Laguna Beach is just south of Newport Beach in Orange County in Southern California. Laguna Beach is known as luxurious seaside community with a large arts culture. There are three large arts festivals each year and over 180 artists’ in residence. There are 80 plus art galleries with an art walk every Thursday evening. In addition to the art there is a vibrant shopping and dining district and many outdoor activities which take place amongst the sandy beaches, canyons and coastal hills that surround Laguna Beach. The population of Laguna Beach is approximately 23,000 people. Laguna Beach is situated between the Pacific Ocean and the San Joaquin Hills, Newport Beach to the North and Dana Point to the South. The local airport is the John Wayne Airport. The University of California at Irvine and the Orange County Performing Arts Center are both, just a short drive away. Laguna Beach is ideally situated 50 miles from Los Angeles and 73 miles from San Diego.
Laguna Beach real estate is some of the most exceptional in Southern California. The Franco Team can help you to search for your dream home amongst the many choices available to you. Laguna Beach offers a large array of choices from small condos to palatial estates with world class views. The views can include the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, Newport Coast, canyons, San Clemente Island, City Night Lights and breathtaking sunsets. There are many distinctive neighborhoods to choose amongst, each offers different amenities, home styles, prices, view, etc. Examples of the neighborhood are Alta Vista, Blue Lagoon, Emerald Bay, Mystic Hills and Smithcliffs. Laguna Beach is also home to the residences at the Montage Resort and Spa. There are both guard gated and non-guard gated neighborhoods in Laguna Beach. Homes in Laguna Beach range in price from 350,000 dollars for a small condo to 35 million dollars plus for ocean front custom built estate.
Laguna Beach is part of the Laguna Beach Unified School District. This award winning school district offers two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school; Top Of The World Elementary, El Morro Elementary, Thurston Middle School and Laguna Beach High School. Laguna Beach High School is the lowest enrollment high school in Orange County. Thurston Middle School was recently named a “Model Campus” among all California state schools. There are many private schools to choose from in the area as well, Anneliese Schools, Grace Classical Academy, St. Anne School, St. Catherine of Siena Parish, and Montessori School of Laguna Beach.
Laguna Beach averages between 67 and 79 degrees Fahrenheit year round, making it a perfect climate for outdoor activities. Many neighborhoods offer tennis courts and community pools as part of their amenities. There are seven miles of pristine sandy beaches with some of the warmest ocean water in Southern California for jogging, walking and just taking in the sunshine.