San Clemente is a seaside city in Orange County, California. The city was incorporated in 1928 and currently has a population of approximately 64,000 people. San Clemente is bordered by Dana Point to the north, Oceanside to the South, Fallbrook to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. The city slogan is the “Spanish Village by the Sea,” due to the high percentage of Spanish Colonial architecture seen in the city and its proximity to the ocean. San Clemente is ideally situated halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego.
San Clemente is one of most affordable, ocean side cities in Orange County. The city is divided into nine unique sections; San Clemente Central, San Clemente Southwest, San Clemente Southeast, San Clemente North, Coast District, Foster District, Foster Ranch, Marblehead, Rancho San Clemente and Talega. Home prices in San Clemente range from 160,000 dollars for one bedroom condos to ten million dollars for custom built ocean front estates. Home prices can be half of what they are in Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. Property prices are dependent on views, location, home size, property size and neighborhood amenities. There are both gated and non gated developments to choose from. Views from homes in this area are of the Pacific Ocean, sandy beaches, Catalina Island, white water, surrounding mountains and picture perfect sunsets. With so many choices, let the San Clemente experts of the Franco Team help you in your San Clemente real estate search.
Students living in San Clemente attend schools in the Capistrano Unified School District. The school district has six elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school, San Clemente High School. The elementary schools are Truman Benedict, Concordia, Las Palmas, Clarence Lobo, Marblehead and Vista del Mar Elementary. Middle schools include Bernice Ayer, Shore Cliffs and Vista del Mar. San Clemente High School has a very successful surfing team and has won 6 out of 7 of the recent NSSA National Surfing titles. In addition, there are 13 private schools in the city.
With a beautiful Mediterranean climate, San Clemente has great weather year round. San Clemente has an extensive surf culture, with year round swells. Surfing can be found at several locations in San Clemente; the Trestles, Lowers and Uppers, Riviera, Lasuens (Last Winds), The Hole, T-Street, The Pier, Linda Lane, 204, North Beach and Poche Beach. In addition to surfing, San Clemente has many other outdoor activities, from year round festivals to swimming and golf. The city is home to miles of hiking, biking and walking trails.