LA & Orange County
Get to Know
Southern California consists of many unique communities where real estate trends can vary as much as the character of each neighborhood.
Los Angeles County, California, officially the County of Los Angeles, is the most populous county in the United States, with more than ten million inhabitants as of 2018 Orange County is a region in Southern California. It's known for Anaheim’s Disneyland Resort, a huge complex of rides, restaurants and shops. Nearby, in Buena Park, is Knott's Berry Farm, a large theme park. Cities with surf beaches include Huntington Beach, with its surfing museum. Newport Beach's boat-filled harbor sits opposite Balboa Peninsula. Laguna Beach has tide pools and oceanfront Crystal Cove State Park.Contact Us
About Orange County
The OC is famous for its beautiful beaches and there are many beautiful beach-side communities, stretching along the PCH. Whether you're interested in a party beach such as Huntington, or a more refined coastal experience such as Newport, there's a coastal community for everyone in the OC.
The northern communities of Orange county were the first to develop out. The cultural epicenter is Anaheim and the development of Disneyland brought explosive growth in the area.
The Southern communities of Orange County are some of the newest communities to be developed. The Laguna neighborhoods are the core of the Southern area and stretch from the ocean to Aliso Viejo. This area is relaxed, elegant and contains some of the most beautiful hillsides in Southern California.
About Los Angeles
In 1954, oil tycoon J. Paul Getty opened a gallery adjacent to his home in Pacific Palisades. Quickly running out of room, he built a second museum, the Getty Villa, on the property down the hill from the original gallery. The villa design was inspired by the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum and incorporated additional details from several other ancient sites. It was designed by architects Robert E. Langdon, Jr., and Ernest C. Wilson, Jr., in consultation with archeologist Norman Neuerburg. It opened in 1974, but was never visited by Getty, who died in 1976.Following his death, the museum inherited $661 million and began planning a much larger campus, the Getty Center, in nearby Brentwood. The museum overcame neighborhood opposition to its new campus plan by agreeing to limit the total size of the development on the Getty Center site. To meet the museum's total space needs, the museum decided to split between the two locations with the Getty Villa housing the Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities. In 1993, the Getty Trust selected the Boston architects Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetti to design a renovation of the Getty Villa and its campus. In 1997, portions of the museum's collection of Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities were moved to the Getty Center for display, and the Getty Villa was closed for renovation. The collection was restored during the renovation.