Orange County, California is a culturally unique, artistically rich and predominantly affluent melting pot. A coastal paradise named for the Orange Groves that used to prosper throughout it’s communities and led to it’s early economic growth. The orange groves are now confined mostly to the foothills of Irvine Ranch and Santiago Oaks wilderness areas due to the counties economic transition from agriculture to aerospace, manufacturing and high-tech economic industries. Part of the burgeoning “Tech Coast” of California (with Oracle, Broadcom and Google located in Irvine), there are many Fortune 500 companies located within close proximity to the coast.
Orange County’s always sunny, temperate “Mediterranean” climate and 42 miles of year-round beaches attracts millions of tourists annually. Divided into North Orange County and South Orange County following the county’s natural diagonal orientation along the coast – a cultural and demographic distinction further perpetuated by the popular television shows The OC, The Real Housewives of Orange County and Laguna Beach. However, residents are quick to point out “the Real OC” is so much more than what is depicted in the media via television and reality shows. Hollywood’s version of this “Southern California Riviera” doesn’t do true justice to it’s laid back, easy going lifestyle.
Famous for its tourism and home to theme parks Disneyland, Disney’s California Adventure Park in Anaheim and Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, Orange County is also known for it’s culture. An active community of art florishes here, along with ballet and opera at the Segerstrom Center of the Arts, Pageant of the Master’s in Laguna Beach and many community playhouses.
Southern California surf culture is prominent in the County’s beach cities. Laguna Beach is a hot spot for sunbathing and surfing; Huntington Beach is nicknamed “Surf City, U.S.A.” and is home to many surfing competitions. “The Wedge”, at the tip of The Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach is one of the most famous body surfing spots in the world.
Visitors from around the world flock to the coastal resort towns of Laguna Beach, Corona del Mar and Newport Beach each year. With seven miles of beautiful tranquil beaches, Laguna Beach is a haven for rest and relaxation. You can feel the sea breezes as you walk downtown, browsing the quaint Laguna Village shops, boutiques and world class art galleries. Nestled between foothills and the blue Pacific Ocean, the extraordinary beauty, idyllic village atmosphere and special community of people make Laguna Beach the “crown jewel” of Orange County.
Real Estate for Sale in the South OC Coastal area spans the luxury estates of Newport Coast and charming bungalows of Corona Del Mar, to Laguna Beach cottages and contemporary “ocean view” homes. Further south, the gated golf course neighborhoods of Laguna Niguel and lovely harbor-view homes of Dana Point offer wonderful housing opportunities in all price ranges. Our coastal communities offer year-round sunshine and cooling ocean breezes, stunning scenery and a healthy, active lifestyle.
Orange County provides a rare quality of living and we are happy to provide you with homes within your “preferred price range” that match your specific search criteria.
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— Or you can just pick up the phone and call us at # (949) 494-0490. Provide us with your criteria and an email address and we’ll send you a current list of homes available that you can review at your convenience. You are also welcome to contact any members of our team at Laguna Coast Real Estate by clicking on the “Contact us” link. Or reach Cynthia Ayers, Laguna Coast Real Estate’s Broker directly at: CynthiaAyers@cox.net
We look forward to finding you a new home along the beautiful South Orange County Coast!