Laguna Niguel, CA Homes For Sale
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Laguna NIguel has become affectionately known as the "heartland of Orange County’s Gold Coast". The breathtaking Laguna Niguel community (which began development in 1959 and later incorporated in 1989 making it the 29th city of Orange County) is one of the first entirely mastered-planned communities (with a plethora of 24/7 guard-gated neighborhoods) in California. This resort-style residential living destination, which is located equidistant between San Diego and Los Angeles comes to life with a plethora of shopping options, restaurants, commerce districts, open green areas (more than one-third of the city of Laguna Niguel has been designated as open space), recreational parks, hiking and biking trails and an outstanding educational system. The upscale-contemporary Laguna Niguel real estate market embraces and promotes the high-end, active lifestyle, where potential home buyers will uncover a wide variety of; custom-built estates, ocean view single-family-residences, tract homes, penthouse condos, and townhouses, all found in close proximity to the Pacific Ocean
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Laguna Niguel students attend schools that are part of the award-winning Capistrano Unified School District. There are seven elementary schools serving the trendy and fashionable Laguna Niguel housing market, one middle school and two high schools (Dana Hills and Aliso Niguel High Schools). The city also possesses 16 private schools that caters to over 1,700 students. Endorsed by the local Historical Society, and enriched with the catchy-slogan of as a city that will “Preserve the Past, Enrich the Present and Promote the Future”. The Downtown area of Laguna Niguel is recognized for its urban mixture of excellent restaurants, nightlife and pubs, national/boutique shopping and the wildly amusing looking Chet Holifield Federal Building, which even long-term residents often take a second look at. The total area of the city is just under 15 square miles of land (.05 square miles is water). The stunning Laguna Niguel residential market is situated in the hilly-basin close to the southern end of the San Joaquin Hills, and the population of the city is approximately 63,000. The two zip codes for Laguna Niguel are 92607 and 92677 - and the area code is 949.
The Parks and Recreation Department is extremely active in the community of Laguna Niguel, and the city's Mission Statement states that "they will strive to provide a rich diversification of innovative and diverse cultural opportunities for all of its home owners and residents". The exclusive Laguna Niguel luxury homes for sale benefit from the cities ongoing pursuit for excellence in its; Aquatics Program, Youth and Adults Sports Programs, volunteering opportunities and through the construction of the Sea Country Seior and Community Center. The city of Laguna Niguel offers a diverse base of local events and activities including the "Run in the Parks" which is hosted annually by the YMCA, theChamber of Commerce’s Annual Pancake Breakfast and the free Concert in Summer series. The city's leaders are committed to the local organizations and businesses of Laguna Niguel and are devoted to maintaining a strong relationship with its local proprietors through the creation of programs that help stimulate the local economy.
To ensure that the distinctive homes in Laguna Niguel maintain a concurrent “look and feel” within the local neighborhoods and housing tracts while still providing the home owners with the privacy they desire, every detail of these stately properties were carefully conceived in advanced to conform to the Coastal Committee guidelines, as evidenced by the construction styles reflecting; Mediterranean, Classical, Traditional and European influences. Local Realtors say that the captivating Laguna Niguel semi-custom properties are located in a region that has close-ties to the great outdoors and Mother Nature, with multiple athletic facilities, sports fields, two county regional parks, a dog and skate park, over 75 miles of hiking and biking trails and nearly a dozen neighborhood parks. Like most of coastal South Orange County, Laguna Niguel enjoys refreshing year-round weather which is hardly ever inclement.
The residences in Ocean Ranch and Bear Brand Ranch are "sister-cities" that are situated in smaller, gated communities that are recognized for their unmatched custom-built estate living. These communities offer idyllic homes that were exquisitely designed by some of the top home builders and developers in the region. With attention to the smallest details manifested through creature comforts luxury amenities and upgrades, there is really nothing left to the imagination when it comes to purchasing one these ocean view homes, created specifically for the most astute and discerning potential home buyer.
