A county in southern California that no one even knew existed until the atrociously bad written and unrealistic show, The OC, came out in 2002. Usually divided into two parts by residents: North and South. The North is not 'ghetto', and the South is not the 'extremely rich, plush side.' I live in Aliso Viejo (South county), where the average income is somewhere around 80,000.
There are places like Coto de Caza where the annoying CEOs live, but a majority of people living in Orange County don't have that much money..it all goes to their rent or mortgage, so even if they have a higher level job, once they pay the bills there isn't much left (an example of which I can attest wholeheartedly to).
Orange County is a bubble, once you look past the gangs in both counties, as a great deal of it is master-planned and gives you the feeling of never stepping into reality.
Annoying idiot: Omg, in Orange County, North is so ghetto and South is so full of richies!
North person: ..No. How can it be ghetto when it still costs so much to live here? What, is it 'the ghetto life of a car designer'?
South person: I don't think so. South county isn't just comrpised of the used-to-be-artsy, now-super-expensive Laguna Beach or Coto de Caza. There are other communities with people who go paycheck to paycheck because of the cost of rent.
Annoying idiot: OH WHATEVER. You're just bitter because you don't live in Newport with Ryan and Marissa!
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