Laguna Woods, CA Homes For Sale
The private, gate-guarded Laguna Woods community of Orange County is a 3.8 square mile residential market that is the biggest and most preeminent project for adults 55 years and older that has ever been developed on the West Coast. Strategically located within the rolling hills, the neighborhoods are just 10-minutes from Laguna Beach. The highly-desirable Laguna Woods real estate market possesses an ultra-plus cultured, activity-related lifestyle in close proximity to expansive green areas and extensive open spaces, with the 7,000 acre Laguna Coast Wilderness Park bordering the city, and the 4,500 acre Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park close-by. The ability to take advantage of the beauty of Mother Nature is one that the local residents continue to exploit. The community presents Laguna Woods homes that were designed by well-known architects who conceived these mid-century, traditional/modern-style properties. The Laguna Woods Village monthly H.O.A. dues range from $575-$650 month (with no Mello-Roos special assessments), and this H.O.A. fees includes; building insurance, cable TV, water, trash, repair or replacement of major appliances, exterior building and grounds maintenance, a nice community pool and spa area, and resident access to a shuttle bus system that transports residents to all of the local restaurants, shopping, and medical facilities.
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Over 85% of the city is situated behind a gated village for senior citizen that is called the Laguna Woods Village (formerly known as Leisure World). The average age of the home owners in Laguna Woods is 78. There are over 13,000 properties in Laguna Woods Village, with over 90 different combinations of home models and floor plans to select from including; detached single-family-residences, single or mid-rise condos, and co-operatives AKA "co-ops". The city contains the highest concentration of single-homes in Orange County, and all of the attractive properties in Laguna Woods enjoy a vista of some type such as a mountain, city-lights or hills-view home - and a portion of these charming residences have backyards - all of which are available for purchase. The handsome and stylish Laguna Woods Village housing market is managed by three housing corporations and governed by three separate boards of directors. All prospective buyers are required to meet certain financial requirements as a condition of membership. On March 24, 1999, Laguna Woods officially became Orange County’s 32nd city.
There are so many advantages to purchasing a classy Laguna Woods residence, where over 17,000 residents live in a Mediterranean climate that is rarely inclement. The meticulously-maintained attached and detached residences are encompassed by social facilities, restaurants, shopping, churches, and active 55+ people (average age of new residents is 66) who want to live in an Ocean-close community that comes complete we revitalizing ocean breezes in a suburban/urban setting. Laguna Woods offers its residents the freedom of living in a safe and secure community that is exclusive and private, and offers a premier living haven with the freedom of lifestyle. The enchanting Laguna Woods view properties are scattered around a half-dozen clubhouses, in a community that is thought of as a “golfer’s paradise”, with a challenging 27-hole course, and a separate nine-hole, par-3 executive course.
Over 15,000 residents live in the 12,736 units of Laguna Woods Village. Voted best Senior Living Community by the O.C. Register. In handsome and stylish Laguna Woods coastal real estate you will always see a full complement of gardeners, plumbers, painters and carpenters working diligently to ensure that that the Laguna Woods, CA homes for sale, and the local neighborhoods are always beautiful, peaceful and in first rate condition. The Laguna Woods residents have access to; billiard rooms, two fully-equipped fitness centers, arts and crafts center, photography, lawn bowling greens, numerous swimming pools and woodworking activities. There are two garden centers where the Laguna Woods home owners can put their gardening prowess’ to the test, and two recreational vehicle storage areas for parking recreational vehicles, boats, jet-skis or campers. There are inspiring homes in Laguna Woods adjacent to the Equestrian Center where you can rent a horse for a few hours, use the stables or board your own horse on a full-time basis. The Tennis Club is state-of-the-art, and has its own contemporary clubhouse.
Why Laguna Woods Is Relevant:
Social events, outdoor activities, and a plethora of clubs are some of the amenities found in the heart-warming Laguna Woods residential market which offers conveniences unlike any other retirement community in the U.S. – perks that other 55+ cities simply can't duplicate. The transportation system in the city includes 8 fixed routes and on-demand transportation. With a full-time staff of employees working enthusiastically to ensure that the lawns and shrubs surrounding the homes are perfectly manicured and all the moving parts are all working at maximum efficiency. The neighborhoods are found on reticent, tree-lined streets, you will find plenty of time to relax and unwind in your home in refined and sophisticated ambiance. The enticing residences are sensible and practical, and are increasingly exceeding the expectations of potential home buyers. With a thorough understanding of the distinguished Laguna Woods housing market, including local neighborhoods, housing tracts (and even individual properties), our veteran Laguna Woods Realtors bring support, guidance and a unique insiders perspective to all of the unique ebb and flows of trends in the market, and we would like to share this knowledge, experience and expertise with all of our devoted and exclusive clientele.
Where Is Laguna Woods Located?
TThe Village area of the city is bordered by large and all-encompassing unincorporated space, as well as the cities of Aliso Viejo, Irvine, Laguna Beach, and Laguna Hills. One of the factors that makes the stately Laguna Woods tract homes so appealing is their central location, the luxury of living in a suburban environment surrounded by urban amenities, in the heart of all the outdoor beach recreation found adjacent in Laguna Beach. The mesmerizing sunsets viewed over the rolling hills are beautiful and are best viewed from the Camarillo Canyon Trail and Laurel Canyon Hiking area, with Mother Nature prevalent everywhere.
