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.

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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Dec. 5, 2021

31st Annual Sawdust Art Festival’s Winter Fantas

The 31st Annual Sawdust Art Festival’s Winter Fantasy will be open five weekends from November 20ththrough December 19th. Trade-in sand for snow at this year’s Sawdust Winter Fantasy Festival. Visitors will be able purchase hand-made gifts, artwork, and participate in winter themed art classes, such as glassblowing. In addition, there will be a petting zoo, puppet show, falling snow and roaming carolers. There will be family and kids’ photos with Santa. There will be live entertainment on three stages for visitors to enjoy holiday music. Choose from seven different cafes and a saloon for lunch. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for kids. Sawdust Art Festival is located at 935 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. For more information, see their website at: https://sawdustartfestival.org/.

 

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach. Corona del Mar encompasses all the land on the seaside of the San Joaquin Hills and south Avocado Avenue to the city limits. Located 8 Atoll Drive, this 2,400 square foot home is part of the Jasmine Creek development.This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1978. The home has Pacific Ocean views, views of the surrounding greenbelt and of Spyglass Hill. This home sits on a 4,600 square foot piece of property. Jasmine Creek is a 24-hour guard gated community, with 324 homes and condos. Among the many amenities in Jasmine Creek are a clubhouse, community walkways and two swimming pools. Little Corona Beach and tide pools are within walking distance. 

 

Laguna Beach is an Orange County seaside city. Laguna Beach has a dedication to the arts with over 80 art galleries, a weekly art walk, over 180 artists in residence and three large scale art shows. Located at 71 Emerald Bay, this 6,100 square foot home is part of the Emerald Bay development. This five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home was built in 2004. The gourmet kitchen features a working island, walk-in pantry, and butler’s pantry. Also, on the main level is an entertainment room with a full wet bar and walk-in wine cellar. There are 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, the beach, and the community park. This home sits on a 7,400 square foot piece of property with a corner lot setting on Emerald Bay’s Main Beach. Through retractable glass doors, homeowners will find an outdoor fireplace, built-in barbeque area, and in-ground saltwater spa. This is a 24-hour guard gated development in North Laguna Beach. Among the many amenities offered in Emerald Bay are a private access beach, tennis courts, clubhouse, and sand volleyball courts.

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Oct. 29, 2021

2021 Coast Film Festival

The Coast Film Festival Is taking place from Wednesday, November 10th through Sunday, November 14th. Films will be shown throughout the city of Laguna Beach, and at the Festival of the Arts. This is a celebration of film, photography, art, and music. This year the theme is land and sea and telling stories around this topic. There will be a follow-up Virtual Film Festival, online, November 16th through November 28th. For more information, see their website at: https://www.coastfilmfestival.com/.

 

Pelican Hill is part of the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach.  Pelican Hill is made up of five exclusive developments: Pelican Hill, Pelican Crest, Pelican Point, Pelican Ridge and Pelican Ridge Estates. Located at 3 Shoreline, this 4,300 square foot home is part of the Pelican Point community. This five-bedroom, six-bathroom home was built in 1998. Every major room has an ocean view. The home features a two-story oval entry and a library. There are views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, golf course views, city night lights and gorgeous evening sunsets. The home sits on a 10,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool and outdoor terraces. Pelican Point is a 24-hour guard gated community with 48 custom built estates. Pelican Point have private beach access. Residents are just minutes away from Newport Center and the Villages of Corona del Mar, with many shopping and dining options. 

 

Laguna Beach is s seaside community well-known for its dedication to the arts community. Laguna Beach has over 80 art galleries, weekly art gallery walks, three large scale art festivals and over 180 artists in residence. Located at 1201 Starlit Drive, this 1,500 square foot home is part of the Rancho Laguna community. This three-bedroom, two-bathroom home was built in 1967. This single level home has recently updated bathrooms and kitchen. The home has cherry wood hardwood floors and tile. There is a newer roof, furnace, and tankless water heater. This home sits on a 9,600 square foot piece of property, with cul-de-sac setting. Homeowners are just a short golf cart ride to the beach. Rancho Laguna is at the top of Bluebird Canyon, with approximately 350 residents.

