Made famous by countless movies and television shows, this sleepy beach town is as culturally relevant as it is picturesque. Its festivals rival its beaches for the throngs of tourists that visit this jewel at the southern tip of Orange County.
The several neighborhoods that make up Laguna Beach each contain unique sights and scenery. Emerald Bay, for instance, features stunning cliffs that dive down to a strikingly blue ocean and the most expansive sandy shore in the city. Top of the World, on the other hand, produces breathtaking views of the beaches and unbeatable hiking paths with views overlooking all of Orange County.
Laguna Beach's cultural center lies in the heart of the city, the Main Beach and Village neighborhoods. These two neighborhoods contain the lion's share of the city's shops, restaurants and art displays. Main Beach boasts many of the city's famous festivals, including the Pageant of the Masters, a summer theater event unlike any other where local actors create "living pictures", turning human beings into famous works of still art.
Another of the region's top summer art festivals lies just a few hundred feet up the road at the Sawdust Art Festival. The eucalyptus grove is transformed into a working display of over 200 artists who perform their craft while you watch. The live entertainment and art demonstrations are not to be missed.
Just south of Main Beach rests the Village neighborhood. Sprinkled with art boutiques, this neighborhood is home to historic cottages and unbelievable modern homes that overlook the ocean. The cliffs that hang over the Pacific provide an excellent view for the many fine dining establishments that sit on Pacific Coast Highway.
Laguna Beach is considered by many to be the most affluent city in one of the most prosperous counties in America, and with good reason. The median family income in the area is over $160,000, while the average home value is pushing north of $1,100,000. Though no region has been immune to the recent downturn of the economy, Laguna Beach managed to weather the storm very well, with home prices approaching the levels they were at around 2005-07.
An investment in a home in Laguna Beach is an investment in a way of life. The beach town and its culture have a trans-formative power that is sure to captivate all its residents.
Facts: The median family income is over 160k. Median home price is around $1.1 million.
Laguna Beach Condos offer a wide variety of amenities and pricing choices from the new home buyer looking for their first home to the seasoned buyer who prefers something smaller and more manageable.
Laguna Beach condo prices will start in the mid to upper $400K's along with a limited view of the Pacific and immense estate properties with captivating panoramic views can be up to $10 Million or greater. The token single family home with an ocean view will typically sell in the 1.3-1.7 million dollar price range. There are not any oceanfront properties in Laguna Beach around the city limits where Laguna Beach ends and Dana Point starts.
While the city maintains its status as the art capital of Orange County, its vibrant center also boasts dance, food and wine festivals throughout the year. For residents who crave performing arts, the city offers a summer concert series in the park as well as a year round show schedule at the Laguna Playhouse.
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