The city has a dedicated community TV channel with exclusive programming, and the residents in Laguna Woods enjoy the community-supported workshops such as; jewelry design, slip casting, woodworking, ceramics and photography. In Laguna Woods Village you will find carefree co-ops, united mutual, two-story condos, third mutual, and high-rise condo living in The Towers. Many of the golf-course view homes offers a rare-twist on retirement living with sweeping vistas of Aliso Creek, Saddleback Mountain, and the Orange County basin. The "Towers" mid-rise condominium complex includes gourmet dinners and weekly housekeeping.
Relatively nondescript by square miles standards (approximately 2,100 acres), the neighborhoods in Laguna Woods Village are conveniently positioned close to interstate-five freeway - which will get a person anywhere in Southern California. The residents are entertained by an over 800-seat Performing Arts Theater, which sponsors events and entertainment throughout the year. This senior-living community is one where the neighbors are friendly and wave as you drive, and the golf carts are a efficient means of transportation throughout the city. Most of the notable homes in Laguna Woods offer a much more diverse supply of age-restricted homes than the competing 55+ living communities of Palmia and Casta Del Sol in Mission Viejo. The Zip Code for Laguna Woods, California is 92637 and the Area Code for the city is 949. The total land area is just over 3 square miles. The official website for the city is www.cityoflagunawoods.org.
Can I Afford A Home In Laguna Woods Village?
There is a wide diversity in the prices of the influential Laguna Woods luxury homes for sale. The starting price points begin in the mid $130,000's for a one-bedroom, one-bedroom condo with approximately 800 square feet of living space to the mid-to-high $400,000's for an average three-bedroom, two-bathroom Stock Cooperative with approximately 1,400 square feet of living area to the low-to-mid $1,000,000's for a single-level home in Laguna Village with three-bedrooms and three-bathrooms, that have approximately 2,600 square feet. Many of these upscale properties have attached garages, and the majority the homes have many upscale amenities, creature comforts, upgrades and modern renovations. On the exterior side you will locate well-appointed residences with a wide variety of professional paint schemes. With its guarantee of cultured and urbane living, Local Real Estate Agents in the area say that the residents enjoy a bevy of social clubs and universities, where they can enroll in continuing education at some of California'a finest colleges. Laguna Woods continues to rank as the favorite place in California for active 55+ seniors to live.
Laguna Woods is positioned on miles of land that was once a part of South Orange County’s expansive Moulton Ranch. Prior to the 1960's, dry farming and cattle grazing dominated the area, with a few scattered ranch dwellings and barns. The Historical Society of Laguna Woods works relentlessly in preserving the stories of the past, by providing the residents with subjects such as World War II and tales from "the old west". In 1962, a home developer whose previously developed and constructed the Leisure World in Seal Beach, purchased a portion of the Moulton Ranch. His vision to create a second "sister community" that would supply the basic needs of life for people aged 52 and older; all found in a serene environment of beauty; with easy access for the residents to contemporary conveniences and religious buildings. His dream came to fruition in 1964 when Leisure World/Laguna Hills began construction of newly-built homes, townhouses, condos and apartment complexes.
Whispering Fountains at Laguna Woods is a 140-unit apartment building that is fido-friendly and on on-site management is located on the premises. It is a place where the occupants can access a diverse selection of activities and events including; a fitness center, library, and various social events throughout the year.
The Towers at Laguna Woods Village is a mid-rise condominium complex that furnishes its residents with daily activities, entertainment, and social gatherings. Freshly prepared cuisine at dinnertime is included in suite ownership. The 300+ units come in seven separate and distinct floor plans; each possessing; a balcony, a walk-in closet, a kitchenette, and housekeeping. The residents have access to all of the events and functions that the residents of Laguna Woods Village have access to.
The Regency Senior Living Community is a 192 unit apartment building that allows pets, and also provides housekeeping and linen service. The staff works vigorously to provide an environment that supports the well-being of the persons; mind, body and spirit, without violating their person freedom. Gourmet dining, entertainment, recreational class, and comfort are part of the daily-routine in this amenity-rich community.
Las Palmas Senior Living Community This 184 unit complex allows its residents to savor all of the outdoor activities that are available to them. That can take a dip in the pool, or socialize with friends and family on the gazebos located poolside, have fun at the putting green, barbeque in the designated areas, or simply “chill-out” next to the outdoor fireplace. Independent and assisted living, along with memory care is provided in a community that provides daily activities, transportation services, and housekeeping.
Laguna Woods Village is an independent, resort-style living community those who have reached the age of 55. Over 15,000 residents live in the nearly 13,000 condos, cooperatives (“co-ops”), and single family homes. A challenging 19-hole golf course, and a separate nine-hole executive golf course also possess a putting green and driving range including seven distinct clubhouses. Laguna Woods Village has five pools, tennis courts, hobby and game rooms, a performing arts center, two fitness centers, and over 250 clubs and organizations. There is a full-staff of security officers and transportation services are available.
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