Laguna Beach Real Estate News and Market updates

The Franco Team is ready to help you find your new home in the Laguna Beach area.  Real Estate prices in this area range from $350,000 for a one bedroom condo to the multi millions of dollars for custom ocean front estates.  One the most prestigious area is Irvine Cove.  For just under forty million dollars this stunning estate is one of only five homes In Irvine Cove that opens onto the beach.  With breath taking views from the walls of glass this home brings the outdoors in. This home is new, took years in design and construction and is done in the classic California Contemporary style.

Enjoy a beautiful sunny afternoon playing nine-holes of golf at Laguna Beach’s only golf course.  The Aliso Creek Ill Golf course is nestled in eighty acres in Laguna Beach and is a challenging nine – hole course.  Opened to the public in September 1950, this golf course has been the main stay of what the Inn was designed around.  Enjoy a drink and dinner afterwards in Ben Brown’s 10th Hole. There is a full service Golf Shop on the premises to help meet all your golfing needs.

Aug. 29, 2022

Laguna Art-A-Fair

Laguna Art-A-Fair is one of three large scale art festivals in Laguna Beach. This has been one Laguna Beach’s summer destinations for over 55 years. There are over 125 local and national fine artists represented at this juried fine art festival. There is live music and outdoor dining at Seven 7 Seven restaurant, Thursday through Sunday. There are many workshops for visitors to join. Two-dimensional art forms include oils, acrylics, watercolors, mixed media, encaustic, pastel, charcoal, colored pencil, and printmaking. Three-dimensional mediums include jewelry, ceramics, glass, mirrors, fiber art, leather work, wood craft, wood sculpture, steel sculpture, bronze, and gourds. Laguna Beach’s Art-A-Fair is located at 777 Laguna Canyon Road. For more information about the artists or workshops, see their website at: https://www.art-a-fair.com/.

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Lido Isle is an island in Newport Harbor and is part of Newport Beach. There are 850 homes and one yacht club on this residential only isle. The island is modeled after a Mediterranean resort town. Located at 735 Via Lido Soud, this 3,100 square foot home has four bedrooms and five bathrooms. This home was built in 1958. Attention to detail can be seen in the wood flooring, built-ins, and a fireplace.  The home has views of the Newport Bay, the harbor, city night and sunrises.  This home sits on a 2,800 square foot piece of bay front property on the eastern end of the island. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a bayfront deck, bayfront balcony, and dock. The dock can accommodate a large size dock.  Among the many amenities offered on Lido Isle include tennis courts, a private beach, pickleball courts, docks, and a clubhouse. 

 

Laguna Beach is Orange County city which is just south of Newport Beach. Laguna Beach is dedicated to the art with three large scale art shows each year, over 180 artists in residence, 80 plus art galleries and weekly art walks. Located at 2568 Bonita Way, this 1,800 square foot home is part of the Arch Beach Heights community. This three-bedroom, two-bathroom home was built in 1967 and has recently been remodeled. Attention to detail can be seen in the beamed ceilings, high volume ceilings, and new dual pane windows. The gourmet kitchen features a Thermador refrigerator, large island, and built-in microwave. There are wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, city night lights and picture-perfect sunsets.This home sits on a 2,900 square foot piece of property with a corner lot setting.Arch Beach Heights is in the hills above Laguna Beach Village. This is a family-oriented neighborhood with a population of 2000 residents. 

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Aug. 1, 2022

Xanadu at Laguna Playhouse

Laguna Playhouse is presenting their production of Xanadu. Xanadu musical stage production of the 1980 film with the same name. Follow, Clio, with roller skates and leg warmers, as she helps Sonny Malone rediscover his creative side. Watch as they create a roller disco. The score includes “I’m Alive,” “Magic,” “Have You Never Been Mellow,” and “Xanadu.” Laguna Playhouse is located at 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. For information, see their website at: https://lagunaplayhouse.com/2021-2022-mainstage/xanadu/.

 

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach. Corona del Mar is locally known as the CDM and is Spanish for “Crown of the Sea.” Corona del Mar is known for its fine beaches, tidepools and high bluff views. Located 17 White Cap Drive, this 2,400 square foot home is part of the Jasmine Creek community.This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1974. There are wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, white water, city night lights and beautiful sunsets. Enter the house through a courtyard with a fountain and garden. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, hard wood flooring and wall of windows. The gourmet kitchen features wine fridge, stainless steel appliances and marble countertops. This home sits on a 4,400 square foot piece of property. Outdoors homeowners will enjoy a patio. Jasmine Creek has 324 homes and condos. There are height restrictions in Jasmine Creek, so no one’s views will be disturbed. Among the many amenities are a guard gate, swimming pool, tennis courts and a clubhouse. 

