Local Area Info

The population of Maricopa County is about 3.6 million people. Maricopa County is largely comprised of the Phoenix metropolitan area, which consists mostly of the cities of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Peoria, and several other neighboring cities and towns.
More than half of Arizona's population lives in Maricopa County.
The major industries are manufacturing, services (includes tourism) and manufacturing. The sales tax is in the 8-10% range, and varies slightly depending upon the city.
Maricopa County is home to many diverse types of Real Estate. No matter what type of property you are looking for, Maricopa County has it all, from farm life, to suburban living, to refined elegance, and much more. Plus some incredible attractions year around to keep your free time occupied. Check out some of these great attractions below.

Orange County

is situated in sunny Southern California, and is a convenient drive to both Los Angeles and San Diego. Its modern incarnation began as farm country, full of orange groves and grape vineyards. The region came to life in the 1940's and 1950's, as housing started to spring up as people moved out of Los Angeles, seeking more affordable housing and a quieter way of life. In the early days, folks commuted into L.A. for work. As more and more dissatisfied Angelians moved to these little bedroom communities, Orange County grew to become its own metropolitan center, with services springing up to accommodate the increasing population.
The Orange County of today has developed quite the reputation, with a lot of help from recent popular television shows such as "The O.C." What many southern Californians have always just written off as the 'burbs of Los Angeles, Orange County's status has been elevated to the stuff of prime time dreams, full of sprawling ocean-front homes, chic boutiques, and sexy citizens. The truth is a little of both. Orange County is large and diverse, with fifty-seven separate towns and cities.
With nearly 3,000,000 residents, Orange County is the fifth largest county by population in the United States, as well as America's fifth fastest-growing county during the 1990's. Orange County's urban core is the Los Angeles-Long Beach area. It county seat is Santa Ana. The region has a strong and diverse economy. Manufacturing is still the largest employment sector here, with seventeen percent of residents working in this field. The retail trade follows in second place, employing just over eleven percent. Rounding out the top three is the sector of professional services, the sciences and technology, employing approximately eight percent of locals.
See a few world famous attractions in Orange County: