San Clemente is a mid-sized city located in Orange County, California. San Clemente is bordered on the north by Dana Point, on the south by Oceanside, on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the east by Fallbrook. The city is 62 miles south of Los Angeles and 60 miles north of San Diego. The city was incorporated in February of 1928. The city has a population of approximately 64,000 people. The city slogan is “Spanish Village by the Sea,” San Clemente chose this because of the combination of the seaside location and the vast amount of Spanish Colonial style architecture in the city.
With gorgeous year round weather and a fabulous ocean side location, San Clemente is a terrific surfing destination. The city’s beaches have wonderful year round swells. Among the many areas in San Clemente for body surfing, surfing or just catching some rays are 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 the surfing culture, San Clemente has many other activities for residents to participate in. There are outdoor festivals held throughout the year, several golf courses and an aquatics center. Throughout the city and surrounding areas, there are miles of trails for hiking, biking, and walking.
San Clemente is one of the most affordable beach front towns in Orange County, setting it apart from other Orange County cities. Prices can be half of what is seen in Laguna Beach and Newport Beach. There are a large variety of properties available in San Clemente from condos to custom beach front estates. San Clemente is divided into nine 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. Each of the nine sections is made up many different neighborhoods including Colony Cove, Ashton Homes, Brisa Del Mar, Driftwood Bluffs Ocean Front Condos, Cantamar and Alta of Talega. The home prices vary from 160,000 dollars for smaller condos to ten million dollars plus for custom built ocean front estate. Home prices are dependent on many variables among them are views, location, size and neighborhood amenities. There are both guard gated and non-guard gated communities available in San Clemente. The views available in San Clemente include; the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, whitewater, surrounding mountain and breathtaking sunsets. With so many options available, it is best to work with an experienced real estate team, The Franco Team; to have the very best out comes in the San Clemente real estate market.
Students in San Clemente attend schools in the Capistrano Unified School District. San Clemente has six elementary schools; Truman Benedict, Concordia, Las Palmas, Clarence Lobo, Marblehead and Vista del Mar Elementary Schools. There are three middle schools; are Bernice Ayer, Shore Cliffs and Vista del Mar. The only high school is San Clemente High School; this school is well known for their extracurricular surfing program. They have won six recent NSSA national surfing titles. There are fourteen private schools in San Clemente. Among them are California Virtual Academy, Our Lady of Fatima Parish School, Creekside Christian School, and Talega Preparatory Academy.