Dana Point, CA Homes For Sale
Many residents have elected to live in the Dana Point community of Orange County for many reasons such as the the awe-inspiring vistas of the Pacific Ocean, a laid-back and carefree resort-style environment as well as the unique architecture that is found across the rolling terrain and rugged bluffs ascending up from the water. The trendy and fashionable Dana Point real estate market is a dynamic and constantly-evolving one that possesses a multitude of waterfront and ocean view neighborhoods, that are all in close proximity to a bustling Downtown/Harbor area which contains numerous iconic local boutique shopping and specialty retailers, including many restaurants located next to the bay. Doheny State Park and the Dana Point Harbor are two of the main points of interest found around the popular properties in Dana Point, with Doheny Beach spread over 40-acres of white-sandy beaches with; fire pits, RV parking, restroom facilities and large open areas of grass. Dana Point Harbor is one of the best places to anchor your boat along the West Coast (which yacht, sail boat and fishing ship owners will attest to). This protected seafront is able to accommodate over 2,300 boats, with over 2,500 private slips available for lease. This State Park was donated to California by Ned Doheny, one of the initial developers of the city and Capistrano Beach.
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Steady growth over the last few years has caught the attention of new home builders, leading to the construction of a plethora of newly-built single-family-residences, townhouses and condos. The enticing Dana Point coastal homes for sale are located in one of the most tranquilizing, sedate and safest cities to live, in all of Orange County. The violent crime rate found around the elegant Dana Point residences is nearly 50-percent lower than entire State. The distinguished Dana Point housing market is bisected by Interstate-five freeway, and many of the most prominent ocean view homes in Dana Point are positioned on a jagged headland just east of the freeway. The city hosts a myriad of local cultural events and outdoor celebrations throughout the year including the; Festival of Whales, Tall Ship Festival, Grand Prix, and the Concours d’Elegance. Other events include the; Doheny Blues Festival and Surf Festival, Oktoberfest, and the famous State Barbeque Championship.
The most sought-after and highly-desirable local communities in Dana Point include; Monarch Beach, Capistrano Beach, Ritz Cove, Strand at Headlands, Dana Hills, Lantern Village, Lantern Bay Estates, Monarch Bay, and Beach Road. The golf-course view properties that are close to the Monarch Beach Golf Links are luxuriant and grand, and blossom to life with meticulously-maintained front and rear-yard landscaping that features rows of exotic plants and palm trees. Locals and tourist alike can savor the extravagance of the two world-class hotels found on the northern-edge of the picturesque Dana Point community; the five-star Ritz-Carlton Hotel and the upscale-contemporary St. Regis Resort.
Strategically located between Laguna Beach and San Clemente, The majority of the stunning Dana Point residential market boasts profound coastline, white water and Catalina Island views. Local Dana Point Realtors say that other favorite local attractions are Salt Creek Beach Park (which is found directly below the Ritz-Carlton beach resort and the Ritz Cove gated housing development), The Ocean Institute (which offers ocean science and maritime history programs for K–12 students and their teachers), and The Nature Interpretive Center (which is a destination where the public can discover the rich history of the Dana Point Headlands and learn the natural history of this iconic area). Filled with character, charisma and ultra-plus cultured, the distinguished beachfront homes in Dana Point have been embraced by families that want to live close to the Ocean in a sleepy, beach-side ambiance. With a high concentration of captivating Oceanside residences, the beautiful real estate in Dana Point is still more affordable than the other beach-close cities to the north and south - and presents a ideal opportunity for first-time buyers, or trade-up equity buyers to own a home or condo close to the Ocean in a influential city with a memorable past. Dana Point is also renowned for its masterfully-designed, custom-built homes that have been deliberately embedded into the craggy cliff-sides staring down directly to the breaking surf. With 7 miles of coastline, there are numerous of beaches to spend your day at including; Capistrano Beach, Baby Beach, Poche Beach, Monarch Bay Beach, Dana Strand Beach, Dana Point Headlands Beach, and Doheny State Beach.
The majestic Dana Point seaside real estate market comes complete with a distinctive mixture of unique architectural styles that incorporates; Mediterranean, Spanish-Style, Contemporary/Modern, Beach Cottage, Cape Cod, Craftsman, and Coastal New England influences. Dana Point is an unbelievably scenic and colorful city that is recognized nationally for its world-class resorts, outdoor activities on the water (whale watching excursions, jet ski rentals, paddle boarding, tide pool exploring, surfing, boogie boarding, fishing, chartered boat cruises, beach volleyball and more), famous and challenging 18-hole beachfront golf courses, and exquisite Dana Point, California homes located in environmentally sensitive neighborhoods. The majority of the impressive residences in Dana Point are not subject to special Mello-Roos taxes and are not part of H.O.A's (these "extra" housing costs have been allocated to only newly-built homes in recently developed communities of the city). The effective total property tax rate for the Dana Point home owners is 1.01% - which is one of the lowest in Orange County. The Students of Dana Point are part of the Capistrano Unified School District. The older kids attend Dana Hills High School. The main Elementary School is Richard Henry Dana Elementary School. The High School is considered to be an excellent one, however the ratings for the elementary schools in Dana Point are well below average. If your family has younger children (not intending on attending a private school), Dana Point may not meet your educational needs, with consideration given to other options in South Orange County.
