Laguna Beach is a first-class oceanside city located in Orange County, California. Laguna Beach is south of Newport Beach and sits between the Pacific Ocean and the San Joaquin Hills. Laguna Beach is just 50 miles from Los Angeles and 73 miles from San Diego. This is a small size city with 23,000 residents. Laguna Beach is well-known for its arts culture. The city has over 80 art galleries, with an art walk each Thursday evening. The Thursday evening walks take place along Gallery Row. There are three large art festivals, each year and over 180 artists in residence.
Laguna Beach is home to some of the most sought after real estate in Orange County. Real estate options include everything from a small condo to custom built ocean front estates. The views from Laguna Beach homes can include the Pacific Ocean, San Clemente Island, Catalina Island, Newport Coast, surrounding canyons, city night lights and picture perfect sunsets. There many unique neighborhoods to choose from, with different home styles, prices, views and amenities. There are both gated and non-gated neighborhoods in Laguna Beach. You can a trust the real estate agents of The Franco Team to help you find your perfect Laguna Beach property. Home prices range from 350,000 dollars for a small condo to 35 million dollars for custom built ocean front estates.
Students living in Laguna Beach attend school in the Laguna Beach Unified School District. This school district includes Top of World Elementary School, El Morro Elementary School, Thurston Middle School and Laguna Beach High School. Thurston Middle School was named a “Model Campus” among all California state schools. Laguna Beach High School has the lowest enrollment in Orange County. There are also several private schools to choose from.
There are seven miles of sandy beaches in Laguna Beach. Many homeowners’ associations provide pools, spas and tennis courts for their residents. 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.