Laguna Beach Real Estate: Avoid the Hassle, Find Your Dream Home

Laguna Beach Real Estate: Avoid the Hassle, Find Your Dream Home 2019-05-13T11:03:56-08:00

laguna beach real estateLaguna Beach real estate is some of the most beautiful and most coveted real estate in the world.

Laguna Beach, California is known for its beauty, recreation, glamor, art incubation, and quirky culture.

For a reason, some of the globe’s most notable, accomplished, and wealthy citizens own Laguna Beach real estate – because it’s a wonderful place to call home.

With a population of only 23,000, Laguna Beach is actually a “small town.” If you live locally, it’s hard to walk anywhere in town without running into someone you know.

At the same time, Laguna Beach is a global tourist destination and attracts approximately 6 million visitors every year.

All of these combined factors make the Laguna Beach real estate market nuanced, unique, and usually more expensive compared to the Orange County real estate market generally or the national real estate market.

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Is Laguna Beach Real Estate Too Expensive?

Naturally, the answer to that question depends at least partially on whether your pocketbook can cover all of your wants.

It also depends on where your values lie: do you need to have an ocean view and 3,000 square feet of space? Do you want proximity to downtown, rustic charm, and modern upgrades?

A Laguna Beach zip code means paying a premium for your home, but there are many other factors you have control over that also affect the price of your home.

It all boils down to: what you want, what you can afford, and if necessary – whether you are willing to compromise what you want for what you can afford.

What is Your Primary Purpose for Buying Laguna Beach Real Estate?

Depending on your purpose for buying Laguna Beach real estate, as well as unique factors affecting your personal, familial, and career goals, you will have specific needs relevant to your home search.

When serving clients, the first question I  want answered is the reason for buying the property, which usually comes down to one of the following three reasons:

  • To own a primary residence,
  • To own a vacation home, or
  • To own an investment property.

The more communication you and your real estate broker have about your motivations, plans, and personal circumstances, the greater your long-term happiness will be with the property you ultimately decide to purchase.

Once the reason for your purchase is established (and all of your requirements, hopes and wants that come with that purpose), you may next want to consider – in which part of Laguna would you like to live?

Best Laguna Beach Locations: Where Should You Purchase Laguna Beach Real Estate?

The Multiple Listing Service (MLS), where realtors list real estate for sale, divides Laguna Beach into 4 main areas:

  • Laguna Canyon
  • North Laguna
  • South Laguna, and
  • Laguna Village.

Although Laguna’s culture of art, quirk, success, and beauty permeates the entire city, there are notable features within these different regions of Laguna Beach – each with its own idiosyncrasies.

laguna beach real estateLaguna Beach Real Estate in Laguna Canyon

The “Laguna Canyon” area is shaped like a long strip, beginning in the north alongside El Toro Road, and extending south along Highway 133 until it hits Broadway Street in downtown Laguna.

There are really two main cultures in the Laguna Canyon area.

At its most northern point lies a suburb known as California Cove, located on the northwest corner of El Toro Road and the 73 highway.

California Cove real estate is usually the most affordable in all of Laguna Beach, and its residents are still able to enjoy the Laguna Beach school district.

The rest of Laguna Canyon real estate lies mostly to the east side of Highway 133, and is described below.

Laguna Canyon Culture

Laguna Canyon is home to the Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) and the Sawdust Festival. Consequently, many of its residents are art students and artists.

Laguna Canyon is a popular location for hiking and mountain biking, with numerous trails running through the Laguna Coast Wilderness, Crystal Cove, and Aliso and Wood Canyons parks.

Laguna Canyon is a good location for those who prefer a bit more seclusion and rural atmosphere than other parts of Laguna.

north lagunaLaguna Beach Real Estate in North Laguna

North Laguna real estate borders begin on the south at Broadway Street, and extend north to the Irvine Cove development at Morro Ridge Road.

North Laguna Culture

Because North Laguna is home to the private gated communities of Irvine Cove and Emerald Bay, and is close in proximity to Newport Beach, North Laguna has a more “Newport-feel” – extremely affluent and exclusive.

Close to the Crystal Cove State Park, Fashion Island in Newport Beach, and hugging the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway and Pacific Ocean, North Laguna is truly a beautiful place to live.

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Laguna Beach Real Estate in South Laguna

South Laguna real estate is found south of Laguna Village, and is bordered to the north at the Montage Hotel, and to the south by Dana Point.

South Laguna Culture

South Laguna is perhaps the polar opposite from North Laguna in its culture as much as in its geography.

South Laguna has a very relaxed, laid-back, and strong local vibe. Peppered with local businesses, art galleries, and great beaches, South Laguna has a lot of variety to offer its residents.

 

laguna village

Laguna Beach Real Estate in Laguna Village

Laguna Village real estate is located in central Laguna Beach.

The Laguna Village area, includes downtown, stretches up the hill to Top of the World, and south/ southeast to the Pacific Ocean.

Laguna Village Culture

Laguna Beach residents living in Laguna Village have the advantage of being a short walking distance or trolley ride to all of the Laguna Beach restaurants, bars, and shopping located in downtown.