 

Laguna Beach is just south of Newport Beach in Orange County.Laguna Beach over seven miles of pristine sandy beaches. The population is approximately 23,000 residents. Located at 991 Meadowlark Drive, this 1,700 square foot home is part of the Lower Bluebird community. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom home was built in 1959. Attention to detail can be seen in the hardwood floors, reclaimed teak custom cabinetry, and fireplace. There are beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean, surrounding canyons, white water, city night lights and gorgeous sunsets. This home sits on a 7,700 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy multiple ocean view decks. Lower Bluebird is situated at the very beginning of Bluebird Canyon Drive near Bluebird Park. Main Beach is just a short drive away.

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July 19, 2022

Saturday Night Fever The Musical

The Laguna Playhouse is performing Saturday Night Fever, the Musical during the month of July. Featuring the nostalgic music of the Bee Gees, Saturday Night Fever takes place in 1979. Follow Tony Manero, from Brooklyn, New York as tries to become the Disco King. This musical is based on the 1977 film which features “Stayin’ Alive,”” “Night Fever” and “You Should be Dancing,” from the Bee Gees. The Laguna Playhouse is located at 606 Laguna Canyon Road. For more information or to purchase tickets, see their website at:https://lagunaplayhouse.com/2021-2022-mainstage/saturday-night-fever-the-musical/

 

Irvine is a mastered planned city in Orange County.Irvine is surrounded by Tustin, Santa Ana, Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Costa Mesa, and Newport Beach.Located at 109 Palencia, this 2,500 square foot home is part of the Cypress Village. This three-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 2019. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, dark wood flooring and plantation shutters. The chef’s kitchen features an oversized island, granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances.This home sits on a 4,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Residents are within in walking distance to the clubhouse. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a hot tub, water feature and privacy. Cypress Village is east of the I-5 Freeway, at Sand Canyon Road. Cypress Village amenities include a swimming pool, spa, parks, and tennis courts. Orange County Great Park is just across the street with endless entertainment and recreational options.

 

Laguna Beachis just south of Newport Beach in Orange County.Laguna Beach has a strong dedication to the arts with three large scale art festivals each year, 180 artists in residence and 80 plus art galleries. Located at 140 Irvine Cove Circle, this 8,900 square foot home is part of theIrvine Covecommunity.This seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom home was built in 1987. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, two story living room and glass walls.There are views of the Pacific Ocean, whitewater, city night lights and spectacular sunsets. This home sits on a large 18,000 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, spa, mature gardens, and a view terrace. Irvine Cove is a 24-hour guard gated community, with 110 homes. Abalone Point Beach is just within a short distance.

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July 1, 2022

Laguna Beach Independence Day Community Celebration

The Laguna Beach Independence Day Community Celebration will take place on Monday, July 4th.  The Fireworks show is scheduled for 9:00pm.  The fireworks show will originate from Monument Point at Heisler Park. Monument Point will be closed all day on the Fourth of July in preparation for the fireworks show. Starting at 5pm, Heisler Park from Rock Bench at Myrtle Street to the Rockpile Beach stairs at Jasmine Street will be closed for fireworks show preparation. City Trolleys will be using a modified schedule. For more information, see their website at: https://www.visitlagunabeach.com/events/holidays/4th-of-july/.

 

Irvine is a large master planned city in Orange County. This 66 square mile city is made up flat land between the Loma Ridge and the San Joaquin Hills. The city was incorporated in 1971. Located at 113 Stanford Court number 51, this 1,300 square foot home is part of the Princeton Townhomes in University Town Center Village. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1985. This is a corner unit giving it more privacy. The condo has a first level laundry and a one car direct access garage. There are no Mello Roos taxes in Princeton Townhomes. Princeton Townhomes was built by Irvine Pacific Homes in 1985. There are 300 units in Princeton Townhomes. This is a gated community. University Town Center is in just south of University Park. Among the many amenities offered in University Town Center are swimming pools and tennis courts. 

