Anaheim’s Platinum Triangle or Santa Ana’s City Place?

Anaheim\'s Platinum Triangle

Where would you rather live?  Anaheim’s Platinum Triangle, which “blends leading-edge business, high-salary employment, world champion entertainment and exciting residential neighborhoods, creating a unique opportunity in the heart of Orange County,” according to the Anaheim Platinum Triangle’s website.  Or Santa Ana’s City Place, where “sophisticated townhomes offer a blend of light, space, intimacy and quality. Seven floor plans accommodate any kind of lifestyle, and each ushers you into a lush private fountain court,” according to the City Place website.

The Anaheim Platinum Triangle’s developer, Windstar Communities LLC, is holding a one-day sale on its condos, as it is stuck with more than half of the project’s 390 units, on July 26.  Prices will be cut on 58 of the remaining 200 units by 24 to 29 percent.  Price reductions will range from $80,000 to $132,000, according to the O.C. Register.  That means you will be able to buy a 535 sq. ft. loft for $243,000, or a 2 bedroom unit for $402,000, instead of the regular prices of $341,400 a loft and $533,600 for the 2 bedroom unit.

Now let’s compare those deals to the City Place, which is developed by notorious developer Robert Bisno. He is offering units with up to three bedrooms from the mid $500,000’s to the high $700,000’s. According to an online listing, a one bedroom townhouse sells for $689,990.

Santa Ana features the worst school district in Orange County.  Crime in Santa Ana is out of control, particularly gang warfare, graffiti, and even carjackings.  Santa Ana’s City Clowncil is the WORST in Orange County.  They have raised water rates TWICE in nine months.  One of the Clowncil Members, Sal Tinajero, voted to increase sewage rates in Orange County by 60% over the next five years.  And residents of Santa Ana are stuck paying for three bond measures, with more on the way. And Santa Ana has only one public library.

Anaheim has a Mayor who actually leads, unlike Santa Ana’s Mayor, Miguel Pulido.  Anaheim has a huge tax base, with Disneyland and both the Anaheim Stadium and the Honda Pond.  Anaheim’s City Council actually is functional as opposed to the Clowncil in Santa Ana.  Anaheim has SIX public libraries!  And Anaheim residents now pay LESS for water than Santa Ana’s residents, even though Santa Ana has its own water table.

So where would YOU rather live?

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