Best Historic Neighborhood Orange County 2010 - Old Towne Orange
Go ahead and lament that the famed antique shops of the Orange Circle have slowly but surely been moving out; find their treasures while you still can. But we still hold affection for the old-timey district—featuring, for example, the oldest operating bank in the county. It's not just the architecture, though, that's neat. It's not just the walkability, though that makes any even vaguely urban creature who visits muse about maybe moving somewhere nearby. It's the fact the area remains a vibrant hub for nightlife and food and that, with the addition of joints such as Haven Gastropub, the Orange Circle may soon mark a new chapter in its history as a modern bohemian playground.