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Orange County's inland region is densely populated. Most of the cities here are suburban communities with light industry and commercial offices and services.


Map of Inland Cities (Orange County)
  • 1 Aliso Viejo
  • 2 Anaheim - The most populous city in Orange County, home of the famous 1 Disneyland theme park and two major sports teams: the Anaheim Ducks hockey team and the Los Angeles Angels baseball franchise.
  • 3 Anaheim Hills
  • 4 Brea
  • 5 Buena Park - Best known as the home of the popular Knott's Berry Farm amusement park.
  • 6 Costa Mesa - Home to the Orange County Fairgrounds, a large performing arts center, and the large South Coast Plaza shopping mall.
  • 7 Cypress
  • 8 Fountain Valley
  • 9 Fullerton - Home to Cal State Fullerton, the Fullerton Arboretum, and Downtown Fullerton.
  • 10 Garden Grove - Home to the Crystal Cathedral, a stunningly huge structure of glass used as the cathedral of the local Roman Catholic Diocese.
  • 11 Irvine - A somewhat gentrified community with a significant Asian-American heritage, this is one of youngest and largest cities in Orange County.
  • 12 La Habra
  • 13 Laguna Hills
  • 14 Laguna Niguel
  • 15 Lake Forest
  • 16 Los Alamitos
  • 17 Mission Viejo
  • 18 Orange - Among the oldest of Orange County's cities, Orange is home to a historic downtown district surrounding a plaza, large parks, and a major outdoor shopping mall.
  • 19 Placentia
  • 20 San Juan Capistrano - A small and charming historic town that's home to a beautiful Spanish mission.
  • 21 Santa Ana - The seat of Orange County, home to a number of museums and a small historic downtown.
  • 22 Stanton
  • 23 Tustin
  • 24 Westminster - A small city with a prominent Vietnamese-American population — arguably the largest Vietnamese community outside of Vietnam — with many Vietnamese shops and restaurants.
  • 25 Yorba Linda


This is a large conurbation of residential and commercial areas, the border between individual cities sometime a little subtle. There are however between the cities large differences in wealth as well as distinctive cultural and ethnic differences in some suburbs.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

1 John Wayne Airport (SNA IATA) is the best and closest plane connection into the area and to avoid the traffic congestion from LAX. 2 Long Beach AIrport (LGB IATA) is also worth considering if connections are available.

Get around[edit]

Although the OCTA provide a good coverage of the area with buses this is a car metropolitan. People drive everywhere, it is rare to see people walking outside of the malls and a couple of cities that have retail streets.

The majority of the roads have a grid structure. Having the relative position of a few north-south and a few east-west roads in your head will be enough to get around the region without a map, although it takes a little time to remember exactly where the diagonally running Interstate 5 and Interstate 405 cross the main grid roads.

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