 

Laguna Beach is a just south of Newport Beach in Orange County. This seaside community is home to over 180 artists in residence, three large scale art shows and weekly art gallery walks. The population of Laguna Beach is approximately 23,000 residents. Located at 150 Cress Street, this collection of three beach villas is perfect for the investors. These villas were built in 2007 and are in Main Beach. The villas are all single-story buildings, one is two bedrooms and one bathroom, another is three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and the final villa is three bedrooms and two and half bathrooms. Recently renovated the villas have wide plank flooring, stone floors, recessed lighting, and stainless-steel appliances. The villas have views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, city night lights and spectacular sunsets.  Collectively these three villas sit on a 7,200 square foot piece of property with a bluff setting. Outdoors, there are four fire pits, and multiple seating areas. Cress Street Beach is just steps away. Shopping and dining are close by in the Hip district.

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June 15, 2022

Fete de la Musique is Back and In-Person

Fete de la Musique is back, and being held on Saturday, June 18th. This year Fete de la Musique is being held on the same day as World Music Day.  This event is based on an all-night celebration of music in France, which was started by an American musician and DJ in the 1970’s. Fete de la Musique is held in June to celebrate the coming summer solstice. Every June, this event is celebrated in different spots around the globe. All the fun gets underway at 12noon and ends at 4pm. The event will be held in Main Beach Park. This is a free event to attend. For more information, see their website at: https://lagunabeachsistercities.com/fete-de-la-musique/.

 

Irvine is a large mastered planned community in Orange County.  This 66 square mile city is 36 miles south of Los Angeles and 76 miles north of San Diego. Irvine was incorporated in 1971. Located at 25 Atascadero, this 4,700 square foot home is part of the Huntington Collection in the Northpark Square Village.  This five-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 2002. Enter the home through a gated courtyard. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, custom designed staircase, and marble flooring.  The chef’s kitchen features quartz countertops, a large center island and Thermador appliances.  This home sits on a 6,200 square foot piece of property, adjacent to the greenbelt and park. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a detached casita. Huntington Collection is a 24-hour guard gated community. Northpark Square was designed and built by the Irvine Company in 2005. Northpark Square is bordered by Culver Drive, the 5 Freeway, Irvine Boulevard, Bryan Avenue and Culver Drive.

 

Laguna Beach is one of the oldest seaside cities in Orange County.  Laguna Beach has a true dedication to the arts with over 80 art galleries, weekly art gallery walks, three large scale art shows and over 180 artists in residency. Located at 622 Mystic Way, this 6,900 square foot home is part of the Mystic Hills development. This five-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 1957. This is the first time this home has been for sale since 1957. The home has high volume ceilings and a mezzanine overlooking the family room and dining room.  There are views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, whitewater, city night lights and stunning sunsets from nearly every room in the house. This home sits on a large 17,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool. Mystic Hills is in the heart of Laguna Beach, near Laguna Village.

 

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June 1, 2022

A Chorus Line at Laguna Playhouse

The Laguna Playhouse is hosting performances of A Chorus Line through June 12th, 2022. A Chorus Line follows the stories of the dancers hoping to become part of a chorus line in a musical production. Based on a book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante, with music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban. The musical contains the famous songs “What I Did for Love,” “One,” I Can Do That,” “At the Ballet,” “The Music and the Mirror,” and “I Hope I Get It.” The Laguna Playhouse is located at 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. For more information or to purchase tickets, see their website at: https://lagunaplayhouse.com/2021-2022-mainstage/a-chorus-line/.

 

Shady Canyon is part of the Turtle Rock Village in the city Irvine. Shady Rock is an 800-acre community with three master planned residential developments and a golf club, surrounded by 16,000 acres of the natural sanctuary. Located at 60 Golden Eagle, this 15,000 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom community. This seven-bedroom, eleven-bathroom home was built in 2003. Attention to detail can be seen in the limestone flooring, Venetian plaster, and custom mill work. The gourmet kitchen features a large center island maple cabinetry, Viking and Sub-Zero appliances. There is elevator access to all levels. There are views of golf course, the surrounding hills and canyons and evening sunsets. This home sits on a very large 62,000 square foot piece of property. There is an outdoor reflecting pool and indoor swimming pool and spa. Additionally, outdoors there are limestone terraces, seating areas, a front courtyard and open-air fireplace.Among the many amenities offered in Shady Canyon are swimming pools, spas, tennis courts, green space, and clubhouses. 

