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Welcome to the iconic and celebrated San Juan Capistrano community where the city is fully committed to maintaining its traditional cultural ancestry. The highly-desirable San Juan Capistrano homes for sale are encompassed by a potpourri of picturesque sites such as Los Rios Street, and the Blas Aguilar Adobe. The classy San Juan Capistrano residential market has adopted the catchy slogan “Preserving the Past, to Enhance the Future”. The “Jewel of the Missions” is found in South Orange County, and the distinctive San Juan Capistrano properties are aligned around the western coastal Santa Ana Mountains. Bancorp's local Real Estate Agents in San Juan Capistrano like to point out that the Swallows Festival is a two-month long festival commemorating the return of Cliff Swallows on March 19th each year. The city is also home to the Cultural Heritage Commission which sponsors the annual Preservation Week Celebration.
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From early Spanish-style construction to modern architecture and a blend of everything in between, the exclusive San Juan Capistrano luxury homes for sale offer some of the finest illustrations of Craftsman-style homes to be found anywhere in Southern California as well as an impressive display of early California Period Construction. BanCorp's Buyers Agents say that subsequent extensions to the San Capistrano housing market include the Marbella golf course community and Rancho Madrina, while the older established communities include Hunt Club, the Mission Area, Ortega Area, and Del Obispo Area. With such a diverse and legendary history, the ocean view homes littered across the higher elevations continue to drive a massive contingency of potential home buyers to the area.
Why People Love SJC
San Juan Capistrano coastal real estate: don't miss the city's Annual Cliff Swallows migration and Swallows Day Parade that occur each March, or the local Organic Farmer's Market that meets each week in the middle of the town, which are in close proximity to many of the impressive San Juan Capistrano custom homes for sale. At the El Camino Real Play House you can select from a myriad of events with nearly 100 full scale dramatic productions including play writing festivals and Shakespeare Productions occurring year-round. The exclusive homes in San Juan Capistrano present a plethora of residential living options – including a diverse collection of unique and valuable single-family-residences, condos and town homes. The Spanish Revival Element is readily apparent throughout the city and are in full display on our safe and secure, user-friendly website – you will also find a dynamic mixture of multi-million dollar ocean-view homes in 24/7 guard-gated communities of the rolling hills and working ranches found in the foothills of the community.
San Juan Capistrano is one of Orange County's best kept secrets. Situated in the southern region of the county, this suburban community has defined its own character. Semi-custom and tract homes dot the miles of rolling bluffs around the community, while attractive view properties dominate the golf course and equestrian communities. The San Juan Capistrano residents have access to Capistrano Valley's Unified School District public school system which is routinely ranked as one of the best in the State. The lucky home owners maintain a fierce loyalty to the heritage of the city, demonstrated through the many long-established parades and festivals held throughout the year. The beautiful San Juan Capistrano coastal-close homes are diverse but reflective of their ties to the city’s ancestry. The Downtown Area is located around the Mission San Juan with its iconic retail/shopping/dining district.
Numerous outstanding family-owned restaurants are all within walking distance of the family-friendly San Juan Capistrano neighborhoods, making the real estate for sale positioned near the center of the city a popular option for buyers. You will find traditional homes located in the southern region of the city, which are strategically located to abundant job opportunities. With such an ideal economic location, and award-winning school district, and convenient access via interstate-five to all of O.C.’s most immaculate beaches via Pacific Coast Highway One, the dramatic San Juan Capistrano, California homes invites people searching for a sanctuary away from the anxious living of North County yet with all of the big city pleasures with a small town ambiance.
Where is SJC Located?
San Juan Capistrano is bisected by the Ortega Highway. If you were to drive on the five-freeway south away from community, this will take you towards San Clemente as you travel into San Diego. If you take it north, it will lead you into Los Angeles. If you drive on the Ortega Highway east, you will go through a meandering road that will drop you off around Lake Elsinore. The majority of the hills and mountain view properties are situated just west of the Ronald W. Casper’s Regional Wilderness Park, which is a massive 7,500+ acre park preserve with camping, nature walks, wildlife sightings and trails.
Despite all of its upscale amenities and and modern conveniences, the values of the radiant homes in San Juan Capistrano tend to sell at lower price points than some it’s neighboring cities adjacent to the Ocean such as San Clemente and Dana Point. Considering its original architecture and exceptional quality of life, the San Juan Capistrano estate homes are considered to be the best "dollar-for-dollar" value among the historically significant cities in Southern California. With so much diversity in the housing options, potential buyers can find their dream home that meets their needs; emotionally, stylistically and financially.
The San Juan Capistrano view properties are unmistakable, and range from as small as approximately 600 square feet to well over 7,500 square feet and lot sizes can eclipse five acres, however most of the homes are located on much smaller land parcels. As with many downtown areas of the era, the land is primarily narrow and deep which allowed the homes in the downtown area to be built closer to the Mission. While this facilitated the early homeowners' ability to walk to the local banks, general stores, and post office at a time before automobiles were commonplace, this layout now works perfectly for families looking to get away from their vehicle dependent lifestyles.
