Dana Point is located in Orange County, California. Dana Point is bordered by Laguna Beach on the north and on the east by San Juan Capistrano. The city is easily accessed from State Route 1. The population is approximately 33,000 people. Dana Point takes its name from the headland of Dana Point, which was named for Richard Henry Dana, Jr., author of Two Years Before the Mast. A replica of Dana’s ship, the Pilgrim, sits in Dana Point Harbor. This area is designated California Historical Landmark #189. This ocean side city has a gorgeous coastline dotted with harbors.
Dana Point has beautiful year round weather, making it the perfect place to take advantage of all the outdoor activities the area has to offer. Dana Point has seven miles of coastal bluffs and rolling hills that edge the Pacific Ocean. Perched on the Pacific Ocean, Doheny State Park has 62 acres of green space for camping, picnicking, swimming, surfing and tidal pool exploration. Dana Point is home to three surf areas: Doheny Beach, Dana Strands and Salt Creek. Among the many local beaches are Salt Creek Beach, Monarch Beach, Dana Strand Beach, Baby Beach, Poche Beach and Capistrano County Beach.
Dana Point is part of the Capistrano Unified School District. There many elementary schools and middle schools that serve the city, however there is just one high school which Dana Point students attend; Dana Hills High School. This is one of the oldest high schools in the area, opening in 1972. The high school is well known for its cross country program, which 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 is a great find in the Orange County real estate market. This is a more affordable beach side city, compared to some of its beach front neighbors, such as Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. There are five unique areas that make up Dana Point; Capistrano Beach, Monarch Beach, Lantern Village, Dana Hills and Del Obispo. Due to its high bluff setting, there are panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, Catalina Island, Dana Point Harbor and gorgeous evening sunsets. Home values are dependent on views, location, home size and neighborhood amenities. There are both guard gated and non-guard gated neighborhoods to choose from. Home values range in price from 350,000 dollars to approximately four million dollars for custom built water front homes. There are a large variety of choices in this area from custom built luxury homes in Ritz Cove to country like, large properties in Del Obispo.
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