Aliso Viejo is one of the newest cities in Orange County. Aliso Viejo had an estimated population of 41,424 as of 2007, and about 17,000 homes. Aliso Viejo became Orange County’s 34th city on July 1, 2001, the only city in the county to incorporate since 2000. Aliso Viejo is bordered by the cities of Laguna Beach on the west and southwest, Laguna Hills on the east, Laguna Niguel on the southeast, and Laguna Woods on the north. Aliso Viejo has a total of 21 parks, offering families everything from picnics, playing or a brisk walk. Homes are generally newer in this area and very often part of a planned unit development. View More Aliso Viejo Real Estate and MLS Listings . . .
Corona del Mar (Spanish for “Crown of the Sea”) is a neighborhood in Newport Beach where 11,981 people call home. Corona del Mar generally consists of all land on the seaward face of the San Joaquin Hills south of Avocado Street to the city limits, as well as the development of Irvine Terrace, just north of Avocado. Beaches in the area include Corona del Mar State Beach as well as Crystal Cove State Park south of Corona del Mar, accessible by paths winding down a steep hillside. The area is charming with bustling shops, great restaurants, beautiful beaches, and luxury real estate – median home values top $1.2 million. View More Corona Del Mar AND Newport Beach Real Estate and MLS Listings . . .
Costa MesaCosta Mesa is centrally located in Orange County and has approximately 109,960 residents. Once a smaller semi-rural farming community, the city is now a thriving commercial hub with the glitzy “South Coast Plaza” serving as the area’s main retail attraction, generating in excess of $1 billion in annual sales! The Orange County Performing Arts Center and the South Coast Repertory are also located within the city. The city borders Newport Beach and its central location, proximity to the beach, and wealth of entertainment options keep real estate in demand. The city is divided into five main areas: Mesa Verde, Southwest Costa Mesa, South Coast Metro, Central Costa Mesa and East Costa Mesa. Homes and condos for sale can be found across all price ranges from more affordable entry level to higher end luxury homes. View More Costa Mesa Real Estate and MLS Listings . . .
“Coto” is a planned and gated community of about 4,000 homes, and is considered to be one of Orange County’s oldest and most luxurious golf and equestrian communities. Lovely wide tree lined streets with white fences and equestrian trails set the stage for this magical setting. Currently there are two 18-hole golf courses, ten tennis courts, and two clubhouses. The golf courses are both Robert Trent Jones Jr. designs. The large majority of the community is semi-custom tract homes, but there are also many custom and ultra custom homes to be found – some directly on the golf course but most not. The architecture blends traditional and Mediterranean styles. Coto de Caza is twenty minutes from the Interstate 5 freeway and enjoys moderate coastal weather most of the year but summer days can really heat up. View More Coto De Caza Real Estate and MLS Listings . . .
Crystal Cove is a luxury coastal neighborhood located between Laguna Beach to the South and Corona Del Mar to the north. It is a gated enclave where luxury hillside homes enjoy sweeping ocean views. Developed by the Irvine Company, it is considered by many to be the jewel of Newport Coast. Custom homesites as well as luxury homes are available. View More Crystal Cove AND Newport Coast Real Estate and MLS Listings . . .
Dana Point is a coastal city located in southern Orange County. Dana Point’s population is estimated to be 36,042. Dana Point is about half way between Los Angeles and San Diego, and is bordered by the cities of Laguna Niguel and Laguna Beach to the north, San Juan Capistrano to the east, and San Clemente to the south. Dana Point is well known for its beautiful harbor, resorts, and beaches which are very popular destinations for both residents and tourists. Homes vary from sixties style beach bungalows to luxury ocean view mansions. View More Dana Point Real Estate and MLS Listings . . .
Huntington Beach is one of the largest and most well known beach towns in Orange County. The area is well known for its many miles of sand beaches, great surf, and expansive harbor offering some great real estate housing options ranging from oceanfront condos to luxury oceanfront homes complete with dock. The overall city is geographically large and offers relatively affordable beach town real estate with prices rising with proximity to the beach and harbor. More affordable homes can be found in the $450,000 range but increase significantly the closer you get to the ocean. View More Huntington Beach Real Estate and MLS Listings . . .
