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Our Community

couple on the beachOrange County boasts a mix of lifestyle, economy and climate. For these reasons and more, more than three million people call this county home. The area offers opportunities for cultural experiences, entertainment, dining and recreation.

Orange County comprises 34 incorporated cities, including Orange, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach. Los Angeles is about an hour to the north, while San Diego is about two hours to the south.


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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residents at UC Irvine choose to live in various locations based on cost, ease of commute, school districts or proximity to the coast, family or friends.

There is housing within walking/biking distance of  UC Irvine Medical Center and VA Long Beach. Residents do not have difficulty finding housing they can afford on a resident salary.


Nearby attractions include:

  • Disneyland (many residents have annual passes)
  • Knott’s Berry Farm
  • Honda Center (hockey, concerts)
  • Angel Stadium of Anaheim
  • Segerstrom Center for the Arts (performing arts/music)
  • Museums (Bowers, Laguna Art Museum, etc.)
  • Aquarium of the Pacific, Queen Mary (Long Beach)
  • Balboa Island
  • Crystal Cove State Park
  • Anaheim Packing District
  • Multitudes of beaches, campgrounds, hiking trails, and parks
  • Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead (skiing is only two hours away)

More information

The list of Orange County highlights is numerous; for more information, go to Orange County Living. One point to keep in mind when interviewing and selecting a residency is location, location, location. Residents can take advantage of what Orange County has to offer and beautiful weather year-round.

  • Disneyland Resort
  • Knott's Berry Farm
  • Orange County Hiking
  • Orange County Parks and Beaches
  • Surf Report and Cameras
  • Orange County Weather
  • Anaheim Angels
  • Anaheim Ducks Hockey
  • The Outlets of Orange
  • Fashion Island Shopping Center
  • South Coast Plaza Shopping Center