Coastal Elegance: Investing and Living the Beach Life in Orange County

By Brad Greiner, CEO of OpenAiRE Brokerage and Open Air Homes


Orange County, a Southern California hotspot famous for its stunning coastal cities, sun-soaked beaches, and numerous attractions, presents a unique blend of upscale living and laid-back beach culture. 

For OpenAiRE’s founder Brad Greiner, Orange County holds a special place in his heart. Born and raised here, Brad is returning to his roots by expanding the brokerage in this beautiful and diverse region.


Laguna Beach: A Slice of Paradise

There’s an undeniable allure to Laguna Beach that has enchanted visitors and residents for decades. The spectacular scenery, the warm sandy beaches, the surfer vibe, the beautiful people – it’s a picturesque postcard come to life. Over the 4th of July, Brad vacationed in 3 Arch Bay in Laguna Beach, remarking, “It’s no wonder they created one of the first reality TV shows about this area.” Life is lived differently here, and it is a very special place on this earth. 

Although Laguna Beach only allows rentals on a 30+ day basis (what we call Month+), its charm and beauty make it an investment worth considering. Here, it’s not just about the potential rental income; it’s about owning a piece of paradise, a retreat that’s always waiting for you whenever you need to escape and unwind.


Newport Beach: A Highly Desired Rental Location

Next on our journey through Orange County is Newport Beach. This city offers quick access to beautiful beaches, a thriving food scene with new restaurants popping up everywhere, and a vibrant nightlife scene that’s noticeably lacking in Laguna Beach. This blend of beach living and city excitement makes Newport Beach a highly sought-after rental location, an asset to any potential homeowner considering investment here.


Beyond the Beach: A Wealth of Attractions

The appeal of Orange County extends far beyond the beach. With so many attractions like Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, and Magic Mountain, along with notable museums, parks, and cultural landmarks, buying in Orange County offers a multitude of lifestyle options. Whether you prefer the surf and sand, the hustle and bustle of city life, or the joy and wonder of theme parks, Orange County has something to offer everyone.

When hunting for a property, tourists aren’t just focused on beachfront views. They’re looking all over Orange County, seeking the perfect match for their desired vacation experience. Therefore, buying a home here is about more than just location – it’s about understanding the different lifestyles each city offers and choosing one that aligns with your goals and preferences.

The OpenAiRE Advantage

With OpenAiRE’s dedication to understanding the unique nuances of each market we serve, we’re ideally placed to guide you on your journey to owning property in this beautiful region. Our team of knowledgeable agents is ready to help you navigate the diverse and exciting Orange County real estate market, ensuring that your investment aligns with your lifestyle and financial goals.

Buying a home in Orange County is more than a simple real estate transaction; it’s an investment in a lifestyle, in a dream. Whether that dream involves walking along the sun-kissed beaches of Laguna, dining in the trendy eateries of Newport, or experiencing the excitement of the region’s many attractions, we’re here to help you make it a reality.

Stay tuned for more insightful content as we continue to explore the nuances and dynamics of buying and owning property in Southern California.


Thank you for joining us on this exploration of Southern California real estate. We look forward to sharing more insights and information with you in the future.