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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$565,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,581
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%

Orange Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    102
    283
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    8
    41
  • Robbery
    40
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    327
    500
  • Theft
    1,257
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    255
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$79,192
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

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Orange Reviews

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My family and I have lived in the City of Orange for nearly 5 years. The City itself is quaint with lots of old time charm. One of our favorite pass times is frequenting the many eateries and retail places in Old Town Orange. So many places, so little time. The International Food Festival in Old Town occurs ever year over Labor Day weekend. Anyone who is anyone in the City attends this festival; an event NOT to be missed! Many new types of business are popping up, but the older established community is somewhat resistant to the modern style changes. There is a decent balance of eateries and entertainment. The best part about living in Orange is that it is close to so many places and things to do: The Beach. Disneyland. Knott's Berry Farm. Hollywood.
The cost of living in the City of Orange is off the map. A basic, 3 BR 2 Ba single family home rents for well over $3,000/month. A $3,000 rent payment is barely affordable. The cost to purchase the same would be > $600K.
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I love the balance of the Old Town area, with its rich history in historic older homes and the beautiful architecture, the commitment of the City to preserve these areas, and, on the other end of the spectrum, new developments in housing and businesses. The businesses and colleges in our City are invested in creating a comfortable, family atmosphere, yet striving ahead in research and community development in many aspects.
The only thing that I believe needs some change is some of the public schools that are lacking in funding or support to keep up their facilities.
As a former student in the OUSD, I was very pleased with the education provided to me. I felt like the staff and district wanted all students to thrive and succeed. As a young woman, I genuinely feel safe in Orange as our police force does their job well. For night life, there are so many activities to do in Orange if you are willing to go and look for them. Orange is very family friendly because of all the schools provided and its location is central to many family oriented destinations like beaches and amusement parks. A big drawback of Orange is that it is very expensive to live here, it is not very diverse, and the freeways are horrible when going and leaving work. Orange can get very compact.