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Laguna Niguel is located in Orange County just east of Laguna Beach. Founded in 1959, Laguna Niguel is one of the very first mastered planned cities in Southern California. The city was incorporated in 1989 becoming the 29th city in Orange County. Tucked into the coastal San Joaquin Hills, Laguna Niguel is bordered by Laguna Beach, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills and Aliso Veijo. Los Angeles is 54 miles to the north and San Diego is 74 miles to the south. Laguna Niguel encompasses 14.9 square miles, 14.8 are land and .5 is water. The city name is derived from the Spanish word for lagoon, Laguna and from the American Indian word “Nigueli” taken from the Juaneno Village once located near Aliso Creek. The Laguna Niguel population is approximately 63,000 people.
Students living in Laguna Niguel attend schools in the Capistrano Unified School District. Laguna Niguel is served by seven elementary schools, one middle school and two high schools. The high schools are Dana Hills High School located in Dana Point and Aliso Niguel High School located in Aliso Viejo. There are 16 private schools in Laguna Niguel which serve 2,100 students. These schools include Grace Classical Academy, Laguna Montessori Center, St. Anne, Oceanview School and McDowell Private School. Saddleback College is the local community college that serves 20,000 students.
Laguna Niguel has a large variety of real estate options. Laguna Niguel is divided into quadrants: East, West, North and South. East Laguna Niguel is south of Crown Valley and east of Niguel. West Laguna Niguel is North of Crown Valley and west of Niguel. North Laguna Niguel is north of Crown Valley and east of Niguel. South Laguna Niguel is south of Crown Valley and west of Niguel. Laguna Niguel home prices range from $300,000 to 20 plus million dollars. Home choices range from small condos to custom built water front estates. Among the many developments that make-up Laguna Niguel are Beacon Hill, Mandevilla, the Ocean Ranch Collection, and the Westerlies. Several neighborhoods have amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, City Night Lights, surrounding canyons, San Joaquin Hills and picture perfect sunsets. The Franco Team of local, experienced real estate professionals will help you find your perfect Laguna Niguel home.
Laguna Niguel is filled with an array of outdoor activities. The city is home to 3,650 acres of public trails, parks and open green spaces interspersed throughout the city. The Crown Valley Community Park features the 18 acre Niguel Botanical Preserve. The Botanical Preserve is dedicated to displaying plant material that is appropriate for the Southern California region collected from around the world. The garden was started in 1981, as a community vegetable garden, with the goals of community education and creating green spaces for future generations. The gardens are loosely organized according to the plant collections based on region; Australia, Africa, South America, Mediterranean and California/Mexico. There are walking trails throughout the gardens for visitors to enjoy the various areas.
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