Housing Prices In Dana Point: The price points start out in the mid $300,000's for a one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo with approximately 650 square feet of living space. A detached, single-family-residence in Dana Point begin at the high $800,000's and average three-bedrooms and two-bathrooms and you should expect about 1,900 square feet of livable areas. A solid ocean view property that is deeply-rooted in individuality starts out in the low $2,000,000's and the high-end properties can fetch asking prices up to the $30,000,000's for a multiple-level, fully-customized oceanfront mansion at The Strands that has been been approved by the California Coastal Commission. Some of the amenities that you might expect in one of these lavish homes in Dana Point include; elevators, sliding floor-to-ceiling glass doors, Gourmet Island kitchens with secondary butler’s area, ocean-view cabanas, infinity salt water pools with cascading waterfalls and spa, media rooms, wine cellars, private libraries and casitas (just to name a few). One crucial item that a family should consider before investing in a eye-catching property in Dana Point is that, even though it is located next to the five-freeway, it is a "bedroom community" not generally considered to be a business or commercial hub, and many of the Dana Point residents will experience commutes of 40 or minutes to get to their places of employment in the central and northern areas of the county.
A person’s home is their own personal living having, a place to leave the world behind and enjoy the serenity of mother nature with refreshing breezes and amazing sunsets. Known as the “Whale Capital of the World”, you will locate Dana Point seafront homes for sale on reticent, family-friendly streets. The city contains a diversified topography which slopes up gradually away from the Pacific Ocean until it meets the furrowed bluffs to the east. Dana Point is a magical city, where the home owners are accustomed to living with; with modern conveniences, affluent amenities and high-end appointments. One of the best parts is the weather - due to its geographical placement around the harbor, the average temperature in the city during the Summer months is a rejuvenating 70 degrees. If you are in the market to either purchase or sell an attached or detached property in Dana Point, you should speak with a BanCorp Realty Real Estate Professional First! Our company provides a unique intuition and perspective into the ebb and flow of trends in the Dana Point community, and we are intimately familiar with all of the local neighborhoods and condominium complexes - and we would love to share all of the knowledge that we have accumulated over the last 25-years to our astute and discriminating clientele' who expect nothing but the best concierge-like service.
The 1989 Seal of the city of Dana Point was tagged with the catchy-motto “Harboring the Good Life”. The population of the city is just a tad over 34,000 and the local zip codes are 92624 and 92629 - and the area code is 949. Dana Point is an extremely popular landing spot for spear-fishers, snorkelers, scuba divers and fishermen because the kelp beds the are located just offshore. The city of Dana Point consists of nearly 30 square miles (about 6 square miles of land and 23 square miles of water). The headlands at Dana Point is a identifying feature of the local geography and is rooted in controversy due to the development of the nearly 120 guard-gated community that was built there. In response to the controversy nearly 70-acres were allocated to the general public for a nature center that features “lost” plants of the Orange County coastline. The city’s leaders have lead many campaign efforts for the residents of Dana Point to embrace the natural beauty and encourage personal wellness. A perfect union between indulgence and personal investment is what makes the spas and wellness experiences in the city so unique – which goes far beyond facials and massages.
Often referred to as "the only romantic spot in California," a fabrication with which most locals can identify with. Trip Advisor rated Dana Point as “one of the most affordable destinations of the West”. The hotels in Dana Point provide over 1,850 hotel rooms for visitors, and caters to tourists with every budget. From outdoor camping on the beach to idyllic Victorian bed and breakfasts to luxuriant 5-Star resorts, few cities on the coastline of Orange County offers such a diverse selection for vacationers. There is a multitude of community organizations scattered across the city including; the South Orange County School of the Arts, the Fine Arts Association, and the Earth Ocean Society. The Dana Point Historical Societies' main objective is to preserve and safeguard the historic buildings that help to contribute to the social fabric of the community and provide information about the city’s storied and colorful past. At the links at the bottom of this page you can connect with each local neighborhood in Dana Point and find useful information on all the luxuriant properties currently listed for sale - you can also view detailed maps where you can compare price ranges in different regions of the city.
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