SAN CLEMENTE


San Clemente is a coastal city in Orange County, California, The population is around 65,000. Located on the California Coast, midway between Los Angeles and San Diego, the southernmost city of Orange County is known for its ocean, hill, and mountain views, a pleasant climate and its Spanish colonial-style architecture. San Clemente’s city slogan is “Spanish Village by the Sea”.  San Clemente has a Mediterranean climate where temperatures tend to average in the 70s. San Clemente is a surfer’s paradise with it’s beaches also ideal for swimming, body-boarding, hiking, volleyball, whale watching, fishing, surfing, golfing and diving. A perfect spot for a weekend getaway with it’s small town charm, San Clemente offers much for visitors and locals alike who enjoy local shopping on Avenida Del Mar, ocean view Outlets Mall, the city’s many restaurants and cafés, art galleries, parks and the historic wooden fishing pier which is not far from the downtown area.

DANA POINT

 

Dana Point is situated on the beautiful Southern California coast, halfway between San Diego and Los Angeles. Home to 36,765 people and numerous businesses, all working together as one community. You can see this collaboration in action during some of the City’s annual festivals and events such as the Turkey Trot in November, Festival of Whales in March, the Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling in April and the 4th of July fireworks show. The City is home to the Dana Point Harbor, the Ocean Institute, with its wide array of marine life and several beautiful lodging facilities and restaurants to accommodate your special needs. The City of Dana Point is characterized by its seven miles of prominent coastal bluffs and scenic rolling hills along the Pacific Ocean. County, State and private beaches adorn the coastline, including world-famous surfing spots at Doheny Beach, Dana Strands and Salt Creek. The Dana Point Harbor provides slips and moorings for more than 2,500 boats. Doheny State Park, one of California’s most popular beach facilities boasts 62 acres of open space, offering camping, picnicking, swimming, surfing, bicycling, and tide pool exploration, with over 2 million visitors annually. Fascinating area commonly known to many as Monarch Bay or Capistrano Bay is also known as Dana Point.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

 

San Juan Capistrano with population over 35,000 from the beautiful Mission San Juan Capistrano and historic Los Rios Street to the city’s vibrant downtown district, the City offers a an abundance of historical, entertaining and unique attractions for both it’s visitors and locals. One of the favorite past times for those visiting San Juan Capistrano, is walking the historic streets and exploring the most beautiful of the California Missions. There’s also a large selection of fine restaurants and entertainment in the downtown area alone as well as specialty shops and boutiques, museums, saloons with dance floors, gourmet coffee stores and antiques galore! For more than 200 years, the Mission San Juan Capistrano has played a crucial part in the life of this city. Father Junipero Serra founded the “Jewel of the Mission” in 1776, and a town eventually grew up around the Catholic outpost. Today’s San Juan Capistrano is a mix of new residents and descendants of early ranchers and native Americans. Small, modern business developments are only blocks from the mission and other historic buildings, and housing projects spread east across the valley.

LAGUNA BEACH


Laguna Beach ,The artist colony of Laguna Beach is one of Orange County’s hidden gems, located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. With population over 23,000 t he city’s topography is unique to other California coastal cities with its seven miles of unique coves and beaches where people can explore sea caves, tide pools, ocean side bluffs, natural tide pools and of course, sandy beaches, all within city limits. Laguna Beach also boasts the most beachfront lodging options in all of California, making it an ideal spot for a beach getaway. Beyond the beach, the city is home to more than 20,000 beautiful acres of protected wilderness, making it an optimal location for adventurous exploration. From world-renown mountain biking trails for all levels of expertise, hundreds of miles of hiking, dramatic vistas, verdant hills and marine sanctuaries.

LAGUNA NIGUEL


Laguna Niguel with population of over 63,000 and minutes away from Laguna Beach is located in the San Joaquin Hills. With over one-third of its total area designated as open space, Laguna Niguel is home to several regional parks, including Aliso & Wood Canyons Regional Park, Laguna Niguel Regional Park and Badlands Park. The Niguel Botanical Preserve is an 18-acre botanical garden located within Crown Valley Community Park. Cultural sites in the city include the Orange County Natural History Museum, which offers natural history exhibits, lectures and community programs for kids and adults. Annual events in Laguna Niguel include the Echoes & Visions Juried Fine Art Show, held every November at the city’s Sea Country Center. In December, residents and visitors can gather along Crown Valley Parkway to enjoy the Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade, which features marching bands, equestrian units and much more. Perfect spot for hiking, walking, mountain biking and fishing. 

