The Orange County lifestyle is infectious. Everyone who experiences the world class attractions, the weather that’s second to none or the phenomenal scenery, longs to stay and drink in every drop. A select few who visit, decide to stay and make a home in the Orange County area. Some of those people who have encountered this area are world-class athletes. Here are some of the famous athletes who call this place home.

Eldrick “Tiger” Woods

While residing in Florida as of late, the world’s No. 1 golfer shared some of his first successes with his father at the Navy Golf Course in Cypress. The graduate of Western High School in Anaheim went out of county for college. After graduating Stanford and turning pro, Woods kept his ties to the Orange County area by establishing the Tiger Woods Foundation based in Irvine. One of the businesses that the foundation handles is the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim.

Kobe Bryant

The lifelong Laker, world champion, gold medalist, and future Hall of Famer resides in Orange County. Rumor has it that he and his wife, Vanessa, toyed with the idea of living in the gated community of Coto De Caza but settled eventually on a home on the Newport Coast. Although their real estate portfolio in the Newport area has fluctuated, reaching a high of three properties at one point. They’ve reduced that count since late last year, but their presence is still something to be talked about.

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