If you are a potential home owner, looking into the Dana Point residential market for the first time, or are new to the South Orange County community altogether, here is some additional information that should prove useful. The Dana Point residents are served by the Capistrano Unified School District, and law enforcement is provided by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The city of Dana Point is a racially diverse city, where you will find languages spoken from countries from across the globe. Dana Point has two newspapers, the Dana Point Times and the Dana Point News, and the Laguna Niguel-Dana Point Patch is an online-only news website that also serves Dana Point along with its neighbor, Laguna Niguel. The Dana Point Symphony presents classical music concerts with a 50-piece orchestra.
The Dana Point properties are close to some excellent public golf courses including Shorecliffs and San Juan Hills golf courses and Monarch Beach Golf Links, there are also two excellent hospitals in the area, Saddleback Memorial Medical Center and Mission Hospital. The closest airport is John Wayne International in Santa Ana, and LAX is approximately and hour and fifteen minutes north. The City of Dana Point has over 20 scenic parks available for use by its residents which they are able to enjoy without charge on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Dana Point real estate market is found just south of Monarch Beach which is named after its most prominent geological feature "Monarch Bay" aptly named as its rolling hills of Sagebrush and Manzanita were once a breeding ground for the Monarch Butterfly. In the same area you will find the St. Regis Resort of Monarch Beach, and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel of Laguna Niguel.
If you are in the area looking at Dana Point properties, and have some extra time left over at the end of the day, there are kinds of fun things to do and see in the city of Dana Point. At the Headlands Trails you will find pedestrian trails, which offer coastal and beach access that link together parks and open space areas that are over three miles in length. Baby Beach is a designated waveless swimming beach that located at the west end of Dana Point Harbor adjacent to the Orange County Sailing and Events Center. At Capistrano Beach you can enjoy volleyball, basketball and other beach activities and during the summer months, a concession building offers fishing gear rental and sales, food and beverages, and beach supplies. If you are in the vicinity of the Dana Point Harbor, take a look at the Schooner Curlew, it is recognized by the City of Dana Point as a Historic Vessel. All of the Dana Point properties are found close to the Smythe Brothers Amphitheater, which is located in Lantern Bay Park, which is notable for its spectacular views of Dana Point.