Pleasant and super-mild weather during the winter, the real estate for sale in San Juan Capistrano offers the freedom to live outdoors when other regions of the United States move indoors to sidestep the winter's freezing temperatures. Attired in a naturally-inspired palette, the enchanting San Juan Capistrano one and two-story homes come to life with their natural suburban/rural environs while capturing the essence of the design elements, which is predominantly Spanish and Mediterranean-style. Situated next to the azure Pacific Ocean, the city is often called an “enchanted wellspring” that will kidnap your heart as you drive through the local "living districts".
Saturated in tradition, family-friendly and illuminated by its residents who wave and smile as you drive by, the entrance into the San Juan Capistrano community declares the city’s multicultural and commemorated past - the city imparts a sense of permanence and legacy.
The ZIP code for the city of San Clemente is 92675, and the area code is 949. The population is approximately 36,000, and the housing market comprises approximately 14.50 square miles. The official website for the community is www.sanjuancapistrano.org. The top employers in the city include; Costco, 24 Hour Fitness, Color Spot Nurseries, St. Margaret’s Episcopal School and JSerra Catholic High School. Points of Interest for tourist: the main attractions for visitors include; Mission San Juan Capistrano, Los Rios District, The Depot, El Adobe de Capistrano, Trabuco Creek Ortega’s Capistrano Trading Post and Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano. Media for the homeowners in San Juan Capistrano: The city is served by two local newspapers, the Capistrano Valley News and The Capistrano Dispatch. It also has its own online media resource, The San Juan Capistrano Patch.
Education for the San Juan Capistrano residents: The city is served by the Capistrano Unified School District. It has four public elementary schools: Del Obispo, Harold Ambuehl, Kinoshita and San Juan Elementary schools. It has one middle school; Marco Forster Middle School (the high school actually lies just outside the city’s boarders). The city has a public continuation high school, Junipero Serra High School (not to be confused with the Catholic School to the north), it is responsible for assisting adults complete their pre-collegiate educational aspirations. San Juan Capistrano has six private schools including; Capistrano Valley Christian Schools, Saddleback Valley Christian School, St. Margaret’s Episcopal School and JSerra Catholic High School. Mission Basilica School is found on the iconic Mission grounds, the last is Saddleback Church’s south campus Christian School.
A brief history of the current day San Juan Capistrano real estate market: The city is the location of a Christian mission that it is named after “Mission San Juan Capistrano”. It initially inhabited over 200 years ago when the area was populated by the Acjachemen band of Native Americans (call Juanenos by the Spanish). It was named after Giovanni de Capistrano, the Franciscan saint from Capistrano, in the Italian region of Abruzzo. San Juan Capistrano is home to California’s oldest and most historic residential communities; Los Rios. It also possesses the oldest in use building in the State, the Serra Chapel in the Mission. It is the location of both the first winery and the first vineyard in California. In the mid 1980’s, Richard Dana Rs., who wrote the classic book “Two Years Before the Mast” discovered the land and described the location (which included now present-day Dana Point) as “the only romantic spot in California”.
The beautiful city of San Juan Capistrano offers free weekend trolley rides from June through September each year. The trolley frequency is every 20 minutes and it is the best way to get around town all Summer long. The trolley stops at; Metrolink Station, El Adobe Plaza, Casitas de Alipaz, Rancho Alipaz, Ecology Center, Via Positiva, Westborne Dr., Blue Fin Dr., Marriott Residence Inn, Avenida Aeropuerto, Chase Bank, La Zanja, San Juan Capistrano Library, and El Camino Real/Ortega Highway.
The Vintage Food and Wine Festival supports the San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce, a local non-profit organization dedicated to improving the community through economic development. This fantastic and expansive yearly event is held at the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano in the evening-time, and quite a site to behold after the sun goes down. This magical campus with its over 200 year old adobe buildings and perfectly manicured gardens springs to life in unbelievable ways when the lights come on. More than 35 local bakeries and other dining establishments bring samples and tastes and their superb cuisine, and locate breweries and wineries bring samples of their alcoholic beverages as well – you certainly won’t go back to your home in San Juan Capistrano hungry or thirsty! The event sells out each year and the ticket price includes all you can eat (the cocktail bar is available, but is not free).
San Juan Capistrano offers a variety of equestrian services (the city after all is known as an equestrian community). It possesses some of the most scenic and beautiful trails in the United States which can be exploited during the daytime. There is no question that you will create great memories and experiences in San Juan Capistrano while riding your horse along these serpentine trails that provide memorial vistas at every turn.
The Heritage Tourism Association was established in 2015 for the purpose of promoting the history and culture of the city of San Juan Capistrano. It is the birthplace of Orange County and it was found to provide the over 300,000 annual visitors to the community with relevant information about the unique historical and cultural aspect of the city’s downtown district, which is found just outside the Mission gates. Both for profit and not for profit businesses from within the Mission and Los Rios Historic District united together with the Mission to advance and promote their rare venues. The historic districts is where you will locate historic assets, including a distinguished Native American history, the Legend of the Swallows, a renowned library and numerous fantastic community curated adobes and buildings. This culture is bolsters by festivals, art shows, and concerts, and the best part is they are all within walking distance of each other.
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