Halfway between LA and San Diego, Dana Point spreads along 7 miles of prominent coastal bluffs and rolling hills beside the Pacific Ocean in Dana Point. Notable the bluffs is the unique promontory, the Headlands, which overlooks Dana Point Harbor, a significant landmark of the Orange County coastline. Dana Point Harbor can accommodate over 2,500 boats and provides shopping and dining amenities, attracting thousands every year for different recreational activities including sport fishing and parasailing. Dana Point residents also have access to Doheny State Park, which has 62 acres of beautiful natural locales suitable for camping, picnicking, swimming, surfing, cycling and more.View Details
With a reputation as one of the safest communities in the country, Irvine is one of the nation's largest planned urban communities, encompassing more than 55 square miles. This upscale, Orange County jewel is located close to beaches, mountains and family attractions, as well as a wealth of cultural and shopping hubs. Irvine real estate is spread among more than 20 villages that were each planned to have distinct themes. With one of the largest Asian-American percentages of any U.S. city, this area has grown into a community boasting state-of-the-art transportation programs, an enterprising business environment, stellar educational institutions and a family-friendly lifestyle.View Details
San Clemente is the southern most beach city of Orange County known for its beautiful Spanish architecture, laid back vibe and small-town feel. San Clemente draws in nature lovers, surfers, families and cultural enthusiasts alike. San Clemente State Park sits on the bluffs overlooking the State Beach and is one of the most popular and beautiful State Parks on the coast. The city is also the surfing media capital of the world, with a large concentration of surfboard shapers and manufacturers, and is home to Surfing Magazine, The Surfer's Journal, and Longboard Magazine. San Clemente real estate is known for its white stucco and red roofed homes reminiscent of Spanish architecture.View Details
Emerald Bay is situated in Laguna Beach and is recognized as one of the premier private communities in Orange County, offering the ultimate in safety with 24-hour protection and private security patrol. Residents can enjoy 14 acres of lush green private parks and trails, a private beach, 6 tennis courts, beach volleyball, and community activities exclusively for residents. Elegance and beauty define these multi-million dollar properties with panoramic views of the ocean, Catalina Island, and gorgeous sunsets. Coastal promontories to the north and south create a distinct private experience that has made Emerald Bay one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Southern California.View Details
Built around picturesque parks and protected wetlands, Mission Viejo is a family-friendly South County city. Although shops are plentiful in Orange County, Mission Viejo in particular offers a premier shopping stop at the Shops at Mission Viejo. Irvine Spectrum and a number of other shopping areas are just a quick shot down the freeway. Much of Mission Viejo real estate includes beautiful homes, condominiums, and apartments, but there are also pockets of commercial spaces filled with offices and local shops. Mission Viejo is home to Saddleback College, and is a short commute to various Orange County universities, such as UC Irvine, Chapman University, and Soka University.View Details
The City of San Juan Capistrano is located midway between Los Angeles and San Diego. It is home to the widest variety of homes in Orange County, with upscale and gated communities, working ranches in its foothills, and homes built prior to 1900 in its central district dating back to adobes from the 18th century. Nearly 40% of the city is open space and parkland, and the city prides itself on effectively maintaining its naturally spacious setting by acquiring land to preserve its defining ridgelines, hillsides and trails. This rural farming and ranching community has become a cultural center, filled with historic sites, and is home to the Swallows of Capistrano.View Details
The City of Rancho Santa Margarita is a newer, master-planned community set upon the rolling foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. Specifically planned to be an urban village, Rancho Santa Margarita also has the advantages and amenities of a small city. This young, upscale city boasts new schools surrounded by beautiful residential real estate, lush parks, hiking trails and greenbelts. Children are educated in the Saddleback and Capistrano school districts, which are two of the higher scoring districts in Orange County. Rich with shopping, dining, clean streets and well-maintained homes, it's obvious why Rancho Santa Margarita is home to so many residents.View Homes
Located in a rural section of Orange County, Laguna Hills is home to the upscale community of Nellie Gail Ranch. The ranch sits on a promontory within the city and is a contrast to the higher density neighborhoods that surround it. It is one of the better-known upscale communities in the state and is not gated. A Planned Unit Development of 1,355 lots on 1,350 acres each, it offers a mixture of tract and custom homes in a unique equestrian setting. It is one of only a few communities left in Orange County zoned for large lots and equestrian trails. The community includes several large parks, miles of trails and arenas, as well as substantial open space with acres of trees.View Details
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