The City of Orange is located in Orange County, California, United States. Orange is special in that many buildings in its Historic District were erected earlier than 1920. In most of other cities in this area, such old houses were torn down in the 1960s, however Orange chose to keep them. Orange is unique and is the second largest place with such concentration of historic houses.
Orange Historic District, Old Towne has many of its earliest constructions built after the incorporation of the City of Orange. This energetic commercial district has Orange County's oldest bank and the oldest soda fountain. Both are still in operation. National Register of Historic Places placed this Historic District on its list in 1997. In California, it is the largest National Register District. In Orange, there are many lakes, parks, a wildlife sanctuary, and a small zoo. On the western edge of the City, the Block at Orange, a spacious open-air entertainment and shopping mall is located. You can find your favorite stores there, such as Ann Taylor Factory Store, Saks Fifth Avenue, Hollister and many more. There you can also have fun at Vans Skatepark, Lucky Strike Bowling Center, or AMC Theaters. The Plaza, was originally a home to variety of antique stores. Nowadays, it is still famous among collectors of antique. Today it also contains restaurants, boutiques, Masonic Lodge, Wells Fargo bank and other attractions.