If you are a potential home owner and taking a look at the Emerald Bay high-end residential market for the first time, or possibly new to the Laguna Beach community altogether, here is some information on the city and the surrounding areas. The Emerald Bay properties are served by the Laguna Beach Unified School District and they are found in what is considered a year-round Mediterranean climate. There is only one way to get to the Emerald Bay community and that is via Pacific Coast Highway-One. The Emerald Bay real estate market is close to the iconic Laguna Village where you will find an overabundance of eclectic art shops and other historic and cultural venues. The Laguna Canyon road will take you east towards El Toro Road and the toll road which will connect you to both the 405 and 5 freeways.
To the north of the Emerald Bay community of Laguna Beach you will find the ultra-exclusive community of Newport Coast, which is home to the world-famous Pelican Hill Resort and Golf Club which is perched above the expansive and pristine Crystal Cove State Beach. When you drive further north up PCH Highway-One you will enter into Newport Beach; which is known for having the largest recreational harbor on the West Coast. There are all kinds of activities and attractions in the city including the Balboa Fun Zone, Mariner’s Mile, world-class shopping at Fashion Island/Newport Center, Newport Pier and the trendy and fashionable Newport Pier. To the south of the Emerald Bay properties you will find the St. Regis Resort in Monarch Beach and the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Laguna Niguel, and the Emerald Bay real estate market benefits from being in close proximity to the pristine Aliso Creek Beach, as well as Thousand Steps Beach.