Irvine is an incorporated city in Orange County. It is a planned city, mainly developed by the Irvine Company since the 1960s. Irvine has a population of about 212,793 (as of January 1, 2009). Because of its good schools, jobs and housing, the city was chosen in 2008 by CNNMoney.com as the fourth best place to live in the United States. In June 2009, the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported that Irvine had the lowest violent crime rate (four homicides, 17 rapes, 50 robberies and 55 aggravated assaults in 2006) among cities in the United States with populations of more than 100,000, and in August 2008 the Census Bureau ranked Irvine as having the seventh highest median income among cities in the United States with populations of more than 65,000. View More Irvine Real Estate and MLS Listings . . .
Ladera Ranch is a wonderful upscale community in the foothills of South Orange County made up of nine “Villages” all with their own character and amenities. Individual builders produce an area that is called a neighborhood and there are ten or more neighborhoods per village. Ladera Ranch is truly a family paradise. Five of the nine villages have their own clubhouses. There are also parks, pools, playgrounds and open areas within each village. The Covenant Hills village is the only gated community in Ladera Ranch. The community also has a huge private water park, skate park, and 18 community parks. Real estate ranges from fairly affordable condo townhomes to custom homes in luxurious Covenant Hills, with great options in every price range. View More Ladera Ranch Real Estate and MLS Listings . . .
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort and artist community located in southern Orange County. Laguna Beach’s population is 22,988. Laguna Beach is known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in southern California. Laguna Beach is also known for its hotels, unique shops, restaurants, world famous art galleries, and art festivals. Laguna Beach real estate is always in demand, with ocean views commanding premium prices. View More Laguna Beach Real Estate and MLS Listings . . .
Laguna Hills is a very nice planned community located in southern Orange County. The name “Laguna Hills” is derived from the Spanish word “Laguna” which means lagoon. Laguna Hills’ population is estimated to be 30,344. Laguna Hills was primarily built in the 1980′s and officially became a city in 1991 and is located in the San Joaquin Hills near Laguna Beach. It borders Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, and Aliso Viejo. Laguna Hills real estate offers something for everyone – starter condos and townhomes, mid-level family homes, and luxury estates in neighborhoods such as Nellie Gail Ranch which is very popular with families. View More Laguna Hills Real Estate and MLS Listings . . .
Laguna Niguel is a city located in southern Orange County. The name “Laguna Niguel” is derived from the Spanish word “Laguna” which means lagoon, and the word “Nigueli” which was the name of a Juaneño Indian village that was once located on Aliso Creek. Laguna Niguel’s population is estimated to be 64,731. Laguna Niguel was primarily built after 1980 as an unincorporated master planned community located in the San Joaquin Hills near Laguna Beach. Laguna Niguel borders Laguna Beach, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, and Aliso Viejo. Laguna Niguel real estate offers something for everyone – starter condos/townhomes, mid-level family homes, and luxury ocean view estates in neighborhoods such as Ocean Ranch. View More Laguna Niguel Real Estate and MLS Listings . . .
Laguna Woods is a city centrally located in South Orange County. The population is approximately 16,192 with a median age of 78 – about 90% of the city consists of Laguna Woods Village, a popular retirement community comprised of single family homes, condos, and coops. Seniors can enjoy the resort style amenities of the adult community of Laguna Woods Village with 7 clubhouses, 5 pools, 2 golf courses, horseback riding stables, tennis, transportation system, social clubs, classes, and scheduled activities. Purchase requirements include age restrictions, and income and/or asset qualifications – give us a call to explore if Laguna Woods Village is the right choice for you. View More Laguna Woods Real Estate and MLS Listings . . .
Lake Forest is located in the heart of South Orange County and has a population of 58,707. Popular with families, the city of Lake Forest offers twenty parks and an abundance of good restaurants, lots of shopping, theaters, and free summer concerts in the park. Since being founded, it has expanded its limits to include the new communities of Foothill Ranch and Portola Hills. Lake Forest is a community that is friendly to business and caters to attracting an excellent business community including the likes of Western Digital. By Orange County standards real estate is affordable and the area is centrally located to many of Orange County’s top destinations. View More Lake Forest Real Estate and MLS Listings . . .
