BeLocal North Coastal OC

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When it comes to advice you can trust, who better to hear from than long-time community residents? With BeLocal, there’s no need to wonder where longtime residents go for fun, food, shopping, activities, and more.

Take a peek inside the latest issue for words of wisdom and smart suggestions from true locals.

Starting over in a new hometown is never simple.

But through BeLocal, you can easily explore local living at its finest. Check out the articles below to learn more about some of the best “hidden gems” the community has to offer.

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Maggie Gallagher

Maggie Gallagher and Carson Sand, founders of BeLocal North Coastal OC, met at UC Berkeley through aquatics; Carson was a swimmer, and Maggie was a diver. Their connection grew into a relationship and a business partnership, leading them to publish a local magazine highlighting North Coastal Orange County. They are dedicated to helping new residents settle in and discover the area's businesses and attractions, ensuring everyone feels at home. Their commitment to their community is evident in their work, showcasing the region's beauty and vibrancy in each issue.

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