Laguna Beach Real Estate and Lifestyle
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Laguna Beach is an affluent seaside and artists community located in Southern Orange County, California. Nestled between the beautiful blue Pacific Ocean and nearby majestic canyons, Laguna Beach offers seven miles of white sandy beaches surf and hidden coves.
Second oldest city in Orange County to Anaheim, Laguna Beach was incorporated as a General Law City in 1927 and has experienced a slow and steady population growth since that time.
Laguna Beach covers the following Zip codes: 92607, 92637, 92651, 93652, 92653, 92654, 92656, 92677 and 92698 (Zip code boundary map).
As of 2012, the population of Laguna Beach is 22,723 with 2,568 people per square mile (population density). The median age of residents is 48.2. 43.75% of people are married and 15.35% are divorced. The average household size in Laguna Beach is 2.1 people. 25.88% of people are married with children and 9.45% have children and are single.
The city has a total area of 9.8 sq miles. 8.8 sq miles of it is land and 0.97 sq miles of it is water. Laguna Beach is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the southwest, Crystal Cove State Park on the northwest, Laguna Woods on the northeast, Aliso Viejo and Laguna Niguel on the east, and Dana Point on the southeast.
Laguna Beach Climate
Laguna Beach has a warm and wonderful Mediterranean climate, abundant sunshine all year round and gets around 13 inches of rain per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 35. On average, there are 281 sunny days per year with July highs around 76 degrees and January lows around 43 degrees.
Laguna Beach Environment
Laguna Beach has long embraced the environmentalist movement. In February 2007, its city council unanimously voted to join the U.S. Mayors Climate Initiative.
However Laguna Beach has been slow to adapt alternatives to driving, and nearby cities such as Irvine and Long Beach have a higher mode share for bicycles. There are currently no bike specific infrastructure such as bike lanes in Laguna Beach as of yet.
Laguna Beach Economy
The unemployment rate in Laguna Beach is 8.10%, with job growth of 0.60%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be around 33.10%. Sales tax in Laguna is 8.25% and income tax is 4.00%. The income per capita is $64,801, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $86,623.
- Management, Business, and Financial Operations 26.67%
- Professional and Related Occupations 31.21%
- Service 8.73%
- Sales and Office 26.66%
- Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 0.17%
- Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance 3.70%
- Production, Transportation, and Material Moving 2.85%
Laguna Beach Real Estate And Housing
Visit Trulia for current market trends, average listing price and median home sales price for Laguna Beach real estate by zip code. The median home value in Laguna Beach is $1,037,700. Home appreciation is 1.17% over the last year.
The median age of Laguna Beach real estate is 48 years. Renters make up 33.47% of the population and 16.27% of houses and apartments in Laguna Beach are unoccupied (vacancy rate).
If you are looking to buy Real Estate in Laguna Beach or thinking about relocating to Laguna Beach, you will find many residential options to choose from. Whether you are looking for Laguna Beach luxury estate homes, properties with coastal views, single-family homes, townhomes or condos, we are experienced Laguna Beach Realtors® that can help you find the right home that is a perfect fit to your lifestyle, preferences and needs.
We offer exceptional real estate services for buyers and sellers in the following Laguna beach communities:
Emerald Bay – Emerald Bay in Laguna Beach is one of the finest beach communities here in Orange County and probably the most breathtaking in all of Southern California. Emerald Bay has a very Mediterranean feel to it like the south of France where you will see countless boats parked in the bay in the summer time. The community is strictly prohibited from the general public and entrance is very difficult with no access to Emerald Bay beach by non-residents.
Irvine Cove – This beautiful beach is only accessible via the private community of Irvine Cove. The two parts of the beach are separated by a rocky point that has a tunnel for passing through during very low tides. Popular activities include all water sports, surfing, body surfing, skin and scuba diving, and skim boarding. Major rip currents can develop. Surfing is done mainly at the southern end of the cove with most swimmers staying towards the middle to enjoy the water.