Mission Viejo is a city located in southern Orange County, California in the Saddleback Valley and has been named the safest city in the US according to a 2007 Morgan Quitno crime statistic survey (compiled from FBI data). Mission Viejo is considered one of the largest master planned communities ever built under a single project in the United States. As of the January 1, 2009, the city had a total population of 100,242. View More Mission Viejo Real Estate and MLS Listings . . .
Newport Beach, incorporated in 1906, is perhaps the best known city in Orange County. Newport Beach’s population is 86,252. Newport Beach’s median family income and property values consistently place high in national rankings making Newport Beach one of the wealthiest communities in California, and in United States overall. The city has a perfect balance of relaxed coastal living, a strong economy, and world class shopping and restaurants. View More Newport Beach Real Estate and MLS Listings . . .
Newport Coast is an upscale master planned community by the Irvine Company and has an estimated 9000 residents. It is located in the hills of southern Newport and was annexed into Newport Beach in 2001. A variety of home types are available in the community from small studio apartments to ocean view mansions. Despite the range of real estate offerings, luxury abounds from the homes to the shopping centers surrounding the area. View More Newport Coast Real Estate and MLS Listings . . .
Rancho Santa Margarita is a newer master planned community set amongst the rolling hills of South Orange County. The population is approximately 47,853, and it is very popular with families as a result of its good schools, parks, and overall affordability. Rancho Santa Margarita is bordered by the city of Mission Viejo to the west, Coto De Caza to the south, Trabuco Canyon to the north, and the Cleveland National Forest to the east. More popular neighborhoods include Dove Canyon, Robinson Ranch, and Rancho Cielo. Real estate for sale in Rancho Santa Margarita offers outstanding values and options across all market segments from starter homes and condos to executive residences. View More Rancho Santa Margarita Real Estate and MLS Listings . . .
If you are looking for that classic Southern California beach town lifestyle San Clemente may be your dream come true. Situated between Los Angeles and San Diego, this little oasis is home to 61,610 residents – possibly the highest surfboard per capita in the US! One visit to this hip and cool surf town and you will see why it frequents many top beach town in America lists. Although prices have climbed in recent years, San Clemente remains one of the more affordable prime southern California beach towns. In addition to the oceanfront neighborhoods, there are a large variety of great family oriented neighborhoods available. Great shopping at boutiques lining Avenida Del Mar, abundant restaurants, and excellent surfing keep the area in high demand. View More San Clemente Real Estate and MLS Listings . . .
San Juan Capistrano is a charming historic city located in southern Orange County. The population is estimated to be 33,826. The city was created around Mission San Juan Capistrano, and many of the homes and business in the area resemble the Spanish architecture of the Mission. It is home to a wide variety of homes including those built prior to 1900 in its central district (some being adobes from the 18th century), and many million-dollar homes in the gated communities in the surrounding areas, and working ranches in its foothills. San Juan Capistrano is best known for the annual migration of the swallows that migrate each year from Argentina to Mission San Juan Capistrano. View More San Juan Capistrano Real Estate and MLS Listings . . .
Talega is a beautiful Spanish/Tuscan style community in the foothills of San Clemente. Condos start in the $300k range and single family residences range from $500k up to $2 Million. Talega is home to 9,000 residents and will have a total of 3,500 residential units when fully completed. The community has a predominant Spanish/Tuscan style, which is carried out in almost every home, and all the public spaces and buildings within the community. It consists of 19 neighborhoods which are mostly single family homes, some condominiums and a few apartments. There is an 18 hole golf course, 2 elementary schools, and a middle school. View More Talega Real Estate and MLS Listings . . .
Tustin is a city in central Orange County and has an estimated 74,825 residents. The city is centrally located and was chosen in 2009 by Forbes as one of the top 25 towns to live well in America. Schools are outstanding and the real estate options range from an iconic mid-century modern Eichler to a mansion in the surrounding foothills. View More Tustin Real Estate and MLS Listings . . .