Located in Orange County, Dana Point is bordered by Laguna Beach and San Juan Capistrano. Dana Point is easily accessed from State Route 1. Approximately, 33,000 people live in Dana Point. This ocean side city is dotted with quaint harbors and miles of gorgeous coastline. The city gets takes its name from the headland of Dana Point. The headland was named for Richard Henry Dana, Jr., author of Two Years Before the Mast. A replica of Dana’s ship, the Pilgrim, has been placed in Dana Harbor. This area has been designated California Historical Landmark #189.
Dana Point is a terrific find in the Orange County real estate market. Dana point is more affordable than other beach side cities, such as Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, but is still within Orange County. There are five distinctive sections that make up Dana Point; Capistrano Beach, Dana Hills, Del Obispo, Lantern Village and Monarch Beach. With a high bluff setting, many homes have panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, Catalina Island, Dana Point Harbor and stunning evening sunsets. Home prices vary depending on home size, location, views, neighborhood amenities and lot size. Home prices range from 350,000 dollars to four plus million dollars. Dana Point has both guard gated and non-guard gated neighborhoods to choose from. Dana Point has real estate options from large country like properties in Del Obispo to the custom built ocean front estates of Ritz Cove.
Dana Point students attend schools in Capistrano Unified School District. Several elementary schools and middle schools serving Dana Point, with just one high school; Dana Hills High School. Dana Hills High School opened in 1972, making it one of the oldest high schools in the county. The school is well known for its cross country program, which has won the California State title in 1988, 2007, 2008 and 2009. There are eight private schools in the city, which serve 1800 students. The private schools include: Gloria Dei Lutheran Pre-School, Monarch Bay Montessori, St. Edward the Confessor Parish School and West River Academy.
Dana Point has a Mediterranean climate, giving it beautiful year round weather. There are seven miles of coastal bluffs and rolling hills along the Pacific Ocean, for residents to enjoy. Dana Point is home to Doheny State Park, which is perched on a bluff above the Pacific Ocean. This 62 acre park has camping, picnicking, swimming, surfing and tidal pool exploration. There are three surf areas and several beaches along the seven miles of coastline. The surf areas are Doheny Beach, Dana Strands and Salt Creek. Local beaches include Salt Creek Beach, Monarch Beach, Dana Strand Beach, Baby Beach, Poche Beach and Capistrano County Beach.
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