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Living in Orange

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Home is where the heart is. That’s why Chapman is located in Orange, California, the historic heart of Orange County.

Sunny, safe, and suburban, Orange County is much more than just a travel destination. It’s a hub of art and industry that feels like home.

What's Nearby

Chapman University's Orange Campus is just:

  • 10 minutes from Disneyland: You can get to Southern California’s most famous theme park by car or train. And it's so close you can see the evening fireworks from campus.
  • 10 minutes from Angel Stadium and Honda Center: Catch a quick baseball or hockey game or concert and be back on campus in no time at all.
  • 15 miles from Knott's Berry Farm: A piece of Southern California history, this theme park is right nearby.
  • 20 minutes from beaches: Southern California is sunny all year long, so there’s never a bad time to hit the beaches.
  • Close to dozens of parks and trails: If you’re up for a hike or a picnic, Chapman isn’t far from parks, trails, and other places to have fun outdoors.
  • Near major cities: Los Angeles is about an hour north and San Diego 90-minutes to the south. Both are accessible by car or train.
10 Things to do In and Around Orange
Looking for fun things to do near Chapman? Look no further! Here are some of our favorite destinations and things to do right by the Chapman campus.

Location, Location, Location

Where is Orange County? What do our fellow Panthers do on the weekends? Join Hanna and Sterling on this episode of Chapman Chats, Chapman's official podcast, to learn more about their home away from home. You can also follow and listen on:

Old Towne Orange

Located just two blocks away from Chapman, Old Towne Orange is a historic district that blends the old with the new. Filled with 19th-century architecture and historic homes, Old Towne hosts modern cafes, boutique shopping, movies and much more all within walking distance of campus. It’s a great place to relax, hang out, or even find a job.

Take a Look Around Old Towne

Use our 360-degree tour to see more of Old Towne and hear one of our students talk about the area.

Launch Old Towne Orange

Getting Around

At Chapman, getting around without a car is relatively easy. You’ll find the necessities on and around campus. There’s plenty to do in the city of Orange itself, and the streets of Orange are bike friendly. 

Also, with a public transportation center within walking distance of campus, the rest of Southern California is just a short train or bus ride away.


How's the Weather?

Southern California is warm and sunny all year long. In fact, on average we get 277 sunny days a year. (That’s two months more than average cities).

Month

High (°F/°C)

Low (°F/°C)

January

70/21

48/9

February

70/21

48/9

March

71/22

50/10

April

73/23

53/12

May

75/24

57/14

June

79/26

57/14

July

82/28

61/16

August

84/29

64/18

September

84/29

62/17

October

81/27

59/15

November

75/24

52/11

December

70/21

46/8


Living in Orange Student Blogs

Still have questions about living in Orange? Check out our student blogs. You can also reach out to the blog's author with questions. Our students are happy to help!

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