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San Juan Capistrano Homes and Real Estate

San Juan Capistrano sits at the south end of Orange County, north of Dana Point and west of the I-5.  A little less than 35,000 people live here, and they are mostly comprised of white-collar workers from the tech field, with a relatively high percentage of artists and designers as well, creating a fairly diverse local population.  Much of the town's architecture is centered around the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano that sits in its heart, so it's easy to find Spanish-style homes in neighborhoods throughout the town.

Real estate prices here are high by national standards, but they are lower than most of the nearby coastal communities like Dana Point and Laguna Beach.  The public schools are highly considered, which has drawn a large number of families to San Juan Capistrano.  Most of what you will find here are single-family houses, ranging from small one- and two- bedroom listings all the way up to luxurious mansions with six bedrooms and multiple guest houses on the property.  There is also a good selection of townhomes to choose from and a growing number of condominiums being added.


The Golden Ridge Lane and Hunt Club Drive neighborhoods include Rancho Mission Viejo to the east and they make up the most exclusive sections of San Juan Capistrano.  It is primarily made up of large homes that are well-maintained, keeping the real estate values here very high.  The vast majority of homes here sell for more than $1 million and homebuyers can expect to pay considerably more for extra amenities.  Look for a six-bedroom, Spanish-style mansion with tennis courts, a swimming pool and four-car garage in this area to list for around $3 million.

Calle Delgado and Via de Agua is the area surrounding the San Juan Hills Golf Club, just south of the I-5.  This part of San Juan Capistrano has an average home selling price of about $700,000, making it one of the more accessible neighborhoods in Orange County for new homebuyers.  Most of the homes here are in the medium- to large- range, with at least three bedrooms, but very often featuring many more.  This neighborhood is also very pedestrian-friendly and you will find that many local residents are able to walk or bike to work.

City Center lies along the I-5 and includes the neighborhoods on the Ortega Highway, as well as Camino Capistrano.  This area is by far the best source for less expensive homes within Orange County.  Buyers will find many smaller and medium-sized houses in City Center, and a high number of condo options are also available.  The average selling price for a home in this neighborhood is about $400,000.

Del Obispo Street and Calle Aspero is at the east end of Camino Avion and it stretches south to Stonehill Drive. There is a nice blend of one- and two- story homes here that start at around $500,000 and that generally top out at around $2 million. Stables can often be found on the properties east of the freeway and lush, established gardens are common.

Schools in SJC

San Juan Capistrano residents are served by the Capistrano Unified School District. Located within the City are six elementary schools and one middle school. The high schools serving San Juan Capistrano students are located in Dana Point and Aliso Viejo. The city enjoys a healthy business climate and economic environment. Commercial, business and industrial land uses comprise just below ten percent of the total land area of the city.

San Juan Capistrano's close proximity to the beaches provides an ideal climate which allows for year-round enjoyment of its beautiful parks and nearby attractions. Over one-third of San Juan Capistrano is designated for open space with 2 community parks, 22 neighborhood parks, San Juan Capistrano Regional Park, 2 small county parks and 1 community pool. Due to the hilly terrain and beach close location, many San Juan Capistrano homes offer Ocean Views.

San Juan Capistrano CA offers a wide variety of real estate options, from rental apartments, affordable Condos for first time home buyers and luxurious estates ranging in price from $2 Million and upwards to $15 Million and more. Some of the more popular residential communities are Beacon Hills, Bear Brand, Marina Hills, Kite Hill and many others. Many of these fine communities offer residents community pools, spas and tennis courts.

Real Estate in San Juan Capistrano is generally segragated into 4 areas called: San Juan Capistrano East, West, South and North as follows: The Area called San Juan Capistrano North incoporates all homes North of Crown Valley and East of Niguel Rd. San Juan Capistrano East includes all Real Estate South of Crown Valley and East of Niguel Rd. San Juan Capistrano South covers properties located South of Crown Valley and West of Niguel Rd. San Juan Capistrano West includes all homes North of Crown Valley and West of Niguel Rd.


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San Juan Capistrano Condominiums

The San Juan Capistrano MLS (Multiple Listing Service) is actually part of the Southern California MLS (SoCalMLS). About 95% of all homes sold in San Juan Capistrano are listed in the MLS. Also, the MLS contains foreclosures, bank owned homes and other distressed properties. Many For Sale By Owners (FSBO) also list their homes in the MLS.  

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Ocean View Homes for Sale in San Juan Capistrano, CA.

San Juan Capistrano real estate offers many homes with panoramic views of the Ocean and Catalina Island, due the hilly terrain and close proximity to the beaches. Ocean views will vary from small area views (called pick-a-boo views) of the distant Ocean, to sweeping 180 degree panoramic views from nearby hilltops, and everything in between.

San Juan Capistrano Condo prices with a small area view of the Ocean will start in the mid to upper $400K's and large estate properties with sweeping panoramic views can be as high as $10 Million or more. The nominal detached home with Ocean view will be priced in the mid Million dollar range.  There are no oceanfront properties in San Juan Capistrano for the city boundary where San Juan Capistrano ends and Dana Point begins is located roughly 2 miles to the Ocean.

Below is a list of ALL San Juan Capistrano detached homes and Condominiums with an Ocean View that are currently listed for sale. To search for ALL homes or condos listed for sale in San Juan Capistrano. If you would like to see the inside of any of the Ocean View homes in San Juan Capistrano listed for sale below, just send us an email:  or give us a call at:  (949) 273-1355 ... we're easy to talk to.


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