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San Clemente’s geographical sequestration helps facilitate its small-town allure away from the "bump-and-grind" living of the North Orange County. With all the amenities of a progressive city, the elegant San Clemente homes for sale enjoy over 340 days of sunshine each year. The distinguished San Clemente residential market was among the first master-planned communities built entirely from open land in the U.S., and many of the properties in San Clemente are duplicated from a Spanish Colonial architectural influence. Today the “Spanish Village by the Sea” is, more and more looking to determine its future personality. New residents are drawn to the Mediterranean charm of the San Clemente community of Orange County, along with its fishing pier, equestrian trails and public parks (and of course, world-class surfing). Local San Clemente Real Estate Agents say that the Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens is one of the finest examples of the city's continued appreciation for its storied past.
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Starfish and sea shells - and world famous surf breaks – are found along the San Clemente seaside real estate market's whimsical stretch of coastline. Generations of families return to the illustrious 19 square-mile city as devotedly as the ebb and flow of tides. The attractive San Clemente coastal homes for sale place a high value on territorial particularity. With inventive and archetypal designs, the homes are like a portal into the visual grandeur of years past.
In addition to its world renowned beaches, The beautiful San Clemente ocean view homes are close to major trail networks of hiking and biking trails that run throughout the city such as; Cristianitos, Prima Deschecha, and Sea Summit at Marblehead. The mouthwatering homes in San Clemente are found in a unique, sleepy coastal city that is bordered on two sides by protected wild lands. Deer, coyote and bobcats are ready to be viewed, as well as a full arsenal of seasonal bird life. There are well-appointed one and two-story properties positioned around the Community Municipal Golf Course.
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If you scratch the surface of the San Clemente community you will find natural splendor and quietude in a laid-back culture of outdoor activities, superior culinary choices, night clubs, history, arts, culture, and of course surfing… a surfing legacy built into its history which is second to none on the west coast of California. All of these components (which are vital to the continued growth of the city) are interwoven into all of the San Clemente luxury homes for sale creating a fantastic area to not only visit but even a more advantageous place to live, work and play - adjacent to the Pacific Ocean.
All of the properties within the hypnotizing city of San Clemente radiates with its own rare sense of genre. For those who enjoy the suburban casual way of life, look no further than the San Clemente seaside real estate market – searching for more action? The city offers that as well. Home to various nightclubs and restaurants, the downtown area offers some of finest localized boutique shopping in South Orange County – if you are looking for a venue to party at night, head down towards The Pier and drop by an Irish Pub or chic wine bar. The luxuriant San Clemente beachside homes come in a multitude of styles, from cozy beach cottages, to idyllic Mediterranean estates, to Spanish-style Catalina Island view homes, and a potpourri of everything else in between.
The foothills area of San Clemente are dominated by ocean vista homes which are forever-preserved by green areas, "off-limits" for further expansion by land developers. Tucked into the higher elevations of the city you will find master planned communities and neighborhoods that offer appealing beach view homes with community pools and parks, with miles of pathways zigzagging in and around the single-family-residences. The home owners of San Clemente savor cooler temperatures with many of the upscale homes positioned in the back-country area enjoying glistening sunrises, incandescent sunsets and best of all, enchanting, mystical starlit nights.
Why San Clemente contemporary real estate is in such high demand: from the prominent estates in Marblehead to the rolling drama of Talega to exclusive Forster Ranch, the beachfront homes in San Clemente are able to combine majestic estates with an inventive and passionate touch. With more and more potential home purchasers inquiring about outdoor living areas for entertaining, the city offers numerous options. From one-of-a-kind whitewater-view homes, to modern condos, lofts and villas, The classy custom-built homes in San Clemente are memorable for their quality of craftsmanship.
A bit more rural, Talega is home to handsome, family-friendly streets that come alive with green lawns that are laboriously manicured with professional hardscape recognizable throughout. From smaller two or three bedroom single-level residences to intimate and elegant homes with multiple bedrooms for growing families. What’s even more impressive is that veteran San Clemente Buyers Agents say that the local zoning regulations ensure that the majority of the "local villages" will forever retain their mythical allure.