Heavily laden with tourists, Laguna Village is bustling and vibrant. It’s not uncommon to walk through downtown Laguna and overhear conversations spoken in many different languages, as Laguna Beach has frequent visitors from all over the world.

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1085 La Mirada Street, Laguna Beach, California 92651

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
2.00Parking(s)
24Picture(s)
1,712Sqft
Wonderful opportunity in scenic Arch Beach Heights. Enjoy a comfortable floor plan that lives mostly on one level, on a setting of that feels private and spacious with ocean views. Situated on a double lot for Arch Beach Heights of approximately 5,000 square feet. Open living room with vaulted beamed ceiling, floor-to-ceiling wall of glass windows looking out to the ocean view and garden yard.
$1,295,000

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253 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach, California 92651

5Bedroom(s)
4Bathroom(s)
2.00Parking(s)
40Picture(s)
4,729Sqft
Within the private seclusion and sought after community of Emerald Bay this soft contemporary residence is positioned on a rare street to street lot overlooking the enclaves private Swanson Park.
$6,795,000

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21072 Stan Oak Drive, Laguna Beach, California 92651

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
2.00Parking(s)
42Picture(s)
2,300Sqft
Architecturally significant Laguna Canyon artist’s house. The Red Cedar House was conceptualized and brought to life in 1983. With soaring windows, multi-level layout, roof-top deck and artist’s studio, this property makes a statement. Up-to 4 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms and spacious decking, this property enjoys fabulous views of the surrounding canyon mountains.
$1,625,000

Residential For Sale

120 Irvine Cove Circle, Laguna Beach, California 92651

5Bedroom(s)
6Bathroom(s)
2.00Parking(s)
37Picture(s)
6,360Sqft
Located in the exclusive private beachfront community of Irvine Cove, this gracious five bedroom plus office home is situated on a large pie-shaped and ultra private lot, capturing breathtaking ocean, Catalina Island and sunset views. Hallmarks of this stately and well-designed home include high ceilings, large living spaces, and picturesque vistas from almost all rooms in the home.
$8,999,000

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1267 Fairywood Lane, Laguna Beach, California 92651

1Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
2.00Parking(s)
24Picture(s)
602Sqft
VALUE RANGE PRICE - SELLER IS MOTIVATED! This charming coastal cottage has been completely remodeled with new maple hardwood and slate flooring, copper plumbing, updated electrical, tankless water heater, large vinyl dual pane windows, custom blinds, beamed ceiling and a dutch front door, just minutes from the Sawdust Art Festival.
$849,000

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484 Linden Street, Laguna Beach, California 92651

3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
2.00Parking(s)
26Picture(s)
2,565Sqft
Located on one of the most desirable “tree streets” of North Laguna and just a few short blocks from the Village and Main Beach, this elegant Craftsman style home is the one you have been waiting for. Designed by local architect Tim Nicol and crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this iconic residence will impress the most discriminating buyer.
$3,395,000

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39 Beach View Ave, Dana Point, California 92629

0.00Parking(s)
3Picture(s)
13,300Sqft
One, if not, the largest lots ocean side of PCH in Orange County. This stunning lot is located in the private, gated community of Strand at Headlands, one of the most prestigious, oceanfront enclaves in the a World. This approximate 20,464 sf lot is a perfect canvas to create your dream home unrestricted by draconian restraints of Laguna Beach.
$5,495,000

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667 Mystic Way, Laguna Beach, California 92651

4Bedroom(s)
4Bathroom(s)
7.00Parking(s)
30Picture(s)
5,664Sqft
When the late, great Laguna Beach architect Mark Singer studied this site in coveted lower Mystic Hills, he knew that it would provide the perfect backdrop to showcase the carefully curated collection of art and antiquities belonging to the family that would call this special place home.
$10,950,000

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420 El Bosque, Laguna Beach, California 92651

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
2.00Parking(s)
58Picture(s)
1,783Sqft
Price reduced for quick sale! Recently reconstructed farmhouse on one of Laguna’s most desired village streets. Sitting tall on El Bosque, it offers sea breezes and one of the biggest lots accessible in the Town. Pride of possession can at last be yours to appreciate. Treat yourself to class with designer-style, high quality finishes that grant a cutting edge farmhouse vibe.
$2,949,000

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17 Smithcliffs Road, Laguna Beach, California 92651

4Bedroom(s)
4Bathroom(s)
3.00Parking(s)
31Picture(s)
4,165Sqft
Some of the most awe-inspiring panoramic ocean views in all of Southern California render this stunning property one of exceptional opulence.
$8,995,000

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38 Blue Lagoon, Laguna Beach, California 92651

3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
2.00Parking(s)
32Picture(s)
1,920Sqft
Located in the popular Blue Lagoon on Victoria Beach and adjacent to the world class Montage Resort lies 38 Blue Lagoon. Meticulously renovated from the studs out in 2016, the luxurious contemporary townhome hosts a myriad of style and accoutrements. Three level of living and all with an abundance of sliding glass looking out at the panoramic coastal views.
$2,990,000

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31561 Table Rock Drive, Laguna Beach, California 92651

2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
39Picture(s)
1,154Sqft
This rare Table Rock beachfront unit features breathtaking views of one of California’s most celebrated coastlines.
$3,149,900
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