Orange is a city located in Orange County, California. Home to over 136,000 residents, Orange sits just three miles away from Santa Ana, the county seat of Orange County. Unlike many areas of Orange County, the city of Orange has kept many of its original buildings and housing, many dating back to its founding in the 19th century; this gives Orange a rustic air. Orange is the site of the largest National Historical Register District in the state of California – the area, known as Old Towne, Orange Historic District, is a one-square-mile plaza that houses some of the oldest commercial buildings in the city, including the oldest bank in the city as well as the oldest soda fountain. Orange gets its name from the orange tree; during the late 19th century and lasting until the end of the Second World War, the area was one of the largest citrus producers on the west coast.
Basic Facts About Orange
- Current population: 136,400
- Current mayor: Tita Smith
- Total area: 25 sq mi
- Located in: Orange County
- Founded in: 1869
- Area codes: 657, 714
Auto Transport tips to and from Orange
Orange is a sprawling city. Connected to the rest of California by several major interstates and state highways, transporting a vehicle into and out of Orange is actually a lot easier than some of the other cities around it, mainly because of the fact that it’s rather large and sits south of Anaheim and north of Santa Ana, which in and of themselves are two popular transportation locations. This can help lower your shipping prices, especially if you’re shipping to an area just off a freeway.
Speaking of freeways, I-5 runs on a northwest-southeast route through the western end of Orange, which can help when shipping from the northern parts of the west coast; due to the way the roads are situated in the area, this can also make it easier when shipping from the east as well, especially if you stay on the west side of Orange closer to Anaheim and Santa Ana. Make sure to talk to your representative about where in Orange you ultimately want to get to; it’s easy enough to meet your carrier in an area that is easy for them to get to and from and can save you money on your shipment.
Much of eastern and central Orange is surface streets, bisected only by highway 55, a California highway that runs north-south through west-central Orange. While this helps a lot of commuters get to where they’re going, it’s not as popular with auto shippers, though some may find it useful to get from highway 91 down to I-5. In fact, it may be easier to meet your shipper on the south end of 55, near where it intersects with I-5, as Interstate 5 is one of the most popular north-south interstates in the western U.S.
- City of Orange Official Website: http://www.cityoforange.org/
- Orange on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange,_California
- The Official Guide to Orange: http://www.orangechamber.com/
- Orange on City Data: http://www.city-data.com/city/Orange-California.html
Orange Zip Codes Include:
92856, 92857, 92859, 92862, 92863, 92864, 92865, 92866, 92867, 92868, 92869