A blueprint for other beach-side cities to strive for and a template for the most excellent things in life for a wide variety of lifestyles: family-oriented, singles, or couples, the city of San Clemente delivers at every level. Chock full of Oceanside temptation and posh accoutrements, The lovely San Clemente upgraded homes for sale are recognized for being reflective of a family’s lifestyle requirements – a spirit second to none.
Throughout San Clemente, it’s easy to find outdoor activities that cater to virtually every way of life. Notably in the spring and summer seasons, events of all types abound... it’s a celebration of the arts aficionados wonderland, Seafest at the Pier: all of which applause the magnificence of Mother Nature that encompasses this oceanfront town.
It’s no wonder that the magnetism of the San Clemente housing market, with its kick-back lifestyle, and gently rolling topography is catching-the-eye of primary-residence and vacation-home seekers. With an ode to Contemporary construction, the prominent San Clemente view properties honor local attributes in an understated elegance. Local Professionals say that the interiors are exceeding the expectations of buyers through efficient and utilitarian floor plans that were created to maximize living spaces and increase ocean views.
The ZIP Codes for the City of San Clemente are; 92672, 29673 and 92674 – the Area code for the community is 949. The population is approximately 65,300, and the total land area of the city comprises over 19 square miles. The largest employers of the city include; ICU Medical, Cross Section Ventures, Ethical Nutrients, and Ralphs. The San Clemente residents are served by the Capistrano Unified School District which includes; one high school, three middle schools and six elementary schools. The middles schools are; Bernice Ayer, Vista Del Mar and Shorecliffs, and the elementary schools are Lobo and Marblehead Elementary, Las Palmas, Vista Del mar, Concordia Elementary, and Truman Benedict. The students of San Clemente High School are recognized for receiving numerous academic awards, as well as being home to award-winning orchestras, national title winning dance teams and some of the most advanced skilled athletic programs in the nation.
How San Clemente became a city? Ownership rights to the land in San Clemente changed owners multiple times but hardly any builders moved forward with actually building newly constructed homes until the mid 1920’s. This was until an out-of-town extensive land developer built and created an approximately 2,000 acre community with the financial backing of a syndicate of investors. The new builders understood that the city’s uber-mild climate, pristine beaches and fertile soil would lead to the creation of a preferred living haven to potential home owners exasperated with “the huge city”. The city of San Clemente got its name from “San Clemente Island”. The initial builder (Hamilton Cotton) had the foresight to recognize the real estate being comparable to a Mediterranean-style coastal resort town. During the signing of the initial contract, he had some paragraphs added to the contract which required that all future design plans be forwarded to an architectural review board for purpose of guaranteeing future economic development through the installation of red tile roofs and white exteriors on all of the homes in San Clemente. This uniformity never materialized, as an iconic blend of construction influences are located in the most historic parts of San Clemente. Hanson was a visionary and was successful in building and promoting public building like the San Clemente Plaza, The Pier, the Community Center and the Beach Club. The San Clemente housing market official incorporated in 1928 under the jurisdiction of a “council-manager government”. Immediately after the incorporation, he realized that the city needed a fire station and sold popular subscriptions to individuals with the understanding that the finished product would be turned over to the city.
Architectural Styles for the San Clemente homes: the city has long been identified for its Spanish-style architecture. The Downtown Area proprietorships are adorned with cream stucco walls, red tile roofs and dark wood doors and windows. The famous “North Beach” area is where you will locate the San Clemente Casino Building and Ole Hanson Beach Club (which have both been recently renovated). These properties retain the Spanish-style heritage. The oldest homes for sale in the city are found in Southwest San Clemente. These properties feature cape cod construction, with the more traditional older properties are located in the Lasuen “boot” district. The renovations in the iconic structures in North Beach San Clemente have spurred a building revival in the community, attracting new business establishments.
Transportation in San Clemente. In the mid 2010’s the city started providing tits residents with free trolley service across the city. It is called the San Clemente Trolley and provides open-air trolleys that drive through the coastal regions of the city and drop off and pick up people and pre-determined locations every 15 minutes. The trolley service only operates from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. The funds for this project were appropriated by the Orange County Transportation Authority which exceed $1mm. This grant was intended to cover costs for about seven years, and required that the city of San Clemente pay a portion of the service at $146,000 per year. The friends of the San Clemente Beaches, Parks and Recreation Foundation secured the initial donation of $10,000 towards the total costs of the trolley.
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