Laguna Beach

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505 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, California 92651 -

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  • Builder:Multiple Builders
  • Price Range:$ - $
  • Home Type:
    Condo, Single Family Home
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  • New / Resale: Both
  • Age Restriction:None
  • Gated:No
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History

Laguna Beach was the habitat area of an ancient Paleo-Indian people. During the St. Ann’s Drive construction in 1933, a fossilized Paleo-Indian skull was uncovered, the first to be found in California. The skull, identified as “Laguna Woman”, was believed to be more than 17,000 years old after its first radiocarbon dating, but revised evaluations indicate it originated 11,700 years ago during the Holocene era. Subsequent study has found numerous ancient encampment sites in the region.

A Laguna Canyon village and around the central beach area got bigger during the late 19th century. In 1887, the town officially established a post office and was named Lagona; however, Nicholas Isch, the postmaster, successfully appealed for a correction in the name to Laguna Beach in 1904. By then, the town had already grown into a popular destination for tourists. In 1886, Hubbard Goff constructed a huge hotel at Arch Beach, which was relocated and added afterward to the Laguna Beach Hotel of Joseph Yoch constructed on the central beach in 1888. Tourists on vacation from local towns set up tents on the beaches during the summer months.

Area and Climate

Laguna Beach is a wealthy beach resort town situated in southern Orange County in California, about 19 miles southeast of Santa Ana’s county seat. The town is famous for its artist community, moderate year-round weather and picturesque coves and beaches.

A Paleo-Indian (Tongva civilization) and then a Mexico territory in the past, after the Mexican-American War, the area became part of the U.S. Laguna Beach was inhabited in the 1870s, officially established in1887 and incorporated in 1927. The town has continued to be somewhat cut off from city encroachment by its dedicated greenbelt, adjoining hills and limited access to highways. The entire extent of seashore is marine preserve protected.

Laguna Beach has a moderate Mediterranean weather with ample sunshine throughout the year. The average temperature during daytime ranges between 67 degrees Fahrenheit in January and 79 degrees Fahrenheit in July, while the temperature of water ranges approximately between 60 degrees Fahrenheit in February and 72 degrees Fahrenheit in August, but in early to mid September, it ranges between 73 degrees Fahrenheit and 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

Real Estate and Cost of Living

Laguna Beach homes for sales are famous for their stunning views of the amazing Southern California shoreline that boasts of spectacular rock and cliff formation, private beaches and coves. A lot of visitors want to live permanently in this quaint paradise. The real estate of Laguna Beach is as magnificently diverse as its shops, restaurants, galleries, and studios and provides a wide range of views, locations, amenities, and architectural designs.

Buying a property in Laguna Beach offers the additional benefit of witnessing its vibrant art culture through the famous Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters. Moreover, locals enjoy easy access to John Wayne Airport, Fashion Island and South Coast Plaza.

Laguna Beach’s cost of living index as of March 2012 is 143.4, which is extremely high since U.S. median is 100.

Lifestyle and Things to Do

Laguna Beach is being developed as an art community by the Laguna Art Museum, with the Laguna Beach Art Association formation in 1918. Situated next to the central beach, the museum concentrates on California art. Established in 1935, the Pageant of the Masters is held yearly during the summer season. This distinctive event exhibits recreations of renowned artworks utilizing real individuals as models. Community groups host numerous art festivals as well during the summer months.

Laguna Beach is the premier beach destination in Southern California situated between the magnificent canyons and dazzling blue waters of the Pacific. A year-round haven for beachgoers, art lovers, and nature aficionados, the town features hidden coves that stretch for miles, 7 miles of smooth sand and the sound of the waves. Unique shops, elegant restaurants, art galleries, and stunning views await visitors.

 

 

Amenities

  • Walking & Biking
  • Golf Course
  • Medical Clinics
  • Shopping / Grocery
  • Library
  • Picnic Area
  • Parks & Natural Space
  • Boating
  • Marina
 

Lifestyle

  • Beach
  • art galleries
  • Sand Volley Ball
  • Basket Ball
  • Cafes
  • Boutique Hotels
  • Fine Dining
  • Biking
  • Walking
  • Sight seeing
 
Property/Community Type : Condo
Golf Facility(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Coastal Area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Mountain/foot hills area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
Lake Property(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
College Town(College or University Within 15 Mile Radius) : No
Size of Community/Town(25 Mile Radius Estimated) :
Fitness Facility(Within 2 Mile Radius) : Yes

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