Orange is a city and part of Orange County, neighboring Bridge City and West Orange. Families searching for homes for rent will find themselves in an environment that lies near the Sabine Lake if they choose to live in Orange, with locations such as Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, Sunset Grove Country Club, Baptist Orange Hospital, Orange Lions City Park and Robert's Meat Market & Steakhouse.
Intriguing Facts About Orange
The earliest inhabitants of what's modern Orange were the Atakapas Native American tribe, who came to the area in the early 1600s.
Subsequently, Spanish settlers and explorers came to the region - they built a prosperous pelt business from the numerous furry animals in the area.
The city is named after the orange groves that grow in the fertile area around Sabine Lake. Orange had other names before its current one - these included Lower Town of Jefferson and Madison.
The city served many vital economic purposes during its early history - it was a port that facilitated the shipping of cotton, while cattle, lumber and agricultural production were other staples of the early economy of Orange. Sawmills also played a pivotal role in the economic life of Orange.
The Great Depression slowed the prosperity of the city, but this was quickly countered by the WWII explosion of wartime production and post-war population growth. A U.S. Naval Station was built in Orange.
Orange is known as the "Gateway City."
The Orange Leader and the Opportunity Valley News are the two newspapers that keep renters of Orange informed about local events.
Resources for Renters
The city's website has photo galleries of life in the city, permits, departments and services, which are all helpful for new renters. There's also information on city government and an overview of Orange on the site.