roots, its community genesis of dorms with white flights, its high technology here and now, and housing prices.

The faces of the counties are certainly different. Orange County is 70.1% white, 17.8% Latino, 10.6% other inhabitants mostly Asian and 1.5% black while 46.4% of Los Angeles county is white 32.8% Latino 11.3% black and 9.5% others mostly Asian. A white businessman who moved south from Los Angeles has daughters who worry when they go to Los Angeles and he's worried that they'll worry “which I find very distressing” he says. For him Orange County is “an unreal ethnic mix” Poor Republican Assemblyman Dennis Brown must satisfy voters in a district that crosses both counties Half of the Orange County adults surveyed had lived in Los Angeles once before clearly once was enough The Great Satan to the north is the reason they're in Orange County the reason that less than one in six of them still commutes to work to earn an L A pay and enjoy it in Orange County Veteran San Fernando Valley real estate agent Temmy Walker speaks for the Angelino who believes that the second largest city in the United States is sufficient on its own When he started selling homes 17 years ago he says “Orange County never came to our consciousness” He only knows two people who moved to Orange County Me A The soccer team that today practices its profession in the Anaheim stadium is known as the Los Angeles Rams. Supervisor Kenneth Hahn once asked with sudden rhetoric “Who would go to see the Anaheim Rams?” When in two months last year customers of the excellent Newport Harbor Art Museum learned that they were losing both the museum director and chief curator The director's move to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago didn't hurt him as much as news that curator would go to Museum Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

It should be flattering for Orange County that its museum had matured enough to send its boys to big leagues The fact is that despite all its flaws L A I can still make offers that lot people can't refuse While Orange County has been raging to national applause LA It has been launched into overdrive it has been launched into international orbit The second city in United States becoming main city Pacific Rim polygopolis that houses more people from choose country Guatemala South Korea than anywhere else but Fill blank again Guatemala City Seoul Angelenos aren't dreamy eyed outsiders cities from 30 years ago but evolving species westerners who live cities Go around.