CityFacts: Aliso Viejo

If you had asked me before I began looking up information on Orange County, I would have told you that the most recent city to be incorporated was Laguna Woods.


Aliso Viejo holds that distinction, and was incorporated in 2001, two years later than Laguna Woods.

Some other things you may or may not have known:

It is where the makers of Ketel One Vodka and Marie Callendar’s call home.

The criteria to be on the City’s Walk of Fame seem fairly loose. I’m pretty sure I could help an eldery woman across the street and qualify.

Wikipedia says that “Aliso Viejo city officials famously came close to banning styrofoam cups in 2004 after hearing that “dihydrogen monoxide” was used in their production, neglecting the fact that this substance is actually plain water. A paralegal working for the city found the website and subsequently proceeded to propose the ban.”

It seems that a large portion, if not all, of the population lives in an HOA community.

And, they may have one of the lamest City Mottos I’ve ever read.

“A solid history, a strong economy,
a satisfying way of life.
You are most welcome. ”

Tell me that last line can’t be read more than one way.

However, we are still in the early stages of CityFacts and who knows if they will retain their lead by the time I get around to Stanton?

2 Comments so far

  1. Mike Randall (unregistered) on March 27th, 2007 @ 3:24 pm

    That city motto reads like a haiku

  2. Les (unregistered) on April 8th, 2007 @ 4:53 pm

    Really Nice area. But no culture. Please demonstrate why a single person should live there. South OC is great for conservative singles who spend most of their time in the church scene or who are conservative. I love the area but I am politically center-left and a member of burning man community so I do not fit in down there.,

    For people like me, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Fullerton, Long Beach are better suited for burners. It still the OC but it is better fit for those who are liberals but who still like the OC way of life.

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