Where is Orange County?

Many states in the USA include counties with the name “Orange County”. In fact, three of the most populous state boast well known Orange County locations: California, New York, and Florida. Since this FAQ discusses Orange County, California, we’ll focus attention primarily on the West Coast.

Orange County lies within a warm Southern California coastal zone in the sprawling Greater Los Angeles Metropolitan Area. During former eras, this site included some bountiful citrus groves. (The County still produces oranges and lemons today, although on a far smaller scale.)

Four other Southern California counties border Orange County. Los Angeles County stands immediately to the north. San Diego County extends to the south. Riverside County sits to the east. A portion of San Bernardino County adjoins the northeastern boundary. The blue Pacific Ocean forms the broad western edge of Orange County.