Laguna Niguel is a master planned city in Orange County, California. This was one of the very first master planned communities in California, started in 1959. The city was incorporated in 1989 and became the 29th city in Orange County. Laguna Niguel sits along the coastal San Joaquin Hills. Situated just east of Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel is also bordered by Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills and Aliso Viejo. Drawing its name from the Juaneno Indian Village which was located near Aliso Creek, it literally means lagoon Nigueli. There are approximately 63,000 residents in the 14.9 square miles of Laguna Niguel. Students attend schools in the Capistrano Unified School District. There are seven elementary schools serving Laguna Niguel, one middle school and two high schools. The high schools are Dana Hills located in Dana Point and Aliso Niguel High School located in Aliso Viejo. There are also sixteen private schools in the Laguna Niguel area serving 1800 students. Saddleback College is a community college located in Laguna Niguel with 20,000 students.
Laguna Niguel is split into quadrants: East, West, North and South. Each section is home to several distinctive neighborhoods giving Laguna Niguel a large variety of real estate options. The east quadrant is south of Crown Valley and east of Niguel. The west quadrant is north of Crown Valley and west of Niguel. The north quadrant is north of Crown Valley and east of Niguel. The south quadrant is south of Crown Valley and west of Niguel. Home prices range from 300,000 dollars for condos and starter homes to 20 plus million dollars for custom built ocean front estates. Prices will depend on neighborhood amenities, location, home size, views and other details. View homes in Laguna Niguel have views of the Pacific Ocean, city night lights, surrounding canyons, San Joaquin Hills and picture perfect sunsets. Among the many different neighborhoods in Laguna Niguel are: Bridgeport Terrace, Terra Nova Homes, Charter Terrace, Capri Homes and Andorra Homes. With a vast amount of choices, real estate clients looking for the best results, work with the Laguna Niguel real estate experts of The Franco Team.
Laguna Niguel has 3650 acres of public trails, parks and green spaces. Residents can enjoy walking through the 18 acre Niguel Botanical Preserve which is dedicated to displaying plants that have been collected from around the world and are appropriate to the Southern California region. The botanical preserve started in 1981, as a community vegetable garden, with the goals of community education and creating a space for future generations. In 1985, it was incorporated as a non-profit organization and has been run as volunteer organization ever since. The gardens are loosely organized according to the plant collections based on region; Australia, Africa, South America, Mediterranean and California/Mexico. There are walking trails throughout the gardens for visitors to enjoy the various areas.