Crystal Cove – Crystal Cove State Park has 3.2 miles of beach and 2,400 acres of undeveloped woodland, which is popular for hiking and horseback riding. The offshore waters are designated as an underwater park. Crystal Cove is used by mountain bikers inland and scuba divers underwater. The beach is popular with swimmers and surfers. Visitors can explore tide pools and sandy coves.
The Village – The Village homes area consists of homes in the central downtown and south part of Laguna Beach that is within walking distance to the beach and the downtown shopping and restaurants in Laguna Beach. The Village area has a unique flare and personality as a lot of the homes tend to be older homes with all the charm and personality of a Laguna Beach cottage home.
Crescent Bay – Crescent Bay is a large cove about 1/4 mile in length. It is located in the north end of Laguna where Cliff Drive intercepts North Pacific Coast Highway. The beach is a sandy stretch with rocky areas at the north and south ends. Off the north point there is a large rock about 120 yards off shore called Seal Rock because of the seals and sea lions that take refuge there. Swimmers and kayakers are not allowed on the rock and should stay away from any marine mammals in the area.
3 Arch Bay – Three Arch Bay is A Beachfront & Oceanfront Community located on the south side of Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach, California. This luxury gated community contains some of the original Laguna Beach homes that were built back as far back as the 1920’s! These larger and grand style homes were built as oceanfront and ocean view estate homes. The natural landscaping is breathtaking here with large cliffs, natural sandy beaches, soft crashing waves and great sunsets!
Laguna Beach Schools and Education
Laguna Beach is served by the Laguna Beach Unified School District. Schools in Laguna spend $6,527 per student. There are 21 pupils per teacher and 572 children per counselor. Public schools in Laguna Beach include:
- Top of the World Elementary School
- El Morro Elementary School
- Thurston Middle School
- Laguna Beach High School
Colleges/Universities Nearest to Laguna Beach
- University of California, Irvine Home Page
- University of California, Irvine Library Home Page
- University of California, Irvine Graduate School of Management
- California State University, Fullerton
- Fullerton College
- Golden West College
- Orange Coast College
- Chapman University
- Saddleback College
Laguna Beach Annual Cultural Events and Points of Interest
The extraordinary Pageant of the Masters is held each Summer. This event shows recreations of artwork with people posing in a set that looks like the original art. Also held during the summer are festivals such as the Sawdust Art Festival, Festival of Arts, and Art-A-Fair. The Sawdust Art Festival began in 1965.
- The laguna Beach Chamber Music Society holds an annual chamber music festival during the winter season.
- The Laguna Art Museum is located in Laguna Beach and focuses on the art of California.
- Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce Calendar of Events
Hospitals in or nearest to Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach Utility Service Providers
- Water Service: Laguna Beach County Water District – (949) 494-1041 and South Coast Water District (South Laguna) – (949) 499-4555.
- Electricity and Natural Gas Service: Southern California Edison (800) 655-4555, Southern California Gas Company (800) 427-2200 and San Diego Gas & Electric (Portions of South Laguna) (800) 411-7343.
- Telephone Service: Verizon ( 800)-483-4000
- Cable TV Service: Cox Communications – (949) 720-2020
- Garbage Removal and Recycling: Waste Management – (949) 837-0427
Laguna Beach Transportation
The average one-way commute in Laguna Beach takes 29 minutes. 75% of commuters drive their own car alone, 6% carpool with others, 2% take mass transit and 11% work from home.
- OCTA Routes (1 and 99)
- Bus Schedule Information
- Bus Schedule Flyer Map
- Summer Shuttle Service
- Trolley/Bus Tracker
- Route Information
Nearest Airports to Laguna Beach include:
- 15 miles: John Wayne Airport – Santa Ana
- 46 miles: LA/Ontario International Airport
- 54 miles: Los Angeles International Airport
- 73 miles: San Diego International Airport
- OfficialLaguna Beach Website
- Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce
- CLaguna Beach Calendar of Events
- Laguna Beach Historical Society
- California Environmental Protection Agency
- California Online Voter Guide
- Cal Trans Orange County Home Page
- California State Web Page
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
- Better Business Bureau
- Orange County Registrar of Voters
- California Online Voter Guide
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