If you are a potential home owner and are exploring the Alta Vista high-end residential market of Laguna Beach for the first-time, here is some additional information on the city and surrounding areas that should prove useful. To the South of the Alta Vista community traveling south down Pacific Coast Highway-One you will run in to the exclusive community of Monarch Beach where you will find the St. Regis Resort and Ritz Carlton Hotel in Laguna Niguel. Traveling north from the Alta Vista real estate market you will land in the community of Newport Beach which is home to the largest recreational harbor on the West Coast, to the south of Newport Beach is Newport Coast which overlooks the pristine beaches of Crystal Cove State Beach. The Alta Vista community is close to world-class shopping at Fashion Island/Newport Center, and the closest airport is John Wayne International in Santa Ana.
The Alta Vista properties are close to Downtown Laguna Beach, which is often referred to as Laguna Village where you will find the Main Beach where you will also locate the Historic Lifeguard Tower. The Alta Vista properties are found in close proximity to some of the best snorkeling that you will find anywhere in California, and the tide pools next to Seal Rock are simply spectacular. Visit the Hotel Laguna which was reconstructed in 1930 in its current Mission Revival style, or head over to Kristalle, which is considered the finest gallery of its kind in the world. The Alta Vista homes for sale are close to Crescent Bay Park where you can enjoy a day at the beach skim-boarding, body surfing and then relax as you watch the sun set over the blue waters. The Alta Vista residential market is close to the Nix Nature Center which stands as a entryway to the 20,000-acre South Coast Regional Wilderness.
If you are in the area looking for Alta Vista properties and have some time to kill afterwards, take some time and visit the Murphy-Smith Bungalow which was built in 1923, it is one of the few original beach cottages remaining in the downtown area of Laguna Beach. If you're lucky enough to be in Laguna Beach on a full moon, head down to Aliso Beach Park for a free community drum circle. Laguna Beach has a magnificent coastline, why not try kayaking, bodysurfing or boogie-boarding? Alta Vista real estate is found close to the Laguna Playhouse which is the West Coast’s oldest continuously operating theater as well as Peppertree Lane, which is a Laguna Beach landmark. The top of the World/Alta Laguna Park is the perfect place to view Laguna Beach's coastline, and all of the Alta Vista homes for sale are close to the Certified Farmer’s Market where local farmers and purveyors set up shop downtown to sell their fresh goods.