LAGUNA HILLS


Laguna Hills is only 6.6 sq miles with population over 30,000.The city of Laguna Hills does not have any major tourist attractions, but it is located near many popular destinations for both locals and visitors. Laguna Beach is just a short drive away and offers a spectacular stretch of coastline to explore, plus the downtown area is filled with art galleries, shops, and restaurants to enjoy. Laguna is also home of the  Sawdust Festival and  Pageant Of The Masters, two hugely popular art events that take place annually that attracts visitors from all over the state and beyond. Working residents of Laguna Hills may find work within the city, but many residents commute outside of the area for work. Some commute to nearby surrounding cities like  Irvine and  Santa Ana. Most popular part is Nellie Gail Ranch community, with its large estates, lovely trails and horse riding.

ALISO VIEJO


Aliso Viejo with award-winning schools, attractive neighborhoods, and fabulous shopping, dining and entertainment, Aliso Viejo is certainly a popular place to live. The City, which is continually ranked one of the safest cities in the nation, boasts rolling hillside, valley terrain and picturesque views of mountains, streams, parks and city lights. The City of Aliso Viejo is a master planned community that was developed to contain a balance between residential neighborhoods, community parks, facilities and schools as well as an appropriate mix of business, office and retail uses. The City is home to the headquarters of several large corporations and the community features ample employment opportunities and extensive recreational facilities. The City also enjoys access to the Orange County trail system. Wood Canyon Wilderness Park is home to many rare and endangered plants and animals, along with mature oaks, sycamore and elderberry trees and year-round streams. An abundance of parks and trails, cultural and recreational activities and youth sports programs further enhance the quality of life for a community with a vision to ensure long-term viability.The City continues to be ranked among the best places in the nation to live and raise a family and the community mirrors Aliso Viejo’s tagline: “Live Life Inspired.” Aliso Viejo is also home of private Soka University America’s ranking in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges.

LADERA RANCH & RANCHO MISSION VIEJO


Ladera Ranch & Rancho Mission Viejo.  Ladera Ranch is a master-planned community with population around 25,000.   Living in the Communities of Ladera Ranch is a lifestyle onto itself. Ladera Ranch is a master planned community designed with the residents in mind. Everything in the community was created for the outdoor enjoyment of its residents. There are 18 parks in Ladera Ranch for its residents to enjoy. There are 4 major pools in Ladera Ranch as well as 6 smaller community pools called plunges. Ladera Ranch Skate park is a great concrete skate park for residents only. Throughout Ladera Ranch there are both hiking trails and walking paths. Throughout the decades, the O’Neill/Avery/Moiso family has remained steadfastly grounded to these words, keeping intact the remaining 23,000 acres of their family ranch known as Rancho Mission Viejo. Today, Rancho Mission Viejo is the last working ranch in Orange County, home to acres of citrus groves, miles of protected creeks and canyons within The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo, which provide the idyllic background for multiple mixed-use villages. Today Rancho Mission Viejo is master planned community with access to world-class amenities such as fitness centers, pools, parks, farms, nature, and more .

COTO DE CAZA


Coto de Caza  located adjacent to the Saddleback Mountains is magnificent 5,000 acre private guard-gated community in South Orange County. Miles of unspoiled natural beauty abound in this community making it one of the most prestigious master-planned communities in United States. With population around 15,000 , this unique community consists of more than 4000 homes. Residents enjoy the sprawling natural landscape, the winding trails that take you to the reaches of the Cleveland National Forest. The countless sports fields and courts complete with recreational activities, clubhouses, Golf & Racquet Club, swimming, tennis and tranquil parks that makes Coto one of the most sought after communities to live and play.

MISSION VIEJO 


Mission Viejo is considered one of the largest  master-planned communities ever built under a single project in the United States. Named the safest city in the US in 2007 by Morgan Quitno Press, this mainly residential community features a large number of single family homes, a community college, a man-made recreational lake, regional hospital and a popular mall in addition to other shopping and entertainment areas. Lake Mission Viejo is a private recreational facility built around a large man-made lake with extensive facilities for swimming, boating, fishing, and other outdoor activities. The site is also host to several summer concerts each year. Mission Viejo presents more than 20 miles of recreational trails through green spaces in Mission Viejo including Arroyo Trabuco Trail, Oso Creek Trail, and Wilderness Glen, offering a fantastic selection of  hiking trails for residents to explore and enjoy the outdoors.

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