Why Laguna Niguel Is Relevant:
The city derived its name from the Spanish word “Laguna” (lagoon) and “Nigueli” which was the name of an Indian Village once found close to Aliso Creek. There are prominent Laguna Niguel upgraded homes for sale in close proximity to the Niguel Botanical Preserve which is found inside the Crown Valley Community Park. The purpose for these botanical gardens were to showcase plants that were suitable for Southern California's temperatures - where families can enjoy over 30 miles of meandering trails, and over 1,900 specialized plant species found on nearly 20-acres of land. Brought to fruition in 1981 as relatively obscure local vegetable garden, in 1985 it incorporated as a not-for-profit organization and since that time it has been completely staffed by volunteers. The plants are lined up according to species and the location of the countries across the world where they originated from.
Laguna Niguel is famous for its affluent neighborhoods including; Kite Hill, Marina Hills, Laguna Sur, Niguel Summit, San Joaquin Hills, Bear and Ocean Ranch, Beacon Hill, Altamar Homes, Crown Valley Highlands, Mandevilla, and the Westerlies to name a few. The Laguna Niguel community offers one of the largest collections of single-level-homes that you will find anywhere in Orange County. Besides the generous mix of detached properties, you will also locate Laguna Niguel condominium complexes and townhouses scattered across the city. Laguna Niguel is often thought of as a “bedroom community”, since many of its residents commute away from their houses to the northern cities of the County.
This seaside city is thought of as a coastal fantasy-land, perfectly merging its natural beauty with distinguished houses that are waiting for you to write your own story of contentment and fulfillment in a laid-back, beach-close environment. Positioned just 10-15 minutes away from the Ocean, these prestigious properties have been purposely designed to synchronize with the most striking scenery along the coastline. The first structured Laguna Niguel H.O.A. was established in the mid 1960’s, solely for the purpose of being an advisory to the O.C. Board of Supervisors
As a licensed Real Estate Broker that has been serving the all of the areas of Laguna Niguel for over two and a half decades, no company understands the nuances, idiosyncrasies and ebb and flow of trends around the exclusive homes in Laguna Niguel quite like the professionals at BanCorp Realty. People searching for there own personal “slice of the good life” are turning more and more to this ocean-close community and its pockets of affluence and prosperity. With its easy access to major freeways, Pacific Coast Highway and toll-roads, Laguna Niguel is horizontally positioned adjacent to the Pacific Ocean, and is place where the neighbors are considerate and courteous and people wave as they drive-by.
How Laguna Niguel came into existence: the first established “residents” of what would later become "Laguna Niguel" were Native American, and tradition says they may have possessed "a village" in close proximity to Aliso and Sulphur Creek. In the 1700’s, Spanish missionaries were created near the Mission San Juan in an effort to covert the Acjachemem people to Christianity. In the mid 1800’s, the 13,300 acre Rancho Niguel was transferred to Avila who inhabited the region until the mid 1800’s when a historic drought led him down the path to bankruptcy. In the late 1800’s Jena Pierre Daguerre and Lewis Moulton purchased all of the land and real estate in Laguna NIguel, along with the surrounding areas from farmers who were experiencing financial difficulties due to the on-going drought. The Moulton Company was created to provide direct oversight of nearly 20,000 acres which was being used primarily for sheep ranching and orchards, which continued on well into the early 1900’s.
The formation of the Laguna Niguel Corporation coincided with the completion of California Highway-5 in 1959 which provided convenient access to major commerce districts across Southern California, leading to buyers scrambling in to purchase the new homes that were built in Laguna Niguel. In 1971 The AVCO team acquired the Laguna Niguel Corporation. The name of the city was derived from a reference to the tidal lagoon that once formed the entryway into the Aliso Creek area. As the city continued to grow, the residents would sign one-year leases (up until that time the land was divided up into the planned communities were established). The City’s leaders placed a special emphasis on open green area and parks which consisted of over 30% of the land to be developed. In 1960 the Moulton Niguel Water District was formed to deliver water from the Colorado Rive Aqueduct to ensure that there was a enough water for the local ranchers.
The “Ziggurat” (AKA Chet Holifield Building) was created in the city’s center, and was built for the purpose of bringing more than 6,500 jobs to the region. This unique building structure was built before the development of the of the Laguna Niguel residential market. It is now home to the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Citizenship and immigration services. This rare and uniquely constructed "pyramid-styled" building has been home to a multitude Hollywood motion pictures.
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