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The popular Laguna Hills community of Orange County incorporated on December 20, 1981 and is considered a semi, master-planned area designed to create a sustainable balance between single-family-residences in family-friendly neighborhoods with access to parks and schools to - separate commerce/business districts that have created a extensive amount of jobs for the local residents. The home owners have access to one of the County's most elaborate trail systems — which are there to be exploited by venturesome hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers. The plethora of open green areas found in the city parks where consciously conceived to facilitate the youth sports programs, and were designed to enhance the allure and appeal of the enchanting Laguna Hills real estate market. The local neighborhoods are about 20 minutes away from the iconic city of Laguna Beach, and the students are provided with a state-recognized educational system. Located on the rolling bluffs west of Mission Viejo and east of Aliso Viejo, the attraction of the elegant residences in Laguna Hills comes in no small part because of their central location, but also includes the overall "affordability" of the homes. Costeau Park was discovered by students, and the Fossil Reef were identified when it was graded in 1972, and a massive limestone formation was unearthed.
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Cultural Arts in the Laguna Hills community:
Through the visual and performing arts, including self-expression, is paramount with Laguna Hill's local identify - the process progresses continuously throughout a person’s lifetime. The Laguna Hills Community Center, through its arts program, encourages inspirational and educational opportunities, cultural excursions, exhibits, and art classes. The beautiful Laguna Hills properties found around the Alicia Parkway area is where people will find the Rotating Photo Gallery, which houses exhibits and photos of landmarks and memorials within the city. The Laguna Hills Sports Complex is a favorite with the families and children of the city and it features; a softball and soccer field, skate park, roller hockey rink, a ”prehistoric playground”, picnic areas, restroom facilities, a snack bar, multiple BBQ grills and a baseball diamond. City exhibits on display include the Butterfly Sculpture which connects and unites the local neighborhoods through an on-going fundraising project, with the money being allocated solely for the on-going educational materials and maintenance of the art and science education. The Civic Center Public Arts program reveals dozens of pieces of historical art, as well as coordinating the Fossil Exhibit tour. The Laguna Hills City Hall is located on El Toro Road, which also leases commercial spaces for business' in the building.
The students within the highly-regarded Laguna Hills, California inland real estate market is found within the boundaries of the Saddleback Unified School District - which is home to many award-winning schools, and consists of; Valencia, Lomarena, and San Joaquin Elementary Schools, and Laguna Hills High School (which has been recognized as a California Distinguished School numerous times and has been named a National Blue-Ribbon School). The highly-desirable Laguna Hills view properties are surrounded by three challenging golf courses; Aliso Viejo Country Club, Lake Forest golf and practice center and Casta Del Sol golf course. There are wide variety of intramural sports that offered to the students at each of the elementary schools that focuses' on fitness and physical education.
Laguna Hills is noted for its expansive and exclusive equestrian community - Nellie Gail Ranch - which is found on the rolling hills leading west, upwards away from the five-freeway. This upscale residential market contains its own Tennis Club, Swim Center, and Equestrian Center, and the residents also have access to five parks and 20+ miles of riding trails which are scattered over 1,300 acres, and includes over 5000 trees. The eye-catching Laguna Hills luxury homes for sale will receive mail addressed to the following ZIP Codes: 92637, 92653, 92654, and 92656 - The area code is 949. The residents have easy access to Interstate-5, 405 and 133 freeways, and the main thoroughfares within the city are; El Toro Road, Oso Parkway and La Paz. Considered a civic/rural housing market, the gorgeous Laguna Hills custom homes are encompassed by a multitude of culinary choices, a movie theater, national chain/boutique shopping, and a major hospital. The San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor borders the eastern edge of the city. The Ocean is just minutes away and John Wayne Airport is just a 20-minute commute away from the city. Some of the major Laguna Hills neighborhoods are; Moulton Ranch, Falcon Hill, Lomas Laguna and Stratford Ridge.
The dignified condos and townhouses in Laguna Hills are located in a city that has a population of approximately 31,000 residents, and the total land area is just over 6 square miles. A brief history of the city of Laguna Hills: The area was developed on one of the largest land grants that were was ever created in the “Rancho” era. In 1821 the people who had served in the government received extensive parcels of prime land/real estate, which was used for cattle grazing. Don Juan Avila was given the 12,000+ acre Rancho Niguel - which is now known as "modern-day" Laguna Hills. Lewis Moulton bought Rancho Niguel from Avila in 1894 and with his new partner it increased the initial grant to over 22,000 acres which they used to raise sheep and other animals. The Moulton Ranch family finally subdivided the parcels in the 1960’s. Future annexations included; the “Westside Annexation” and the Aliso Viejo and Woods Canyon Regional Park (which compromises 4,500 acres of rugged coastal canyons, open grassland, and riparian woodlands), as well as the Sheep Hills Park (where you find a playground (with wood chips and swings) concealed within in the trees that has 2 exercise-related structures - one for school age children - and one for toddlers.
From horse-back riders and equestrian pathways in Nellie Gail to classy Laguna Hills semi-custom tract homes, Laguna Hills is rich in diversity and comes with a unique and storied past. Believe it or not, tropical seas once covered the entire area! Cultural Arts play an important role in the city, which includes the Arts Program and Rotating Photo Gallery. At the city's Sports Park, the residents of Laguna Hills can exercise to their hearts-content at the gymnasium and then cool-down and relax at the attached Picnic Shelter. Recognized locally more for its shopping and medical facilities, many don’t know that the enticing properties in Laguna Hills directly benefit from the diligence of the city leaders and planners have done a commendable job in providing funding for on-going capital improvement projects, which support and maintain the local neighborhood's identity and character while simultaneously supporting the expansion of the commerce districts and business relations of the city.
Sometimes thought of simply as the city people "pass through" on their way to Laguna Beach via Laguna Canyon Road, the neighborhoods are safe and secure, and are found on quiet, mature, tree-lined streets where you fill find people walking their dogs and children playing outside. The renovations, amenities, and modernization's of the properties are readily-apparent in all of the; city-lights, mountain and hills-view homes as you drive around the local streets and housing tracts. The one and two-story homes in Laguna Hills are located in a Mediterranean climate that is rarely inclement, with a cool ocean breeze keeping it rejuvenating in the summer, and mild in the winter. The main architectural styles that are prominent are; Mediterranean, Spanish-style and Traditional. During the Summer months, celebrations and events of all kinds abound. Whether it is a Fourth of July parade or a Memorial Day half-marathon.
The local neighborhoods receive amenities through structured H.O.A.'s. The prices of homes in the city are some of the most affordable in South Orange County - especially when compared to other cities found adjacent to the Pacific Ocean such as Newport, Laguna and Huntington Beaches. Most detached, single-family homes have sizable rear-yards, sufficient for in-ground pools and spas. The starting prices begin at the mid $300,000's for a two-bedroom, one-bathroom condo with approximately 860 square feet, to the mid $600,000's for a four-bedroom, two-bathroom single-level home with approximately 1,400 square feet of living space to the high $4,000,000's for a seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom estate home in Nellie Gail with around 8,000 square feet of living areas sitting on lots exceeding five-acres.
The city of Laguna Hills rolled-out its “Get Fit Campaign” in 2015 and its special designation is to zero-in on the rising obesity trends in the community. It was originally organized with the attention placed on, how to make better nutritional choices and focus on exercise-related classes. Some of the activity-related programs include; hip hop yoga, karate, healthy cooking classes, and open gym basketball. Points of Interest in the Laguna Hills community include; scenic coves, environmental preservation, and an artist community., the Juan Avila Adobe Monument
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