 

Laguna Beach is just south of Newport Beach in Orange County. Laguna Beach has over seven miles of sandy beaches. The city is dedicated to the arts with over 180 artists in residence, over 80 art galleries with a weekly art walk and three large scale art shows each year. Located at 25 Bay Drive, this 6,400 square foot home is part of the Three Arch Bay community. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 2003. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of Portor and Emperador marbles, limestone floors and leather upholstered walls. The billiards room has a wet bar and a 2,200 saltwater aquarium. There is elevator access to all floors. There are views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, city night lights and spectacular evening sunsets. This home sits on a 10,800 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, this house in finished in custom-cut ledger gemstone, Gascoigne limestone and has a copper roof. Additionally, outdoors, homeowners will enjoy an ocean front terrace, swimming pool and private beach. Among the many amenities offered in Three Arch Bay are a clubhouse, a community park, tennis court and basketball court.

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March 31, 2022

20th Annual Laguna Beach Music Festival

The 20th Annual Laguna Beach Music Festival will be held March 28th through April 3rd, 2022. In conjugation with Laguna Beach Live! and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, this multi-day event features both classical and contemporary music. Four-time Grammy award winning singer-songwriter, Chris Thile is serving as artistic director. There will be concerts, community outreach programs and special events throughout the festival. For more information or purchase tickets, see their website at: https://www.philharmonicsociety.org/concerts-tickets/laguna-beach-music-festival

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city ideally located 37 miles south of Los Angeles and 88 miles north of San Diego. Costa Mesa was incorporated in 1953 and has a population of approximately 110,000 residents. Located at 308 East 18th Street, this 3,100 square foot home is part of the Eastside Costa Mesa area. This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1939. This home has been remodeled. The chef’s kitchen features stainless-steel Thermador appliances, a center island and opens onto the family room. The home has a gas fireplace, new quartz countertops in the bathrooms and a balcony overlooking the back yard. This home sits on an 8,700 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a mature lemon and lime trees, a garden shed, and covered seating.Eastside Costa Mesa is bordered by Newport Beach and residents are just one mile from the beaches. The Eastside is home to Old Town and the 17thStreet boutiques and restaurants. 

 

Laguna Beach is an Orange County city located between Newport Beach and Dana Point. Laguna Beach was incorporated in 1927 and has a population of approximately 23,000 residents. Located at 1220 Ensenada Avenue, this 3,200 square foot home is part of theArch Bay Heights community. This three-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 2007 and was completely remodeled in 2022. Attention to detail can be seen in the stonework, folding doors, and use of imported woods. The gourmet kitchen features Thermador appliances, white marble countertops and large center island. There are forever views of the Pacific Ocean, San Clemente, Catalina Islands, the coastline, city night lights and spectacular sunsets. This home sits on a 7,500 square foot piece of property with a corner lot setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy mature gardens, patios, outdoor lighting, a covered courtyard with a waterfall feature, and a front yard putting green with views. Arch Bay Heights is situated at the top of Laguna Beach in the hills overlooking Laguna Beach Village. Arch Bay Heights is home to Moulton Meadows Park which tennis courts, soccer fields, hiking, and tot lot.

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Feb. 28, 2022

The Annual Art and Nature Festival at Laguna Art Museum

The Annual Art and Nature Festival is taking place at the Laguna Art Museum throughout the month of March. The museum will present special exhibits, commissioned works of art, lectures, panel discussions, films, and family activities. The theme of Art and Nature is true to heart of what Laguna Beach is, an epicenter for an appreciation of all thing’s art and nature. The event inspires artists to connect art, nature, and science. The present museum still occupies the space where the Laguna Beach Arts Association opened its first gallery for local artists to exhibit and sell their works.  Laguna Beach Art Museum is located at 307 Cliff Drive. For more information about the museum or this specific exhibit, see their website at: https://lagunaartmuseum.org/art-nature/.

 

Pelican Hill is a group of exclusive communities surrounding the Pelican Hill Resort, Spa and Golf Courses. Pelican Hill is in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Located at 52 Tidal Surf, this 2,900 square foot home is part of the Pelican Ridge Estates. This three-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 1997. The home has been updated and features an open floor plan filled with natural light. The gourmet kitchen has professional grade appliances. There are views of the Pacific Ocean, whitewater, city night lights and beautiful sunsets. This home sits on a 5,800 square foot piece of property.Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, spa, and loggia. Pelican Ridge Estates is a 24-hour guard gated community. Pelican Ridge Estates was planned and developed by the Irvine Company. 

