When it comes to migration patterns, a U.S. census report found more people move out of L.A. and into Orange County than any other place in California, the Census Bureau finds.

Vanessa Bartsch picks up her son Teo, 5, at Rossmoor Elementary School. Bartsch moved from Los Angeles Coounty to Orange County about a year ago because of the quality of the schools.
Vanessa Bartsch picks up her son Teo, 5, at Rossmoor Elementary School. Bartsch moved from Los Angeles Coounty to Orange County about a year ago because of the quality of the schools.
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WHO’S MOVING TO O.C.?

Between counties

Los Angeles: 40,760

Riverside: 12,359

San Bernardino: 6,088

San Diego: 5,302

San Francisco: 824

Ventura: 959

From out-of-state:

Florida: 1,970

Illinois: 1,516

Nevada: 2,369

New York: 1,306

New Jersey: 912

Texas: 3,051

Utah: 1,007

Washington: 1,727

Out-of-country:

Asia: 12,014

Central America: 4,974

Europe: 2,351

WHO’S MOVING TO L.A.?

Between counties

Alameda County: 3,600

Orange County: 31,676

Riverside: 13,004

San Bernardino: 23,181

San Diego: 10,811

San Francisco: 2,948

Ventura: 8,072

From out of state

Arizona: 5,655

Florida: 4,403

Illinois: 4,683

Nevada: 6,766

New Jersey: 2,072

New York: 9,142

Texas: 7,508

Out of the country:

Asia: 35,730

Central America: 15,084

Europe: 8,195

For Vanessa Bartsch, an immigration attorney in Westminster, moving from Los Angeles to Orange County was a no-brainer. A good education for her 5-year-old son served as the primary reason.

“You have to either live in those very few neighborhoods in L.A. that have excellent school districts or pay for private school,” said Bartsch, a 32-year-old who grew up in Lakewood, graduated from USC and now lives in Los Alamitos.

There are plenty of reasons why people move, but when it comes to migration patterns, a U.S. census report found more people move out of L.A. and into Orange County than any other place in California…

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… For Bartsch, Los Alamitos provides the best of both.

“Los Alamitos is on the border of L.A. and O.C.,” she said. “Nope, I’m not leaving any time soon.”