Homes in the community of Lagunita in Laguna Beach, California, started out as charming beach houses, but today they are many luxurious mansions being built. This private and gated neighborhood was developed in the early 1940s.
The Lagunita neighborhood is located on the Pacific Coast Highway’s ocean side, with homes that have been majorly renovated throughout the years with emphasis on a total indoor/outdoor living experience. You’ll still find small two bedroom homes that average approximately 1,134 square feet of living space, while estates in this area have ocean views and go up to 7,220 square feet. There are 59 homes here, and residents have direct beach access. The Montage Resort & Spa is within walking distance, and offers spa treatments, fine dining, wedding catering, and conference facilitating. Victoria Beach is also just a short walk, and many restaurants, shops, and services are nearby.
The city offers several private schools including Anneliese’s School, Montessori School of Laguna Beach, and St. Catherine of Siena Parish School. And the Laguna Beach Unified School District has an excellent program, with highly ranked facilities like Top of the World Elementary School, Thurston Middle School, and Laguna Beach High School. Higher education offers Laguna College of Art & Design (LCAD), a private college that offers degrees in illustration, graphic design, painting and drawing, and game art.
The seaside resort city of Laguna Beach is popular for its artistic environment, scenic coves, and mild weather year round. Tourism is a big economical contributing factor, with over three million people visiting the city annually. Laguna Beach is also rich in the history of surfing. The Brooks Street Surfing Classic has been held here since 1955, but only when the conditions are right for the biggest waves. And there is only a four month period each year in which this is possible. For the outdoor enthusiast, the foothills trails in this area attract people from around the world for its mountain biking landscape. Hans Rey of mountain bike fame is a resident here.
550 Blumont Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2356
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