The largest city in Orange Country currently is home to about 336,000 people. Few cities are as driven by tourism as Anaheim. The presence of Disneyland alone would be enough to make it one of the most important tourist destinations in the country. However, in addition to the famous "House of Mouse" there are also a number of other theme parks and tourist-oriented hotels in the area. Disneyland is also the largest employer in the area several times over. The next largest employer employs less than a quarter of the people that Disneyland does. Anaheim is also proud of its reputation as a safe city, which also makes it appealing to tourists. Its violent crime rates have been significantly lower than national averages for years.
When you're looking for a place to live in Anaheim, it is probably best to avoid looking during the peak tourism season. Essentially, this means avoiding the summer school holidays. Looking any time before July or after August is a better idea than looking during the summer.
The price of apartments in Anaheim means that for many, considering a roommate is a very good option. If you're going to get a roommate, it is best to make sure it is someone you know well and trust. Otherwise, if the roommate does something to damage the apartment, you could find yourself liable for their actions.
Due to the tourist traffic, driving in Anaheim can be a bit of a nightmare, with parking being exceptionally expensive. However, the same thing that makes driving difficult has led to the city having high quality public transportation. Orange Country Transit Authority provides standard bus service throughout the city. If you're looking to visit tourist destinations, Anaheim Resort Transportation provides shuttles that go to most major tourist destinations in the area.
It goes without saying that places like Disneyland are great options for recreation in Anaheim. There are lots of other things to do as well, including professional sports in the form of the Anaheim Ducks. There are also many great bars and restaurants in Anaheim. Try the Calvino Wine Pub for a new twist on a classic pub experience.