Laguna Beach is a vibrant beachside community in Orange County. Laguna Beach is the second oldest city in the county, it was incorporated in 1927. Laguna Beach is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west, San Joaquin Hills on the east, Newport Beach on the north and Dana Point on the south. This is a smaller city with a population of 23,000 people. Laguna Beach is well known for its art culture. The city hosts three large arts festivals each year and has over 180 artists in residence. Every Thursday evening, many local galleries take part in an art walk for both local residents and visitors, along the historic Gallery Row in North Laguna. In addition to the art scene, 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 average temperatures in Laguna Beach range from 67 to 79 degrees, making it the perfect place to enjoy all outdoor activities that this beachside community is known for. There are seven miles of beaches in Laguna Beach. The beaches are divided into three sections: Central, Northern and Southern. The Central Area beaches include Main Beach, Sleepy Hollow, St. Ann’s Street, Thalia Street, Oak Street, Brook’s Street, Mountain Road and Bluebird Canyon. Sleepy Hollow beach is closest to the town center. This beach is popular with both Laguna Beach residents and visitors. The beach has a sand bottom with shore break surf conditions, which is popular with swimmers and body surfers. The Northern Area beaches are Irvine Cove, Crescent Bay, Shaw’s Cove, Boat Canyon, Diver’s Cove, Picnic Beach and Rockpile. The Irvine Cove Beach is private beach accessible only through the private communities of Irvine Cove. This beach has two parts, which are attached by a tunnel that is accessible at low tides. This beach is used for surfing, body surfing, skin diving, scuba diving and skim boarding. In the Southern Section, the beaches are Pearl Street, Wood’s Cove, Moss Point, Victoria Beach, Christmas Cove, Goff Cove and Treasure Island. Moss Point Beach is secluded in the area north of Rockledge and south of Wood’s Cove. This is area is popular with locals. Moss Point is has wonderful activities including skin diving, scuba diving, and tide pool exploration. In addition to all the activities that take place around the beach, many homes have swimming pools and spas. Also many neighborhoods offer a community swimming pool, spa and tennis courts.
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 is home to some of most prestigious real estate in Orange County. Laguna Beach has a wide variety of real estate options available from condos, to historic beach cottages to custom built ocean front estates. Many neighborhoods in Laguna Beach have tremendous views. The views include the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, Newport Coast, canyons, San Clemente Island, City Night Lights and breathtaking sunsets. Laguna Beach is split into four areas: Laguna Canyon, Laguna Village, North Laguna and South Laguna. Each area of Laguna Beach is made up of many smaller neighborhoods such as Alta Vista, Blue Lagoon, Mystic Hills, Main Beach and Top of the World. 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. With such a large variety of choices, it best to work with the real estate experts at The Franco Group, to achieve the very best results.