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Sept. 29, 2021

The Taste of Laguna Food and Music Festival 2021

The Taste of Laguna Food and Music Festival 2021 will be held Thursday, October 14th. General Admission tickets are $85 and VIP tickets are $150. This event combines two community favorite events The Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of Laguna and KX FM’s annual concert, into one large event for food and music fans. More than 40 local restaurants and award-winning chefs will showcase their specialty dishes. There is a limited number of tickets, so get your tickets early. General Admission tickets are $85 and VIP tickets are $150. The Taste of Laguna Food and Music Festival will be held at The Festival of Arts, located at 650 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. For more information, see their website at: http://www.tasteoflagunabeach.com/.

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three luxury communities in the Turtle Rock Village in the city of Irvine. Shady Canyon is an 800-acre area with Shady Canyon Country Club and Golf Course and dedicated green space. Located at 33 Black Hawk, this 5,100 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom Community. This three-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 2004. Attention to detail can be found in the wood beamed ceilings, use of Venetian plaster and custom iron work. The gourmet kitchen features dual dishwashers, a butler’s pantry, and large center island.There are views of the surrounding hills and canyons. This home sits on a large 20,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool. spa, outdoor kitchen, two outdoor fireplaces, and built-in barbeque. Shady Canyon is a 24-hour guard gated. Among the many amenities offered in Shady Canyon are tennis courts, spas, swimming pools, a clubhouse, and parks.

 

Laguna Beach is seaside community with a strong dedication to the arts.The city has three large scale art festivals each year, 180 artists in residence, 80 plus art galleries and weekly art walks. Located at 845 Summit Drive, this 3,200 square foot home is part of the Upper Diamond development. This four-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 1983. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, glass front entry and star light ceiling décor. The gourmet kitchen features Quartzite countertops, large center island, and breakfast bar. The home and property have a wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, white water, city night lights and colorful sunsets. This home sits on a 4,600 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, there is a wraparound porch and an al fresco dining area. Upper Diamond is south of Woods Cove and Summit Ridge. There is easy access to the beach for Upper Diamond residents. 

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Aug. 31, 2021

Laguna Art Museum Exhibit Art People

The Laguna Art Museum is hosting an exhibit by Matthew Rolston, Art People: The Pageant Portraits. The exhibit will be open until September 19th, 2021.  Mathew Rolston is an artist, photographer, and video director. This exhibit features his larger-than-life images of people in Laguna Beach’s Pageant of the Masters. These are images that are vibrant, and full of color. The exhibit is accompanied by a catalogue with essays on the different works arts. Laguna Art Museum is located at 307 Cliff Drive in Laguna Beach. For more information, see their website at: https://lagunaartmuseum.org/exhibitions/matthew-rolston-art-people-the-pageant-portraits/.

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city surrounded by Huntington Beach, Irvine, and Newport Beach. The city is 16 square miles and is just one mile from the Pacific Ocean at its southern most tip. Located at 178 Flower Street, this 3,500 square foot home is part of the Eastside Costa Mesa community. This five-bedroom, six-bathroom home was built in 1940.  Attention to detail can be seen in the use of dark walnut hard wood floors, multiple fireplaces, and stonework. The gourmet kitchen features stainless steel Thermador appliances, three ovens, three dishwashers and three refrigerators. This home sits on a 7,700 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy outdoor cooking area and well-manicured back yard. 

 

Laguna Beach is an Orange County city with a population of approximately 23,000 residents and seven miles of sandy beaches. The city has a strong dedication to its arts culture with over 80 art galleries, 180 artists in residence and three large scale art shows. Located at 2431 Riviera Drive, this 10,000 square foot home is part of the Irvine Cove development. This six-bedroom, nine-bathroom home was built in 1996. Attention to detail can be seen in the walls of glass, honed limestone floors and crafted millwork. There are forever views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, city night lights and vibrant sunsets. This home sits on a large 20,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. The property has 180 feet frontage on the private beach. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy mature gardens, outdoor terraces, and swimming pool.  Irvine Cove has just 110 homes, in the northern end of Laguna Beach. This is a 24-hour guard gated community.

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