 

Laguna Beach is one of the oldest beach front cities in Orange County. Laguna Beach has a true dedication to the arts with over 180 artists in residence, over 80 art galleries, weekly art walks, and three large scale art shows each year. Located at 1741 Ocean Way, this 2,600 square foot home is part of the Woods Cove community. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1985.  There are nearly panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, coastline, city night lights and evening sunsets.  This home sits on a 4,700 square foot piece of property with a high bluff setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy several decks and terraces. Students living in Woods Cove attend El Morro Elementary School, Thurston Middle School, and Laguna Beach High School. Woods Cove is situated between Moss Street and Agate Street on the ocean side of the PCH.

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Jan. 31, 2022

Visiting Pacific Marine Mammal Center

The Pacific Marine Mammal Center is a rehabilitation center in Laguna Beach. The center is currently celebrating their 50-year Anniversary. The Marine Center performs rescues, habitation, and releases of marine animals. Their mission includes ocean stewardship, research, education, and collaboration. The Visitor Yard is open daily from 10am to 4pm. Reservations are not needed for the visitor yard. For more information, see their website at: https://www.pacificmmc.org/.

 

Costa Mesa is part of the Orange County and is situated 37 miles south of Los Angeles and 88 miles north of San Diego. This 16 square mile city is just one mile from the Pacific Ocean at its southern tip. Located at 1962 Balearic Drive, this 2,700 square foot home is part of the Mesa Verde community. This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1963. This home has been completely remodeled and updated with a gas fireplace, roman tub in the Jack and Jill bathroom and seller owner solar panel system. This home sits on an 8,700 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, spa, built-in barbeque, and fire pit. Residents are within walking distance to the local park. The beach is just a short drive away. Mesa Verde is bordered by 405 Freeway, Harbor Boulevard, Adams Boulevard, Fairview Park, and the Santa Ana River Trail. 

 

Laguna Beach is seaside community with a dedication to the arts. The city is home to over 180 artists in residence, three large scale art festivals, over 80 art galleries and weekly art walks. Located at 11 Camel Point Drive, this 3,400 square foot home is part of the Camel Point development. This three-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 2008.Attention to detail can be seen in the teak flooring, stone flooring and home theater. The gourmet kitchen features stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops. There are beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, white water, city night lights and vibrant sunsets. This home sits on an 8,000 square foot piece of property. Camel Point is situated in the South Laguna Beach Bluffs area and is a gated community. Residents are just a short distance from the Montage Resort and Spa.

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Dec. 29, 2021

California Cool Art Auction

The California Cool Art Auction will be taking place from January 11th to February 7th. This is the 40th Annual California Cool Art Auction. There will be over 100 works by California artists featured in this museum curated auction. This will be in an online auction format via Artsy. On February 5th, there will be an in-person live auction event. Proceeds support the Laguna Art Museum in its mission to collect and preserve California Art. Bidding opens at 11am on January 11th.  The Laguna Art Museum is located at 307 Cliff Drive in Laguna Beach. For more information or to find bidding information, see their website at: https://lagunaartmuseum.org/events/california-cool-art-auction-2022/.

 

Irvine is a large master planned city in Orange County. The city was designed by the Irvine Company in the 1960’s and incorporated in 1971. Located at 28 Sweet Shade, this 2,500 square foot home is part of the Lantana development in Columbus Square Village. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 2008. Enter this home through a covered front patio. The gourmet kitchen features a large island, granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. This home sits on a 3,800 square foot piece of property. There is a large backyard and a covered rear second floor balcony to enjoy the outdoors.Columbus Square is just off of Irvine Center Drive and Kensington Park Drive. Among the many amenities offered in Columbus Square are swimming pools, spas, playgrounds, and a clubhouse. The Tustin Market Place is very close by.

 

Laguna Beachis one of the oldest seaside cities in Orange County. Laguna Beach has seven miles of pristine sandy beaches. The population of Laguna Beach is approximately 23,000 residents. Located at 992 Ocean Front, this 4,400 square foot home was designed by architect Mark Singer. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 2012. Attention to detail can be seen in the floor to ceiling windows, high volume ceilings and use of Spanish and Texas limestone. The gourmet kitchen has a center island with a bar, custom Poggenpohl cabinetry and professional grade appliances. An ocean view elevator serves all levels. The home has far reaching views of the Laguna coastline, the Pacific Ocean, white water, city night lights and gorgeous sunsets. This home sits on an 8,800 square foot piece of property with a corner lot and cul-de-sac setting. The central courtyard has a swimming pool and spa. Residents have direct access to the beach. Laguna Village is within walking distance.

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